L'HIFF NOV 9 - 13 2020  ***  MOVIES SELECTED AND NOMINATIONS ***

On a regular basis, we will be adding the names of the selected films.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Honor Among Thieves
Runtime: 09:59 min
Country: USA
Director: Justin Eugene Evans
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: When a planet-hopping cowboy-criminal (Jason R. Moore, Marvel’s The Punisher) returns to New Mexico after a heist-gone-wrong, he expects a hero’s welcome. Instead, he finds his mutinous crew have decided he’s no longer in charge.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: TORINAOSHI
Runtime: 35:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Yusuke Kitaguchi
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Koko spends the final days of summer packing for college and saying goodbye to friends in New York City when an untimely fight releases underlying feelings about her roots and pushes the teen to fly to her mother's hometown of Osaka Japan. Searching for her relatives using only outdated return addresses ripped off decades old letters, the young woman crashes head-first into her total opposite: an intense, ultra conservative uncle... Will she give up and run off to college, or accept him as the first link in a chain of unresolved family history?

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: A way for Tomás
Runtime: 28:41 min
Country: Colombia
Director: Andrés Ricaurte & Martín Agudelo Ramírez
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Andrés Ricaurte & Martín Agudelo Ramírez) + Best Screenplay + Best Cinematography + Best Actor (Sergio Dávila Llinás)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Tomás, desperate, knocks insistently on the door of a lonely house. Nobody opens it. When he leaves the place, he sees some bushes moving and goes into a wooded path. Along the way, from his memories, he faces several episodes of fear in his life until he reaches the exit of the path, which takes him back to the door of the house. Tomás enters and talks with a woman (who represents death), at which point he decides to face his fears.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Piilevää Pimeää
Runtime: 04:01 min
Country: Finland
Director: Eevamaija Virtanen
Nominated: Best Music Video
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Music video for JP Leppäluoto’s song Piilevää Pimeää

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: FÖRHÖRET - THE INTERROGATION
Runtime: 03:56 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Vincent Soto
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Vincent wakes up to be interrogated and questioned about his
close encounter and reveals the end of the world.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Later Aphrodites
Runtime: 16:15 min
Country: Greece
Director: Demeter Stavropoulos
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Demeter Stavropoulos) + Best Editing + Best Cinematography
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The movie is described through Melanie’s eyes, a young woman cancer patient, who is trapped in her postoperative state of her body and mourning for the prior existence of it. Through her personal moments we can feel her impasses and her need to identify her new substance.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: FIFTY II
Runtime: 10:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Miguel Ramírez
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Director (Miguel Ramírez)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The confinement of three friends, Angela, Daniel and Alex together with an addiction turns into madness and ends in a bad outcome.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Day I Had To Grow Up
Runtime: 24:37 min
Country: USA
Director: Laura Pellegrini & Stefano Da Frè
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Laura Pellegrini & Stefano Da Frè) + Best Editing + Best Score
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Emmy Award Winning Editor Krysia Carter Giez & Directors Stefano Da Frè & Laura Pellegrini, two filmmakers who recently had their previous documentary "The Girl Who Cannot Speak" win the 'Coup de Coeur' at the Cannes Film Festival have created a new political documentary on Youth Activism.

This is a political documentary that joining forces with Activist Jeremy Ornstein to document a new voice in America's youth movement.

Stefano & Laura invite five prominent activists to New York City. Each activist has a unique, diverse, personal connection to recent national events such as the school shootings in Parkland, Florida to Black Lives Matter in America to the Green New Deal.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Silent Threat
Runtime: 06:45 min
Country: Venezuela
Director: Genaro Rivas
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: During Lockdown due to COVID-19, a girl is abused by someone who appears to be invisible.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: CHAPERO
Runtime: 18:46 min
Country: Spain
Director: David González
Nominated: Best LGBTQ Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: PA 17-year-old gypsy is kicked out of the house for being gay and He ends up selling his body on the street.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: PATHFINDER - Life beyond fear
Runtime: 10:05 min
Country: Israel
Director: Adam Rubin
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Pathfinder is a tale about the human spirit.
The film follows six world-class slackliners (Highliners) on a mission deep into the Norwegian mountains to attempt something that's never been seen before: Walking a thin line, elevated in the vastness between two colossal cliffs, illuminated only by the mystical northern lights.

The yearning that drives adventurers and explorers to climb the highest peaks, sail endless oceans, and cross vast deserts in the name of progress, is the same passion that drives these slack-liners to attempt what has still been unclaimed.

Through the extreme conditions and endless challenges, we learn about their elemental desire to explore the limits of humankind.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Strays
Runtime: 04:00 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Dobrawa Hopaluk
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: One night a stranger arrives. Others don't know him, but he is very familiar with the pack. What is the reason behind his appearance?

