SHORT FILMS 2022

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On a regular basis, we will be adding the names of the selected films. Our slate of feature and short films, represent the politically, culturally and socially relevant films from many and different storytellers and they coming from all over the world.

Note: The nominations of the selected films will be reveal  from Dec 13 2021. Thank You!

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Title: THE FIXER
Runtime: 16:07 min
Country: USA
Director: Michael Schilf
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Cinematography + Best Actress (Veronica Diaz Carranza)
Synopsis: THE FIXER is a crime, action, drama about an extorted Mafia enforcer who must partner with the femme fatale hired gun who murdered his wife in order to save his daughter and liberate himself from a sadistic Los Angeles crime boss.

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Title: The Round Triangle
Runtime: 36:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Ricard Mamblona
Nominated: Best Documentary Short Film
Synopsis: Àngel is 54 years old and has suffered from kidney disease since he was 26. Because of his family history, his clinical prognosis seems clear: dialysis and kidney transplantation.

Montse is 58 years old and her main goal is to live life to the full with the people she holds dear. For this reason she will perform the greatest act of love a person can do.

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Title: Endless River
Runtime: 14:55 min
Country: Italy
Director: Edoardo Pera
Nominated: Best European Short Film
Synopsis: Somewhere, a war. Three soldiers walk along a river. They have lost contact with the platoon and they try to reach them. They talk about their life, they dream of going back home but the danger is still around them: death and life are so close...

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Title: THE BELLRINGER
Runtime: 7:47 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Cindy Stenberg
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Editing
Synopsis: In an attempt to solve her writer’s block, a young woman visits the old Church Town seeking inspiration, but something evil haunts the grounds...

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Title: Together
Runtime: 6:28 min
Country: Iraq - Kurdistan
Director: Shakhawan Kakamam
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Shakhawan Kakamam)
Synopsis: Part of the aim of this short film is to depict the coexistence between the different cultures in Iraqi Kurdistan that have been preserved, during a time when all of them in Iraqi Kurdistan, by this coexistence, were able to face terror and stand against it; all struggling together to uphold a strong Iraqi Kurdistan in a peace way

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Title: Strangers In The Night
Runtime: 11:49 min
Country: Ireland
Director: Tim Hanan
Nominated: Best European Short Film + Best Actress (Valeria Bandino) + Best Screenplay + Best Score
Synopsis: Strangers In The Night is about Sylvia, who shows up at a hotel room hoping to catch her husband with another woman, only to run into Dave, who is there to catch his girlfriend with another man.

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Title: A way for Tomás
Runtime: 28:21 min
Country: Colombia
Director: Andrés Ricaurte & Martín Agudelo Ramírez
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Andrés Ricaurte & Martín Agudelo Ramírez) + Best Screenplay
Synopsis: Tomás, desperate, knocks insistently on the door of a lonely house. Nobody opens it. When he leaves the place, he sees some bushes moving and goes into a wooded path. Along the way, from his memories, he faces several episodes of fear in his life until he reaches the exit of the path, which takes him back to the door of the house. Tomás enters and talks with a woman (who represents death), at which point he decides to face his fears.

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Title: Hatshepsut
Runtime: 25:27 min
Country: USA
Director: Sonia Machado Hines
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Sonia Machado Hines) + Best Actress (Kelsey Scott) + Best Cinematography + Best Screenplay
Synopsis: To bring Egypt into a Golden Age, Pharaoh Hatshepsut, a woman, publicly appeared, and fought as a man - but loved as a woman. A true tale of love and courage despite everything.

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Title: MAN ON THE MOON
Runtime: 7:21 min
Country: Australia
Director: Sean Conway, Oliver Jackson
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: Patrolling Earth from the moon is the cushiest job an Alien can get, but when an incident turns Earth’s timeline on its head. All they can do now is watch and hope they don’t get fired!

