Best Narrative Short
The Van finally stops, the doors open and Ben comes out alive. A few more fights and he will be able to pay his way out of Albania, and hopefully, take his father with him.
Best Experimental Short
‘LIFE(y)’ is the silent short film of a middle-aged man encountering the solitary confinement and monotony of a modern existence…. He yearns for a human connection… however unusual or mysterious.
THE ASTRONAUTS’ BODIES
Best Narrative Feature
When his two mature children Anton (19) and Linda(19) start leaving the house, as they just have graduated from school, father Michael(55) stops taking care of his body as a protest. His son Anton takes part in a bed-rest-study to contribute to space-travelling, while his sister Linda is in search of her first love and is drawn to a young man, who seems to have similar problems like her father.
An unpublished work by Paolo Villaggio that talks of himself. He shows himself very clearly in his old age with the awareness of the embittered man, tormented by the fear of dying; no longer popular, he tells the others: “You do not know who I was”.
Best Animated Short
Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. “Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults.”