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  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Brutto da Morire (Ugly as fuck)
Runtime: 09:23 min
Country: Italy
Director: Valerio Chicca
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Valerio Chicca) + Best Screenplay + Best Actor (Manuel Vernarelli )
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Franco is ugly because he thinks he is.
He masks a complicated and dangerous rage towards women. The lack of any type of contact with the opposite sex has brought Franco to exasperation, to the ledge of the roof of his building.
Failing in his attempted suicide forces him to grab life by the horns.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Q&A
Runtime: 10:40 min
Country: USA
Director: Ken Alan Gregg
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A man fears for his life after being taken captive and asked questions he cannot answer.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: A Date in the Dark
Runtime: 11:22 min
Country: India
Director: Singara Mohan
Nominated: XXXXXXXXX
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A Date in the Dark narrates the Last day journey of a Husband with his blind wife and it is a Virtual Audio Telugu Short film. Virtual Audio film is nothing but a film that gives us a realistic experience with just audio and sounds.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: I Just Wanted to See You
Runtime: 14:44 min
Country: Japan
Director: Michael Williams
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Michael Williams) + Best Screenplay
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A suspicious man silently trails behind a young woman. A red note is mysteriously left at her door. Secrets long buried return to haunt a family living in Tokyo.

A suspenseful Japanese drama, from the writer/director of the multi-award winning drama "One Step"

WINNER: Spirit of the Ninja Achievement Award - BonDance International Film Festival 2020.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Quiet Healing
Runtime: 01:18:47 min
Country: USA
Director: Marvin (Toby) Yarbrough & Andrew Latuo
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The Quiet Healing is based on the book of the same name written by Toby Yarbrough. This is the story of how two wonderful dogs and a wounded warrior found salvation in each other. This movie is about war, injury, recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. This movie is about a love between a disabled veteran and his dogs and how they healed each other.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: A Special Gift
Runtime: 03:16 min
Country: Korea
Director: Ryan Taeck-gyu. KIM
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In the era of COVID-19 pandemic, in the midst of “mask crisis”…She is feeling good getting N95 masks from a pharmacy, until a man snatches her eco bag and runs away.
Gazing blankly at the running man and she yells out “Oh my eco bag!”,
and starts chasing the man.
In this urgent chasing game, will she be able to get the stolen eco bag back?

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Youth on Strike! (documentary film)
Runtime: 48:30 min
Country: Australia
Director: Rob Innes
Nominated: Best International Documentary Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In March 2019 over 150,000 Australian students went on strike to demand climate change action. They risked their studies to unite their generation, while still doing their homework. This is the story of how young Aussies defied calls to stay in school and organised one of the largest youth-led movements Australia has ever seen, told by twelve diverse students who vlogged the whole thing. These young people shared their stories of who they are and captured what it took to organise a movement. Using only footage recorded by the students, this is their story, this is Youth On Strike!

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: All The Light We Cannot See
Runtime: 12:20 min
Country: Turkey
Director: Seyhmus Altun
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The story of a father who becomes his own son’s prey on a hunting trip out of the city.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Jingle the Dog - A Christmas Story
Runtime: 21:51 min
Country: USA
Director: Chris Bishop & Erin Abbey Bishop
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A heartwarming tale about a happy and clueless family pet in a wild Christmas adventure as Jingle the Dog is thrust into the real world.

Jingle the Dog is enjoying his holiday time with the family. He senses danger outside the neighbor’s house from a hungry raccoon and comes to the rescue of the neighbor’s daughter. However, the neighbors see it differently and demand that the dog is sent away.

The wrongfully accused dog is now on his own, looking for ways to survive and interact with the world. Jingle tries playing with people, but they consider him a nuisance. He finds his way to the forest and meets furry friends and creates a new family, but the forest is not without danger of its own – an angry pack of wolves threaten Jingle and his friends.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Bread salt and Heart
Runtime: 23:26 min
Country: Kosovo
Director: Keishi Suenaga & Makfire Miftari
Nominated: XXXXXXXXX
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis  "Bread Salt and Heart" is a short promotional documentary filmed in Kosovo in 2017.
The film among other things takes us on a journey to the many beautiful filming locations Kosovo has to offer.
The film is a collaboration between two artists from Japan and the team from Kosova.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: All the poems I didn't send
Runtime: 11:29 min
Country: Netherlands
Director: Arjan Gebraad
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Music Video + Best Director (Arjan Gebraad)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis  “They don't give a damn whether you win or James and Ruby or Mario and Jackie or the Man in the Moon and Little Miss Muffet. They just want to see a little misery out there so they can feel a little better maybe. They're entitled to that.”

