MOSCOW SHORTS – March 2019 AWARDS


BEST FILM

AURORA

Director: Philip Escobar Jung

Country: Germany

Duration: 24:14

Synopsis: 1979. Aurora, ein kleines Mädchen, das in den Bayrischen Alpen lebt, macht mit ihrem Vater Valentin einen Ausflug in die Berge, um einen Sternschnuppenregen zu beobachten. Aurora und Valentin machen von dem Ereignis Fotos, die Aurora am nächsten Tag ihrer Mutter Sylvia zeigen will. Doch beim Abstieg passiert etwas Unerwartetes, dass für Auroras innere Welt eine große Herausforderung sein wird…


BEST DIRECTOR

AURORA

Director: Philip Escobar Jung

Country: Germany

Duration: 24:14

Synopsis: 1979. Aurora, ein kleines Mädchen, das in den Bayrischen Alpen lebt, macht mit ihrem Vater Valentin einen Ausflug in die Berge, um einen Sternschnuppenregen zu beobachten. Aurora und Valentin machen von dem Ereignis Fotos, die Aurora am nächsten Tag ihrer Mutter Sylvia zeigen will. Doch beim Abstieg passiert etwas Unerwartetes, dass für Auroras innere Welt eine große Herausforderung sein wird…


BEST SCREENPLAY

Lullaby

Director: Roger Villarroya

Country: Spain

Duration: 17:20

Synopsis: In Laura’s dreams, a wound demands to be healed, deeper than anything that time and space define and reason explains.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyond Her Lens

Director: Tereza Hirsch

Country: Czech Republic

Duration: 19:01

Synopsis: BEYOND HER LENS is inspired by the life and work of female conflict-zone photographer Jana Andert. It follows Alex’s (portrayed by prominent Czech actress Lucie Vondrackova) return to Prague as she attempts to piece together a sense of normalcy after shooting footage in Mosul, Iraq.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

THE MISSING PIECE

Director: Julien Chavaillaz

Country: Switzerland

Duration: 14:54

Synopsis: Baptiste, a lonely outsider, is in love with Mina, the girl from the sex hotline. One day, Baptiste gathers his courage and succeeds in convincing the young woman to accept a rendez-vous at a café in town…


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Eurydice

Director: Nina Moiseeva

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 12:05

Synopsis: Single mother has a child with a serious illness. Their life is an endless line of doctors, medications and worries that almost end in a breakdown. The woman believes that she can magically save her daughter with control and strict discipline, while the girl fights desperately for her freedom and youth.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

ALBA: NOT EVERYONE WILL BE TAKEN INTO THE FUTURE

Director: Tomas Leach

Country: Spain

Duration: 10:00

Synopsis: An intense, intimate and beautiful journey into the mind of Alba, a 16-year-old ballet dancer at the acclaimed Corella Dance Academy in Barcelona. Her inner thoughts start to question the life she is leading, her lost adolescence, and her place in the world.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

GELATO – SEVEN SUMMERS OF ICE CREAM LOVE

Director: Daniela Opp

Country: Germany

Duration: 12:18

Synopsis: The 20th Century was still young when Italian mountaineers conquered Germany with a sensation: gelato! Tiny stalls developed into beautiful ice cream shops. But suddenly sunny days of childhood turned into dark years of war.

The love story between Rosa and Paolo ended before the seventh summer had even started… Up until little Molly decides to take matters into her own hands almost 60 years later.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

People doing moves

Director: Таэт Vremya art group

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 08:39

Synopsis: The movement of everyday life is often so familiar to us that we barely consciously perceive it. Our work is the attempt to make the seemingly-familiar movements unfamiliar (and vice versa) through repetition and alienation with the question: „Who actually controls whom?“

The Mini-Move research deals what an individual body can do. The intention is to recognize movements that have relevance to its body. For a short moment individual or social sculptures can emerge in space.


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Guillotine

Director: Oleg Rakovich

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 07:40 Synopsis: There are always those who are willing to cut off the main part… In 1989, a 16 mm film was shot. Never these shots were not shown. Then the song People was written. Almost 30 years later they met.