MOSCOW SHORTS – NOVEMBER 2020 AWARDS


BEST FILM

CHARON (2020)

Director: Yannick Karcher

Country: France

Duration: 15:42

Synopsis: Freshly retired, a man doesn’t know how to occupy his days. For fear of being killed by boredom, he gets involved in the crazy project of building a boat in the cellar of his suburban house.


BEST DIRECTOR

The Saverini Widow (2020) 

Director: Loïc Gaillard

Country: France

Duration: 19:00

Synopsis: Bonifacio 1883, extreme south of Corsica. The widow of the late Saverini lives in an isolated house near the cliffs, with her only son Antoine, and her dog. During the day, she assists women giving birth in town. One night her son is killed in a clash. The murderer flees to Sardinia. Her world falls to pieces…      


BEST SCREENPLAY

GETTING FAT IN A HEALTHY WAY (2015)

Writer: KEVORK ASLANYAN

Director: KEVORK ASLANYAN

Country: Bulgaria

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: In a world where gravity is weak and skinny people fly into the sky, Constantine has never left the apartment he shares with his father Atanas. But one day the beautiful stewardess who moves into the building will change Constantine’s life forever.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

CHARON (2020)

Cinematographer: Herve Roesch

Director: Yannick Karcher

Country: France

Duration: 15:42

Synopsis: Freshly retired, a man doesn’t know how to occupy his days. For fear of being killed by boredom, he gets involved in the crazy project of building a boat in the cellar of his suburban house.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

GETTING FAT IN A HEALTHY WAY (2015)

Director: KEVORK ASLANYAN

Country: Bulgaria

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: In a world where gravity is weak and skinny people fly into the sky, Constantine has never left the apartment he shares with his father Atanas. But one day the beautiful stewardess who moves into the building will change Constantine’s life forever.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Road (2020)

Director: Kirill Khaletsky

Country: Belarus

Duration: 08:23

Synopsis: The most important thing in life is people and the relationship between them. This film is about that. It doesn’t matter when this story took place and where, only people are important and what everyone in the audience will discover for himself.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

BY THE RIVER (2019)

Director: DANIEL

Country: Australia

Duration: 25:00

Synopsis: Stretching along the river Ganges rests Varanasi, the holiest of India’s seven sacred cities, and a place where devout Hindus go to die in hopes of achieving moksha – becoming liberated from the cycle of rebirth. Several so-called ‘death hotels’ exist to accommodate believers who abandon their lives and come here in wait for death – some for as long as 40 years.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Jean (2020)

Director: Marion Auvin

Country: France

Duration: 13:30

Synopsis: Jean, a well-known but casual actor, arrives on set freshly shaved while his director had asked him to come with a four-day beard. This innocuous gesture is a disaster for the filming and, for Jean, an opportunity to finally pay attention to the world that surrounds him.  


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Ekaterina Yashnikova – Recover (2020)

Director: Yulia Uzkikh

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 05:13

Synopsis: Touching musical road movie about best friends who don’t want to grow up. Three boys go on the road in an old orange car. Where will they go?