MOSCOW SHORTS – MAY 2020 AWARDS


BEST FILM

Young Lady in the Pantry (2019)

Director: Tian Shi

Country: China

Duration: 28:48 Synopsis: Many years later,In order to forget the hunted nightmare, Anna goes to a hospital where she bumps into a journalist, a nurse and a doctor who respectively knows her legendary yet unfortunate stories in different stages.However no one knows the truth of her nightmare but herself.


BEST DIRECTOR

Young Lady in the Pantry (2019)

Director: Tian Shi

Country: China

Duration: 28:48 Synopsis: Many years later,In order to forget the hunted nightmare, Anna goes to a hospital where she bumps into a journalist, a nurse and a doctor who respectively knows her legendary yet unfortunate stories in different stages.However no one knows the truth of her nightmare but herself.


BEST SCREENPLAY

Wings of the Spirit (2019)

Director: Albert Meisl

Country: Austria

Duration: 29:02 Synopsis: The failed Viennese musicologist Szabo works as an animal carer and house sitter for wealthy people. But when visited by his successful, younger ex-colleague Fitzthum, a rare parrot, which he should guard, escapes him. Szabo sees his already precarious life in shambles, but Fitzthum has a brilliant idea and together they go out in search of a doppelganger of the precious animal.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Young Lady in the Pantry (2019)

Director: Tian Shi

Country: China

Duration: 28:48 Synopsis: Many years later,In order to forget the hunted nightmare, Anna goes to a hospital where she bumps into a journalist, a nurse and a doctor who respectively knows her legendary yet unfortunate stories in different stages.However no one knows the truth of her nightmare but herself.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Where is the wolf? (2019) 

Director: Jonathan Norberg

Country: Sweden

Duration: 26:05 Synopsis: Maj causes a devastating accident which turns her life into a living nightmare.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

The Eyelashes Of Giraffe (2020)

Director: YUZHENGDA

Country: China

Duration: 14:37

Synopsis: The story between a man who was released from prison and a girl who was looking for her father. Written and Directced By YuZhengda.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Naked Woman (2020)

Director: Ross Casswell

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 12:30 Synopsis: A short film that documents three women’s views and treatment of nudity. Body image is the common thread throughout the series, but the individuals approach to nudity exposes much more, as each woman attempts to liberate the representation of the female body, not through a campaign, or as part of a topical conversation, but in the manner with which they define themselves and go about their profession.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

GON, THE LITTLE FOX (2019)

Director: Takeshi Yashiro

Country: Japan

Duration: 27:59 Synopsis: When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyojudoesn’t realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

UNTIMED: a Lockdown Tale (2020)

Director: Fabio Reitano

Country: Italy

Duration: 03:28 Synopsis: After a lifetime spent travelling the world, a man finds himself stuck in his old family house, during the pandemic.  He realizes growing up is not just about experiences and progress, about leaving everything behind. It is also about facing a buried past made of difficult memories, old Game Boys, sweet melancholy, and VHS.  “UNTIMED: a Lockdown Tale” is a short film shot in April 2020, in Italy, alone, at home. While the planet focuses on how empty the “outside” was, it was a privilege to notice the richness of the “inside”.


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

DREZDEN “DAVIDA OLEN” (2020)

Director: Vladimir Nefedov

Country: Belarus Duration: 04:01