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Who are we?
Runtime: 01:33:15 min
Country: Iran
Director: A.Hassan Keivan
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A man called Bahram misses the chance to live with a girl because of the Islamic revolution in Iran. After his mother's death, he discovers that his real parents are not those that have raised him. From that moment on he diligently searches for his real parents along with an intimate friend. During their search, he discovers a strange and shocking story about his childhood.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: MOONLIGHT
Country: USA

Runtime: 3:27 min
Director: Leonardo Martinez & Amber Ford
Nominated: Best Music Video + Best Singer (Leonardo Martinez ) + Best Director (Leonardo Martinez & Amber Ford)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A MUSIC VIDEO THAT LETS YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD. FREE YOUR MIND, HAVE FUN, AND DANCE IN THE MOONLIGHT

Special Screening - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Depredador
Country: Spain

Runtime: 18:21min
Director: David González
Nominated: No qualified for any nomination
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A 16-year-old boy enters a network chat where he will meet someone who will earn his trust by plunging him into a spiral of horror.
Based on FINALIST account of the Lamucca contest. Inspired by real events.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Girl at Number 42
Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 09:53 min
Director: Sarane McDougall
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: When a postman falls for a woman on his round he makes it his mission to win her heart and protect her, but his intentions are not as honourable as he believes.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Towards the Sun
Country: USA

Runtime: 05:39 min
Director: Alex Linares / Flora Cheng
Nominated: Best Music Video + Best Cinematography + Best Director (Alex Linares / Flora Cheng)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Icarus and his father, Daedalus, were imprisoned by King Minos. The only way to escape from the island was to fly. Daedalus began to gather feathers from birds and used wax to glue the feathers together which later became. This piece represents Icarus' journey "Towards the Sun"

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Stromboli – solange das Herz schlägt
Runtime: 01:42:00 min
Country: Switzerland
Director: Hanspeter Aliesch
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: For many Strombolans, the volcano is both soul and monster. Usually the always active volcano is a moderate and constant monster. But for some, the view of the volcano was the last of their lives. Maria lost her grandfather during the great eruptions of 1930. For many years she hopes that he is still alive. The fisherman, the philosopher, the cook ... they are all dependent, tied to the mountain. It's Maria's story ... and also a little bit of Stromboli.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Hacked
Runtime: 12:30 min
Country: USA
Director: Uldouz Wallace
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In 2014 a hack of over 100 women was spread across the
worldwide web by a sadistic digital rapist, Tyler Fuller.
These women in the public eye, were violated of their basic
human rights and privacy and Mr. Fuller was given a mere slap
on the wrist, serving only 18 months in a federal prison for
ruining over a hundred women's lives forever. We've all seen
the headlines and the images of the graphic theft of the
innocence and purity of these women, but until now, nobody
has seen the extreme damage that it has truly caused.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Run. Hide. Pray.
Runtime: 08:58 min
Country: USA
Director: Liz Lugo
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Horror Short Film + Best Director (Liz Lugo)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A year after an ominous game turned deadly for her best friend, a college student finds herself struggling to elude a killer who’s playing the game over again.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: SMILE
Runtime: 05:00 min
Country: Australia
Director: kevin Uskokovic
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A short horror/comedy silent film about a man in poverty finding work in the service industry.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Audience
Runtime: 13:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Théo Mahy
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: When the time comes to celebrate her birthday, Yasmin gathers all her friends at the mythic Ludlow Hotel in Manhattan. Feeling trapped with social anxiety, Yasmin locks herself down into her phone without realizing what's happening at her own party.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Your Color (Deine Farbe)
Runtime: 01:30:57 min
Country: USA (Germany - Spain)
Director: Maria Diane Ventura
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Hailing from disparate backgrounds, Karl and Albert bond over their desire to escape their small town existence and move to Barcelona, in search of a happier life. With their mutual sense of humor and provocative ideas, they decide to document their youthful adventures with the dream of sharing their passions publicly. Upon settling and realizing life is not as easy as expected, their resistance to normalcy finds them walking divergent paths. Unbeknownst to Karl,Albert starts experiencing personal troubles but pride and fear of revealing his secrets drives him to the edge. What was originally meant to be a harmless idea becomes an instrument for self-destruction as Albert documents his own

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: LASTCALL
Runtime: 19:00 min
Country: France
Director: Mathieu Baillargeon
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Life in a ordinary café is disrupted by the intrusion of a weird and authoritative woman who starts manipulating the customers as if they were puppets. In spite of themselves, they become both spectators and actors in a somewhat macabre drama. In this café turned into a stage, the life of a man from his birth to his death is (being) told. The story of his fate, bound to choices that are not always choices. The story of a mysterious man, in turn surprising or frightening, maybe because deep down we are very much like him. But is it just a game? Where is the story leading us to? Are we the spectators or the actors of that life?

