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Swarna Kamal 2015 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Renu Savant
  • Scénario : Renu Savant
  • Cinematography : Riju Das
  • Music : Lukas Kranzelbinder
  • Sound : Chetas Desai, Hindole Chakraborty, Milind Bapat
  • Editing : Vijay Kalambar
  • Cast : Harshada Tamhankar, Lavina Namade, Vitthal Kale, Sanjay More Thakur
  • Production : Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Aaranyak strives to create the symbolic echoes in the story of two girls searching for their imaginary friend into the deep darkness of the industrial black hole - the water pipe. Intertwined with this, is an another story - a search for water in a dried up river by two migrant workers from the city. The film moves between the lyrical and the self-reflexive, ending in an ironic arrival into the real.

Goya 2016 for the Best Animated Short Film

  • Director :
    Daniel Martínez Lara
    Rafael Cano Méndez
  • Scénario : Daniel Martínez Lara et Rafael Cano Méndez
  • Cinematography : Rafael Cano Méndez
  • Music : Oscar Araujo
  • Sound : Aleix Vila Canela
  • Editing : Daniel Martínez Lara
  • Production : La Fiesta P.C - Nicolás Matji

In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. But...what is the correct path? 

A beautiful animation film that gives new colours to life.

Österreichischer Filmpreis 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Patrick Vollrath
  • Scénario : Patrick Vollrath
  • Cinematography : Sebastian Thaler
  • Music : Matthias Ermert, Nora Czamler
  • Sound : Patrick Vollrath
  • Editing : Patrick Vollrath
  • Cast : Julia Pointner, Patrick Vollrath
  • Production : Garde 11 - Patrick Vollrath
A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can‘t help feeling that something isn't right. So begins a fateful journey.

Ophir 2015 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Jonathan Dekel
  • Scénario : Jonathan Dekel
  • Cinematography : Saar Mizrahi
  • Music : Jonathan Dekel
  • Sound : Shahaf Wagshal
  • Editing : Noy Barak
  • Cast : Lea Gelfenstein, Jonathan Dekel
  • Production : Shaquaid Levi
An old tape reveals a practical joke that went terribly wrong. The revelation leads to an unexpected search – not only for the prankster, but for the filmmaker himself.

Amanda 2015 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Vibeke Heide
  • Scénario : Vibeke Heide, Marie Blokhus, Ester Grenersen
  • Cinematography : Marte Vold
  • Music : Anne Lise Frøkedal
  • Sound : Andreas Revheim
  • Editing : Karen Gravås
  • Cast : Marie Blokhus, Ester Grenersen
  • Production : Sentimeter Film - Vibeke Heide

Monika tries to revive the close relationship with her childhood friend Irene. A day-trip to an old German bunker reveals that the offenses of the past have not faded, and that the struggle for power between friends is not over.

A bittersweet film about the fragility of friendship.

Sophia 2015 for the Best Short Fiction Film

  • Director :
    Afonso Pimentel
  • Scénario : Afonso Pimentel
  • Cinematography : Afonso Pimentel
  • Music : Diogo Dias, Manuel Cruz et Ruca Lacerda
  • Sound : Carlos Mota, Sergio Costa
  • Editing : Afonso Pimentel
  • Cast : Miguel Borges, António Capelo, João Lagarto, Miguel Monteiro, Filomena Gigante, Angela Marques
  • Production : DFH - Manuel Vaz and Marta V. Lopes
A train driver, two school boys, a father and his son, a ticket inspector... Four stories criss-cross during a journey up the river Douro. Four memories of a region of rugged beauty.

AACTA 2016 for the Best Short Fiction Film

  • Director :
    Adam Elliot
  • Scénario : Adam Elliot
  • Cinematography : Adam Elliot
  • Music : Adam Elliot
  • Sound : Adam Elliot
  • Editing : Adam Elliot
  • Cast : John Flaus
  • Production : Adam Elliot Clayographies - Adam Elliot

The clayography of a lonely Deaf Parisian Taxidermist whose life is turned upside down and back to front when a dead pigeon arrives on his doorstep.

Adam Elliot tells us a story between humour and misadventure of an apathetic character, ready for a brand new start.

Hellenic Film Award 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Nicolas Kolovos
  • Scénario : Nicolas Kolovos
  • Cinematography : Dionisis Efthimiopoulos
  • Music : Stavros Gasparatos
  • Sound : Aris Louziotis, Alexandros Sidiropoulos
  • Editing : Andreas Nilsson
  • Cast : Kostas Laskos, Vivi Petralidou, Katerina Misichroni
  • Production : Götafilm AB - Olle Wirenhed

On her deathbed Eleni asks for a fig. Her husband, Kostas, goes to the nearest tree to get one, but falls down and breaks his foot. Time is short, and Kostas is old. With one fig in his hand he struggles through the harsh nature to get home in time to fulfill his wife´s last wish.

