JUNE 2018 AWARDS @ MOSCOW SHORTS

MOSCOW SHORTS – JUNE 2018 AWARDS


BEST FILM

Marie madeleine

Director: Steve Catieau

Country: France

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: Mary lives alone with her cat. She feels safe in her suburban home, a haven away from the hustle and bustle of Paris. In the twilight of her life, nothing seems to affect her, until someone rings her doorbell…


BEST DIRECTOR

Freefall

Director Krit Komkrichwarakool

Country: Canada

Duration: 16:00

Synopsis: After Ivan was diagnosed with ALS, his relationship with Lucas is challenged when he starts to lose control of his own body.


BEST SCREENPLAY

After Silence

Director: Peter Kalos

Country: Australia

Duration: 07:52

Synopsis: As he’s about to jump off a rooftop, Tom hears a voice calling out from the window ledge below. It’s him, but a version of him that didn’t pursue his dream. One man pursued the dream and didn’t succeed, living with a sense of failure, poverty and regret. The other chose to forgo the dream, and while he succeeded in his career and made a comfortable living, he always lived with the crushing regret of not following his calling.

Both men are disenchanted with their lives and discuss the pros and cons of each path. In the end, they realise which life is truly worth living, and consequently, which should be forsaken. In a painful decision, Tom gains a deeper appreciation and sense of duty for his chosen path.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

We had to kill Lady Death

Director: Lucie Weeger

Country: France

Duration: 14:58

Synopsis: Gregory, an alone old man, have an opportunity to take is life to an over path. Whereas, he is suddently confront to his contract killer past.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Reconstruction

Director: Jiří Havlíček, Ondřej Novák

Country: Czech Republic

Duration: 15:52

Synopsis: Olda (17) is an accused waiting for his trial in a detention centre for juveniles. He tries to ll the void and forget the recent past. The monotone prison life is slowly intertwined by testimonies about his brutal assault of a homeless man. It took one summer night for the holiday boredom to turn into a cruel fun that resulted in death. In prison, Olda reminisces about describing the violence he committed back then. Gradually he recalls pieces of the police reconstruction, when he had to replay the whole assault. However, his memory is just as imperfect and incomplete as the effort to understand the unreasonable violence.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Getting Ready For Being Late

Director: Aram Dildar

Country: Turkey

Duration: 14:30

Synopsis: Selim makes a living as a taxi driver. But his car is old and out of condition. He can’t find any customers and when he does, his customers cause trouble due to the car’s poor condition.

Selim lives with his father and one day he finds out that people who lives with sick or elderly at home and takes care of them will receive a payment which will be enough to buy a car at an affordable price. But his father is not sick.

But his father is not sick. If he had an illness or required medical care at home, Selim could realize his dreams. Missing out on such an opportunity troubles him greatly. He takes his father and heads to the hospital in order to find an illness.

Selim pushes his luck and pursues this path. All he wants is a steady life.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

40 Meters

Director: Samuel Flueckiger

Country: Switzerland

Duration: 14:08

Synopsis: Switzerland is wealthy. Yet every other day, a person commits suicide on its vast railroad network. Kurt drove trains for forty years and witnessed three railroad deaths. An intimate portrait of a sturdy man finding his own way through trauma.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Trash

Director: Andreas Aristodimou

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 02:48

Synopsis: This stop motion animation short is about showing how the world nowadays has turned so cold, dull and boring with no love, friendship or any sort of connection between people. I am focusing on how much we have separated ourselves from others, living in a materialistic world where money and technological development has turned as apart, appreciating so little the values that really matter. The story is inspired from the last three years of my life in Birmingham, as well as the sets, making up the environment shown in the film.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

We had to kill Lady Death

Director: Lucie Weeger

Country: France

Duration: 14:58

Synopsis: Gregory, an alone old man, have an opportunity to take is life to an over path. Whereas, he is suddently confront to his contract killer past.


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Pora Sotunda music video

Director: Ivan Moskov

Country: Bulgaria

Duration: 04:19

Synopsis: Pora Sotunda is the first single from the forthcoming album of the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices female choir. The song features Lisa Gerrard as a guest singer. The submitted video was made for the single.