AUGUST 2018 AWARDS @ MOSCOW SHORTS

BEST FILM

FUCKING DRAMA

Director: Michael Podogil

Country: Austria

Duration: 17:01

Synopsis: A young couple admits to see an off theater play in a mysterious dark basement. The play begins as ‘arty’ as expected – some people film it amused with their phones. But the mood changes, when Manfred Amour, the author of the play enters the cellar.


BEST DIRECTOR

FUCKING DRAMA

Director: Michael Podogil

Country: Austria

Duration: 17:01

Synopsis: A young couple admits to see an off theater play in a mysterious dark basement. The play begins as ‘arty’ as expected – some people film it amused with their phones. But the mood changes, when Manfred Amour, the author of the play enters the cellar.


BEST SCREENPLAY

FUCKING DRAMA

Director: Michael Podogil

Country: Austria

Duration: 17:01

Synopsis: A young couple admits to see an off theater play in a mysterious dark basement. The play begins as ‘arty’ as expected – some people film it amused with their phones. But the mood changes, when Manfred Amour, the author of the play enters the cellar.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Aqua Mamas

Director: Zara Zerny

Country: Denmark

Duration: 28:00

Synopsis: A hybrid short film about motherhood based on real experiences – with one actress and a group of real mothers playing themselves within a fictive storyline. Pernille is pregnant and filled with joyful expectations to her new life as a mother. But when her son arrives her world is turned upside-down. The idyllic dream of motherhood is shattered and replaced by the reality of a crying baby. She seeks support and comfort from a group of far more experienced mothers, whom tries to help Pernille the best way they can. But how can one become a great mother?


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Skógafoss

Director: Niels Bourgonje

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 10:00

Synopsis: While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

The Victory of Charity

Director: Albert Meisl

Country: Austria

Duration: 24:14

Synopsis: Szabo is a musicologist devoted to collecting archives of Austrian pop music. When the original stage outfit of a 1960s Viennese beat group ends up at the charity shop, Szabo will do whatever it takes to get it back.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Horns Out

Director: Andy Sarjahani

Country: United States

Duration: 12:33

Synopsis: Maurice Horn, an aging, 77 year old Montana climber grapples with sense of place and identity through the past loss of his childhood ranch and the imminent loss of his replacement for that ranch – climbing.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Sand

Director: Arjan Brentjes

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 04:48

Synopsis: You get up at five, eat your vitamins, take some water with your coffee, work for a few hours, eat your omegas and flavonoids, work a little more, get some exercise and then take a shower. But don’t bother trying to wash the sand out of your hair.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Flatman

Director: Philipp Bürge

Country: Switzerland

Duration: 14:04

Synopsis: Flatman – a drawn character – comes to life, flees from his illustrator and falls in love with Caramelle. His longing for freedom clashes with the will of his creator. But is the designer’s will really as free as he believes? The boundaries between creator and creature fall apart and suddenly nothing is as it seems.


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Ravens

Director: Peter Miller

Country: Australia

Duration: 05:25

Synopsis: Animated portraits reinterpret Edgar Allan Poe. Original music by Peter Miller.