MOSCOW SHORTS – SEPTEMBER 2020 AWARDS


BEST FILM

GAME (2017)

Director: JEANNIE DONOHOE

Country: United States

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: A new kid in town shows up at the high school boys basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?


BEST DIRECTOR

Christy (2019)

Director: Brendan Canty

Country: Ireland

Duration: 14:55

Synopsis: A 16-year-old school-dropout interviews for a job, but when he’s let down by his brother he lashes back and looks to his friend for support.  


BEST SCREENPLAY

GAME (2017)

Writer: JEANNIE DONOHOE

Director: JEANNIE DONOHOE

Country: United States

Duration: 15:00

Synopsis: A new kid in town shows up at the high school boys basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

TIME IS GOD (2020)

Director: Pepo Alfaro , Elena Gutierrez, Pablo Garrido

Country: Spain

Duration: 04:00

Synopsis: “TIME is not real – it is a human construct to help us differentiate between now and our perception of the past,  The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

LOST FACE (2016)

Director: SEAN MEEHAN

Country: Canada

Duration: 14:00

Synopsis: Adapted from the Jack London story: A fur thief must think fast to escape the terrible, protracted death that awaits him at the hands of the native tribe he had helped enslave.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

The Amazing World of Emma (2020)

Director: Laurence Roberts

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 10:00

Synopsis: A University student’s life is turned upside down when she discovers the existence of a website dedicated to her.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Consuming Contemporary (2019)

Director: Ana Aleksovska

Country: Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

Duration: 25:00

Synopsis: A bunch of seniors enjoys Skopje’s cultural events on a daily basis, as well as the food offered there. When societal judgment is about to stop their way of having fun – they realize how much more this habit means to them.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

WICKED GIRL (2017)

Director: AYCE KARTAL

Country: Turkey

Duration: 08:00

Synopsis: S., 8 years old, is a little Turkish girl with an overflowing imagination. She is keen on nature and animals. As she is in hospital, she is looking back on happy holidays in her granparents’ village, but dark and terrifying memories emerged and, little by little, begin to make sense.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

Outopia (2020)

Director: Helen Rollins

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 08:09

Synopsis: In this experimental film by unknown Slovene director Franc Kranjc, an actor – during a rehearsal for a bleak play about puritans – becomes strangely compelled by then stuck in the floor, finding beneath it a world of kitsch and colour that ultimately traps him too.   


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

TIME IS GOD (2020)

Director: Pepo Alfaro , Elena Gutierrez, Pablo Garrido

Country: Spain

Duration: 04:00

Synopsis: “TIME is not real – it is a human construct to help us differentiate between now and our perception of the past,  The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW.