MOSCOW SHORTS – JANUARY 2021 AWARDS


BEST FILM

Garage Romantic (2021)

Director: Daniel Sadgrove

Country: New Zealand

Duration: 12:35

Synopsis: A big dreamer from the small town of Togliatti, Russia ponders life while building a rocket powered sled made from discarded trash.


BEST DIRECTOR

SMOKE AND OCHER (2020)

Director: Grésillon Romain

Country: France

Duration: 20:00

Synopsis: 19,000 years ago. Deemed responsible for a hunting accident that risked the life of a child, a man is cast out from his tribe and finds shelter in a cave near the campsite. 


BEST SCREENPLAY

Leaving for Holiday (2020)

Director: Ariel Goldenberg

Country: Turkey

Duration: 05:00

Synopsis: “Tatile Gidiyoruz” project; is a short film based on the theme of “Changing climates – Changing lives”. The family that owns Yeşilova Farm has been struggling with drought, disease and soil inefficiency due to global warming in recent years. This struggle is now over and the farm has to be abandoned. The film, which witnesses this family’s abandonment day, is narrated through the eyes of the house until you see the family for real in the road sequences, and this narration is accompanied by the voice of the little girl carrying the movie. The family tries to protect the little girl from this sad abandonment with the cover “leaving for holiday”. “Tatile Gidiyoruz” is the story of Yeşilova Farm family’s being ripped from their roots and abandoning their past.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Garage Romantic (2021)

Cinematographer: Alexander Alexandrov

Director: Daniel Sadgrove

Country: New Zealand

Duration: 12:35

Synopsis: A big dreamer from the small town of Togliatti, Russia ponders life while building a rocket powered sled made from discarded trash.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Leaving for Holiday (2020)

Director: Ariel Goldenberg

Country: Turkey

Duration: 05:00

Synopsis: “Tatile Gidiyoruz” project; is a short film based on the theme of “Changing climates – Changing lives”. The family that owns Yeşilova Farm has been struggling with drought, disease and soil inefficiency due to global warming in recent years. This struggle is now over and the farm has to be abandoned. The film, which witnesses this family’s abandonment day, is narrated through the eyes of the house until you see the family for real in the road sequences, and this narration is accompanied by the voice of the little girl carrying the movie. The family tries to protect the little girl from this sad abandonment with the cover “leaving for holiday”. “Tatile Gidiyoruz” is the story of Yeşilova Farm family’s being ripped from their roots and abandoning their past.


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

EINE SCHOKOLADEN LAMPE (2020)

Director: Andrius Bartkus

Country: Lithuania

Duration: 23:00

Synopsis: A risk-averse man invests not his money in a profitable business


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Garage Romantic (2021)

Director: Daniel Sadgrove

Country: New Zealand

Duration: 12:35

Synopsis: A big dreamer from the small town of Togliatti, Russia ponders life while building a rocket powered sled made from discarded trash.


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Just For The Record (2020)

Director: Vojin Vasovic

Country: Serbia

Duration: 07:01

Synopsis: In an abandoned attic, dictaphone robot REC desperately tries to connect to тхе bird that stops on its window. Using his play button to say something, he finds himself shocked by the content and scares the bird away. He rushes to make her come back, to record over his “own voice” before his battery leaks.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

ПUZZLE (2020)

Director: Anastasiya Sovashchenko

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 19:00

Synopsis: This film is about the moment when a person creates something unique and creative. We will consider what the process consists of, what hinders it and what helps. It’s like traveling from room to room, where dance parts that symbolize details of puzzle that called “Creativity” We use a novel narrative structure And single-frame shooting. Hidden cuts will help us to match parts together adds continuity to the movie. 


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Bi-2 — God of the Jilted (2020)

Director: Vladimir Besedin

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 03:43

Synopsis: A person deprived of love can become a monster is the main idea of the video. This is the story of the ugly duckling. But unlike Andersen’s fairy tale, where the hero’s suffering is rewarded and he becomes a beautiful swan, there is no happy ending here – revenge follows the insults.