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Title: If You Can Walk, You Can Dance
Runtime: 4:11 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Moira Rowan
Nominated: Best Music Video
Synopsis: Elsa Perez, a brilliant choreographer, teacher and dancer aged 85, returns to the country of her birth, with all it's memories of oppression and denied opportunities for her, but it's a journey of self discovery - This music video shows Elsa dancing with the teenage Riel Dancers who although very impoverished, show that dancing can transcend all age groups -

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Title: A Journey to the Moon
Runtime: 2:30 min
Country: USA
Director: Jack Getschman
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: Two little mice build a cardboard rocketship to go to the moon. Why you ask? Well for the cheese of course! However, they are captured by Moon Men and must work together to escape. It's a light hearted and fun filled animated adventure!

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Title: Doffice
Runtime: 20:00 min
Country: Belgium
Director: Leclercq David
Nominated: Best European Short Film + Best Editing
Synopsis: An old guy works into the same office, everyday. But one day, a young colleague arrives and puts his world upside down.

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Title: MID EARTH EXPRESS
Runtime: 30:00 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Andrea Lennartsson & Isolde Berkquist
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film
Synopsis: The world has entered a new period of Challenges— The coronavirus has put the world on a involuntarily pause. As that wasn’t enough! The winter darkness in Sweden make us feel “We don’t know if it’s night or day, what’s up or down, It just feels like the longest day ever!”.

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Title: LAMM
Runtime: 12:43 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Pollyanna Popermajer
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film + Best Student Short Film
Synopsis: When Linda gets a phone call about her little brother, their relationship is changed forever. What happens when we have to choose between those we love, and what we believe is right?

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Title: The Happy Loner
Runtime: 11:13 min
Country: Denmark
Director: Morten Løvstrøm Olsen
Nominated: Best European Short Film
Synopsis:
Niels is the only one at the office during a lengthy lockdown. Without any prior warning his colleagues return. Niels, being miss the time alone, and he will do anything in his power to get rid of his colleagues.

This is at short film about how delusions and isolating affect people, and about a reporting society that is out of control.

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Title: Move
Runtime: 10:40 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Love Österström
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film + Best Director (Love Österström)
Synopsis:
Emma moves to a new city but an unexpected visit turns her world upside down.

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Title: All Along
Runtime: 3:23 min
Country: USA
Director: Idris Vicuña
Nominated: Best Music Video
Synopsis: CAL has an adventure with an unlikely companion.

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Title: Cinema Solo
Runtime: 10:40 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Akiko Ahlstrand, Amanda Almgren & Embla Berndtsson Tordal
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film + Best Student Short Film
Synopsis: When the local cinema is under the threat of closing, the cinema projectionist Ella is determined to try and save it. Meanwhile, film lover Lou tries to save her relationship by taking her uninvolved boyfriend on a movie date.

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Title: That Was Delicious
Runtime: 4:27 min
Country: USA
Director: Nela Wagman
Nominated: Best Student Short Film
Synopsis: A woman in a picture- perfect marriage fails to make meaningful contact with her husband, even as they share the mundane details of everyday life. Her rage and frustration build into a cacophony of conflict, repression and longing.

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Title: Violet
Runtime: 11:15 min
Country: Germany
Director: Nadine Asfour
Nominated: Best LGBTQ Short Film + Best Score (Lukas Lindner)
Synopsis: A young art student finds herself struggling with her sexual identity. As she tries to process her feelings in a painting, she's transported into her canvas where she's forced to face her fear.

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Title: Get Through The Day
Runtime: 7:41 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Reza Tavakoli
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film + Best Director (Reza Tavakoli) + Best Actor (Petrus Özer)
Synopsis: Reza Tavakoli's GET THROUGH THE DAY is a short film about a man (played by Petrus Özer) that is at the edge of his life. Constant attempts of solving his issues have taken him further down into the darkness and closer to his demons.
He has to make a decision that will change his life forever.