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Walkman
Runtime: 19:59 min
Country: Spain
Director: Paula Rial Lorente
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Director (Paula Rial Lorente)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Emma, the main cleaner of Mr. Alfredo's mansion, an exmilitar and successful writer, invites her friend Clara to work with her while Mr. Alfredo leaves for a work trip with the only rule of not entering into his office. The girls start cleaning the house but due to Clara's clumsiness she gets into the office and finds a Walkman, full of dark secrets.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: LA TIERRA MUERTA (Barren Soil)
Runtime: 12:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Sergio Duce
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Actress (Laura Gómez-Lacueva) + Best Actor (José Luis Alcobendas)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The neighbors of a small village, stuck in the past and isolated by regression and misery, receive the arrival of a man nobody knows. Fear and old superstitions reappear in the life of the community.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Perspective
Runtime: 15:05 min
Country: Canada
Director: Dylan Duff
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Dylan Duff)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Perspective tells the story of 16 year old, Oliver Davies (Dylan Duff) who struggles to forgive his father’s troubled past. The film takes place over one weekend as Oliver visits his father, Lucas Davies (Brian James) for the first time since his release from prison. Over the course of the unsettling weekend, Lucas attempts to rekindle his relationship with his son, while simultaneously running from his own past.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Alberca
Runtime: 17:45 min
Country: Mexico
Director: Paola Villa
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Paola Villa)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Karla is on her mid-30's who just got divorced, she meets Fernando a younger man on the swimming pool of the apartments where she lives. She's still mourning her loss, as their friendship grows, this space becomes a refuge for both of them, from here they'll both move to a new stage of their lives.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Rent's Due
Country: USA

Runtime: 4:40 min
Director: Kaitlin Kemp
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Kaitlin Kemp)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A woman must find another lover to help pay rent when her partner gets hit by a car.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Vegas Strip (Hindi Version)
Country: USA

Runtime: 3:36 min
Director: Vito Palmisano
Nominated: Best Music Video + Best Singer/Rapper (Ashish Dubey) + Best Singer (Kahra Keyes) + Best Director (Vito Palmisano)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Original music video Vegas strip by Kahra has been made in Hindi by Hindi singer/rapper/songwriter Ashish

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Padmavyuha
Runtime: 39:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Raj Krishna
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A mysterious phone call draws a religious studies professor into a dark labyrinth of ancient Indian puzzles, the answer to which could shake the foundations of the world's biggest religions.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: AWAR
Runtime: 12:12 min
Country: Iraq
Director: Bashir Jamshid
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Bashir Jamshid) + Best Cinematography + Best Actor (Pavel Krekar)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: It tells a story of a boxer . Who tries to face he's future. But in sudden some accident happens and thats changes everything

