Lost Face | Australia-Canada | 2016 | 14’
Director: Sean Meehan
Writer: JACK LONDON (short story), SEAN MEEHAN (adaptation)
Cinematographer: SEAN MEEHAN
Ket Cast: Martin Dubreuil, Gerald Auger, Morris Birdyellowhead
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.
The Taste of Love | China | 2018 | 24’
Director: Jinwu HE
Writers: Tao ZHENG, Xiangxin LI
Producer: Min ZHANG
Key Cast: Luqi PENG, Yinzhang ZHU
Synopsis: The Taste of Love tells a story about the male lead, Jianjun played by Yingzhang Zhu. He came from an unprivileged family, making a living by selling crispy ducks, but he was longing to change his fate. Yinhe, the female lead played by Luqi Peng, went to Guizhou with her parents when she was 20. She gradually fell in love with Jianjun, the country boy, whom she found simple, authentic and unpretentious, and she wanted to be with him.
TOMASITO (Tommy) | Spain | 2017 | 12’
Writer: SERGIO SARRIÓN
Directors: IGNACIO F.RODÓ,SERGIO ARRÓSPIDE
Cinematographer: LAURA CACCIA
Synopsis: Firing someone is an easy task. Unless that person has been in the company for 12 years, has a flawless CV and his name is Tommy.
BEST LEADING ACTOR
Teed-Off! | Canada | 2018 | 9’
Actor: Dizzy Daniels
Director: Dizzy Daniels
Writers: Dizzy Daniels
Producers: Dizzy Daniels
Key Cast: Dizzy Daniels, Caroline Therrien, Mario, Mario Simon Fortin Gauthier
Synopsis: Our hero spends the day playing golf, but has to contend with pesky newspapers and getting his ball stuck in mud. Later on, he proposes to the girl of his dreams – but loses her to her irate boyfriend.
BEST LEADING ACTRESS
2028 | Finland | 2018 | 21’
Actress: Alexandra Mangs
Director: Petter Sandelin
Synopsis: 2028 is a dystopian short film that plays out in Ostrobothnia, Finland in the year 2028. The world is has undergone a catastrophe due to pollution and war and the survivors after the upheaval are no longer able to live on the outside. There is an elite that rules over the survivors and society. This elite wants to create a better world and raise a new humankind that won’t destroy the Earth, but their methods are questionable. The survivors are imprisoned by the elite, working and living together in pairs. They are held isolated from others, closely monitored and are expected to work for the greater good of society and the women are artificially impregnated to bear children for the new world. They are trapped in a daily routine of performing meaningless chores and giving birth to children that they will never see again.
UMAN | Russian Federation | 2018 | 16’
Director of Photography: Nikolay Orlov
Director: Elena Ryabtseva
Writer: Elena Ryabtseva, Friederike Brin
Producers: Elena Ryabtseva, Alexey A. Petrukhin
Synopsis: A folklore student arrives in a remote village, but the only informant there refuses to help. Eventually, they discover their life stories are peculiarly complementary.
Characters | United Kingdom | 2018 | 11’
Director: Sir Franz Pagot, Rizwan Wadan
Editor: Rachel Durance
Writers: Ashley Chin, Rizwan Wadan
Producers: Rizwan Wadan
Ket Cast: David Schaal, Aaron Taylor
Synopsis: Our first short film, shot in London, looks into the characters that make up this wonderful city and how importantly judging someone by their appearance defines us more than it defines them. It centres on how our true characters ultimately shine through and breakdown the prejudices and racial barriers that we often put up around us.
RIP | Spain | 2017 | 16’
Directors:CAYE CASAS,ALBERT PINTÓ
Writers: ALBERT PINTÓ & CAYE CASAS
Cinematographer: ANDREU ADAM RUBIRALTA
Producers: NORBERT LLARÀS
Ket Cast: ITZIAR CASTRO, JOSEP MARIA RIERA, CARME SANSA
Synopsis: In a small forsaken village, a woman prepares the funeral of her husband with utmost care. She wants everything to go according to plan, since for her it is very important to give a good impression to the guests.
M.A.M.O.N – Monitor against mexicans over nationwide | Mexico – Uruguay | 2016 | 5’
Writer: Ale Damiani, Santi Vecino, Juan Andrés Fontán, Javi Cruzado & Enrique Codesio
Cinematographer: Diego Rosenblatt
Editing: Mathías Chumino
Animation/vfx: Marcelo Torterolo, Javier Torterolo, Edgardo Fernandez, Ale Damiani, Pablo Torterolo, Camilo Veliovich, Fabio Santini, Pablo Torterolo
Key cast: Guillermo Villegas, Ernesto Álvarez, Hector Villalobos, Ernesto Álvarez,
Synopsis: While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens. Latinos start falling from the sky to the desert, on the Mexico – US border, divided by an enormous wall. An hilarious war breaks between a Trump-like mecha robot and several stereotypical Mexican Latinos.
