Award Winners

An index of ShortFest 2020 award winners.

22:47 Linie 34

It's 10:47pm on a bus somewhere in a city. A few teenagers are listening to music and talking loudly. The other passengers look languidly out the window or at their cell phones. A drunk man gets in and joins the teenagers; the mood starts to shift…

SPECIAL MENTION: Best Student International Short Read More

Running Time: 10

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark

Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad.

SPECIAL MENTION: Best Student Documentary Short Read More

Running Time: 18

Birth Right

Natasha is participating in The Way Home Journey, organized to encourage immigration of descendants of Jews to Israel. On the second day, the group arrives to a Bedouin camp in the Israeli desert, where two soldiers join them for the night.

WINNER: Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes Read More

Running Time: 25


An existential comedy about the mother of two young children who begins to spontaneously vomit toy blocks.

SPECIAL MENTION (for direction): Best Comedy Short Read More

Running Time: 11


World War II. Not all warriors wore uniforms. Not all warriors were men. Meet ninety-year-old Colette Catherine who, as a young girl, fought the Nazis as a member of the French Resistance. Now she’s about to re-open old wounds, re-visting the terrors of that time. Some nightmares are too terrible to remember. But also, too... Read More

Running Time: 24


A strong friendship is formed between five unaccompanied refugee boys who live inside a shipping container in a refugee camp in Greece.

SPECIAL MENTION: GoE Bridging the Borders Award Read More

Running Time: 18


Should you hide your pain? Close yourself inside your inner world, full of longing for your father’s love and its displays? Or should you understand and forgive before it is too late?

WINNER: Best Student Animated Short Read More

Running Time: 15

Dead Woman’s Pass

An indigenous woman embarks on a journey to her ancestral home in the Andes that will force her to confront the horrors from her past.

SPECIAL MENTION: Best Documentary Short Read More

Running Time: 27


When a detained suspect walks investigators through the scene of his loathsome crimes, his law-enforcement escort makes an unnerving display of fellowship.

WINNER: Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under Read More

Running Time: 13

The Fabric of You

In the Bronx in the era of 1950s McCarthyism, everybody wants to look the same. Michael, a gay twenty-something-year-old mouse, hides his true identity while he works as a tailor. When Isaac enters the shop one day, he offers the escapism and love Michael craves.

WINNER: Best Animated Short Read More

Running Time: 11

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