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: MADRE REFLEJO (REFLECTION MOTHER)
Runtime: 11:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Aleix Masferrer Lópe
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Actress (Nur Aiza)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Helena receives Enrique's visit after many years of his disappearance. They have a hard conversation. Enrique tries to explain the reason for this abandonment. Helena is so disappointed that she does not allow him to explain what happened.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: My new neighbor Joy
Country: Ecuador
Writer: Dani Sadun
Nominated: Best International Short Film Script
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Timothy and his new neighbor, Joy, find a mysterious box locked without a key. Together, they must find a way to open it properly and unveil its secrets.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Short-term Sister
Runtime: 19:49 min
Country: Germany
Director: Philipp Lippert
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Documentary Short Film + Best Director (Philipp Lippert)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Only pale memories remain of Philipp’s sister, Vanessa. The 2-year old girl was adopted and embraced, only to be returned 2 years later, leaving behind a family plagued by resentment, blame and divorce.
18 years later, Philipp aims to track down Vanessa and confront his family with the hope of unveiling swallowed secrets and healing untended wounds.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: In the Shadows: Untold Stories of the Mental Health System
Runtime: 06:58 min
Country: Canada
Director: Breanna Ching
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: This film hightlights Breanna Ching's passion for change within the current mental health care model, delving into her advocacy work before the film switches to two true stories of women "failed by the system". Their faces aren't shown, because mental health is "in the shadows" - even still.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Planet Blue - Journey to Eco
Runtime: 06:15 min
Country: USA
Director: Rickey Boyd
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: While Wizard the Blue Dart Frog tries to find his new home and searches for his friend Frazzie the monkey, Toucan Petey and Blinky the Tree Frog walk through the rainforest, now bare from deforestation and wildfires. Despite Frazzie’s directions, Blinky is certain they are lost! He hops onto Toucan Petey’s back and the two fly away, searching for Frazzie.
In outer space, Frazzie visits NBA star Nikola Vucevic on the Eco Space Station, needing advice on how to save the rainforest. Nikola teaches Frazzie about conservation and awareness: it’s the only way to save what’s left of the rainforest and help it regrow. Before he leaves, Nikola encourages Frazzie to save and heal the rainforest.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Silent Movie
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Brazil
Director: Melo Viana
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Melo Viana)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The “Cinema Mudo” project is the realization of a short film and at the same time helping and integrating residents of a community living in a high-risk area. All children (actors and actresses) who work in the movie are residents in the community Vila Torres, an at-risk area in Curitiba. They were chosen after a theater classes for children held in that community as part as the film project.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: We Can’t Breathe
Runtime: 10:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Clarence Williams IV
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Clarence Williams IV)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A Young couple clashes in the wake of a racially charged murder committed by a police officer.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Open Hearts
Runtime: 59:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Travis Pollert & Jacob Kostelli
Nominated: Best International Documentary + Best Director (Travis Pollert & Jacob Kostelli)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Open Hearts is an intense “week in the life” of a medical mission with doctors from around the world working together to heal 12 Haitian children through pediatric heart surgery. From logistical coordination, to the symphony of open heart surgery, this film will arrest your senses and challenge what it looks like to lend a hand. Dr. Jeff Kempft from Akron Children’s Hospital (Ohio, USA), and doctors from the USA, Italy, Haiti, and France, demonstrate a new way of helping as they attempt to complete 12 complicated operations while simultaneously challenging conventional wisdom by building up the staff and facilities at St. Damien’s Hospital (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) to become self sufficient. These unprecedented efforts, spearheaded by Gift of Life and Rotary Club, have enabled St. Damien’s to become the first hospital in Haiti capable of treating children with Heart Disease, have allowed Dr. Alexandra Noisette to become the first Haitian pediatric cardiologist, and represents the only collaboration of charities providing heart surgery in Haiti. “Charity” must change, and this bold reimagination of how charity can work paints a picture of how countries like Haiti can become self sustaining.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Death
Runtime: 13:43 min
Country: kurdistan - Iraq
Director: Yadasht Yousif Rasull
Nominated: Best International Short Film +  Best Director (Yadasht Yousif Rasull)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: All what are happening, none of them appear as death in their own right.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Domani
Runtime: 13:43 min
Country: Italy
Director: Alessia Campo, Letizia Frezza & Sara Presutti
Nominated: Best International Short Film +  Best Director (Alessia Campo, Letizia Frezza & Sara Presutti) + Best Actress (Letizia Frezza)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: 7 human being, 7 lives. Alcohol, loneliness, racism, ignorance, work, love, violence... Can lead us to extreme choices, but what does keep us alive?