There were so many poems written that one day, it was decided to put them all into a space where dance marathons meet with finding comfort in the other one. A dance movie about empathy, entertainment, ritual, participation, spectacle and love.

“Help me! Oh please, please!”
“Tell me when.”
“I'm ready.”
“Now?”
“Now.”

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Let's Talk About It
Runtime: 17:34 min
Country: USA
Director: Aaron M. Canada
Nominated: Best International Documentary
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Erectile Dysfunction... over a billion men have it, and NO ONE talks about it. So, let's talk about It.

The goal of submitting this film to festivals, and crossing our fingers that we'll get selected to festivals that are able to hold some kind of in-person events or virtual Q&A's, is to reach men suffering from ED -- and their partners -- and implore them to volunteer to be interviewed on camera.

We need real, honest accounts of how it negatively affects their relationships, their self esteem, and their lives in general. We want to develop this film into a feature, and the most important component of it will be these on-camera accounts. We can help so many men and their partners.

We just need a platform.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: THE TRACES OF THE SAMURAI
Runtime: 01:10:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: JUANMA SUÁREZ
Nominated: Best International Documentary + Best Spanish Feature Film + Best Director (JUANMA SUÁREZ) + Best VFX
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: After centuries of silence, a group of people from the river side town of Coria del Rio will discover that one of the keys to its history is in the distant lands of the East, in the life of a samurai in the search of redemption.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Standard Temperature
Runtime: 17:07 min
Country: China
Director: Zhouchunyu Yu
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The story is a gathering of casual events which happened to a young lady, who has a study abroad background and just returned to her parents after years. These causal events consist of some pieces of her daily life encountering different people and handling her relationship with the distant parents. Uncertainty grows within their conversations and consequences are always unpredictable.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: I’Father
Runtime: 01:30:42 min
Country: Kosovo
Director: Mark Norfolk
Nominated: *********
Competition: MARCH ***** 2021  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young man grieving over the recent death of his father struggles to deal with the growing relationship between his mother and his uncle. But then one day his father appears before him and his psychological state is thrown into turmoil. Eventually, at his father's urging, he decides to confront his father's brother at the engagement party thrown for his mother. As the party gets into full swing he makes his move and sets off a chain of events that ultimately forces him to embrace the true nature of love, honour and duty.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Bottle
Runtime: 04:43 min
Country: Greece
Director: Giannis Mikros
Nominated: ***********
Competition: MARCH ****, 2021 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The Bottle Six friends are gathered at a house for late-night hang-out. They are having a good time enjoying each other’s company as well as alcohol, smokes and drugs. That is until they decide to play the famous kissing game “spin the bottle”. It appears to start as a fun innocent game but it becomes a way for the players to express feelings bottled up inside them for so long, leading to an unexpected ending.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Angel
Runtime: 50:00 min
Country: Japan
Director: Kurihara yasuyuki
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Have you ever thought what your life would be like if you were suddenly confined to a wheelchair? This story is about a season in a wheelchair.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Do you love me?
Runtime: 19:29 min
Country: USA
Director: Maison Kwame, KC SImms
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Unlike anything you'll see again. DYLM is an enigma of emotion portraying the effects of love, betrayal, revenge, and rebirth. DYLM is an ART EXPERIENCE that refuses to follow any rules. We don't ask that you understand it, let it understand you.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Vintage Diary | How Love Can Move Mountains
Runtime: 26:08 min
Country: Canada
Director: Ze Helios, Leedia M
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A European girl name June is living in a dream world. She falls in love with an employee name Jacamo at her father’s company. Not entertain by the idea the father puts him on the titanic ship to be transferred to Canada so his daughter can forget about him.

Unfortunately, the titanic disaster happens and it is believed that Jacamo has sunk with the ship.

Months later she receives a letter from him. Jacamo is working in a small norther Canadian town as a builder while meeting people who are starting new businesses in the town. She makes the decision to go to Canada not knowing how dangerous the journey in cold winter to Canada really is.