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Title: Vaadal
Runtime: 13:04 min
Country: India
Director: Arjun Singh
Nominated:  Best LGBTQ Short Film + Best Editing + Best Screenplay
Synopsis: Lattu’s life is stuck when he is asked to marry a girl and quit ‘Launda Naach’. He feels Crushed when asked to do same by elders in his family as he is Gay and Comfortable in his own skin. Lattu’s stand for Self-love and his demand of open relationship with his dance group bisexual manager brings the turmoil in his life in a day!!
Lattu’s final decision to stay in the same place and surrender to the society living a normal life opening a grocery store and keep his relationship hidden from society OR live his life on his own terms is question he has to resolve himself.

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Title: Eve
Runtime: 13:04 min
Country: USA
Director: Joe Solomon
Nominated: Best European Short Film
Synopsis: This is a comedy drama of a young woman who has just got married to her long term boyfriend and now has doubts. She acknowledges she has been repressing her sexual attraction for women for some time, but that these feelings are genuine. Especially relevant at this moment, after kissing the groom’s sister, Olivia, an out and confident lesbian, at the hen party the night before.

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Title: Damn Right + Apologize
Runtime: 07:42 min
Country: USA
Director: Amber Ford
Nominated: Best Music Video
Synopsis: This LGBTQ+ music video tells the story about two guys that meet during a speed dating event. While we see the connection is there, and very sexy, the trust is broken on multiple levels.

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Title: On / Off
Runtime: 07:00 min
Country: Argentina
Director: Nicolas P. Villarreal
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.

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Title: Evan, a survivor's story
Runtime: 18:50 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi
Nominated: Best Documentary Short Film
Synopsis: Evan, A Survivor's Story (Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi) is a documentary about a Kurdish journalist whose work filming and reporting on ISIS leads to threats to his life. He flees to the safety of Europe. The film reflects his struggle to learn English and not to lose hope despite the absurdities of the immigration system. This is a story of courage, love and survival, a story of Kurds everywhere and immigrants around the world.

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Title: Land of the Haunted Dolls
Runtime: 18:23 min
Country: USA
Director: Susan Lien Whigham
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Experimental Short Film
Synopsis: FBI special agent Rochelle Roy must confront skepticism and familial tensions when four human trafficking victims claim to be the reincarnated souls of four women who died during the Salem witch trials

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Title: Last Christmas Wish
Runtime: 3:14 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Albin Glasell & Emil Carlsson
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Synopsis: A romantic Christmas dinner for two turns into a bloody mess when an especially naughty Santa comes to town.

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Title: Oyun's Quest: Prologue
Runtime: 13:40 min
Country: New Zealand
Director: Jeasy Sehgal
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: Azmur, a young shamanic warrior, on a journey of self-discovery; torn by the visions of the past, is compelled to face a formidable enemy; to free it from the clutches of a cursed existence, resulting in the uncovering of past secrets.

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Title: Samma Mynt - (Same Coin)
Runtime: 18:50 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Gustav Erik Harry Wärn
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film
Synopsis: An ex-couple meets up in a café 6 months after their break-up, in an attempt to be friends, but with so many hidden emotions and expectations involved, this proves harder than expected.

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Title: Outside In
Runtime: 18:50 min
Country: USA
Director: Mark O'Toole
Nominated: Best Documentary Short Film
Synopsis: A city of eight million crushed by a pandemic finds hope in an immigrant family’s perspective during the worst of the COVID shutdown.
An immigrant recounts how he and his family survived during NYC’s historic pandemic shutdown during the spring of 2020 when 8 + million people disappeared from its streets. A personal diary of a unique and eerily empty & haunting metropolis captured while running through city streets, embalmed in a state of suspended animation.

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Title: Spectrum
Runtime: 7:01 min
Country: Colombia
Director: Jhon Jatenjor
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Synopsis: Priest Jake Trius and his practitioner attempt to purify a church that is being inhabited by a Yūrei (Japanese Evil Spirit).

