THE VAN


Best Narrative Short

Category
Short, Drama
Director
Erenik Beqiri
Year
2019
Country
France
Runtime
00:15:00
Budget
80.000 EUR
Other Festivals
Festival de Cannes Cannes May 24, 2019 World Premiere Official sélection shortfilm France

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.

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LIFE(Y)


Best Experimental Short

Category
Short, Drama, Experimental
Director
Cristobal Catalan
Year
2019
Country
United Kingdom
Runtime
00:08:07
Budget
3000 USD
Other Festivals
South Film and Arts Academy Festival Santiago July 8, 2019 Santiago Best First Short Film By The Director Chile Rolling Ideas Film Festival Transylvania September 9, 2019 N/A Finalist Romania DUMBO Film Festival New York August 8, 2019 New York Finalist United States The Victoria Short Film Festival Victoria September 9, 2019 Yes Finalist Canada

‘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.

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THE ASTRONAUTS’ BODIES


Best Narrative Feature

Category
Feature, Experimental, Student
Director
Alisa Berger
Year
2017
Country
Germany
Runtime
01:13:56
Budget
20.000 USD
Other Festivals
38. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize Saarbrücken January 25, 2017 German Premiere Germany Sehsüchte 46th International Student Film Festival Potsdam-Babelsberg April 28, 2017 Germany FIRST STEPS Award - Nomination for Best Feature Film Berlin September 17, 2017 FIRST STEPS Award - Nomination for Best Feature Film Germany 28. Kinofest Lünen - Award for Best Screenplay Lünen November 25, 2017 Best Screenplay Germany 2018 Best Film Award at International Filmfestival of Uruguay “New Directors” Montevideo Uruguay 2018 Golden Star Award at Central Java Film Festival Indonesien Indonesia 2018 Special Mention at 32. Cineuropa Compostela Film Festival Santiago de Compostela 2018 Special Mention at 32. Cineuropa Compostela Film Festival Spain 2018 Best Feature Film Award at Strasburg Film Festival 2018 Best Feature Film Award at Strasburg Film Festival United States

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.

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ALLAFINFINFIRIFINFINFINE


Best Documentary

Category
Short, Documentary
Director
Francesco D'Ascenzo
Year
2018
Country
Italy
Runtime
00:09:00
Budget
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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”.

AINHOA


Best Animated Short

Category
Short, Drama, Social, Thriller
Director
Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Year
2016
Country
Spain
Runtime
00:19:00
Budget
60 EUR

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.”

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