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BAFTA 2019 for Best Short Film (Documentary)

  • Director :
    Alex Lockwood
  • Cinematography : Oliver Walton
  • Music : Kevin Graham, Ben Winwood, Limitless
  • Sound : John Roddy
  • Editing : Alex Lockwood
  • Cast : Jay Wilde et Katja Wilde
  • Production : Lockwood Film - Alex Lockwood

A beef farmer battles with his conscience every time he takes his cows to slaughter. He knows he must make a change.

73 Cows is a short documentary about the journey and personal conflict of Jay Wilde, the first farmer in the UK to embark upon transitioning from beef farming to entirely organic plant based farming.

Swiss Film Award 2019 for Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Corina Schwingruber Ilic
  • Scénario : Corina Schwingruber Ilic
  • Cinematography : Nikola Ilic
  • Music : Heidi Happy
  • Sound : Robert Büchel
  • Editing : Corina Schwingruber Ilic
  • Production : Freihändler Filmproduktion GmbH - Stella Händler

Aquagym classes, joyful dinners and parties, swimming pool contest, the giants of the sea guarantee a dream cruise, all inclusive. On board, no time to be bored, entertainment is ensured 24 hours a day. No wonder these floating fortresses are getting more successful. A dip in the cheap opulence of mass tourism.

Goya 2019 for Best Short Fiction Film

  • Director :
    Carlota Pereda
  • Scénario : Carlota Pereda
  • Cinematography : Rita Noriega
  • Music : Agoraphobia
  • Sound : Edi Raimondo et Nacho Arenas
  • Editing : David Pelegrín
  • Cast : Laura Galán, Paco Hidalgo, Elisabet Casanovas, Sara Barroso, Mireia Vilapuig, Jorge Elorza
  • Production : IMVAL Madrid - Luis Angel Ramírez

Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in her village. Not even her childhood friend, Claudia, defends her when she's bullied at the local pool in front of an unknown man. Her clothes are stolen and Sara must get home wearing nothing but her bikini. The long walk home will mark the rest of her life...


WARNING ! Scenes, comments or images that may offend the sensitivity of the audience.

Canadian Screen Award 2019 for Best Live Action Short Drama

  • Director :
    Jérémy Comte
  • Scénario : Jérémy Comte
  • Cinematography : Olivier Gossot
  • Music : Brian D’Oliveira (La Hacienda)
  • Sound : Laurent Ouellette
  • Editing : Jérémy Comte
  • Cast : Félix Grenier, Alexandre Perreault, Louise Bombardier
  • Production : Achromatic Media Inc. - Evren Boisjoli

Set in an open-pit mining, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.A rivalry that can easily waver from the childish to the brutal, like a rite of passage, a learning of life. But one step too far and the game is not as harmless as expected.

Magritte 2019 for Best Short Fiction Film

  • Director :
    Nicolas Boucart
  • Scénario : Nicolas Boucart
  • Cinematography : Hichame Alaouié
  • Music : Manuel Roland
  • Sound : Arnaud Calvar, Sarah Gouret, Aline Gavroy
  • Editing : Matyas Veress et Ewin Ryckaert
  • Cast : Philippe Rebbot, Maxime Bessonov, Albert Chassagne
  • Production : Hélicotronc - Anthony Rey

On a tiny island encircled by steep cliffs, a unique house stands alone facing the sea. Obsessed by the dream that, one day, man may be able to fly just like a bird, an inventor experiments machines on this abandoned piece of land. For this man, only a pure, light and naive soul is capable of such a feat.

Recruited from the continent, 11-year-old Joseph seems to be the perfect candidate.

César 2019 for Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Rémi Allier
  • Scénario : Rémi Allier, Julien Guetta, Gilles Monnat
  • Cinematography : Kinan Massarani
  • Music : Léo Dupleix
  • Sound : Renaud Duguet
  • Editing : Nicolas Bier
  • Cast : Emile Moulron Lejeune, Jan Hammenecker, Steve Driesen, Sandrine Blancke
  • Production : Films Grand Huit - Pauline Seigland

Leo, a one-year-and-a-half baby, is the son of the director of an industrial plant. When employees find out that the factory is about to close, Bruno, a more radical worker, abducts Leo to negotiate…

In an economic and social context pushing to the limits, The Little Hands evokes, through the eyes and innoncence of a child, the perils of our capitalist society and its need for humanity.

AACTA 2018 for Best Short Animation

  • Director :
    Andrew Goldsmith
    Bradley Slabe
  • Scénario : Bradley Slabe
  • Cinematography : Gerald Thompson
  • Music : Adrian Sergovitch et Jonathan Dreyfus
  • Sound : Ryan Granger
  • Editing : Andrew Goldsmith et John Gavin
  • Cast : Samuel Lewis, Maria Angelico et Marc Gallagher
  • Production : Wabi Sabi Studios - Lucy Hayes

A clumsy dinosaur must unravel itself to save the love of its life.

When stop motion gives life to crochet stuffed animals, the sacrifice for the loved one makes perfect sense.

Oscar 2019 for Best Short Film (Live Action)

  • Director :
    Guy Nattiv
  • Scénario : Guy Nattiv et Sharon Maymon
  • Cinematography : Drew Daniels
  • Sound : Nati Taub
  • Editing : Yuval Orr
  • Cast : Jonathan Tucker, Danielle Macdonald, Ashley Thomas Troy, Robert Scott Bronny, Chavis Savannah, Francisco Idris, Zeus Campbell
  • Production : Jaime Ray Newman

After a day at the lake, spent on shooting with guns, Jeffrey, Christa and they son Troy make a stop at a supermarket on the road back home. A black man smiles at the boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.


WARNING ! Scenes, comments or images that may offend the sensitivity of the audience.

César 2019 for Best Animation (Short Film)

  • Director :
    Ayce Kartal
  • Scénario : Ayce Kartal
  • Cinematography : Ayce Kartal, Vaïana Gauthier, Jeanne Irzenski, Romain Vacher
  • Music : Tarık Aslan
  • Sound : Raphaël Seydoux
  • Editing : Jérôme Béraux
  • Cast : Zeynep Naz Daldal
  • Production : Les Valseurs - Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty

S., 8 years old, is a little Turkish girl with an overflowing imagination. She is keen on nature and animals. As she is in hospital, she is looking back on happy holidays in her grandparents’ village, but dark and terrifying memories emerge and, little by little, begin to make sense.

A story inspired by real events, depicting a stolen childhood.