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Title: Gym Shorts
Runtime: 18:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Erick Szot
Nominated: Best Web Series
Synopsis: A comedy about the quirks of gym life. Kevin, a recent divorcee, seeks a change and heads to his local gym. There he meets Chad the trainer and a whole host of colorful relatable characters. Kevin is forced into this world he doesn't understand yet and doesn't quite fit in with.

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Title: Daddydelphia
Runtime: 30:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Harold Eric
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: Five twenty-somethings become lost while on a road trip to a weekend getaway due to their navigator’s alcohol-fueled gross negligence. As a result, they are no longer destined for sunshine and pool time. Rather, they are relegated to life in a small, peculiar town filled with inhabitants who hold mysterious beliefs, strange traditions, and a determination to burn them at the stake.

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Title: Breaking
Runtime: 4:42 min
Country: USA
Director: Alex Linares, Flora Cheng
Nominated: Best Music Video
Synopsis: I find the most calming place to be is underwater... "BREAKING" is inspired by the feeling of being free... free from all the burdens, from all the emotional turmoil, free from everything that's weighing you down.

Title: Storage
Runtime: 14:30 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Adam Cronstedt
Nominated: Best Student Short Film
Synopsis: During a technical error in one of Sweden's newest digitalized suicide prevention facilities, two patients who've been in isolation meet for the first time. When they see each other a second time they start to think it's not a coincidence they are meeting and start to conspire if they ever were sick.

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Title: It's just Me
Runtime: 18:34 min
Country: USA
Director: Jared Moossy
Nominated: Best LGBT Short Film
Synopsis: It's Just Me is a portrait of Allie Cole, a Black transgender woman who sits on all the fault lines of all of America's concerns about gender and class, just by being her authentic self. She negotiates the demands of activism, her fledgling non-profit, her parents and finding love.

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Title: Solo
Runtime: 8:18 min
Country: Italy
Director: Matteo Novelli
Nominated: Best European Short Film + Best Experimental Short Film
Synopsis: The journey of a mind when it is isolated in a body. Sounds and noises, mixed with an alone soul. The perception is to have no way out from this state of mind, because sometimes not everything depends just by willpower. Emotional fragility cannot be easily judged.

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Title: Being A Dog
Runtime: 8:03 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Felix Swahn
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: Tim is longing for love.
He’s a lonely human being who struggles with exclusion every day. Every time Tim feels different than others he transforms into a french bulldog.
Ginger makes Tim feel human. Ginger is an old friend of Tim`s whom he was in love with, unrequited love. Tim collides with Ginger in the street, they talk and become friends again.
After meeting Ginger Tim becomes a dog again. This time he chooses to enjoy being a dog and sees all the possibilities of a dog`s life. It’s good to be a human being but it’s good being a dog sometimes too.

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Title: Behind the glass
Runtime: 5:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Pedro de la Llave
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis:Mario thinks he is in control. He thinks he knows what he is doing, and he looks down to the people on the other side of the glass, but what Mario doesn't know is that the glass itself is not on his side.

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Title: Shots in the Dark
Runtime: 9:25 min
Country: USA
Director: Andrew Ishak
Nominated: Best Documentary Short Film
Synopsis: The Inside Story of the World's Most Popular Only-at-Night Campus Disc Golf Course

A group of friends leave a fun legacy at their alma mater by creating a not-so-secret, only-at-night disc golf course on campus that is still being played by students and alumni almost two decades later.

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Title: Lexi Zarra The Adventures Begin
Runtime: 6:21 min
Country: Cyprus
Director: Tamia Dow & Takis Iakovou
Nominated: Best European Short Film
Synopsis: Lexi Zarra is an American woman who discovers she is not who she thought she was. This is the pilot of a mystery adventure film series.

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Title: Not suitable for children
Runtime: 6:22 min
Country: Spain
Director: Daniel Noblom
Nominated: Best European Short Film
Synopsis:A sad kid whose favourite toy has been broken by someone, or a man who wants vengeance for the brutal murder of an old friend? Everything depends on the point of view...