ETERNITY | Ukraine | 2018 | 24’
Director: Anna Sobolevksa
Writers: Anna Sobolevska, Alina Semeryakova
Producers: Vladimir Yatsenko, Anna Sobolevska
Synopsis: Once upon a time in the nearest future humanity overcome the death by digitizing the human’s souls. So, we will be granted with Eternity. But what happened if Eternity faced with Love?
BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR
Spring afterwards | China | 2018 | 26’
Director: Gang Wong
Writer: Gang Wong
Producer: Yuxin Zhang
Key Cast: Guowen Tang, Wanshan Ma, Yongxian Luo
Synopsis: March is the rainy season of Guangzhou. The warm and rainy weather often comes with high humidity, which brings an unpleasant sticky feeling. The Luo family, who live in the old neighborhood, are busy preparing for the upcoming wedding. Wen, the son is a young writer who has published books and won some awards before. After ending a relationship, he remains unemployed and is writing at home for half a year. Unwilling to move on to the future, he often goes to bars, drinking alone and thinking about the past. His elder sister, Shan, who has got divorced, is taking care of her son alone, and she feels nervous but determined towards her second marriage. The father, whose wife died many years ago, brought up Wen and Shan by himself. Before the wedding, the Luo family, staying together, are giving support and encouragement to each other. It rains heavily in the Guangzhou at the night before the wedding. The bride and her family are waiting at home for the coming of the groom and his team till dawn. At this time before Shan leaves home, every one of this family has his own concerns in mind.
BEST CHILDREN SHORT FILM
Candra-Sasa (Moon-Rabbit) | India | 2018 | 6’
Director: Navodit Mandal
Writer: Navodit Mandal
Producers: IDC, School of Design, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
Key Cast: Rashi Gupta, Rahul Sharma, Prabhat Negi, Nikhil Singh, Navodit Mandal Synopsis: The Jataka Tales were written for mankind to gain knowledge and morality.So after going through so many Jataka Tales and I took the tale of “Hare on the Moon”. It is the story when Buddha, in a previous life, was born as a Rabbit; and lived in a jungle with three friends a jackal, a monkey and an otter. They all resolved to practice alms giving on the day of the Full moon(Upostha), believing a demonstration of great virtue. I have taken the essences of the story which are Compassion, Self Sacrifice, Goodness of giving alms and treating everyone with same respect and honor. This short animation film is a humble effort to evoke these feelings of being a good being.
SELFIES | Switzerland | 2018 | 4’
Director: Claudius Gentinetta
Writer: Claudius Gentinetta
Producer: Claudius Gentinetta
Key Cast: Peter Bräker, Cécile Brun, Arzu Saglam
Synopsis: SELFIES is a fireworks display of grinning people who lose themselves in the abysses of human existence. A selfie race around the world.
Pas à Pas | France | 2018 | 28’
Director: Lachaud Marie Synopsis: Step by step is a film that immerses itself in a team of young Marseillais tightrope walkers, the highliners of the country, to understand at best what is teeming behind their passion. They dream of flying and this strap is placed as their personal freedom, and their present life .
Explore Poland – a Hyperlapse Journey | Poland | 2018 | 6’
Director: Tomasz Walczak
Synopsis: A hyperlapse journey.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Up in the Sky | Spain | 2018 | 5’
Directors: Sami Natsheh, Arly Jones
Synopsis: With a mixed technique of real image and 2D animation, it’s a small story of hope.
BEST MINI SHORT
Sex With Los Ángeles | United States | 2018 | 1’
Director: Jack Ironstone
Synopsis: I consider:surrender:embrace:accept that I stand on Tongva Land. Thank you.
BEST MOBILE PHONE SHORT
Connection | Russian Federation | 2018 | 4’
Director: Pavel Goncharov
Synopsis: What connects all people, phone, random circumstances, or fate?
The Carpark | Singapore | 2018 | 8’
Director: Nor Hisham
Writer: Nor Hisham
Producers: Nor Hisham, Lim Li Yin
Key Cast: Firdaus Sani, Lim Li Yin, Tia Andrea Guttensohn, Nor Hisham
Synopsis: A troubled man in search of the truth, inevitably resorts to lying to his wife.