MOSCOW SHORTS – JULY 2019 AWARDS


BEST FILM

Aio Zitelli

Director: Jean-Marie Antonini

Country: France

Duration: 20:00

Synopsis:  In the midst of the trench warfare, the Corsican soldier Lucien Casalta is called urgently at the back of the lines by a court of the country as a translator. Upon his arrival, he is surprised to see that the young soldier tried for desertion is none other than his compatriot and friend, Joseph…


BEST DIRECTOR

Aio Zitelli

Director: Jean-Marie Antonini

Country: France

Duration: 20:00

Synopsis:  In the midst of the trench warfare, the Corsican soldier Lucien Casalta is called urgently at the back of the lines by a court of the country as a translator. Upon his arrival, he is surprised to see that the young soldier tried for desertion is none other than his compatriot and friend, Joseph…


BEST SCREENPLAY

THE NARRATOR 

Director: Julia Trofimova

Screenwriter: James Barron

Country: United States

Duration: 10:38 Synopsis: As part of an experimental therapy, a depressed employee must navigate his office job with a personal narrator who speaks aloud his every thought.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Aio Zitelli

Director: Jean-Marie Antonini

Cinematographer: Arnaud Gabriel

Country: France

Duration: 20:00

Synopsis:  In the midst of the trench warfare, the Corsican soldier Lucien Casalta is called urgently at the back of the lines by a court of the country as a translator. Upon his arrival, he is surprised to see that the young soldier tried for desertion is none other than his compatriot and friend, Joseph…


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

SPARE

Director: Vitaly Shepelev

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 12:22

Synopsis: A three of glamorous characters, trying to get to a fashion show on time, is calling a taxicab with an autopilot navigation. The smart system is choosing the route away from the dangerous districts with criminal gangs. But there is a temptation to make the route shorter, and so the antagonists are in a tight corner: the wind screen is going to break under a head of metal bar and aggressive ragamuffins. What should they do, where to go and whom to call for help? Fortunately, the transport company provides a “spare.”


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Water Off a Duck’s Back

Director: Thomas Morelli

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 09:45

Synopsis: A slaughterhouse delivery man gets stuck with a duck forgot on his vehicle.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

I’M VICTOR

Director: Inna Tsgoeva

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 10:53

Synopsis: Victor is alone here. He looks back at his life in order to figure out why he is here. Silence interrupted by the lonely voice of a man pronouncing his own name.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

SELFIES

Director: Claudius Gentinetta

Country: Switzerland

Duration: 03:40 Synopsis: In a veritable firework display of digital selfport-raits, hundreds of quaint, embarrassing and dread-fully disturbing selfies were arranged in a unique short film composition. Single photos, artistically reworked, consolidate to form a ghastly grin that outshines the abyss of human existence.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

BAILAORA

Director: Rubin Stein

Country: Spain

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: “A war. A child. A dream.”


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Running in Circles

Director: Bianca Cassinelli

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 05:20

Synopsis: ‘Running in Circles’ is an animated music video for Wax Fang, realised combining cut out images and archive footage in order to visually reflect the surreal imagery evoked by the lyrics.

The music video was produced as part of the final project for the Masters in Postproduction with Visual Effects at the University of York’s Theatre, Film and Television Department.