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Q: GHOSTLY REMOTE EFFECT

• 2020

DIRECTOR: Marcus Hanisch

COUNTRY: Germany

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: In the future. A hi-tech-lab. Scientist P is testing quantum-gynoid Q and sets off on a mission to an undiscovered nature. On the journey she discovers a ghostly remote effect between herself and the robot. Will she maintain in control, when nature starts changing?

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

NOT TODAY • 2020

DIRECTOR: LA.H

COUNTRY: Ireland

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: Aristotle is going to kill himself today.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

DIRECTOR: Julie Gaston

COUNTRY: Germany

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: Anxiety is keenly felt within today’s hyperreal world. Increasingly, humans are disconnected. A Cloud On Fire is an experimental reflection on the subjective sensation of anxiety, its different dimensions, and absurd proportions. - an experimental documentary.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

A CLOUD ON FIRE • 2019

DIRECTOR: Gabriel Amaral

COUNTRY: Brazil

RUNTIME: '23

 

SYNOPSIS: When Nego discovers that the cacau farm he lives and works on is going to be sold, he must face not only the loss of his home and job, but also the daily contact he has with the land he cherishes so much.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

NO PLACE • 2019

DIRECTOR: Everon Jackson Hooi

COUNTRY: Netherlands

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: When Mikhael searches for his missing girlfriend Sara, all traces lead to a private clinic. The clinic where Mikhael ends up is a place where they are using controversial neurological experiments to get the faith out of people. "Faith is a disease and we are going to cure it".

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

7OD • 2020

DIRECTOR: Ricardo Chreem

COUNTRY: Brazil

RUNTIME: '8

 

SYNOPSIS: The history of a photography. Once the actress Rita Elmôr has prepared her play about the well known writer Clarice Lispector, she would never guess that in some day, in the future her picture would be mistaken with Lispector itself and now is used in the internet and in the press without the actress's aprovall . Through images manipulation the story is told showing the astonishing resemblance between the writer and the actress.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

LISPECTOR E EU • 2020

DIRECTOR: Dima Hamdan

COUNTRY:Germany

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: Wasim and his mother haven't been getting along for a while. When the police ask them to evacuate their home in Berlin for one night to excavate a World War II bomb that's been discovered in the area, more feelings of anger and hurt come to the surface.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE BOMB • 2019

DIRECTOR: Lauren Merage

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: While trying to enjoy her first night of marriage, Melinda, a first generation American, feels burdened by her Iranian grandmother's impossible request that she prove her virginity.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

HEJLEH • 2019

DIRECTOR: Julian Sonntag

COUNTRY: Jamaica

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: The film follows the local skateboarding and surfing scene in Jamaica on their journey to the first street skatepark on the island. They get support by the Concrete Jungle Foundation and a team of international volunteers.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

THE WAVE • 2020

DIRECTOR: Zhejian Cong

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '17

 

SYNOPSIS: In the lawless New York underground world of Chinese mobsters, Wei, a low-life thug, receives a mission to deliver a “high-value” virgin prostitute to an important client. Along the way toward their dismal destination, Wei sympathizes with Lulu, the naive virgin. After Wei takes Lulu to eat, Lulu begs Wei to let her go. Caught between following the boss’s order and freeing a defenseless girl, Wei has to make a decision.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

ROOTLESS • 2019

DIRECTOR: Takaaki Watanabe

COUNTRY: Japan

RUNTIME: '28

 

SYNOPSIS: Kou Katsuragi divorced his wife and returned to his hometown where the river flows.

Kou's young brother Minato Katsuragi was waiting there.Minato's wife and a child were fed up with him,returned to her parents' homes. Nariko Taira was looking for a missing husband in the river. Mugi Asakura had an affair with married Shuhei Kaji. They kept secret meetings at the riverbed. Actors Kazuo Akimoto and Osamu Akashi were killing time in the river. When seven men and women happen to meet together,an incident probably will happen.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

WE CAME TO SEE THE RIVER

• 2019