Red Chairs

AUGUST 2021 • OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

Be Named

Written & Directed by Simon Klinkertz

Synopsis:

Jaro and Alham are a socially weak couple who are in a crisis. They always come into conflict together when it comes to realizing their own desires and living in harmony. 

Country: Germany

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

I HAVE NO HOME

Written & Directed by Volodymyr Vlasenko

Synopsis:

The tale of a young boy travelling with his imaginary friends in search of a way home.

Country: Ukraine

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BEST DIRECTOR

Cuckoo!

Directed by Jörgen Scholtens

Synopsis:

Every hour he straps himself into his ejection seat and shoots through the doors of the clock. "Cuckoo!" He yells, "Cuckoo!" His work is of vital importance. 

Country: Netherlands

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BEST SCREENPLAY

Grandpas

Written by Javier Lorenzo & Santiago Requejo

Synopsis:

Three friends near retirement age have been expelled from the labor market. Since then, they decide to start a business… setting up a kindergarten.

Country: Spain

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Last Tour

Directed by Douglas Pedro Sánchez

Cinematography: Heixan Robles

Synopsis:

Legendary singer Daniel Santos (Ektor Rivera) is retired in Ocala, Florida, and writes a book about his life, when he decides to undertake one last tour of South America.

Country: Puerto Rico

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BEST EDITING

IAN, A Moving Story

Directed & Edited by Abel Goldfarb

Synopsis:

Ian was born with cerebral palsy. Like all kids, he wants to have friends, but discrimination and bullying keep him from his beloved playground. 

Country: Argentina

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BEST MUSIC

The Last Tour

Directed by Douglas Pedro Sánchez

Music: Orquesta El Macabeo, Angélica Negrón

Synopsis:

Legendary singer Daniel Santos (Ektor Rivera) is retired in Ocala, Florida, and writes a book about his life, when he decides to undertake one last tour of South America.

Country: Puerto Rico

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BEST SOUND

The Lying Angel

Directed by Geert Vandenbroele, Kris Mergan

Synopsis:

Have Noah and Darwin overlooked something? Aboard the "Lying Angel" the party of the most successful liars is getting completely out of hand. 

Country: Belgium

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BEST ACTOR

The Wound

Written & Directed by Hamid Kermani

Actor: Mohammad Vali Forootan

Synopsis:

A young boy is frightened by his father's job and has urinary incontinence. His father decides to scare him so that he can get rid of his fear.

Country: Iran

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BEST ACTRESS

Time Capsule

Written & Directed by Eric Romero Palau

Actress: Loviise Kapper

Synopsis:

Emeri lives a desolated and troubled life. When she finds an old drawing of a time capsule she buried when she was seven, she realises it’s the right moment for her to confront the root cause of her issues. 

Country: Estonia

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Just Like Water

Directed by Manos Triantafillakis

Synopsis:

The questions asked are, what is time and how do we perceive it? Do we really live the moments in our daily lives and do we give them their due value?

Country: Greece

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GRAND JURY AWARD

Gold and Ashes

Directed by Ben Saunders, Zachary Crawley

Synopsis:

A short documentary about the stories at the heart of Grenfell.

Country: UK