by Hugo Covarrubias I Fiction I Chile
Based on true events, "Bestia" explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveal a grim fracture of her mind and of the country.
Special Mention HumanitarianFilm4Climate
Once there was a sea...
by Joanna Kozuch I Fiction - Animation I Poland – Slovenia
Most of the changes in climate and landscape in the area of the Aral Sea are the outcomes of one of the worst man-made eco-catastrophes in human history. The Aral Sea is dying. Inspired by the place on the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the stories and destinies of the people that the director has met when she was exploring the disaster of Aral Sea
In A Flow of Words
by Eliane Esther Bots I Netherlands
In Flow of Words follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and experiences center stage.
Special Mention Irini
Ghosts of Moria
by Florian Elabdi, Michael Graversen
Documentary Ι Denmark
“Ghosts of Moria” is a story from one location, the burnt-out Moria camp. It’s a universal story about how to survive in a post-apocalyptic universe, where human warmth and friendship are as precious as copper wiring—and as rare.
Best film Environment and Architecture
You can't automate me
by Katarina Jazbec Documentary I Netherlands
Before container-ships leave port, lashers secure the containers using heavy metal bars. They are the last port workers to do such dangerous jobs surrounded by self-driven vehicles and remotely operated cranes. Each body tells its own story: from grieving for a colleague who died on the job to just keep going. Stowaway animals appear as visions of a more natural world.
Special Mention Environment and Architecture
by Sam3 Documentary I Greece
A magnetic animation documentary, using Google Earth satellite facilities to travel worldwide during the pandemic era. Epic music by the Athenian Kostadis.
Best Belgian Short Film
by Myleine Guiard-Schmid I Animation - Documentary
You will give birth in pain. Why? Are there other stories? Because birth does not always rhyme with pain. Crotch stories transmit a new imaginary : women who are on their way to reclaiming their bodies and their labors
Best Greek Short Film
Brutalia days of labour
by Manolis Mavris I Fiction
Perfectly identical girls in military uniforms, work day and night. A matriarchal and oligarchic society. What would happen if we replaced bees with humans? Anna observes the universe of her hive. Not being able to consent to the violence that surrounds her, she will have to make a radical decision.
Best Cinematography Greek Short Film
by Maria Hatzakou Fiction I Greece
Two sisters, Anna and Melina spend the last days of the summer in their vacation house outside of Athens. Anna is having a party to celebrate her birthday and her passage to adulthood. Soon she will be off to college leaving her little sister behind. She has invited Maria, her crush, to spend the day with her by the pool and organise the party. Melina obsessively loves and admires her older sister and wants badly to be part of her world. She is not invited to the party. But she sets her mind to it, making this night for her sister a bloody night to remember.
by Xochitl Enriquez Mendoza 15' Mexico
Catalina submits to the tradition of her people, “La Baláhna”, to demonstrate her purity and worth as a woman to her beloved, but her body betrays her and she fails to demonstrate her chastity. What future awaits Catalina in the face of a syncretic love that rejects her?.