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Family Tree
Runtime: 02:11:00 min
Country: Panama
Director: Jorge Ameer
Nominated: Best International Feature Film + Best Actor (Michael Joseph Nelson)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: An old Panamanian holiday tradition personified as a homeless man disrupts the life of a workaholic animal rescuer to show him the true meaning of love, friendship and family.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: A SHOT OF VIOLENCE
Runtime: 32:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: ANGEL GARCIA "ANGELILLO WOOD"
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: An undercover cop have to investigate a partner suspicious of heaving deals with chinise Triads.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Whisper to be Heard
Runtime: 44:30 min
Country: USA
Director: Tim Hale with Hales Tales Productions
Nominated: Best Documentary Music Film + Best Director (Tim Hale with Hales Tales Productions)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: This true documentary film features a group of musicians and artists who have never met living together for a week in a mansion to learn and create, culminating in a Whisper Masquerade Ball.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: In Your Skin
Runtime: 19:32 min
Country: Spain
Director: David González
Nominated: Best LGBTQ Short Film + Best Screenplay + Best Actor (Miguel Ramírez)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: En tu piel tells the love story of a couple formed by Berta and Arturo (Cristina Serrano and Miguel Ramírez) whose happy courtship will be affected by a dark unknown facet of Arturo, who maintains a double life.Infidelity, secrets, mistreatment and paranoia will create a very complicated situation from which it will be difficult for Berta to get out.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Last Touch
Runtime: 04:24 min
Country: USA
Director: Melissa Mars
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Melissa Mars) + Best Screenplay + Best Actress (Melissa Mars)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In a near future where human touch can be deadly, a young couple tries to stay connected to one another and keep their love alive, while complying to the artificial intelligence ruling their lives.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Past
Runtime: 08:16 min
Country: Iraq - Kurdistan
Director: Lazio Zana Mohammed Ali 
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Lazio Zana Mohammed Ali) + Best Cinematography + Best Editing
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Patron
Runtime: 11:30 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Emily Haigh & Alon Young
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Horror Short Film + Best Director (Emily Haigh & Alon Young) + Best Cinematography + Best Actress (Mhairi Calvey)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Vickie Black is young and hungry, though working as a maid in London, she has her sights set far higher - After successfully landing an interview for a prestigious job at an age-old, unscrupulous organisation it looks like Vickie might be on the verge of hitting the big time. Vickie goes in positive, but the questions from her faceless male interviewers soon become predatory, the atmosphere growing more awkward and uncomfortable by the minute. As the interview takes its toll, Vickie reaches breaking point, if her spirit is to survive this encounter she must undergo an abstract and radical physical transformation.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: March
Runtime: 28:01 min
Country: USA
Director: JayaPrakash Telangana
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (JayaPrakash Telangana) + Best Actor (Jael Pettigrew) + Best Cinematography + Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Mikal Curry) + Best Score
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Seneca and Adonis are life long friends. They are inseparable. When Seneca looses his license for speeding and has to attend group meetings, Adonis drives him. When Seneca finds out his biological father died before he was born and his Dad is now his Step-Dad, Adonis is there. When Seneca finds his estranged family and is told he has a genetic gift that allows him to see and hear the dead, Adonis is there to help him rationalize. But, when Adonis is murdered, Seneca finds himself alone and wondering if the boy he keeps seeing is Adonis’ son...or his ghost.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Inverted Woman (La Mujer Invertida)
Runtime: 18:35 min
Country: Spain
Director: Santi Planet
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Santi Planet) + Best Actress (Rosa Maria Diaz) + Best Score + Best Cinematography
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Ana had the perfect husband, the perfect children and the perfect friend. But she needed to turn her life around and turned everything inside out.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Intimidad del distanciamiento social: Una trilogía
Runtime: 8:39 min
Country: Spain
Director: Sasha Binia Benarie
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Sasha Binia Benarie)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Intimacy of social distancing is a compilation of images recorded on a smartphone before, during and after the quarantine period between February and June 2020. It captures moments of urban daily life in a city that houses millions of people, symbols and lights. This trilogy shows images in which the viewer can easily empathize and look at the other with affection, appreciating the shared moments that life constantly brings us everyday. From an anthropological point of view, this piece contains a message to appreciate life’s inherent beauty no matter what the circumstances are. The images take us away from the consumerist perspective of everyday life, claiming the "humanly human" and advocating the approach between people through observation. All the music is original material especially composed for this short film.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: A Sort Of Hunger
Runtime: 28:38 min
Country: USA
Director: Felicia A. Mead
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Director (Felicia A. Mead) + Best Screenplay (Felicia A. Mead)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Lisa and her brother Kevin have always been close, but not since Kevin joined the most ruthless Mob in Los Angeles. But Lisa’s world starts to unravel when Kenny disappears for weeks without a trace. After uncovering new information about the huge debt her brother owes the mob, Lisa knows the time she has to find her brother before the mob does, time is running out. What she doesn’t know is that there’s a new threat in LA and she’s very hungry.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Mari Sandoz: The Running Water
Country: USA
Writer: Laurie Richards & Wendy Wolverton
Nominated: Best Screenplay Feature Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Determined to become a writer and truthfully portray the American West, Mari Sandoz struggled against the oppression of the early Twentieth Century era, and fought against her domineering pioneer father, as she struggled to get an education and attempted to write her first book.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Alex's Strip
Runtime: 01:55:00 min
Country: USA - Spain - India
Director: Irene Zoe Alameda
Nominated: Best Spanish Feature Film + Best International Feature Film + Best Director (Irene Zoe Alameda) + Best Actress (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón) + Best Actor (Fernando GIl) + Best Cinematography + Best Score
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A teenager is reunited with her father, a Spanish merchant who has spent a long time in jail after being wrongly accused. She accompanies him on a business trip to India, where an unexpected turn of events threatens to separate them again.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: This Is Not a Person
Runtime: 34:03 min
Country: Spain
Director: Miguel Rodriguez & Pablo Ostarek
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Miguel Rodriguez & Pablo Ostarek) + Honorable Mention (Elisenda Carballo) + Best Score
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Elisenda is a woman with a rare disease called osteogenesis imperfecta who has always led a very protected life. Now she is trying to find her own way even if it means leaving everything she knew behind.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Dosh
Runtime: 20:17 min
Country: Iraq
Director: Reman Ranj
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Reman Ranj) + Best Actor (Basher Jamshid)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: An art artist because of an accident his whole life will change

