BEST DIRECTOR OF A SHORT FILM IN 2021
Winner - Miguel Parra for (AB)Normal (Spain)
Leo, Juan, David and Lucio cross paths at their gym´s locker room. Four people, four different ways to understand masculinity: The conflict is on the air. Facebook
Finalist - Flávio Gonçalves for Nightender (Portugal)
A restless young man with his head in the clouds finishes another shift behind the counter of a cruising bar. He takes the longest path on his way back home. He faces the night and its hidden shadows willing to be discovered – before morning comes, unfolding what he can’t escape from.
Finalist - Alireza Mirasadollah for A Man In Chain (United Kingdom/Ghana)
Issa is a 29 year old man held by chains. In the past 14 years, through winter and summer, rainy seasons and drought, he has been tethered around a thick, solid tree root within the sight of the family hut. He cannot move beyond the earthen circle allowed by his two-meter-thick metal chain.