Short Film - Official FOVFF Nominees

Short Film - Official FOVFF Nominees

Nominees in competition at the FilmÓptico Festival in the category of Short Film (<30 min)

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Short Film - Official FOVFF Nominees
  • Arca Resiste

    In the year 2039 in Latin America and Argentina, totalitarian and conservative governments are established. Cristian and Victoria, who form a cell of Arca, the cultural and popular resistance that rescues old values and popular elements of yesteryear, are activated to carry out their first missio...

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  • Together and Better

    A man (Spencer Weitzel) saves a lonely woman (Tatiana Lee) from an overdose. As their romance grows, she tries to help him move on from his own inner demons and painful past.

    The impressionistic short, TOGETHER AND BETTER was made for the FOUR POINTS FILM PROJECT, a filmmaking challenge that ra...

  • Luces del Desierto (Desert Lights)

    An invitation to open our eyes wide in the twilight and listen to the sounds hidden in the blackness.
    Some strange lights appear at night in the Mexican desert. The residents tell us what they’ve seen: fire, a fireball, lights flying, lightning falling from the sky and a flash. The singularity of...

  • You're Fired: A Farewell to 45

    New Breed Dance Company presents its newest creation, a dance film celebrating the absurdity of Donald Trump, and our collective obsession with his persona. With humor, wit, and pizazz this film takes you into the mind of Donald Trump, where he is mesmerized, seduced, and ensnared by his own ego....

  • ROT

    An experimental piece that requires one's own subjective overview to formulate an opinion on what is transpiring. With its use of lighting, transitions and haunting score you will bare witness to a bleak yet beautiful nightmarish experience.

    Mad Mike
    Michael "Mad Mike" Nagy makes his directional...

  • Imaginàvem un jardí (Imagined a garden)

    There was a plant growing through the sink and it showed us life's tireless need for continuing.
    A short film conceived and shot during the lockdown situation in Spain 2020, entirely made at home. We would have prefered to be surrounded by nature, but there we were, in the kitchen. 
    Intrigued by...

  • Waste

    A man forcefully takes a day off from his workplace to repair his favourite table fan. The film discovers his love for that object.

    Sunandan Adhikary
    Is a director, editor lives in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, recently completed post graduation in Economics. He is an independent filmmaker w...

  • Verge

    A young woman is going through a complicated crisis in her life.
    She is haunted by anxious memories reminding her that she has not fully dealt with her past which partially
    comes to the surface filling the present. After an unsuccessful and desperate attempt to find an easy way
    out of a dead en...

  • Verde tierra (Green land)

    Police inspector Adriana must solve the murder of a young woman who had disappeared weeks before. A complex investigation and difficult to solve with official methods.
    Adriana Vilata, a promising and methodical National Police inspector, faces the most complex investigation of her career, the se...

  • Welcome to Thiercelieux

    In the village of THIERCELIEUX, when night falls and the villagers fall asleep, strange creatures wake up.

    Cédrick Spinassou
    At first glance, nothing predestined Cédrick to become an author, actor and director. Graduated engineer Arts and Crafts (ENSAM Lille), then engineer works at Eurovia for ...

  • Thetis

    Glimpses and sparkles of light lead us onto the dreamy path of a timeless place, immersed within ancient nature. There, the ancestor, Thetis, moves beyond the darkness, seeking to create another (im)possible world.

    Kostas Chaliasas
    Is a PhD Candidate in Music Composition and Cinema (AUTH). He ho...

  • The Gag

    While exploring lucid dreaming, a woman finds herself locked within her own dream. The more she tries to run, the worse it gets for her. After accepting the truth, she enters a state of peace while dreaming. That's when everything goes wrong. Will she wake up?

    António Sanganha
    Current PhD studen...

  • The Triangle

    Two competing prims are trying to defend their right not only to participate in the premiere, but also the right to a partner. But they can´t beat each other, and primes realise that they are being manipulated.By drawing their partner into the dance, they realize that dancing together is better t...

  • The Blessed Sacrilege

    On Easter 1901, rumours of witchcraft, lesbian orgies an demon possession at London’s posh Community of St Gullveig had reached the Bishop’s palace. Fearing a scandal for the Church that would lead to a disruption in cash flow as well as to a drop in overall giving, the Bishop commissioned the ho...

  • The black film

    This film is about the story of the disappearance and reduction of reality. Most of the filming was done nearby my home in Podil — the downtown district of Kyiv.
    "The Black Film" is a kind of noir parody, that uses and boosts stereotypes and cliches from classical detective films. But in the ord...

  • Suspensión Cromática

    Time shatters into pieces and then comes back together again, opening a door for Maria to reconcile with her childhood.

    Cristina Díez-Madroñero Manzano
    Is a young director, screenwriter and producer, committed to peripheral gazes, poetry and experimental cinema.
    She paints, writes and directs m...

  • Strogii Unosha

    Strogii Unosha is a deconstruction of the film of the 1930s "A Severe Young Man" directed by Abram Room.
    The main character of original film is in search of "communist ideal, model for the new society under construction". In parallel, a love story unfolds: a young man falls in love with the wife ...

  • Sir Chub de Pigi

    He is a famous and talented actor, performer of the main and secondary roles, acquainted with a lot of celebrities people from the world of the film industry. Even Queen herself gave him the title of Sir Chub de Pigi, for his merits which are known in the world. His parents are from Switzerland, ...

  • Sin prisa por llegar a ninguna parte

    A mix of in-camera-edited Super-8 cartridges, in-camera-edited 35mm film used in a LomoKino, and some digital shots.
    "I've tried to record myself many times, but I dont like the sound of my voice. Thats's the reason why I've asked my sister to use hers over these images."

    Pepe Sapena
    Was born in...

  • Senza Fine (The Weekend)

    Milan, the big city that never sleeps. A young, disenchanted girl lets her life be hollowed out by loneliness. She spends the weekend getting lost in the noise that surrounds her, desperately searching for an aim.
    Days go on in the same mood, anxiety raises questions, confusion exceeds reality, s...

  • Send Him Back

    After a fatal car accident, Braian was the only survivor and blamed himself for the death of his wife Alicia. After a few days of suffocation and torment, Braian decides to end his life. but something strange happens.

    Miguel Angelo Frankicet
    Is a creator and producer of content related to cinema...

  • Satan quietly makes dance

    The Actor is Drowning in his role.
    He must play the role of a nazi And he has problems in his personal life.

    Morteza Rashid
    I was born in tehran at 1997 and finished my bachelor's degree in film directing.

  • Sangue Mau

    Sangue Mau, tells us the story of Joao, a successful man in his 40s, but with a very sociopath background.His obsessive-compulsive behavior and his ideas, take him to kidnap a well-known bullfighter, just to get vengeance for the animal suffering.In his journey, the bullfighter tries to fit in al...

  • R.E.M. or a find of the future

    R.E.M. is a short movie about a man back to chernobyll after the fallout. why? what he's looking for? the images are destroied and degraded in old 80's vhs style, to recall the aestethic of nuclear fallout.
    A find from the future, a videoreportage from the world beyonde.
    Fragments of a videotape ...

  • Petrichor

    Blending documentary & digital poetry, Petrichor examines life in contemporary Zimbabwe from a personal perspective.

    Petrichor is an experimental short film that blurs the line between documentary and digital poetry. The film combines unstaged verite footage with field audio recordings, mbira an...