A funny, poetic and cruel film about a beautiful proof of love.

Ceský Lev 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Ondřej Hudeček
  • Scénario : Jan Smutny, Ondřej Hudeček
  • Cinematography : Ondřej Hudeček
  • Music : Antonin Dvorak, Antonio Lotti, J.S Bach
  • Sound : Viktor Prasil
  • Editing : Ondřej Hudeček
  • Cast : Julius Feldmeier, Cyril Dobry, Marie Poulova, Tomas Pivoda, Lukas Prikazky, Filip Chlud, Tereza Vitu, Petr Borovec, Bara Cisarovska, Pavel Simcik, Marek Adamczyk, Lukas Hlavica, Stanislas Majer
  • Production : Ondřej Hudeček / Studio Famu (Czech Republic)
A twisted queer romance set in the 19th Century picturesque Bohemia telling a tabooed true story of birth of one of the nation's most influential writers, starring Julius Feldmeier (Nothing Bad Can Happen). Suspense, laughter, violence, hope, heart, nudity, sex, and happy ending. Mostly happy ending.

Robert 2016 for the Best Short Documentary

  • Director :
    Katrine Philp
  • Scénario : Katrine Philp
  • Cinematography : Katrine Philp, Talib Rasmussen, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, Niels Thastum
  • Music : Jonas Colstrup
  • Sound : Lea Korsgaard
  • Editing : Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
  • Cast : Salimah
  • Production : Good Company Pictures - Katrine A. Sahlstrøm

Burmese refugee in Malaysia, 10-year-old Salimah joins her father and sister who have immigrated in Denmark 9 years ago.

Home sweet home is the discovery of a new country and a new culture, but beyond that, it is the rediscovery of one's own family by a little girl with her hopes and her fears.

Swiss Film Award for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Ursula Meier
  • Scénario : Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier
  • Cinematography : Agnès Godard, Ursula Meier, Jeanne Rektorik
  • Music : John Parish, Catherine Graindorge
  • Sound : Ursula Meier, Dimitri Haulet
  • Editing : Julie Brenta
  • Cast : Kacey Mottet Klein
  • Production : Milos-Films SA - Isabelle Zampiero
8 years. 12 years. 15 years old. A body is growing and developing in front of the camera, absorbing sensations and emotions, confronting its limits and its darker hidden parts. A body that through the years abandons itself to the character, transforming what could be seen as simple (children's) play-acting into the true work of an actor. A portrait of an adolescent who has created himself with the camera.

Guldbbage 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    David Sandberg
  • Scénario : David Sandberg
  • Cinematography : Martin Gärdemalm, Jonas Ernhill, Mattias Andersson
  • Music : Mitch Murder, Lost Years
  • Sound : Patrik Öberg
  • Editing : Nils Moström
  • Cast : David Sandberg, Jorma Taccone, Eleni Young, Leopold Nilsson, Andreas Cahling, Steven Chew, Helene Ahlson, Per-Henrik Arvidius
  • Production : Lampray - Linus Andersson / Laser Unicorns (Suède)

Miami Police Department detective and martial artist, Kung Fury, time travels from the 1980s to World War II to kill Adolf Hitler, a.k.a. "Kung Führer". An error in the time machine sends him further back to the Viking Age.

A crazy action movie, deliberately tacky, full of references to the 80's pop culture.

Magritte 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Méryl Fortunat-Rossi
    Xavier Seron
  • Scénario : Méryl Fortunat-Rossi et Xavier Seron
  • Cinematography : Thierry Godefroy
  • Music : Thomas Barrière, Erwann Chandon
  • Sound : Marie Paulus
  • Editing : Emilie Morier
  • Cast : Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Terence Rion, François Neycken, Catherine Salée, Jean-Jacques Rausin, François Ebouelé
  • Production : Hélicotronc - Anthony Rey / Origine Films - Olivier Berlemont & Émilie Dubois

Rule # 1: Do not feed the bears.

Rule # 2: Do not approach within 100 meters.

Rule # 3: Do not surprise bears.

Rule # 4: Keep your dog on a leash.

Now that you know the rules, we wish you a pleasant stay in the natural park of the black bear.

 

Blood, shocking humour and very special effects for a gory and absurd comedy.