Her journey is mixed with interviews of our community members that had family members who had a similar story.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Vela
Runtime: 10:10 min
Country: Venezuela
Director: Dayana Gauthier
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: As an immigrant to the US, Vela left behind everything she knew: her home, her family, her traditions and beliefs. A few years later she makes her way back home to search for her family and her roots.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Guilty prejudices
Runtime: 01:24:00 min
Country: France
Director: Jean-Philippe Tranvouez
Nominated: Best LGBTQ Feature Film + Best Actor (Antoine Mournès) + Best Director (Jean-Philippe Tranvouez)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Léon, 22, and David, 27, plan to celebrate their first birthday, but during this evening, one is savagely stabbed, the other accused of the crime. Fred Darrieu will take advantage of the 48 hours of custody to seek, beyond prejudices, the truth and mourn the same events that he suffered years ago.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Before You Go
Runtime: 03:45 min
Country: Ireland
Director: Stefano Da Fre, Laura Pellegrini
Nominated:  Best International Short Film + Best Actress (Rachel Kenny)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  They say in the final moments of life, a tapestry of moments flow through us within a single second. "Before You Go" is a film that explores two lovers, Emma & Patrick, captured through the images of love within a single poem

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: GAS!
Country: Sweden
Writer: Lee Bailes
Nominated: Best International Short Film Script
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Inspired by the poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen, GAS is a tragic tale of the fate that befalls one Soldier as his troop retreats from the frontline in WWI. It tries to depict the true horror of war.

It tells the tale of troops seeking medical care, in a mustard gas attack and what befalls one new recruit who can't find his mask.

It was originally written, on commission, to be done as a stop-motion animation, but has since been revamped.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: My Dinner with Steve
Runtime: 11:39 min
Country: USA
Director: Eugenie Bondurant
Nominated:  Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  When 40-something Jen finally lands a date with her teacher crush, she mistakes her online stalking for intimacy, and turns their dinner into an addict's confessional. Created by and for women, My Dinner with Steve is a funny, whip-smart, and relatable spin on rom-coms, where Bridget Jones meets You’re the Worst.

Uniting a mix of up-and-coming talent with experienced and acclaimed professionals, the film stars Lisa L. Kirchner in her screen debut opposite Todd Sheeler (Dawson’s Creek; McCinsey’s Island). Eugenie Bondurant (Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) makes her directorial debut. This 10-minute short film was shot on location in St. Petersburg, FL as a SAG-AFTRA production.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: A Brief History of Hollywood
Runtime: 09:30 min
Country: USA
Director: Nate Barlow
Nominated:  Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The intertwining of two histories, that of the Hollywood Sign and that of technical advances in the Hollywood industry.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Revelation
Runtime: 17:20 min
Country: Canada
Director: Ross Tundo
Nominated:  Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Roy has just taken a new job offer in the big city. Now all he has to do is convince his girlfriend Jenny to move to the city with him. What he doesn't realize is that his biggest challenge will be to confront the mysteriously disruptive neighbor that never sleeps or answers the door. With everything on the line; Roy will be pushed to the breaking point ultimately to face his neighbor no matter what it takes.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Game Over
Runtime: 05:00 min
Country: Israel
Director: Guy Ross
Nominated:  Best Animation Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A lonely kid from a remote town tries to help a small baby bird that fell out of a tree.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: No Exit
Runtime: 11:11 min
Country: Greece
Director: Caatje Van Leeuwen
Nominated:  Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: No exit explores the impossible situation that Maria and Stefan face. They choose to tackle their intimacy problems by having a threesome. Claire comes over for dinner and for a second it’s all looks very promising. It rapidly descends into emotional chaos which neither Stefan, Maria or Claire have the emotional development to express or deal with. The cycle repeats itself.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Jean & The Wonderful Idea Machine
Runtime: 49:59 min
Country: USA
Director: Jenn August
Nominated:  Best International Feature Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Jean & the wonderful idea machine is about a little girl who invents a machine that transforms worried thoughts into wonderful ideas. This is a growth mindset musical adventure perfect for the whole family.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: ROAD
Runtime: 14:51 min
Country: Iraq
Director: XAIBAR RAFIQ
Nominated:  Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: After seven years of hopelessness and trying to have a baby, Rozhan and Zmnako get the happy news that they will have one.
This makes Rozhan enthusiastic. On the other hand, Zmnako is sad, which makes Rozhan jealous and through his phone, finds several text messages which she thinks her husband is cheating on her.
But later she finds out that he has cancer which made him terribly sad.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Outlines Of Love (2020, UK)
Runtime: 37:28 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: João Cutileiro Nunes
Nominated:  Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Luka is a 23 years old Portuguese-British art student. With just hours to go before his family join him for his graduation show, he feels it’s the perfect time to share something very personal with his Grandmother, who helped raise him and with whom he has a strong bond. During this afternoon, they discuss and share feelings and memories, whilst discovering each others acceptances and self-realizations of love.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Super Cool
Runtime: 05:00 min
Country: Russia
Director: Marina Potapova
Nominated:  Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Not so long ago he had been just a sweet little child, completely dependent on the adult world, but now he understands how insignificant his parents are and is therefore ready to rebel. What will he do?

