MOSCOW SHORTS – MARCH 2021 AWARDS


BEST FILM

THE LETTER ROOM (2020)

Director: Elvira Lind

Country: United States

Duration: 30:00

Synopsis: When a kind-hearted prison officer (Oscar Isaac) is transferred to the letter room, he soon gets involved in an inmate’s personal affairs…


BEST DIRECTOR

THE LETTER ROOM (2020)

Director: Elvira Lind

Country: United States

Duration: 30:00

Synopsis: When a kind-hearted prison officer (Oscar Isaac) is transferred to the letter room, he soon gets involved in an inmate’s personal affairs…


BEST SCREENPLAY

Ernie (2020)

Writer: Ray Panthaki

Director: Ray Panthaki

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 21:00

Synopsis: Under the influence of dangerous right-wing propaganda and his domineering father, a lonely school caretaker looks for connection.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ernie (2020)

Cinematographer: David Foulkes

Director: Ray Panthaki

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 21:00

Synopsis: Under the influence of dangerous right-wing propaganda and his domineering father, a lonely school caretaker looks for connection.


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Diva (2020) 

Director: Pauls Kesteris

Country: Latvia

Duration: 18:00

Synopsis: An ageing theatre star struggles with her mental condition and pending diagnosis, while preparing for a role. With the premiere approaching, she balances between acceptance and self denial, while losing grip on reality.      


BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM

Hush-hush,Forest (2021)

Director: chenglang

Country: China

Duration: 19:24

Synopsis: Too many people who are supposed to have beautiful lives are suffering from the influence by their deformed original families. They are curing childhood shadow with a lifetime. As time corrodes, not many of us can find the original ourselves, we become no longer pure, even no longer real.


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Kim Malygin. One man manufactory (2020)

Director: Artem Ivanov

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 06:22

Synopsis: A short film about the creation. The process of making handmade shoes by a master: from the first steps to the final embodiment.   


BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

Elsewhere (2020)

Director: Sylwia Kubus

Country: Germany

Duration: 06:00

Synopsis: The protagonist is leaving on a journey to the places, that remind her of the past.  The woman looks back on her memories of the unhappy love and tries to leave these behind.


BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM

MEOW (2020)

Director: Seenivasan Selvaraj

Country: India

Duration: 23:36

Synopsis: The innocent children pet a frog. The grandfather being a pedophile tried to abuse the children. The children try to communicate the same to Priyanka but she to fails to get the hint from them. The grandfather in a rage kills the pet frog as it becomes a hindrance to his vile motives. Once when Priyanka was cleaning the house, she notices an ant trail leading to the grandfather’s room. She follows the trail to his room and grandfather is not there. She hears the ‘’Gloomy Sunday’’ song playing on the gramophone. She sees the ants leading to a dead dry frog and cries. She recalls multiple instances from the past and she is now aware.


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Mumiy Troll – Cosmic Forces (2020)

Director: Ivan Sosnin

Country: Russian Federation

Duration: 04:11

Synopsis: The story of an alien who once arrives on our planet. Seeing that the Earth is on the verge of ecological disaster, the alien decides to save it. However, the locals are dissatisfied with the initiative of the uninvited guest. The music video becomes an ecological manifesto, which makes you think about global and important issues.  The main role in the music video was played by the actor of the series “Game of Thrones” and Christopher Nolan’s film “Tenet” – Yuri Kolokolnikov.  Lyrics: I’ve got tired of you, I’ve got tired of you I’ve got tired of all of  you , earthlings, I need a break. Aren’t you fed up, aren’t you fed up with The same day-to-day actions?  Hailing the Cosmic Force: please save my hide –  They’ve had a healthy planet and now it’s all screwed up Cosmic forces, send me home to my love, This business trip has become too radioactive!  Cosmic forces … Morons, necrophiles, That you’ve had a healthy planet and now it’s all screwed up Cosmic forces, don’t let them tear it down!  Their actions was uncovered, they couldn’t keep it a secret It could have remained undisclosed for another hundred years, If they had kept it in a secret.  But we’ve had enough of your  lies.  The chord is final, the show is over.  Hailing the Cosmic Force: please save my hide ! They’ve had a healthy planet and now it’s all screwed up. Cosmic Force, send me home to my love, This business trip has become too radioactive!  Cosmic forces … Morons, necrophiles, That they’ve had a healthy planet and now it’s all screwed up Cosmic forces, save this Planet from extinction! Business trip has become simply unbearable.  Hailing the Cosmic Force: please save my hide –  They’ve had a healthy planet and now it’s all screwed up.