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Award Nominations 2021

Best Short Film Competition



Dir. Zakaria Nouri

22' • Morocco • 2021

Outskirts of the town, at a traditional house, Aicha, a 26-year-old woman leads a monotonous lifestyle. During the day, she does household chores and cares for her elderly mother who is sick and bedridden. In the evening, Aicha leaves home and waiting to cross the path of a possible lorry driver.

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First Last Summer

Dir. Nastazja Gonera

25' • Poland • 2020

Nature is dying out, as an ecological catastrophe is continuing. In a secret military center, somewhere at the seaside, research is being carried out on a technology of transforming recidivists with life sentences into animals - species rejuvenators. A young employee of the center makes an attempt to free one of the female prisoners assigned for the conversion.



Dir. Javad Atefeh

11' • Islamic Republic of Iran • 2021

A young single mother, Shahla, is the caregiver to an elderly who is suffering from chronic depression. The man's daughter lives overseas and Shahla video calls with her everyday to give her an update on her father's health. Shahla makes a difficult decision and will have to face the consequences.



Dir. Fabienne Mahé

30' • Switzerland • 2020

As she does every Sunday night, Leo is getting ready to receive her two sisters at dinner. As expected from her, she didn't prepare anything. Except a heavy secret that she's struggling to reveal.


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The Saverini Widow

(La Veuve Saverini)

Dir. Loïc Gaillard

19' • France • 2020

Bonifacio 1883, extreme south of Corsica. The widow of the late Saverini lives in an isolated house near the cliffs, with her only son Antoine, and her dog. During the day, she assists women giving birth in town. One night her son is killed in a clash. The murderer flees to Sardinia. Her world falls to pieces…


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