MOSCOW SHORTS – JULY 2020 AWARDS


BEST FILM

ARCHIBALD´S SYNDROME (2019) 

Director: DANIEL PEREZ

Country: France

Duration: 20:00

Synopsis: Archibald was born with some curious curse: he can’t make a move without everyone around doing the same.Now, grown man, he robs by despair a bank and, there, meets Indiana, a young woman who always escaped every form of control.      


BEST DIRECTOR

The Next Stop (2018)

Director: Dominik György

Country: Czech Republic

Duration: 13:00

Synopsis: Mentally disabled driver and tired stewardess traveling with bus on the road of life. How far can they drive? “Dear passengers, fasten your seatbelts.” The affection of a loving mother to fulfill her disabled son’s dream by playing a game that gives him the opportunity to live in the world of fantasy in where he is so happy, also fulfills the goal of surviving and preserving peace in the family. The son has grown but not mentally, so the mother’s play for herself has become a daily struggle and suffering. How long she can keep this long-lasting treatment under control is questionable. Will be The Next Stop their final destination?


BEST SCREENPLAY

My own sky (2019)

Director: Pavel Palekhin

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 29:55

Synopsis: The story takes place in the nearest future. The main character, Georgiy, spends every night at the lake looking up at flying spacecrafts. One day he decides to spend all the family money and buys a spacecraft. When he finds out that the rocket is out of order and may cost him his life, Georgiy takes a chance and organizes a space journey for his children.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE GIFT (2020)

Director: Radik Kudoyarov

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 12:57

Synopsis: Father gives his son an unusual gift for his 10th birthday. It will change the boy’s life forever.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

ONE (2018)

Director: JAVIER MARCO RICO

Country: Spain

Duration: 10:00 Synopsis: Far out at sea, a cell phone floating inside an air-tight bag starts to ring.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

The Next One (2020)

Director: Dominik György

Country: Czech Republic

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: About men without men.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Fata Morgana (2019)

Director: Daniella Bokor, Leanna Berkovitch

Country: Israel

Duration: 11:04

Synopsis: Three women living life as nomads. Christina travels the world, Anna takes her daughter wherever she goes,  and Rachel has made her home under a branch roof, in a tent and in a cave .  What does each woman pack in her knapsack before she sets out on her own?  The movie confronts the conflict between the stability of motherhood and life at home, and the yearning to wander.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

AT FIRST SIGHT (2018)

Director: SJAAK ROOD

Country: Netherlands

Duration: 17:00

Synopsis: A man and a woman drive straight towards one another. They hit the breaks just in time and come to a standstill, facing each other. They’re both too stubborn to give way to the other. A life story begins.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Face Me (2020)

Director: Cándida Massielle Asencio

Country: Spain

Duration: 02:31

Synopsis: Our movie is about fighting our demons being on lockdown. How we can find ourselves and try to get out of quarantine refreshed and healthy.


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

In Front (2020)

Director: Oswaldo Colon Ortiz

Country: Puerto Rico

Duration: 04:39

Synopsis: ‘In Front’ – ‘Al Frente’ – is a music/short documentary of a day in the life of Jorge Perez Bras (Father), who fights with a neurological disorder called Autoinmune Encephalitis, and his son, Jorge E. Perez Torres, who is one of his family caretakers. Visually you experience one day with both of them, all that which the father goes through and the daily routines of the son while taking care of him. Sonically we experience the song made by Las Abejas,  lyrics written by Jorge E., which point of view is from a fully conscious father who observes as he reflects and experiences the effects of his condition on his mind and body.