MAY 2018 AWARDS @ MOSCOW SHORTS

BEST FILM

BROTHER

Director: IMRAN HAMDULAY

Country: South Africa

Duration: 15:24

Synopsis: Faiz is a quiet & devout young man spending his days caring for his pigeons. His tranquil world upended when his older brother, Ameer, commits an horrific act of murder. Faiz finds himself questioning his life thus far, and the often abusive relationship he has endured with his troubled sibling.

BEST DIRECTOR

BROTHER

Director: IMRAN HAMDULAY

Country: South Africa

Duration: 15:24

Synopsis: Faiz is a quiet & devout young man spending his days caring for his pigeons. His tranquil world upended when his older brother, Ameer, commits an horrific act of murder. Faiz finds himself questioning his life thus far, and the often abusive relationship he has endured with his troubled sibling.

BEST SCREENPLAY

May Day

Director: Olivier Magis, Fedrik De Beul

Country: Belgium

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: In Thierry’s living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job… and quickly. But we’re in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BROTHER

Director: IMRAN HAMDULAY

Country: South Africa

Duration: 15:24

Synopsis: Faiz is a quiet & devout young man spending his days caring for his pigeons. His tranquil world upended when his older brother, Ameer, commits an horrific act of murder. Faiz finds himself questioning his life thus far, and the often abusive relationship he has endured with his troubled sibling.

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

May Day

Director: Olivier Magis, Fedrik De Beul

Country: Belgium

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: In Thierry’s living room, several people have gathered. None of them know each other but they are all there to try and fulfil the same dream. They want to find a job… and quickly. But we’re in Brussels, so nothing goes quite as planned.

BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Punch Me

Director: Jeanne Jo

Country: United States

Duration: 05:11

Synopsis: A relationship is challenged when three hired goons interrupt dinner.

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

ROMY, I`AM SHY

Director: Andreas Gruetzner

Country: Germany

Duration: 15:58

Synopsis: Juergen Vollmer met The Beatles 1960 in Hamburg music club Kaiserkeller.

They hung around together, Vollmer started photographing them and when they met again in Paris, The Beatles insisted to get his haircut. Narrow-minded Hamburg in the 50th and 60th made him escape to Paris. He took pictures of beatniks while having sex, moved on to New York and L.A., where he started his career as set photographer on Hollywood filmsets (J.V.: ‘It was awful most of the time’) and took picture of several stars. A montage of animated sequences, interviews and original artist

photos.

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

an Idea

Director: Juan Paulín

Country: Mexico

Duration: 06:33

Synopsis: All sorts of things can happen in the search of an idea

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Dead Edge

Director: Alessandro Rovere

Country: Germany

Duration: 04:13

Synopsis: As the night casts it´s shadows, life is just a dance on the edge of darkness and light. Dead Edge is an experimental dance performance, that explores one girl´s struggle for life, while being sucked into the abyss of the underworld.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Read Between The Lines

Director: Ruth Taylor, Auke de Vries

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 04:22

Synopsis: A combination of film, stop motion, 3D computer animation, cardboard which shows the wonderful world of Boxy, a cardboard creature that suddenly comes to life and starts an explorative trip through the busy streets of Amsterdam.