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Title: My Fragile Hands

Runtime: 13:47 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Willy Fermelin
Nominated: Best Student Short Film
Synopsis: Unemployed Arash wants to land a job but it´s tougher than he thinks. When he gets thrown into an odd project with only a red hoodie to keep himself warm, he start to question what he has got himself into.

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Title: Emergency
Runtime: 13:55 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Viktor Lundin
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film + Best Student Short Film
Synopsis: Albin must drive his best friend Gabriel to the the emergency clinic. As he's driving we get to see episodes from their friendship.

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Title: Still Life
Runtime: 10:46 min
Country: USA
Director: Maria Fe Picar
Nominated: Best Experimental Short Film
Synopsis: A woman has a great relationship with her father, but not her mother. Her mother doesn't like the fact she's a photographer. Her father has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and mother and daughter are faced with dealing with each other.

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Title: 54 YEARS LATE
Runtime: 31:39 min
Country: USA
Director: Michele Wright, Ph.D.
Nominated: Best Documentary Short Film
Synopsis: “54 YEARS LATE” is a short film that tells the gut-wrenching true-life story of Terry Gene Wright, a 58-year-old African American man who was not diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) until the age of 54 despite being seen by an array of healthcare practitioners, enduring countless hospitalizations and surgeries, and having all the classic symptoms of CF - a progressive and genetic disease that’s often perceived to affect only the Caucasian population. Written and directed by Michele Wright, Ph.D., and produced by Butterbean Productions, this movie emotionally depicts Terry’s roughly 5 ½-decade painful and surreal journey from childhood to adulthood to finally being diagnosed with CF “54 YEARS LATE”!

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Title: The Cut
Runtime: 15:59 min
Country: Germany
Director: Jannik Büddig
Nominated: Best European Short Film
Synopsis: The Cut is a classic thriller which tells the story of a mentally ill woman (Marie) who is struggling with obsessional jealousy.

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Title: Gungfly
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Olof Berghe
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Synopsis: ”The bog is host to millions of species. The human is one of them.”

Two boys are camping in the forest when they notice something white on the other side of the lake. The next morning one of the boys is missing and the other boy sets off to find him. The path leads him to an old, abandoned house, and when he enters strange things starts to happen.

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Title: Timmer
Runtime: 14:59 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Viktor Alsbjer
Nominated: Best Student Short Film + Best European Short Film
Synopsis: Two people, plagued with memory loss, find that they're stuck with each other in a cabin amongst the timber of a forest.

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Title: Wither
Runtime: 3:20 min
Country: Australia
Director: Nicolette Axiak
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: While enduring a loss, the inundating sympathy flowers echo a young woman's emotional passage.

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Title: Blodughadda
Runtime: 4:15 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Annika Forslund Rimbléus
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Actress (Annika Forslund Rimbléus )
Synopsis: Always be aware and on your guard when walking through the forest wetlands...

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Title: ULVEN
Runtime: 3:27 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Albin Glasell & Erik Engbo
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Editing
Synopsis: A drunk city boy missed the last bus ride home at night and decided it was a good idea to take a shortcut through the dark, dense woods of Torup, Sweden.
It was not a good idea.

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Title: BLUNDA
Runtime: 9:02 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Fredrik Hellqvist
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Cinematography + Best Director (Fredrik Hellqvist)
Synopsis: Blunda (in english "close your eyes") is a short horror film about sleep terror; A professor in clinical neuroscience has finally detected the cause of the sleeping disorder, and the result turns out to be quite unpleasant.

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Title: Chimera
Runtime: 15:50 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Lucas Mass
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film + Best European Short Film
Synopsis: A woman throws her life away on the promise of divine glory in the next.

