Best Screenplay

Show and Tell, Das Bilderhaus, A Bit of Fun

A 6-year old boy wants a Barbie doll for his collection of rugged toys but his mother thinks something might be 'wrong' with him. This humorous film reflects on the adult views imposed on children and creates a commentary on gender and identity

An ensemble short about people going to a movie theater. Three storylines: A boy falling in love, a couple in a very strange relationship and two film nerds having a discussion with an unexpected outcome

Three roommates plan to hold a seance for a ghost - with a twist.

Best Cinematography

Scrum, The Boy, Mavka

A single mum struggles to come to terms with her teenage daughter’s love of rugby league.

The crime accomplice of the proven scheme of kidnapping children and taking the buyout gets an odd order for the first time in his life - to kill the hostage, a five-year-old boy.

Two girls go swimming in the lake. Along the way, they are speaking about their everyday life as young women and problems of adulthood. Swimming in the lake promises nothing special until one of the girls meets Mavka - mysterious creature from Ukrainian legends.

Best Performance

The Sugar Grocer, The Last Birthday, Vincent Before Noon

Salih is a neighborhood grocery living alone in a monotonous life. One day with an order coming while Salih is sitting at the grocery store, he will come out of this monotony and experience the most traumatic day of his life.

In 1893 a terrible curse was made - today we witness the consequences.

A father pays his son a visit after years of conflict and turns up in the middle of his house move. The son Vincent reacts violently to that intrusion. Emotionally weakened, the father involuntarily reveals the true reason for his visit, which revives the tension between them. Within a few minutes, the anger, the memories and the crossed looks move the two men deeply.

Best Animation

Oeil pour Oeil, Senses, Ruslan

A one sighted pirate captain keeps going on a journey to get a treasor, everytime with a new crew of pirates as one sighted as he is.

One side is bright, colorful and completely soundless. The other side is full of sounds yet has only black and white. One morning, the line between both worlds becomes thinner and thinner. Our characters found themselves overwhelmed by new sensations which changes their daily lives for once and all.

Ruslan is a young boy in Soviet Russia who dreams of being a cowboy.

Ruslan's Western daydreams seem to attract heavy-handed disapproval wherever he goes, putting his resilience, his identity and his lasso skills to the test!

Best Documentary

Connection, Paperthin, Beeswax

A highline project organized by passionate women all around the globe.

21-year-old Anton left his hometown in East Russia to move to New York City after facing violent attacks and persecutions because of his gender identity. Now, while starting his transition to a woman, Anton applies for political asylum in the US with the dream of starting from scratch and creating a free future.

 

A short documentary telling the story of 'Beeswax', a Bristol based electronic music event, its crew, and their struggle to host a night in the weeks before the Coronavirus sent the UK into lockdown.

Best Directing

Notes About The Sea, Story of a Mouse, Blue Ashes

Víctor wants to see the beach for the first time, because he didn’t have a chance to know the sea in his short life; so Fermín and Manuel decide to take him on a fleeting trip to the beach. As they are moving forward and their plan fails, Fermín has an idea to save the day.

The Story of a Mouse is a magical realism short fiction film that tells a story of 12-year old Aino in a competitive world of ballet. Aino feels invisible among her ballet classmates. Her struggle culminates, when the class takes part in a Nutcracker performance in Opera House and she gets a disappointing side role of a Mouse. On the backstage of the Nutcracker Aino starts to  seek way to stand out - she befriends her classmate Sini, dancer of Little-Clara, and relates to the character of the nasty Mouse, the antagonist.

A father, a mother and their daughter are trying to flee the country in the aftermath of a global pandemic. They meet a smuggler but the prices are too high. They only have enough for two passengers. Should they take the boat ? If so who stays behind and who gets to leave with the little girl ?

Summer Edition

Adventure Brothers

Ocean Beneath The Door

Quarantine Chorus

Black Lives Matter

 

Picnic

Seagull and Sea

Dear July

Happy Birthday

Fatalis

Quarantine Symphony

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