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: First They Came For My Mother
Runtime: 07:44 min
Country: USA
Director: Rafael Alvarado
Nominated:  Best International Short Film + Best Screenplay + Best Director (Rafael Alvarado) + Best Actress (Estefania Barreira)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: This is the story of Danni, a 14 year old girl who has to protect her little sister when her mother is captured by ICE. Danni has to execute the Emergency Plan her mother has trained her for in the case of this kind of situation. The first step of the plan is to go to her neighbours, Nena & Nova, a a couple of transgender women who will help her to find her mom.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: we
Runtime: 01:26:00 min
Country: Canada
Director: Mani Nasry
Nominated:  Best International Feature Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In the pursuit for love and happiness, ETHAN, a man with great ambitions and a big heart, must face many obstacles, some that threaten to halt his quest. Set on filling an emptiness left by the death of his parents years ago, Ethan can’t seem to find that one connection we all desire. Yet he continues moving forward despite the many drawbacks he faces. But love is not Ethan’s only goal. Having grown up in Toronto and witnessing the melting pot of cultures remain somewhat divided, Ethan wants to unify his city.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Kiss the Ground
Runtime: 01:25:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell
Nominated: Best International Documentary + Best International Feature Film + Best Director (Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell) + Best Cinematography
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.
This movie is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible – to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Only human
Runtime: 28:06 min
Country: Slovakia
Director: Lukas Vizner
Nominated: Best LGBTQ Short Film + Best Director (Lukas Vizner) + Best Actor (Richard Pekárek) + Best Cinematography + Best Score
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A short movie about a relationship of a talented pianist Christoph and an experienced porn-start Philip opens a complex topic of prejudice in society, as well as within LGBTI community.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: I’ve got room
Runtime: 09:02 min
Country: Spain
Director: Eva María Milara
Nominated: Best LGBTQ Short Film + Best Director (Eva María Milara)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Kevin goes to Leo's house after meeting on a dating network. Kevin's shyness contrasts with Leo's experience in these types of encounters, but Leo takes the relationship more intensely.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: COFFINS!
Runtime: 15:09 min
Country: Spain
Director: Miki Garofalo
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Miki Garofalo)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In early 2020, just before a global pandemic confines half the world to their homes, Kevin and Sabela, former co-workers at a web design company, are fired. Turning to their relatives, they decide to take advantage of the quarantine to live together and create a company. However, Sabela has so much time to work that she starts to get bored. Then something strange and unexpected begins to happen to her. What happens when our hectic life comes to a sudden stop? What does the consciousness of the slow passage of time do to us? What happens if two strangers are locked up together for a month?

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Distance
Country: USA

Runtime: 3:15 min
Director: Stefany Rojo
Nominated: Best Music Video + Best Director (Stefany Rojo) + Best Singer (Cristina Malakhai) 
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: "Distance" is a music video for the artists Cristina Malakhai and Bellringer inspired by the painting 'The Lovers' by René Magritte.

