MOSCOW SHORTS – JUNE 2020 AWARDS


BEST FILM

The Audition (2019)

Director: Guy Lichtenstein

Country: Austria

Duration: 22:25

Synopsis: Even though she is exceptionally talented, Sarah is still stuck performing at small events. Today she is performing at the wedding of her ex, Jurgen.  The former couple tries to stay out of each other’s way but old memories and sacrifices emerge anyway.  bravely Sarah strokes her bow over the strings, maybe she can finally find closure to the story, while around her a wedding is being celebrated.


BEST DIRECTOR

The Audition (2019)

Director: Guy Lichtenstein

Country: Austria

Duration: 22:25

Synopsis: Even though she is exceptionally talented, Sarah is still stuck performing at small events. Today she is performing at the wedding of her ex, Jurgen.  The former couple tries to stay out of each other’s way but old memories and sacrifices emerge anyway.  bravely Sarah strokes her bow over the strings, maybe she can finally find closure to the story, while around her a wedding is being celebrated.


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BEST SCREENPLAY

Shutdown (2019)

Director: Cindy Lartigue, Victoria Durand, Amandine Bouétard, Chloé Gomez

Country: France

Duration: 06:58

Synopsis: At the very heart of a funfair stuck in time, a man goes in search of his loved one. This painful journey between joy caught under the stone and the deafening silence of solitude, will make him face the truth.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE UNKNOWN RACER (2019)

Director: Danya Razuvaev

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 08:35

Synopsis: Short movie about the amateur racer, who is going to be the first racer from russia who took part in one of the toughest race in the world.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Cover (2019)

Director: Vahid Alvandifar

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Duration: 15:00 Synopsis: Everyone has a reason


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Heart Issues (2019)

Director: Guy Lichtenstein

Country: Austria

Duration: 08:25

Synopsis: Sganarell’s tobacco shop makes its business over the disappearance of Doni, a don juan who left so many broken hearts behind. Now Sganarell has to deal with the Drama, as two of these ladies appear in his shop unexpectedly at the same time.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Waiting for the Sea (2020)

Director: George Itzhak

Country: United States

Duration: 25:10

Synopsis: Can an electronic music festival inspire a creative renaissance in Uzbekistan – and shine an international spotlight on a little-known environmental disaster?


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Leaf (2019)

Director: Aliona BARANOVA

Country: Czech Republic

Duration: 05:40

Synopsis: Huge sailor gets an autumn leaf from a small girl. It reminds him of his home. How long he has not been there? He runs to meet his old parents. What will he find there?


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

ELLE/ÉL (2019)

Director: ELLIOT HUESCAR

Country: Spain

Duration: 09:00

Synopsis: At the wheel of his red Alpha-Romeo of the 60’s, Él, a Spanish male, sexist and married, picks up Elle, a young French hitchhiker, not as innocent as she seems…


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

TSOY IS DEAD! (2020)

Director: Alexander Solovyov

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 05:19

Synopsis: Nine-year old Kim lives in North Korea. Surrounded by a totalitarian regime every day is the same – until the moment when Viktor Tsoy’s rock concert interferes with the usual TV Signal. Kim is shocked by what he sees and becomes obsessed by the rock star, trying to move and dance like him. Kim is not the same person anymore, but will his new personality be accepted by his surroundings?