INFO • COVID-19

HALF A SABA • 2020

DIRECTOR: Ben Molina

COUNTRY: Israel

RUNTIME: '4

 

SYNOPSIS: The film follows a dialogue between the filmaker and his Saba (Hebrew for Grandpa) at the last chapter of his life. Saba Beno tells his life story in his own words while trying to find the meaning of it all.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short-Animation

SHORTS • ANIMATION

2020 BITS EM CHAMAS • 2020

DIRECTOR: Marcelo Gafanha, Vini Albernaz

COUNTRY: Brazil

RUNTIME: '16

 

SYNOPSIS: 2020 – Bits Em Chamas is a small fraction of the lives of Apj and Vini, two musicians isolated due to the pandemic, who are transported from their daily lives at home to a mysterious island. The film, scripted by Apj and directed by Vini Albernaz and Marcelo Gafanha, takes place in the rate of four tracks, which are the soundscape of the animated short film produced by the Ilha Maravilha studio. 2020 is history, music, animation, performance and a lot of adventure.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short-Animation

LEA'S SECRET • 2020

DIRECTOR: Rico Gutierrez

COUNTRY: The Philippines

RUNTIME: '5

 

SYNOPSIS: When Lea and her father move in to their new condominium unit, she suddenly acquires the power to go through walls and closed doors. She doesn’t tell anyone about it— not even her mother who works as a nurse in London. At school, Lea tries out her newfound power to no avail. Taking note of her strange behavior, Teacher Cynthia reaches out and soon discovers that Lea’s power is actually the ability to survive through the harrowing trauma of sexual molestation from her own father. This short animated film is based on the acclaimed children’s book that aims to raise awareness on child sexual abuse, and empower victimized children to seek help and tell their stories.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Short-Animation