MOSCOW SHORTS – DECEMBER 2018 AWARDS

BEST FILM

Il tratto (The Line)

Director: Alessandro Stevanon

Country: Italy

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: Federico is an introvert and lonely child. A meeting with an old artist coming from Senegal helps him discover his talent and learn to see others for what they are. “The line” is a tale of a friendship that is founded on those differences that make each of us unique, and of the art of telling the story of ourselves through each other.


BEST DIRECTOR

Labor

Director: Cecilia Albertini

Country: United States

Duration: 13:00

Synopsis: A surrogate mother faces a harrowing dilemma when she’s asked to abort the baby she carries for another woman.


BEST SCREENPLAY

A short film about education

Director: Sebastián Nemo Arancibia.

Country: Chile

Duration: 19:00

Synopsis: Jorge is a fifty-year-old math teacher who is hired at a school with serious bullying issues. His feeling of powerlessness will lead to his own morals being corrupted.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Il tratto (The Line)

Director: Alessandro Stevanon

Country: Italy

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: Federico is an introvert and lonely child. A meeting with an old artist coming from Senegal helps him discover his talent and learn to see others for what they are. “The line” is a tale of a friendship that is founded on those differences that make each of us unique, and of the art of telling the story of ourselves through each other.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

The Domestic Fly

Director: Áron Horváth

Country: Slovenia

Duration: 10:24

Synopsis: An everyday routine of a lonely old lady is interrupted by an irritating housefly. An initial conflict between the two is soon replaced by a newly found friendship and grandma’s days become filled with life and joy.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Departures

Director: Nicolas Morganti Patrignani

Country: Italy

Duration: 16:42

Synopsis: Ludovico accepted the tough choice of his sick wife to be left to die. It takes some time to let him find the courage to reveal their daughter the truth through memories.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Framed

Director: Marco Jemolo

Country: Italy

Duration: 07:00

Synopsis: FRAMED is a noir animated short-film, which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Tshweesh

Director: Feyrouz Serhal

Country: Spain

Duration: 25:00

Synopsis: Life moves nonstop and that’s what defines it, movement is what defines cinema as well. Cinema like life moves and doesn’t end with the end credits of a film. Lidia in ‘Tshweesh’ walks in Beirut after she has walked in Milan in Antonioni’s ‘La Notte’ in 1961, and as Lidia felt nostalgic in the old neighbourhood in Milan then, Lidia walks and fears for the old buildings in Beirut now. When Lidia looks up and sees the planes in the sky of Milan in 1961, she doesn’t know that many years in the future she will walk in Beirut and look up to see Israeli planes instead.


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

CELLO

Director: Alberto Nacci

Country: Italy

Duration: 09:10

Synopsis:  CELLO is the 11th short film of the Body&Sound series by Alberto Nacci. A movie about the relationship between a Swiss musician (Alessandra Doninelli) and her musical instrument (cello).