MOSCOW SHORTS – MAY 2019 AWARDS

Congratulations to the winners of the Moscow Shorts May 2019 Edition. There were many great entries and it was hard for us to make a decision.  We are delighted to announce however, that the 10 winners of our categories are listed here:

BEST FILM

Over the Wall

Director: Roy Zafrani

Country: Israel

Duration: 12:22

Synopsis: A coincidental meeting between an Israeli boy and a Palestinian boy leads them to discover that reality is different than what they have been told.


BEST DIRECTOR

AND SO HE OPEN HIS EYES

Director: Sergey Vasiliev

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 12:00

Synopsis: A small swindler after an unsuccessful coincidence finds himself in the afterlife court as a defendant. The judge is a man, who he literally to death annoy during his lifetime.


BEST SCREENPLAY

No Heroes

Director: Kamil Loutfi

Country: Sweden

Duration: 18:30

Synopsis: Taxi driver Daniel picks up his last fare for the night, a boy and his father in a hurry to get to the airport. When the boy starts acting strangely, Daniel begins to suspect that the father isn’t who he claims to be. No Heroes is a film about finding the courage to act, knowing who to trust in a world of conflicting truths and our responsibility towards strangers.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Dark like the night. Karenina-2019. 

Director: Radda Novikova

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 08:22

Synopsis:  Love and betrayal, faith and treason – nothing has changed in our world since ‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy came out. The question is, will a modern character be willing to become a victim of circumstances and the public opinion or will she be struggling for her life? Alexander Tsypkin, an author and script-writer, has his own view of Anna Karenina of modern times, and producer Radda Novikova has created a gloomy but very beautiful world where everybody gets his/her whack of it, the gossip media and so-called friends, the powers that be and the cynical heartthrobs.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

LOVE

Director: Henri Bassil

Country: Lebanon

Duration: 11:17

Synopsis: “The mystery of love is greater then the mystery of death” Oscar Wilde.

What if, just what if, love was not that mysterious after all?


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

No Heroes

Director: Kamil Loutfi

Country: Sweden

Duration: 18:30

Synopsis: Taxi driver Daniel picks up his last fare for the night, a boy and his father in a hurry to get to the airport. When the boy starts acting strangely, Daniel begins to suspect that the father isn’t who he claims to be. No Heroes is a film about finding the courage to act, knowing who to trust in a world of conflicting truths and our responsibility towards strangers.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Sink or Skim

Director: Austen McCowan, Will Hewitt

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 30:00

Synopsis: The World Stone Skimming Championships is held of a tiny Scottish Island. Two obsessed skimmers show us what it takes to be the world’s biggest tosser.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

MATCHES 

Director: Géza M. Tóth

Country: Hungary

Duration: 11:25

Synopsis: A lonely boy is playing with his colorful matchsticks. While he is talking about his dreams, fears and hopes, the matchsticks bring his visions to life. The film is based on an interview with the 7-year-old L. S.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

CONTACT

Director: Lamara Sogomonyan

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 02:58

Synopsis: #contact


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Dark like the night. Karenina-2019. 

Director: Radda Novikova

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 08:22

Synopsis:  Love and betrayal, faith and treason – nothing has changed in our world since ‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy came out. The question is, will a modern character be willing to become a victim of circumstances and the public opinion or will she be struggling for her life? Alexander Tsypkin, an author and script-writer, has his own view of Anna Karenina of modern times, and producer Radda Novikova has created a gloomy but very beautiful world where everybody gets his/her whack of it, the gossip media and so-called friends, the powers that be and the cynical heartthrobs.