24. International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA 04 – 10.10.2021 / Jelenia Góra / Poland

Short fiction film competition – part III

SHORT FICTION FILM COMPETITION – PART III

WEDNESDAY, 06.10.2021, 18:00, Jeleniogórskie Centrum Kultury
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ANJA

A young medic, Levente, spends his internship at a rural hospital in Hungary. He starts to question his trust in his teacher, professor Kovacs, after a case with a Gypsy woman who had just given birth. Based on a true story.

HUN, 2020, 19:07, dir. Benő Baranyi, prod. Csaba Pék, Miklós Bosnyák

AWARDS:

Berlin Interfilm Festival – International Jury’s Special Mention; Busho, Budapest International Short Film Festival – Special Prize Of SOPRON; Savaria Filmszemle – Best Short Film

LOCULUS

The cemetery morgue engine breaks down, and everyone has to bury the bodies; meanwhile, a ten-year-old boy does not want to bury his mother’s body …

IRN, Hofreh, 2020, 13:21, dir. Amir Rooini, prod. Alikoosha

AWARDS:

Beestonfilm – Best Horror Film 

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HOLY FAMILY

A dark humor comedy. The story of a family of 5 children, a single mother and a grandmother who live tight in a small apartment. The mother (Bela) is permanently unemployed. Liliana, 19, is an addict. Zé, 21, works at the grocery store. Artur, 11, is the responsible figure of this family, taking care of his twin brothers. Dona Laura, is an eccentric old lady obsessed with football.

PRT, Sagrada Família, 2019, 21:34, dir. Margarida Lucas, prod. Terratreme

AWARDS:

41 Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier – Canal+ Award; Catacumba Film Festival – Jury Award for Best Short Film; PÖFF Black Nights – Best Live-Action of International Competition; Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence – Jury Award; Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence – Special Mention of the Young Jury; Festival de Contis – Prix spécial du jury; Castrovillari Film Festival – Best Short Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress for Cláudia Jardim

RED

The movie RED is about the scraps of life of Judyta and her father Zbigniew, shown across several days following the death of Judyta’s brother, Marcin, killed in a car accident. As they try to come to terms with the void left by losing a loved one, all their mutual resentment and finger pointing are unexpectedly interrupted by a stranger: Red.

PL, 2019, 29:59, dir. Karina Węgiełek, prod. Maciej Ślesicki

AWARDS:

Festiwal Filmu – Malarstwa – Muzyki “Lato z Muzami” – Nagroda Publiczności; Richland Center (MLC Awards) – Nagroda dla najlepszego krótkiego filmu fabularnego w letniej edycji nagrody, Nagroda za najlepszą kobiecą rolę pierwszoplanową w letniej edycji nagrody Izabela Baran; East Europe International Film Festival – Nagroda dla najlepszego filmu polskiego; Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival – Cinematic Achievement Award; Rabat International Author Film Festival – Best Direction; International Film Festival Prvi Kadar – Film Clapboard; Bucovina International Film Festival – Best International Short Film

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DA YIE

A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to recruit kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. He finds Prince and Matilda, two lively kids and good friends, and plans to hand them over to the gang. After spending the day with them, he starts to question his decision and how it will affect their future.

BEL, 2019, 20:33, dir. Anthony Nti, prod. Chingiz Karibekov

AWARDS:

Kyiv International Film Festival “Molodist” – Best student Film; Princeton Independent Film Festival – Grand Jury, Grand Student, Grand Performance (for Matilda Enchil); Prague International Indie Film Festival – Best Foreign Short, Best Male Director, Best Acting Ensemble + Honorable Mention For Best Production Design, Best Producer; Almeria en Corto – International Short Film Festival (FICAL) – Best International Short Film; International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima – Best short film – Best FICC Honourable mention; Cannes Film Awards – Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Director Student Film, Best Male Director, Best Child/ Young Actor, Best Child/ Young Actress, Best Cinematography Short Film, Best Editing Short Film, Best Screenplay Short Film, Best Screenplay Student Film, BEST PROJECT CANNES FILM AWARDS 2021

STICKER

After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls in a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination to be a responsible father.

MKD, 2020, 18:45, dir. Georgi M. Unkovski, prod. Ivan Unkovski

AWARDS:

Blue Danube Film Festival – Best Short Film; Betina Film Festival – Best International Fiction; Princeton Independent Film Festival – Best Production Design; In The Palace International Short Film Festival – Best Fiction Film – Oscars Qualifying Award; Prague International Indie Film Festival – Best Actor, Best Production Design + Honorable Mention For Best Foreign Short, Best Male Director, Best Acting Ensemble; Lublin Film Festival – Krzysztof Szot Award; Queen Palm International Film Festival – Best Short; Cannes Film Awards – Best Production Short Film

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