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: The Secret of Eternal Love
Runtime: 11:00 min
Country: Canada - Spain
Director: Alejandro Bermejo & Eva Everett Irving
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Alejandro Bermejo & Eva Everett Irving) + Best Actress ( Eva Everett Irving)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Marta and Edgar are in love, but Edgar's untimely death rips Marta apart, that is until she finds a book of magic spells to bring him back to life. She soon discovers that life with her walking-dead boyfriend is not quite the same as it was before. Shot in black and white, this silent film takes us back to early cinema with Charlie Chaplin and other slapstick comedians.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Persona(s)
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Lebanon
Director: Tia Murr
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Tia Murr)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Persona(s) tells the story of Emeline Lambert, a French actress based in London, who decides to take on a role she has never really dared to play before. She finds a space held for her through the established trust with the director, allowing herself to express her vulnerabilities and rewrite her story in a therapeutic way. This experimental piece is an essay on Truth Claims in Documentary Filmmaking, as it explores the nature of performance in our every day lives. It also demonstrates the fluidity of the self beyond individualism, in that it comes in variations and is a function of time, space, and introspection.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: YAR
Runtime: 22:00 min
Country: Iraq/Kurdistan
Director: Aram Hassan
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Aram Hassan) + Best Cinematography 
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In a part of middle east in eastern and northern Kurdistan lives a group of people who have their own religion and perform their prayers and worship god using tanbur. Tanbur is an old musical instrument that has its own special ritual of crafting. Yar talks about the process of crafting the Tanbur and how it is used for religious ritual of the Yarsans.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Torture
Runtime: 25:24 min
Country: USA
Director: Roxanne Lanette Writer: Tai Thompson

Produced by: Brandon Thompson Co - Produced by: Michael Coombs
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Roxanne Lanette) + Best Screenplay (Tai Thompson) + Best Actor (Huli Shallone) + Best Cinematography ( Daniel Whyte & Kirby Griffin)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Based in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, we invite you to experience some of the unspoken mental tortures that many individuals go through in their everyday lives. The struggles that these characters are dealing with are torturing them everyday and its a struggle trying to find a way to break free from it. Some will survive and some will keep suffering.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Come With Me
Runtime: 10:16 min
Country: Italia
Director: Gianluca Mastropietro
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Director (Gianluca Mastropietro)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Sara is a young girl who has to take care of her younger brother, Alby. One day, in a park, Alby meets a ghost: Adele, The Woman in white. She will haunt them and try to take Alby away with her.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Metamorphosis
Runtime: 3:33 min
Country: Spain
Director: Marta Romero
Nominated: Best Music Video + Best Director (Marta Romero)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A world where nothing remains, the material, the beliefs, the identity ... change every moment or directly disappear. This work revolves around transformation, existence and love.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Girl & Bicycle
Runtime: 14:00 min
Country: Switzerland
Director: Jack Martin
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Jack Martin) + Best Actress (Mara Crisci)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young girl take a ride with her Bicycle and think son her life, passion and the meaning of life.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Q: ghostly remote effect
Runtime: 19:43 min
Country: Germany
Director: Marcus Hanisch
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Marcus Hanisch) + Best Actress (Effi Rabsilber)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In the future. A hi-tech-lab. Scientist P is testing quantum-gynoid Q and sets off on a mission to an undiscovered nature. On the journey she discovers a ghostly remote effect between herself and the robot. Will she maintain in control, when nature starts changing?

