BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM OF 2019
Winner - Instant Crush (Mexico) | Dir. Einar Brodden
Finalist - A Low-Budget Film (Brazil) | Dir. Paulo Leierer
A mixture of corporate film, archive footage, documentary and making of, the film is an attempt of the scientists from the "Brazilian Institute of Alternative and Secondary Importance Research" to fight the lack of funding, the closure of the institute and to keep their hopes alive.
Finalist - Lady Parts (United States) | Dir. Erin Rye and Jessica Sherif
Lady Parts follows Liz, a struggling actor who goes from dancing tampon to her first real break, playing a meaty role in a financial drama by an acclaimed up-and-coming director... only to discover that things aren't what they seem. The film offers scathing social commentary on a woman's place in the workplace (in this case, a Hollywood film set) disguised as a life-sized, tap-dancing tampon. Website | Twitter