INFO • COVID-19

TWO WORLDS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Iván Fernández de Córdoba

COUNTRY: Spain

RUNTIME: '11

 

SYNOPSIS: The west and east look at each other in the mirror in a spatial encounter.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

SHORT FILMS

DANCER BY THE SEA • 2019

DIRECTOR: Barbara Mones

COUNTRY: USA

RUNTIME: '9

 

SYNOPSIS: An lonely widowed older woman who lives by the sea finds and adopts an abandoned baby otter on her property. The relationship that develops transforms her life.

 

NOMINATIONS:

• Best Short Film

DIRECTOR: Stefan Koutzev

COUNTRY: Germany

RUNTIME: '11

 

SYNOPSIS: Thirteen year old Janek is seduced by the new hype of a trading card game at his school. Wishing for approval, but not being able to afford new cards, he finds a way to harvest attention.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

SWARM • 2020

DIRECTOR: Younes Laaguidi

COUNTRY: Germany

RUNTIME: '20

 

SYNOPSIS: 27 year old Samir, a Moroccan orphan, was raised in the berber mountains by a Christian missionary from Germany. He not only speaks fluent German; he dreams in German. Samir wants to leave Morocco to embrace the modern life waiting for him in Germany. Without a proper visa an impossible task. 

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

GRAPEFRUIT FOR BREAKFAST

• 2020

DIRECTOR: Tsuyoshi Shoji

COUNTRY: Japan

RUNTIME: '10

 

SYNOPSIS: The scene is set for the year 1944, wartime Fukuoka, Japan. The Japanese Imperial Army are cornerd. And they decided to send students to the battlefield. A group of boys, destined for the draft, are returning home from their health check. They are walking with their unspoken thoughts. The life of a young sexual minority is highlighted and defined as his hidden intimacy and sentiment get drowned out in the surge of the war.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

A WALK HOME • 2019

DIRECTOR: Nejemye Tenenbaum

COUNTRY: Mexico

RUNTIME: '29

 

SYNOPSIS: Seen through the eyes of renowned social activist Gershon Baskin, "One Word: Occupation" narrates how Israel's military occupation devastates the lives of millions of Palestinians and at the same time harms Israeli and Jewish values. The film intertwines Baskin's compelling testimony with film and video footage, animations and rarely published photographs to recount a narrative seldom seen in the Western world.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

ONE WORD: OCCUPATION • 2019

DIRECTOR: Giulia Di Battista

COUNTRY: Italy

RUNTIME: '13

 

SYNOPSIS: Agnese and Joanna are two "immobile" women, each powerless before their condition. The first, stuck in motor functions and deprived of the ability to speak, lives in her bedroom surrounded by memories. Joanna, who came from Russia with the dream of a better life, works as a caregiver. Despite the forced cohabitation, the two live like strangers, but an unexpected one will break their fragile balance.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

100 SQUARE METERS • 2018

DIRECTOR: Sander Blom

COUNTRY: Netherlands

RUNTIME: '15

 

SYNOPSIS: Father Jacob is a priest in a church in the Dutch countryside. When he once again is confronted with the declining interest for his church, he decides to become a social media influencer. Everything seems to be running smoothly, when a single decision puts everything at stake.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

#VADERJACOB • 2020

DIRECTOR: Yang Kai

COUNTRY: China

RUNTIME: '17

 

SYNOPSIS: Thoughts, like waves, going up and down in every one's mind. Liu Yue, as a freshman in a professional company, a new comer in the metropolis Shanghai, he feels like he is being carried by huge waves, any decision is forced.

However, choose a city, choose a job, choose a way of love, all decisions are made by oneself. Even some of the decisions lead to a single way road, do you really have no choice of being yourself?

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

MERRY CHRISTMAS • 2019

DIRECTOR: András Vörös

COUNTRY: Hungary

RUNTIME: '9

 

SYNOPSIS: What is common in an anti-globalism terror group and a tele-marketing company? Maybe they are just the two sides of the same story.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

DETTO • 2020

DIRECTOR: Mo Harawe

COUNTRY: Austria

RUNTIME: '22

 

SYNOPSIS: A family with ties to the Nazi regime comes back to their empty house somewhere in Austria, after their plan to leave the country in the post-world war two had failed.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short Film

1947 • 2020