BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHORT FILM IN 2020

Winner - Hector Enrique Rodriguez in La Ráfaga (Puerto Rico)

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Weeks after Hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico, a lonely middle-aged man finds himself obsessing with his squatter neighbour, a young tormented athlete who insistently pursues his attention. La Ráfaga (The Gust) deals with fragility issues of living in a forgotten paradise, in the world's oldest colony, still half-torn, half-supported, with half-citizens, half-gods and half-demons. Website | Instagram

Finalist - Sam Azghandi in The Bag (Iran)

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Muhammad is a male-to-temale transgender person from Iran who is struggling to come out in to family and society. Facebook | Instagram

Finalist - Saba in NO1 (United States)

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A man faces his deepest traumatic experiences and fights all his demons. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram