MARCH 2018 AWARDS @ MOSCOW SHORTS

BEST FILM

The Ballerina, Her Shoemaker and His Apprentice

Director: Eva Ye

Country: United States

Duration: 16:10

Synopsis: Set in the 1930s, a lost young man George stumbles upon the refined world of ballet pointe shoe making and redeems his value as the apprentice under the shadow of Mr. Traynor, a talented but stuffy pointe shoemaker. George’s imagination turns into a reality when he becomes smitten with the Ballerinas the shoes are built for, one named Sylvia particularly, but soon learns this magical and distant world is not beyond the reach of affliction.

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Dead End

Director: Carter Ferguson

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 19:15

Synopsis: A contract killer is sent from London to Hong Kong on an assignment with an up-and-coming young gun for hire, but the Contractor’s past life starts to derail their assignment and both men have to gamble on their survival.

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

I Love Chinaski When He Writes About Death

Director: Andres Toro

Country: Canada

Duration: 27:44

Synopsis: Nicholas, a man who just lost everything, and a 15 year old girl have a deep conversation about love, tragedy and redemption.

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Ballerina, Her Shoemaker and His Apprentice

Director: Eva Ye

Country: United States

Duration: 16:10

Synopsis: Set in the 1930s, a lost young man George stumbles upon the refined world of ballet pointe shoe making and redeems his value as the apprentice under the shadow of Mr. Traynor, a talented but stuffy pointe shoemaker. George’s imagination turns into a reality when he becomes smitten with the Ballerinas the shoes are built for, one named Sylvia particularly, but soon learns this magical and distant world is not beyond the reach of affliction.

 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

The Ballerina, Her Shoemaker and His Apprentice

Director: Eva Ye

Country: United States

Duration: 16:10

Synopsis: Set in the 1930s, a lost young man George stumbles upon the refined world of ballet pointe shoe making and redeems his value as the apprentice under the shadow of Mr. Traynor, a talented but stuffy pointe shoemaker. George’s imagination turns into a reality when he becomes smitten with the Ballerinas the shoes are built for, one named Sylvia particularly, but soon learns this magical and distant world is not beyond the reach of affliction.

 

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Mariposas

Director: Adrian Carey

Country: United States

Duration: 03:00

Synopsis: Set in a universe of magical realism, a boastful father prattles on superficially about his daughter to another parent in the school pick up line, but is unable to perceive her when it matters most.

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Brothers

Director: Jack Ballo

Country: United States

Duration: 16:20

Synopsis: Broke and alone, two brothers who drank away their inheritance start a new life together while trying to put their troubled past behind them. Living off the grid in New Jersey, their innovative ability to survive went on for four years…until one of them decided it was time to get out, leaving his brother to make an important decision. This 16 minute doc was made with an iPhone 5s.

 

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

The Ogre & the Mermaid

Director: Christopher Magee

Country: United States

Duration: 10:60

Synopsis: An ogre is pushed onto a deserted beach and encounters an enigmatic mermaid. Caught between fear and attraction, he must come to a decision about whether to follow her into the deep.

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

MAN – with beard and umbrella

Director: Sølvi Edvardsen

Country: Norway

Duration: 20:00

Synopsis: The concept of this film is to examin, through movement and dance, the nature of a human being by placing this man in nature, and exploring his possibilities and challenges. Imperfection and timelessness are very interesting aspects of human life and therefore a conscious choice conceptually and technically in this film.

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Sola

Director: Jonathan

Country: Australia

Duration: 03:15

Synopsis: As the world collapses around them, humanity walks on oblivious, compulsively editing selfies and updating profiles