"Distancia" is a song that weaves seduction and disconnected love, blending R&B, Latin Pop, Hip-Hop, and Electronic music. The touches of traditional Flamenco pull listeners into a dance with the fusion of cultures that is today’s music.
The lyrics capture the complexities of two people and two worlds that are so close, yet so far apart. Deeper than romantic love, it expresses the tension between the human desire for connection and the complicated ways we perceive ourselves as separate.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Siren
Runtime: 15:42 min
Country: Canada
Director: Christopher Beaubien
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Christopher Beaubien) + Best Cinematography + Best Actress (Dalit Holzman)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Driving on a highway late at night, distracted driver April and her combative lover Brooke are pulled over for speeding by two sinister police officers. During a strange and increasingly frightening interrogation, the two women find themselves under the power of a supernatural force that changes everything they ever knew about themselves... and each other.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Anagnorisis
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Arturo Dueñas Herrero
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Arturo Dueñas Herrero) + Best Actor (Julio Lázaro)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A new doctor has just arrived at a nursing home, where he meets a patient tormented by a past which he cannot remember. This doctor will help him do it, without anticipating the consequences.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Genesis: An animated short about creation
Runtime: 04:59 min
Country: USA
Director: Philip Page
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Genesis is an animated short film about being creative and loving what you create! Inspired by the book of Genesis.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Christmas Masterpiece
Runtime: 01:58:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Wayne Goodrich
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Filled with original music, this is a beautiful family friendly story of a precocious 14 year old girl, Emma, and her 80 pound Golden Doodle dog-Rocky. Emma has lost her mother and now must live with unfamiliar grandparents in another town. Her artistic flair with painting and life lead her thru heartache and eventually guide her to help energize the town of Lakeside for the holiday season. The Christmas spirit unites the town toward a common goal and allows Emma and her friends to follow their dreams.
"In times likes these you have to keep on letting go, it's the holding on that causes pain."

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Don't let me sink
Runtime: 13:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: David Conill
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (David Conill) + Best Actor (Pepo Blasco) + Best Supporting Actor (Albert Ribalta)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A man who lives alone in the middle of nowhere, clings to the friendship that holds up with an aquatic monster and two friends with whom he shares moments and secrets.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Starfish
Runtime: 18:42 min
Country: USA
Director: Alicia Buckner
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A story about a human trafficking survivor's journey freedom.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Postcard
Country: USA
Writer: Mike Sorrinni
Nominated: Best International Feature Film Script
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young Nazi’s carefully balanced world is shattered upon the arrival of a mysterious postcard with only ‘Flee with her’ written on it. Fear over the exposure of his forbidden romance with his long time Jewess girlfriend continues to mount as questions from his commander arise over his closeness to her family. With time running out, and few options available he must decide his destiny between being a proud German soldier or saving the woman he loves.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: STOP THE BOATS
Runtime: 01:20:00 min
Country: Australia
Director: Simon V Kurian
Nominated: Best International Documentary
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Filmed secretly and smuggled out on USB’s few shots at a time over three years from inside the Australian immigration detention centre, on the remote Islands of Nauru and Manus, where no visitors or media were allowed.

Stop the Boats tells the story of how Australia sent asylum seekers coming to Australian shores by boat, to indefinite offshore detention and torture in prison camps on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and the remote Island nation Nauru. The stories are told by asylum seekers including children and the award winning Kurdish journalist, author and detainee Behrouz Boochani from within detention centres. The harrowing stories of child abuse, human rights violation and criminal neglect are exposed through this film.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Walls
Runtime: 08:30 min
Country: USA
Director: John Druzba
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A lonely New Yorker struggles to connect with a neighbor during the COVID-19 pandemic. A topical story shot entirely on a mobile phone.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: La Matanza
Runtime: 09:47 min
Country: Spain
Director: David González
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Actor (Iván Guijo)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A 15-year-old student witnesses the massacre carried out by his classmate fed up with being a victim of bullying. Adrián (Iván Guijo) will tell the police about the events and how it could have been avoided if the center had taken the necessary measures.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Curiosity of Edward Pratt
Runtime: 12:46 min
Country: Belgium
Director: Thomas Sandler
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A glimpse into the life of adventurer, Edward Pratt and the first circumnavigation of the globe on a unicycle.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Electrishman & the three Elves
Runtime: 13:46 min
Country: Spain
Director: Fabian Joest
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: "Jordi the electrician is heartbroken, the woman he loves in his hometown in rural Mallorca doesn´t want him. The three elves are forced to interrupt their beach vacation to help".

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: How to Get $100 Million
Runtime: 09:23 min
Country: USA
Director: Ilya Polyakov
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A disenchanted young woman ascribes to the get-rich-quick advice of self-help guru - only to learn the cost of getting exactly what you want.

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

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: WolfPack
Country: USA

Runtime: 3:30 min
Director: Kingnyne
Nominated: Best Music Video + Best Actress (Miriam Campos "TinyGirl") + Best Director (Kingnyne)
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: War against werewolf’s and Vampires.

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.