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Sushi Night
Runtime: 9:06 min
Country: USA
Director: Jack Kierski
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Actor (Gonzalo Garcia-Castro) + Best Director (Jack Kierski) + Best Actress (Marise Jimenez)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: After having a dinner date, Stan realizes his love interest Rachel is a psychopath obsessed with sushi and she begins to torture him.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: 2091
Runtime: 6:46 min
Country: Spain
Director: Carlos J. Matos
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Music Video + Best Director (Carlos J. Matos) + Best VFX + Best Cinematography
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In the distant year of 2091, three warrior-hackers face off against the mad AI known as Control in a last-ditch effort to liberate their city, and save mankind's future.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Love Solitude
Runtime: 13:58 min
Country: Kurdistan - Iraq
Director: Sardar Sattar
Nominated: Best International Short Film +  Best Director (Sardar Sattar) + Best Screenplay (Sardar Sattar)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: LOVE SOLITUDE is a short documentary in which Ali Ashiq, an old Kurdish man relates his love story after he lived in mountains for more than 40 years because he could not persuade the father of her beloved to agree with their marriage.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Al Otro Lado Del Infierno
Runtime: 01:15:08 min
Country: Argentina - Chile
Director: José Keidel
Nominated: Best International Feature  Film +  Best Director (José Keidel) + Best Actor (César Díaz) + Best Actress (Maca Cardenas)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Carla (Argentina) is a young medical surgeon who, while looking for a house in her country, Mario (Chile), Carla's husband, is sent by the company to travel to Panama. The tragedy begins when she arrives in the tropical country and does not find her husband.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Kneeling For Justice: A San Francisco Memorial To Fallen Angels
Runtime: 07:43 min
Country: USA
Director: Robert Silver
Nominated: Best International Short Film +  Best Director (Robert Silver)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A short film about how San Francisco memorializes and celebrates the life of George Floyd and all the lives lost due to police violence.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Stuck In A Moment
Runtime: 23:43 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Petrus Özer
Nominated: Best International Short Film +  Best Director (Petrus Özer)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Noah is a young man but far from the ordinary. He walks down the path of revenge but unlike most cases he doesn't really know why, still the urge for revenge is rooted deep inside of him. Alongside him is his father who guides him through every step and he is set on a vicious trail that will lead him to the discovery of an ugly truth.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd
Runtime: 01:56:29 min
Country: Switzerland
Director: Uwe Schwarzwalder
Nominated: Best International Feature Film + Best Screenplay  (Uwe Schwarzwalder) + Best Director (Uwe Schwarzwalder) + Best Actor (Uwe Schwarzwalder)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A businessman, Jeff Boyd, dreams of living in Australia where his friend Morton, a crazy bakery shop owner, already has settled down. Morton keeps trying to persuade Jeff to come down soon and help him in his bakery. And Frank, who always lets Jeff stay at his place while he’s abroad, advises him, he should invest with Mr. Mueller from Marinin Resources Inc., a commodity trading firm. As Jeff signs the investment contract, he’s full of hope to leave the country with a pocket full of cash. But after a phone call with Mueller, he realizes that it’s not that easy. During a heavy argument with his boss at work, Jeff’s world collapses. That’s when he meets Wendy who's also in a delicate state. As they get to know each other, they discover being soulmates. Their common worries about the world and what it develops into comes more and more to light. They want to make a change and develop a dangerous plan.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: How We Die
Runtime: 01:06:47 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Alexander Cockburn
Nominated: Best International Feature Film + Best Documentary Film + Best Director (Alexander Cockburn)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: “In the Bhagavad-Gita, a revered ancient Hindu text, the Divine Krishna is asked, “Of all the world’s wonders, which is the most wondrous?” Krishna answers, “That no person, though he or she sees others dying all around them, believes that he or she will die.”
Why are we born? Why must we die? What value can we create from this fragile existence?
'How We Die' is an experimental, immersive, meditation exploring our relationship(s) with death. Our contemporary culture has been described as one that seeks to avoid and deny the fundamental question of our mortality. The original Buddha, Shakyamuni, believed, however, that contemplation of death was a priority, that confronting our mortality compels us to examine our lives and to seek to live meaningfully.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Once Upon a Time in Kurdistan
Runtime: 9:13 min
Country: Iraq
Director: Zhino Hadi
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Zhino Hadi) + Best Screenplay (Zhino Hadi)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Dunia is a 17-year-old girl. After she was raped by her uncle, she becomes pregnant and seek help in one of the shelters in KRI and secretly plans to have an abortion.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: AUREA
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Agatino Zurría
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In an old dark long-forgotten world where people are starving, being evicted or simply disappearing without a trace, a group or rogues are informed that they are leaving in the morning train to a sunnier place where they can finally have a fulfilling life.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Es
Runtime: 19:00 min
Country: Italy
Director: Daniele Zinelli
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film + Best Director (Daniele Zinelli)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Mr. Soccol is a company employee. The company is making staff cuts and decides to fire him without warning. This fact, along with many others that will follow, will drag Mr. Soccol into a vortex of madness and terror.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: The day I killed you (El día que te maté)
Runtime: 9:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Edu Escudero
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Edu Escudero) + Best Actress (Clara Manyós) + Best Score
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Julieta tells the story of a trip she never had the courage to make some years ago; a trip that would lead her to the man she wants to kill. Julieta goes over her plan, without missing any detail: the route she was going to take, the place where she would have hidden the weapon, the music she would have listened to, the gas station where she would have taken a break, the meal she would have ordered and, of course, the exact words she would have pronounce when facing the man.

After narrating her trip, Julieta turns to her only listener: the man. They’re both at a bar, on their own. That’s when fiction becomes reality and Julieta has the power to define the ending of a story that, up to that moment, was sheer fantasy.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Missed
Runtime: 9:23 min
Country: USA
Director: Fokke Baarssen
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Fokke Baarssen) + Best Actor (James Kacey) + Best Screenplay (Keith Armonaitis) + Best Supporting Actor (Sean Kane) + Best Cinematography
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A diner on a dusty desert highway in the American Southwest seems an unlikely place to call neutral territory, but it's Graham’s last chance to try and reconnect with his estranged father, John. With John clinging ever more to his conservatism and the differences between father and son seemingly insurmountable, the stakes are high. Can they reconcile their differences and reconnect before it is too late?

