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2091 • 2020

DIRECTOR: Carlos J. Matos

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '7

 

SYNOPSIS: In the distant year of 2091, three warrior-hackers face off against the mad AI known as Control in a last-ditch effort to liberate their city, and save mankind's future.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

THE RINGS OF THE SERPENT
• 2020

DIRECTOR: Edison Cájas

COUNTRY: Chile

RUNTIME: '27

 

SYNOPSIS: Ana is a professor of forensic medicine. She lives with her daughter Ursula, who has autism. One day, Ana's name appears on a list of former agents of the dictatorship. In the face of police harassment, she must protect what is most precious to her: Úrsula.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

• Best Director

DIRECTOR: Callum John

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

RUNTIME: '23

 

SYNOPSIS: During the early days of the Cold War, an academic, sits in an interrogation, trying to prove his innocence to a stoic British Intelligence Officer, despite all the evidence pointing to him as a traitor of his country.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

DESIGNATION: LIMBO • 2020

DIRECTOR: Lorenzo Maria Chierici

COUNTRY: Italy

RUNTIME: '13

 

SYNOPSIS: A deaf girl visits her partner in prison. During visiting hours, physical contact is forbidden, but they can see through one another just by touching each other’s hands. Their hands conceal an intimate secret... something that, despite their pure and deep love, always remained untold.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

IN YOUR HANDS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Erhan Karaca

COUNTRY: Turkey

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: This is about 5 stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. We are between Denial and Acceptance. Or maybe Anger first. It's about your perspective. It is about how you like to see him. Is he a monster or abused? What does your consience say?

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

NO • 2020

DIRECTOR: Flaminia Mereu

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '12

 

SYNOPSIS: ‘You Up?’ is a dark comedy about insomnia where Nina, a young nurse, is trying to sleep at night, and being tormented by the personification of insomnia, an annoying clown-like creature named Sonja.

Sonja is Nina’s subconscious who lives under her bed and comes out after dark as soon as Nina lays her head down to sleep.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

YOU UP? • 2020

DIRECTOR: Johanna Sutherland

COUNTRY: Sweden

RUNTIME: '8

 

SYNOPSIS: At a bustling Lucia dinner party, a young girl, ignored and patronised by the adult conversation around her, forms an unspoken bond with an equally excluded elderly lady across the table. Stirring supernatural forces they find their own means of escaping the gathering they're been dragged along to. A magical tale of silent solidarity in a fleeting connection between kindred spirits generations apart. 

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

LUSSEVAKA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Sergi Merchan

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '24

 

SYNOPSIS: With his first feature film about to start shooting, Sergi realizes he cannot do it without Claudia, his best friend with whom he lost contact since they had an argument in Bristol years ago.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

BRISTOL • 2020

DIRECTOR: Charles Lanceplaine

COUNTRY: China

RUNTIME: '21

 

SYNOPSIS: Skateboarding in Shanghai has radically changed over the years, going from a free for all skate spots to a heavily regulated practice. Shanghai 6 is the sequel to Shanghai 5 a 2010 documentary about the burgeoning skate scene. The new opus focuses on the radical changes the scene has undergone in the past decade and what it means for the local skate community.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

SHANGHAI 6 • 2020

DIRECTOR: Mark Rosenblatt

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

RUNTIME: '14

 

SYNOPSIS: London, 1962.

Six year-old Ruthie loves the family housekeeper, Lynn. But, over the course of two days their friendship starts to fall apart when Ruthie, spooked by a dark tale from her mother's past, starts to suspect Lynn of stealing. GANEF (Yiddish for 'Thief') explores the long-lasting impact of inherited trauma, and how it can warp and distort the tiniest of things.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film
• Best Director

GANEF • 2019