In 70’s, 73,000 people were forced to leave the Sobradinho region. Dona Pequenita was the only one to return. Living in a ghost town, she will be visited by three social workers who were responsible for persuading the population to leave at the time. Precious footage (newsreel, soap opera, Super 8 and photos) helps us tell this story.
A man is chased through an apocalyptic wasteland. His threatening journey soon confronts him with a dysfunctional society and his own past.
Reinhold G. Moritz - Best Actor 2020
"Cuban Queens" is an experimental film that approaches hand-drawn animation as a structuralist and painterly art form. It rhythmically constructs, de-constructs and explores ninety-nine evolving images of Havana's street divas. The production is a collaboration by Warren Bass (direction, animation and music), Lowell Boston (additional animation), and artist Liz Goldberg (original graphics, sketched on the streets of Havana).
Best Animation 2020
American singer-songwriter David Olney (b. 1947) tours the Netherlands each couple of years, but this time he struggles with physical issues that comes as a price for his love for touring. David died suddenly on stage early in 2020 while performing. The 2018 tour was his last in the Netherlands.
Best Documentary 2020
The musical and poetic composition "O my prophetic soul" on the verses of Fedor Ivanovich Tyutchev for the Reader, Pianist and String Orchestra of the composer Sergei Aleksandrovich Oskolkov served as a sound basis for the philosophical parable about the Love of the human and divine, about the cycle of life, about the decline of civilization, That the latter will be the first. The film is shot as a dream, and the use of the aesthetic series of experimental cinema only emphasizes this state. The universal sound gives him the poetry of Fedor Tyutchev (1803-1873), deeply played by Leonid Mozgovoy behind the scenes. The young actors Natalya Surkova and Vladimir Zolotar, who existed in the frame, had a difficult task to show the first people not burdened with the intellectual work of subsequent generations. It was necessary to abandon today's problems and try to imagine themselves as original people, and then immediately move to the very end of time. The plot begins with them and ends with humanity. This author wanted to show continuity: the first love and the supposed last is an indivisible whole of one eternal Love.
Best Experimental Short Film 2020
In France, in the 80s, Tony a young third-generation Spaniard immigrant, a rebel with a heart of gold, fights for a life that he desires despite an abusive and violent father controlling his every move while bonding with a group of reckless immigrants outcasts from the street in whom he sees a family. However, the path he takes only leads to a dark and uncertain future.
Best Music 2020
At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is goingto turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar. A mix of onirism, violence and dark humor, Bitch, Popcorn & Blood is simply the weapon that everyone has dreamt of being one day.
Best Short Film 2020
Fabio Soares - Best Director 2020
Best Editing 2020
Jane Badler - Best Actress 2020
A young man is on the brink of losing his mind to a self-constructed conspiracy, wherein an evil trio is after him.