César 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Cécile Ducrocq
  • Scénario : Cécile Ducrocq
  • Cinematography : Martin Rit
  • Music : Sébastien Pouderoux
  • Sound : Francis Bernard
  • Editing : Damien Maestraggi
  • Cast : Laure Calamy
  • Production : Année Zéro - Guillaume Dreyfus & Stéphane Demoustier
Suzanne has been a prostitute for 15 years. She has her turf, her regular johns, her freedom. One day, young African prostitutes settle nearby. Suzanne is threatened. A powerful film that mixes fragility and harshness, speaks without clichés about a taboo topic and of the ills of our society.

César 2016 for the Best Animation (Short Film)

  • Director :
    Céline Devaux
  • Scénario : Céline Devaux
  • Cinematography : Céline Devaux
  • Music : Flavien Berger
  • Sound : Lionel Guenoun
  • Editing : Céline Devaux, Chloé Mercier
  • Cast : Vincent Macaigne
  • Production : Sacrebleu Productions - Ron Dyens
Sunday. At lunch, James observes his family. They ask him questions and don't listen to his answers, they give advice but don't follow it, they stroke him and slap him, but it's ok, it's Sunday lunch.

Quebec Cinema Gala Award 2016 for the Best Short Fiction Film

  • Director :
    François Jaros
  • Scénario : François Jaros, Marie-Ève Leclerc-Dion
  • Cinematography : Olivier Gossot
  • Music : Philippe Leduc
  • Sound : François Grenon, Jean-François Sauvé, Luc Boudrias
  • Editing : Michel Arcand
  • Cast : Richard Fréchette, Fred-Éric Salvail, Alice Pascual, Yves Jacques
  • Production : La Boîte à Fanny - Fanny-Laure Malo
Everything would be fine. Maurice had made up his mind. He had made a list: pick a date, announce his retirement, sell the car, make a perfect cake, see old friends, and empty the garage. Then, die with dignity.

Sidabrinė Gervė 2015 for the Best Animated Short Film

  • Director :
    Ignas Meilūnas
  • Scénario : Ignas Meilūnas
  • Cinematography : Simonas Glinskis
  • Music : Vytautas Leistrumas
  • Sound : Julius Grigelionis
  • Editing : Ignas Meilūnas
  • Cast : Norvydas Birulis
  • Production : Kristina Ramanauskaitė / VšĮ Čiobreliai (Lituanie)
An old hermit scientist tries to catch a mythical creature who lives in the forest and glows in the dark in order to fill his exclusive collection. He builds a trap but soon gets into an unexpected situation himself… A brilliant and poetic tale about the secrets of the woods.

Grande Premio Do Cinema Brasileiro 2015 for the Best Short Fiction Film

  • Director :
    Mauricio Osaki
  • Scénario : Mauricio Osaki
  • Cinematography : Pierre Kerchove
  • Music : Michelle Agnes
  • Sound : Amy Hartman, Russell Clark, Hoang Thuy
  • Editing : Mauricio Osaki
  • Cast : Trung Anh, Mai Vy
  • Production : Lupi Films - Mauricio Osaki
10-year-old Mai Vy skips school one day to help her father with his passenger truck for hire. Set along the countryside of Northern Vietnam, the little girl is soon confronted with shades of morality and some harsh realities as she learns how things outside the classroom really are.

SAFTA 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Travis Taute
    Nosipho Dumisa
  • Scénario : Daryne Joshua
  • Cinematography : Zenn van Zyl
  • Music : Pressure Cooker
  • Sound : Gustav Stutterheim
  • Editing : Simon Beesley
  • Cast : Irshaad Ally, Shamilla Miller, Luke Jansen, Christian Bennett
  • Production : Gambit Films - Benjamin Overmeyer / Kalahari Productions (Afrique du Sud)

Entrapped in his apartment, a recent paraplegic in financial debt to a sadistic loan shark, initiates a dangerous blackmail scheme when he witnesses a powerful gangster commit murder while observing his neighbours through binoculars.

Between suspense, fear and despair, Travis Taute and Nosipho Dumisa present a thriller full of tension and plot twists.

Lola 2015 for the Best Short Fiction Film

  • Director :
    Robert Nacken
  • Scénario : Robert Nacken, Christis Dassios
  • Cinematography : Uli Grohs
  • Music : Hayden Chisholm, Robert Nacken
  • Sound : Robert Nacken
  • Editing : Robert Nacken
  • Cast : Christos Fassios, Robert Nacken, Hayden Chisholm, Pedja Avramovic, Kathaa Raasch, Bernhard Marsch, Christina Schorre, Susanne Krings, Daniela Zöller, Mi Steinbach
  • Production : Nucamusic - Robert Nacken

Two bohemians hijack a live radio show including the moderator and guest, all in order to broadcast their political views. Their intention to better the world takes on a however slightly different spin.