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Loved me
Runtime: 14:59 min
Country: USA
Director: Greg L.Hines
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Greg L.Hines) + Best Actor (Stephen Sebastiao)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A Short Film About The Aftermath Of HeartBreak

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Standing Ovation
Runtime: 19:47 min
Country: USA
Director: Chase Gutzmore
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Chase Gutzmore) + Best Actor (Chase Gutzmore) + Best Screenplay (Chase Gutzmore) + Best Supporting Actor (Alex Tacher)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Charles Henderson has been cast as the lead in a play about slavery written and directed by acclaimed director Kurt Santiago Charles is talented and determined but Kurt is willing to do whatever it takes to get the best performance out of his actors to ensure his reputation, Even if that means sinking into the dark abyss of an actors mind to pull out the truest of emotions and pain required for this soulful character.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Toxic Love
Runtime: 7:40 min
Country: USA
Director: Tamia Dow
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Tamia Dow) + Best Actress (Amy Seddon Ebert) + Best Screenplay (Tamia Dow)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: What would you do to escape the picture perfect life ?
Max and Alexis appeared to be the perfect couple. He is a very successful Real Estate Broker and she is living a life of leisure and luxury in her beautiful multi-million dollar home. Onlookers envy them yet no one knows what is going on behind the custom designed doors. Toxic Love shows the price they pay to be perceived as the couple of the year. See their lives Life Unfiltered.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: The Finger on the Button
Runtime: 8:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Jonny Lewis
Nominated: Best International Short Film +   Best Director (Jonny Lewis) + Best Screenplay (Jonny Lewis) + Best Actor (Whit Spurgeon)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A pentagon General receives a call from the president ordering a nuclear strike against SOUTH Korea. A Major questions the order. Does the president have dementia? Will a nation be obliterated? Watch and see!

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Innocent Youth
Runtime: 8:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: David González
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film +  Best Actor (Victor Rebull) + Best Director (David González)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Boys Club is the best known club in the country. No matter your social status or nationality. The only rule is that only handsome boys can enter. The Boys Club has all kinds of clients, although its regulars are people of high standing: prominent politicians, important businessmen, high members of the clergy and the civil service. Jake (Aitor Cruz) is an unscrupulous pedophile who runs the club and personally selects the kids. Adrián is an attractive teenager of 17 years who after witnessing the kidnapping of his brother of 15 years, Max, decides to infiltrate to rescue him entering a complicated network of human trafficking and corruption that will be very difficult to escape.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: A Good Man
Runtime: 13:42 min
Country: USA
Director: Anthony Gainer
Nominated: Best International Short Film +  Best Actor (Carter T. Shamburger) + Best Cinematography + Best Director (Anthony Gainer) + Best Supporting Actor (Carter Frost)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Living in a time where abusive fathers and bullying are common place, a boy defends that he did what was right. Always searching for the right way to live, the realities of life surround him. He realizes that any advice, besides that that comes from within, is worthless. At 12 years of age, he is forced to now become a part of an adult world. The boy must immediately figure out how to live as A Good Man, regardless of the consequences.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Bitch, Popcorn & Blood
Runtime: 15:59 min
Country: France
Director: Fabio Soares
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Horror Film + Best Actress (Jane Badler) + Best Director (Fabio Soares) + Best Supporting Actor (Jochen Hägele) + Best Cinematography
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is goingto turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar.

A mix of onirism, violence and dark humor, Bitch, Popcorn & Blood is simply the weapon that everyone has dreamt of being one day.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Slaughter
Runtime: 13:13 min
Country: Iran - Kurdistan
Director: Saman Hosseinpuor and Ako Zandkarimi
Nominated: No qualified for any Nomination
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Ghasem is forced to sell their cow to spend a hard winter in their village, but his son fled out the cow.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: The Scorpion's Dream
Runtime: 01:00:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Carlos Marin Chanca
Nominated: Best Spanish Feature Film + Best LGBTQ Feature Film + Best Director (Carlos Marin Chanca) + Best Actor (Izhar Alvarez) + Best Supporting Actor (Eleazar Masdeu)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Aritz is a young male nurse who takes on the job of caring for Biel, a former MotoGp champion who has suffered a serious accident and has been wheelchair bound for years. The physical consequences seem to have subsided, but Biel has been in a practically catatonic state since the accident, from which he has not yet emerged.
As Aritz enters Biel's life, he will discover aspects of his past and his family that will lead him to feel a fascination like he had never felt before. As time passes, Biel's lack of communication and silence will make Aritz begin an introspective journey that will take him to the limits of his own personality.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: The Last Joke
Runtime: 01:10:00 min
Country: Greece
Director: Vasilis Kalemos
Nominated: Best International Feature Film + Best Director (Vasilis Kalemos) + Best Actor (Tasos Batsoulis)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: When Avgeris discovers that all of humanity has disappeared he is faced against loneliness. He tries with different ways to struggle against never ending boredom , thus recording a diary with his video camera. Everything seems normal until something begins to use his bathroom and disrupts his empty lifestyle.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

Title: Interview With Marilyn
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Agatino Zurría
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Agatino Zurría)  + Best Score + Best Actress (Rosalinda Rodriguez)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A Latin actress Marilyn Moreno is interviewed by Talkshow host Deborah Domartin about her latest film, which came to a stop when the director mysteriously vanished. Deborah won't let her guest star off the hook on this.

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