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Title: Close To The Egde
Runtime: 30:00 min
Country: Germany
Director: Arne Duppler
Nominated: Best European Short Film + Best Director (Arne Duppler)
Synopsis: Homeless Bianca surprises Wolfgang as he attempts to end his life by jumping off a big-city roof. She effortlessly distracts him and manages to gain access to Wolfgang’s apartment and life. Over the course of a few hours the unlikely pair starts to form an amicable bond, which is to be jeopardized as Bianca’s initial plan dawns to unfold.

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Title: Are you Amir Shah? SEASON 2 EPISODE 4
Runtime: 40:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Amir Shah
Nominated: Best Web Series + Best Experimental Short Film
Synopsis: Saeed delves deeper into the dark and uncanny world of mega Texas beer commercial producer Amir Shah.

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Title: Waiting for Changes
Runtime: 10:48 min
Country: Germany
Director: Maximilian Breckwoldt, Aleftina Karasyova
Nominated: Best Experimental Short Film
Synopsis: The short-fashion-film Waiting for Changes reflects on a youth that is trapped in momentary paralysis, but eager to explore the possibilities of a new tomorrow through different modes of staging and performance.

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Title: Silenced
Runtime: 32:00 min
Country: Australia
Director: David T. Cowell
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Drama Short Film
Synopsis: In an attempt to reconnect after the loss of their child, Harry takes Kim away for a weekend of healing. Suffering through isolation on many different levels compounded by Kim's mental state the couple realise that their problems have only just begun.

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Title: Moonlight
Runtime: 3:27 min
Country: USA
Director: Leonardo Martinez & Amber Ford
Nominated: Best Music Video
Synopsis: A MUSIC VIDEO THAT LETS YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD. FREE YOUR MIND, HAVE FUN, AND DANCE IN THE MOONLIGHT

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Title: 75 Cents
Runtime: 8:56 min
Country: USA
Director: Safi Jafri
Nominated: Best LGBTQ Short Film
Synopsis: The midnight bus greets a Boy just trying to catch some sleep, but the Man who boards after has more intimate ideas in mind... plus tip.

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Title: Run. Hide. Pray.
Runtime: 8:58 min
Country: USA
Director: Liz Lugo
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Synopsis: A year after an ominous game turned deadly for her best friend, a college student finds herself struggling to elude a killer who’s playing the game over again.

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Title: Perfect Ten
Runtime: 15:43 min
Country: USA
Director: Felicia Mead
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Synopsis: This short horror with have you on the edge of your seat. Donna and Tony are two high class escort’s with one thing on their mind and that’s money. Tony and Donna spots out a wealthy guy name Oscar a mature man who’s a wealthy doctor with an obsession for perfection.

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Title: Bitch, Popcorn & Blood
Runtime: 15:59 min
Country: France
Director: Fabio Soares
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Score + Best Cinematography
Synopsis: At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is goingto turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar.

A mix of onirism, violence and dark humor, Bitch, Popcorn & Blood is simply the weapon that everyone has dreamt of being one day.

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Title: Ruth & Nick: A Confectionery Tale
Runtime: 6:21 min
Country: USA
Director: Carter Rostron
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: This stop-motion animated short tells the bittersweet story of Nick, a piece of candy who falls in love with a girl who seems out of reach. This film was made by 15-year-old Carter Rostron of Kansas City, using cardboard, construction paper, and a bunch of candy.

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Title: Monkey Business (Swedish version)
Runtime: 6:16 min
Country: Belgium
Director: Jan Beyen
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: a fable with monkeys representing humans: a bad ape causes quarrels between two other tribes in order to obtain their fruit, but the other monkeys see through his plan, forgive him and teach him how to grow fruit.

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Title: Painting By Numbers
Runtime: 4:23 min
Country: Australia
Director: Radheya Jegatheva
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: When we look at great art, do we realise it is looking back? With eyes that see more clearly than we do?

In a mysterious gallery imbued with strange life, shadows of the past and unresolved futures collide when a child's vision peels away the layers of what we call 'reality'...join a journey through the masterpieces you thought you knew as their hidden souls are finally given a voice.