BAFTA 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Caroline Bartleet
  • Scénario : Caroline Bartleet
  • Cinematography : Vanessa Whyte
  • Music : Navid Ashgari
  • Sound : Lisa Marie-McStay
  • Editing : Yann Heckmann
  • Cast : Kate Dickie, Vicky McClure
  • Production : Rebecca Morgan

Trapped in her burning house, Gemma calls the Emergency Services. The operator who picks up the call is all she can rely on to survive and save her son stuck upstairs.

Seven minutes of tension for an overwhelming drama.

Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Pascal Thiébaux
    Gil Pinheiro
  • Scénario : Pascal Thiébaux
  • Cinematography : Serge Benassutti
  • Music : Mathieu Alvado
  • Sound : Joseph Delaage
  • Editing : Jérémy Pitard
  • Cast : Lionel Abelanski, Matthieu Clément-Lescop, Frérédique Bel
  • Production : Zeilt Productions - Laurent Witz / Watt Frame (France) / AS&M (France)
In everybody's mind, the little mouse is a benevolent and generous character... What if it isn't? What if it is actually a neurotic psychopath obsessing about its collection of dental trophies? A fantastic short film where the generous little mouse from our childhood becomes a real nightmare.

EDDA 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Eva Sigurdardottir
  • Scénario : Eva Sigurdardottir
  • Cinematography : Marianne Bakke
  • Music : Arnar Gudjonsson, Margret Kristin Blondal
  • Sound : Agnar Fridbertsson, Johann Vignir Vilbergsson
  • Editing : Eyrun Helga Gudmundsdottir
  • Cast : Kartin Ynja Hrafnkelsdottir, Kristin Audur Sophusdottir, Blaer Hinriksson
  • Production : Askja Films - Eva Sigurdardottir
In a tale of twisted innocence, 14-year-old outcast Sofia is offered the chance to join the popular group at school, but doing so requires making serious sacrifices. Whoever said that teenage girls were pure and innocent?

Ariel 2015 for the Best Short Fiction Film

  • Director :
    Giovanna Zacarías
  • Scénario : Giovanna Rodríguez Zacarías, Ana María Díaz Sesma
  • Cinematography : Alejandro Cantú
  • Music : Leo Heimblum, Jacobo Lieberman
  • Sound : Miguel Hernández Montero
  • Editing : Óscar Figueroa
  • Cast : Columba Domínguez, Gerardo Taracena, Ángeles Cruz, Mónica del Carmen, Roberto Sosa, Mayahuel del Monte, Xochiquetzatl Rodríguez, Gustavo Terrazas
  • Production : IMCINE - Roberto Trejo / Mil Nubes-Cine (Mexique)

Ramona, a 84 year-old lady, announces that she is ready to die. While her family and the village make arrangements, the situation takes an unexpected turn.

A film about death that makes fun of the living...

Gopo 2016 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Andrei Crețulescu
  • Scénario : Andrei Crețulescu
  • Cinematography : Andrei Butica
  • Music : Marius Leftarache
  • Sound : Marius Leftarache, Alex Dumitru
  • Editing : Catalin Cristutiu
  • Cast : Rodica Lazar, Dorian Boguta, Andi Vasluianu, Serban Pavlu, Ana Ularu
  • Production : Kinosseur - Andrei Crețulescu / deFilm (Roumanie) / Wearebasca (Roumanie)

One girl. One night. One car. No coincidence.

In 20 minutes using a handful of masterful long takes, Andrei Crețulescu takes us on the path of a mysterious woman in beige trench coat, for a night journey without limits. Who is this woman? ... Ramona?

IFTA 2015 for the Best Live Action Short Film

  • Director :
    Dave Tynan
  • Scénario : Dave Tynan
  • Cinematography : JJ Rolfe
  • Music : Gareth Averill
  • Sound : Patrick Downey
  • Editing : Tony Kearns
  • Cast : Craig Keane Harrington, Aidan O'Hare
  • Production : Michael Donnelly V Media Limited - Michael Donnelly

Cork, Irland, in 1982. 11 year-old Roy Keane tries to make it onto the starting team of his club Rockmount. He's up against it; he's younger and smaller than the other lads. Doesn't matter. This strange boy is going places.

An intense fighting spirit like lesson, inspired by the childhood of the famous captain of the national soccer team.

