Winner - Julius Pfeiffer for Weltschmerz  (Germany)

Weltschmerz is a poetic short film about the melancholy of ones own insufficiency as a consequence of human destructiveness. The story takes place in the year 2050. By that time, the climate crisis will impact our lives heavily. On top of that, the three protagonists have to deal with their inner demons as well. The film title is a German word that describes the feeling of pain over the transience of earthly glory. Website

Finalist - Andrew Superview for The Suit  (Italy)

An immigrant works in a laundry to buy a wedding suit. One day he is found stealing a suit from a sick groom who has just been left at the altar. To atone for his sins, he will have to avenge the robbed man. Website | Facebook | Instagram

Finalist - Jacinta Hughes for Calibre  (Australia)

When the young son of a farmer finds his father's gun, he must choose whether to follow the path of those who came before him.

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