MOSCOW SHORTS – AUGUST 2020 AWARDS


BEST FILM

THE CAMEL BOY

Director: CHABNAME ZARIÂB

Country: France

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: Somewhere in the desert, a little boy is plunged by force into an intimidating and completely foreign new world: the world of camel racing. Will the distant hope of seeing his mother again give him the strength to overcome his fears and find his place in this hostile environment?              


BEST DIRECTOR

Sunburned (2020)

Director: Nadia Ayala Tabachnik

Country: Mexico

Duration: 13:16

Synopsis: Two neighbors and a rough Sunday. Elena, a woman with a well-structured life, the “perfect” boyfriend and perfectly ironed clothes. Irene, a free woman who hates being tied down and pre-established relationships. They are accidentally forced to spend a whole day together and interact, discovering they’re not so different and that sometimes there’s no better conversation partner than a stranger.


BEST SCREENPLAY

Sunburned (2020)

Director: Nadia Ayala Tabachnik

Country: Mexico

Duration: 13:16

Synopsis: Two neighbors and a rough Sunday. Elena, a woman with a well-structured life, the “perfect” boyfriend and perfectly ironed clothes. Irene, a free woman who hates being tied down and pre-established relationships. They are accidentally forced to spend a whole day together and interact, discovering they’re not so different and that sometimes there’s no better conversation partner than a stranger.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Then comes the evening (2019)

Cinematographer: Jasna Prolić

Director: Maja Novaković

Country: Serbia

Duration: 27:30

Synopsis: The documentary depicts the bittersweet life of two grannies living isolated on the hills of Eastern Bosnia. Nature is the entity with which grannies speak, listen to, and respect. The film emphasizes the intangible cultural heritage, through the presentation of chants and rituals for taming the adverse weather, hail, and storm. It reflects the simplicity and purity of their way of life, as well as their painstaking work. The action of the film is the everyday life in the countryside, which shows the caring and intimacy of the grannies, both in their mutual relations and in the relationship with nature. The poetic tone of the frames relies on references from genre scenes of realism paintings.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Good Ol’ Bernie (2020)

Director: Olivier Ducray, Wilfried Méance

Country: France

Duration: 11:03

Synopsis: Just retired, Bernie has only one goal left: Win the next regional game of race walking!


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

I love Eve (2020)

Director: Кристина Манжула

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 16:36

Synopsis: Nastya has only one friend called Eve. A dark creature living in a tunnel at an abandoned hydroelectric station. One day, the girl decides to escape from her mother and her new lover, but Eve comes to their house. 


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Robin Food (2019)

Director: Pavel Maximov

Country: Italy

Duration: 20:00

Synopsis: Robin Food is a non-profit and pay-as-you-feel restaurant with a mission: rescue, cook and serve food that otherwise would go to waste. The restaurant is saving fruit and vegetables from markets and farms to raise public awareness on issues of food waste, sustainability and climate change in the most tangible and delicious way possible: a tasty meal.  Robin Food location: Sirkin St 24, Haifa, Israel 


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

The Shadow of the Sun (2019)

Director: Ido Hartmann

Country: Israel

Duration: 08:00

Synopsis: 7 years ago Boaz has cut all ties with his parents, brother & sister, his friends, and his previous world. The film tracks the story of his disappearance and embarks in a surreal journey into the memories he left with his family.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Stoners / Slices of Infinity (2019)

Director: Fred Miranda

Country: Portugal

Duration: 07:14

Synopsis: Conceptual Thriller homaging the Portuguese Marble.   


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Said No Lover (2019)

Director: Miguel Rodrick

Country: United States

Duration: 04:00

Synopsis: Music Video for the song Said No Lover by Aaron Gibson & Nahuel Bronzini. A song about leaving everything you love, and the demons that follow you.