Oscar 2016 for the Best Live Action Short Film

  • Director :
    Benjamin Cleary
  • Scénario : Benjamin Cleary
  • Cinematography : Michael Paleodimos
  • Music : Nico Casal
  • Sound : Gustaf Jackson
  • Editing : Benjamin Cleary
  • Cast : Chloe Pirrie, Matthew Needham
  • Production : Bare Golly Films (UK) - Serena Armitage & Shan Christopher Ogilvie
For a lonely typographer, an online relationship has provided a much-needed connection without revealing the speech impediment that has kept him isolated. Now, however, he is faced with the proposition of meeting his online paramour in the flesh, and thereby revealing the truth about himself.

Golden Horse 2015 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Wei-Hao Cheng
  • Scénario : Cheng Wei Hao
  • Cinematography : Chen Ko-chin
  • Music : Lu Shao-lun (MR.XY)
  • Sound : Chen Jia-wei
  • Editing : Lin Kai-po
  • Cast : Lu Johnny
  • Production : Dramaholic Media Studio - Lee Huai Chin
A security guard died while patrolling a residential community. His family suspect that it might be a suicide driven by a broken heart. As it is reported all over the media, rumours begin to circulate on the internet. Will the truth ever be found?

Blue Dragon Award 2015 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Jaehyun Yoo
  • Scénario : Yoo Jaehyun
  • Cinematography : Kim Min-ju
  • Sound : Lee In-gyeong
  • Editing : Yoo Jaehyun
  • Cast : Kim Ye-eun
  • Production : Yoo Jaehyun
Ayoung wanders around a slum to take some photos of the place and its inhabitants. But suddenly strange whistles ring out and surround her as she discovers mysterious things. Nervous yet determined, Ayoung keeps taking photographs until the very end.

Canadian Screen Award 2016 for the Best Animated Short

  • Director :
    Hector Herrera
  • Scénario : Pazit Cahlon
  • Cinematography : Hector Herrera
  • Music : The Sadies
  • Sound : Richard Segal
  • Cast : Kenneth Welsh
  • Production : TOGETHER: Words+Pictures for Art & Culture - Pazit Cahlon / Varipix (Canada)
A mysterious cowboy relates a haunted tale of love and loss. Between heroism and tragedy, this animated short depicts a loving tribute to northern ballads, cowboy songs, and classic Spaghetti Westerns scored by alt-country band The Sadies.

David Di Donatello 2015 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Giuseppe Marco Albano
  • Scénario : Giuseppe Marco Albano, Francesco Niccolai
  • Cinematography : Giorgio Giannoccaro
  • Music : Nicolo' Arcuti
  • Sound : Angelo Cannarile
  • Editing : Francesco De Matteis
  • Cast : Danilo Esposito, Antonio Gerardi, Anna Ferruzzo, Giuseppe Nardone, Ciro Intermite, Gionata Russo, Luigi Mitolo
  • Production : Basiliciak - Angelo Troiano

Michele has a dream: to dance on TV just like his idol Michael Jackson. Unluckily the very same day of his first audition, a demonstration strikes against the shut down of the factory where his father works.

But Michele has an idea…

Giuseppe Marco Albano links with humour social and economic hardships with a child's dream.

AMAA 2015 for the Best Short Film

  • Director :
    Cédric Ido
  • Scénario : Cédric Ido
  • Cinematography : Valentin Vignet
  • Music : Nicola Tescari, David Chalmin
  • Sound : Lassina Siribie
  • Editing : Samuel Danesi
  • Cast : Jon Goc
  • Production : Bizibi - Jérôme Bleitrach / Sahelis (Burkina Faso)

Burkina Faso in 1987 is a country in the throes of revolution. Manu, a young boy who loves comics, tags along with Albert, his big brother. When Albert decides to undergo a magic ritual, Manu realizes there are real powers to rival those of superheroes.

Filmmaker Cédric Ido relates the history of Burkina Faso being born under anti-imperialist leader Thomas Sankara through the innocent eyes of our young hero.

Gouden Kalf 2015 for the Best Short Documentary

  • Director :
    Hester Overmars
  • Scénario : Hester Overmars
  • Cinematography : Adri Schrover
  • Music : Mark Glynne
  • Sound : Diego van Uden
  • Editing : Ralf Verbeek
  • Production : Zuidenwind Filmproductions - Joost Seelen
The fascinating escape story of an eastern German family. In the early 80’s a couple built a single engine aircraft to escape from the communist dictatorship with their two young childen. They were betrayed, arrested by the Stasi and separated. Thirty years later the family looks back on their history. What have been the consequences of the failed escape attempt? And how do these events affect their ideas about freedom?