BEST WRITING FOR A SHORT FILM OF 2021

Winner - Dilemma (Spain) | Written by Luis Suarez Bracho and Ángela Aguilar López

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In a rural setting, a young nun, disenchanted with her faith, wishes to hang up her habits and looks into suicide as the immediate solution to her reality. Instagram

Finalist - Ido (Iraq) | Written by Saman Mustefa

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A Yezidian teenager who lives in refugee’s camp, helps his family by selling sheep milk, but when his main Yezidian costumer is no longer in service, he has to sell it to Muslims, who are not interested.

Finalist - Compel (United States) | Written by Patrick Coleman Duncan

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Jessica is recently separated and looking for some sexual intrigue. She brings home Dan, a stranger who may have gotten more than he bargained for when her soon-to-be-ex husband Jeff pays her a surprise visit. The couple airs their grievances as Dan remains on, a captive witness to a scene of pending domestic violence. A one night stand gone horribly wrong - or does it? Twitter