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Title: Brutto da Morire (Ugly as fuck)
Runtime: 9:53 min
Country: Italy
Director: Valerio Chicca
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Synopsis: Franco is ugly because he thinks he is.
He masks a complicated and dangerous rage towards women. The lack of any type of contact with the opposite sex has brought Franco to exasperation, to the ledge of the roof of his building.
Failing in his attempted suicide forces him to grab life by the horns.

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Title: The Shift
Runtime: 7:09 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Johan Samuelsson
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: Many years ago tech giants lost control of AI robotic technology.
By kidnapping and monitoring newborns, the Ai robots are now trying to master the one thing they have yet to understand…

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Title: 4
Runtime: 11:47 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Mariana Palacios, Adrián del Arroyo
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film + Best Music Video
Synopsis: 4 is an experimental short film featuring music & dance that brings the audience to a research space to identify the source of balance and proportions in the combined art forms. Two pianists and two dancers travel together in a retro-futuristic quest for knowledge through pulse and rhythm, creating a progressive and hypnotic piece, and placing the piano as a common operating table for their interaction. The music features extended piano techniques in an intense, minimalist score.

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Title: INVINCIBLE
Runtime: 2:22 min
Country: USA
Director: Ekaterina Behor
Nominated: Best Music Video
Synopsis: A girl finds herself after facing her fear while expressing herself in dance

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Title: Hitmen
Runtime: 9:01 min
Country: Australia
Director: Kurt McGowan
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Synopsis: Two desperate men find themselves in a life or death situation after stealing from the wrong people. A hitman waits for their return home.

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Title: Losing Grace
Runtime: 18:53 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Athena Mandis
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Drama Short Film + Best Actress (Liz Farahadi) + Best Cinematography
Synopsis: A mother forced to flee from her abusive partner with her daughter finds short-lived refuge, until she is unwittingly tracked down, with dire consequences.

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Title: Memento mori
Runtime: 19:41 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Oliver S. Drake
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film
Synopsis: Johanna is studying the final year at art school. As a degree project, she's going to make a documentary about death anxiety. When she realizes that her boyfriend Sebastian has never felt anguish of death, she decides to make a documentary about his non-existent anguish of death, which eventually becomes highly existing.

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Title: 72 Hours
Runtime: 18:16 min
Country: Mexico
Director: Christian Durán
Nominated: Best Drama Short Film + Best International Short Film + Best Actor (Israel Almanza)
Synopsis: Jesus is accused of murder, he has 72 hours to prove his innocence. Rosario mother of Jesus is willing to sacrifice what little she has to avoid going to jail. Before the trial, Jesus confesses the truth to his mother. Now Rosario has to decide between saving her son or declaring the truth.

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Title: Catching Feelings
Runtime: 0:51 sec
Country: Sweden
Director: Caroline Leuhusen
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film + Best Music Video
Synopsis: This short dance film experiments with different notions of femininity; strength, power and confidence coming from the movements in Jamaican female dancehall, together with the crisp vulnerability and softness from the Swedish raw nature.

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Title: Songbird
Runtime: 16:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Helen Baldwin
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Synopsis: When Raymond, a troubled musician, discovers a "magic camera," he uses it as a weapon to dominate and control women. After their initial response of fear and terror, the women work together to find their voices and reclaim their power.

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Title: The Third Animal Image of God
Runtime: 7:05 min
Country: Italy
Director: Andrea Leonessa
Nominated: Best Experimental Short Film
Synopsis: A digital Zoroaster descends from the mountain and meets the image of himself, the sun, and the world.

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Title: Honor
Runtime: 5:20 min
Country: Italy
Director: Lorenzo Scalzo
Nominated: Best Drama Short Film
Synopsis: A young samurai goes in search of a Ronin to challenge him to a duel and prove his worth.

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Title: The Inverted Woman
Runtime: 18:53 min
Country: Spain
Director: Santi Planet
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Synopsis: Ana had the perfect husband, the perfect children and the perfect friend. But she needed to turn her life around and turned everything inside out.

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Title: Tainted Fruit
Runtime: 9:45 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Marq Persson
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: It’s about a character who wakes up from his nightmare, which later becomes verified an early morning when he enjoys his breakfast in peace and quiet.

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Title: Quello che resta
Runtime: 14:18 min
Country: Italy
Director: Giuseppe Laghezza
Nominated: Best Drama Short Film
Synopsis: With an handwritten letter, the protagonist of this short movie will tell us his love story with Elisa, constantly split between the power of their passion and his morals, which will never let them live their life at its fullest.

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Title: If We Have Time
Runtime: 37:38 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Marcus Martinson
Nominated: Best Swedish Short Film + Best Drama Short Film + Best Actress (Sol Adawi)
Synopsis: t is about a guy (Bo Helios) who dreams of being a musician and a girl (Alice) who is working as a waitress on her summer vacation at the swedish west coast. They both meet in the beginning of summer through their friends. They have an amazing summer together but Bo´s ex girlfriend want him back and at the end of the summer she makes her move and Alice sees this, and since it is the end of the summer she chooses not to stay but to leave the island and go back to Stockholm.

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Title: NEVER AGAIN
Runtime: 12:40 min
Country: Italy
Director: Alessandro Fiorucci
Nominated: Best Drama Short Film + Best Actor (Alessandro Fiorucci) + Best Score
Synopsis: Never Again " We are only one human race" this is the message told through a love story set in the Second World War (precisely in September 1943) during the raids in Rome, Italy. The power of love that overcomes every barrier.
an idea by: Alessandro Fiorucci

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Title: The Collector
Runtime: 11:33 min
Country: Switzerland
Director: Jack Martin
Nominated: Best Experimental Short Film
Synopsis: When all the resources of the world are finished, when life as we know it is no longer possible, a man, a collector, will look for a way to start living again, a new hope.

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Title: SEX TALK
Runtime: 1:57 min
Country: Spain
Director: Patricil Complex
Nominated: Best Experimental Short Film
Synopsis: The intimacy and sensuality intensify in a chat that's heating up towards the great final act.

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Title: The heritage of Martí
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Marcel Buisan
Nominated: Best LGBT Short Film
Synopsis: Rosa is a young girl who loses his father and has to live with his stepmother Isabel; as if she was a cinderella, from that moment on you they have a very tortuous relationship in their home. A relationship of love-hatred will be born between the two women, which, like two nations interaction, will have consequences that neither could anticipate, though inevitable.

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Title: THE AXE AND THE IRON
Runtime: 10:56 min
Country: USA
Director: Matthew Roseman
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Cinematography
Synopsis: In the midst of a global pandemic, four friends find themselves at the center of an existential crisis.

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Title: UV - A resistance story
Runtime: 4:34 min
Country: Italy
Director: Lorenzo Scalzo
Nominated: Best European Short Film + Best Score
Synopsis: A woman fights a desperate fight against a fascist regime in the name of freedom.

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Title: Anton
Runtime: 2:15 min
Country: USA
Director: Yen Jui Lu
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Synopsis: Drawing has always been my interest since I was a kid. Since I started memorizing things, having a pen in my hand gives me power to create a world of mine with happiness.
But, later on as I grew up, the expectations from my school and my parents have not always been supporting me to do something that is not getting me a higher score. Those pressures kept following me in my teenage years.

Title: La Relación Perfecta
Runtime: 7:10 min
Country: Spain
Director: Víctor Mallo
Nominated: Best European Short Film
Synopsis: Patri and Ricard are in a perfect relationship, but Patri believes that Ricard is hiding something from her.

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Title: FIFTY II
Runtime: 10:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Miguel Ramírez
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Synopsis: The confinement of three friends, Angela, Daniel and Alex together with an addiction turns into madness and ends in a bad outcome.

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