Milano Blackout Official Lineup 2021

KAY

A girl named as Kay got an old stylish guitar as a keepsake of her father. Beyond time and space, she starts a travel, having the guitar, to find what he wanted truly to leave to her.

THROUGH THE CRACKS

Caught up in Jamaica’s rampant gang violence as a teenager, arrested and thrown into one of the country’s toughest prisons, Demmino is now trying to turn his life around. With a young family to support, keeping his head above water in one of the most murderous places on earth is far from easy but Demmino […]

JUMP

George is all elbows when it comes to talking to Amy. But his time-travelling dating coach knows that persistence makes perfect…probably.

THE FRAME – (ÇERÇEVE)

In a modern art museum, a painting brought for display is mistakenly hanged by the museum staff. End of day, museum staff notices her mistake and corrects the frame. But the visitors who come throughout the day, determine the value of the work, even though they do not know that the Frame upside down.

ONLINE – (VIRTUELLE)

Like everyone at her age, Alice lives between reality and social medias. One day, her ex-boyfriend put one of their sextapes online to get back at her. Her vitual image is broken , and Alice is devastated…

THE BIG UGLY

Anglo-American relations go bad when London mob bosses invest in a West Virginia oil deal in hopes of laundering dirty money.

ABOUT LOVE

Man and Wife have been married for years. Everything is intolerably usual and suffocating routine in their cathedral of love. Something has to change. Do they realize that their cohabitation is not coincidence but God’s plan?

ANACRONTE

Anacronte and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion and fulfilling their destiny, they put to test humanity’s happiness in a struggle that, in short, has each of us as winners and losers.

WILD HORSES

WILD HORSES is at once short film and electronic music video telling a dystopian sci-fi love story through beautiful, timeless animation. In a not too distant future, technology has enabled humans to digitalise themselves and achieve immortality as part of a database. A big metropolis readies itself for the first digitalisation centre. A young couple […]

REDLINE

The main character got a strange call, from a broken vintage phone. The caller invited her for a date. She didn’t know who the caller was but she accepted the invitation and she is going on an adventure which she didn’t expect at all.

TRANSMUTED

Transmuted is a short dark art film. zoning in a bio nuclear disaster remains of a military plant and bunker in a post apocalyptic survival mode. Due to bizarre DNA atrocity, generation of mutation was raised. Mixed with animals DNA they were slaved to become freaks. Gas mask protected against attacks by ‘out of control’ […]

HOME

HOME is recorded inside a miniature space of a diorama. What appears as a cozy and idyllic whole, in reality, is a cluster of dissected walls and facades used in animated puppet films. This work reflects on the idea that home (for this author) is not a fixed place and a stronghold, but an illusionistic […]

THIS, WHICH I HAVE – (TO, CO MAM)

Enclosed space. A feeling arises between Artur and Julia. Love, despite many limitations, wants to escape beyond the walls. The battle begins from the very first moment. Their victory seems inevitable. Can something stop them?

GREEN SILK – (SEDA VERDE)

María is a housewife who has a dream: to see the sea. Accompanied by the perennial voice of the radio, she imagines that a stranger writes her love letters every day. These letters serve as a refuge for a terrible truth, the mistreatment that he suffers by his son. The world that Maria has fabled […]

GOOD MORNING – (DZIEŃ DOBRY)

It’s that day when you get out of bed with half a century on this planet behind you, and you don’t want to figure out any longer what your story should be about. You place a stool in the middle of the room, take a rope, put a noose around your neck and… It turns […]

WILD EYES

With a classic look and experimental perspectives, “Wild Eyes” takes us into the dark world of the blind girl Kitana. Through her eyes, we can see again and understand how big the sacrifice was. A 2d animated short about friendship and guilt.

ASTERION MARKET

Asterion Market is a short film based on the Minotaur myth. A confused tennis player, a super market, traumas and a labyrinth. A short film that deals with the matter of being chased by yourself…and backwards…and who knows if this labyrinth chase will ever stop resembling an unmanageable panic attack.

ALL THE PATHS – (TUTTE LE STRADE)

Carlo works as waiter in a famous restaurant in Rome: “Da Luciano”. The owner, Mr. Luciano, uses Carlo to push around drug hidden in food packs. Carlo’s life changes with the meeting of Francesco, an old friend. They spend a night of pure joy in the streets of Rome and Carlo gives up on his […]

THIRST

A near future. A world with no water. A couple of survivors. A constant wait for death. An unexpected visit. An impossible negotiation.

STILL LIFE – (NATUREZA MORTA)

An old woman spends her last days apart from the world, taking care of her sister. Steeped in silence, she dreams about music and everything she left behind. “Still life” is a film about the invisibility and solitude of the ones that the city has forgotten. Based on a true story.

JUNU KO JUTTA – (THE SHOES OF A LITTLE GIRL)

Junu, a 5-year-old girl who has trouble learning left from right is often asked by elders around her to wear her shoes correctly. After constantly trying she finally comes up with a new way to decode her confusion.

BLUE UNNATURAL

A world where personal freedom is persecuted, where propaganda communication feeds on the oxymoron of armed peace and private workers work on the assembly line to build female robots that will destroy anyone who opposes.

FLOOD – (HATZAFA)

In a hot and humid summer in Haifa, 17-year-old Osher takes her mother to a shelter for battered women. When she returns home, she has to face a new reality. Her older brother, Avi, is torn between his sister and their violent father. Each room that Osher passes through reveals another side of her personality. […]

NO EXIT

In the background of Korean War (1950-53), clash of two ideologies confront and blame each other for the present situation of war. But there is no way out. Will they find their exit?

BIRTHDAY

Night. An abusive nurse wanders through the halls of a nursing home. She integrates her salary by secretly selling prescription drugs to junkies and stealing from the most vulnerable patients. The only thing she hates more than her job is old people. Upon entering room 12, occupied by three sisters, she discovers that one of […]

STATIC

As an unassuming man battles the multiple facets of his own personality internally, the struggle turns outward and he engages with his surroundings. With each blow, the fight blurs the lines between which version of him is dominant. Like many battling with mental illness (therefore with themselves) this film aims to manifest that struggle.

WINTER – (冬)

In bitterly cold northeast China, generations of locals survive in the wilderness by hunting for their food. A young boy born into this culture develops a strong connection with the forest and the wildlife living there, while the relationship between the boy and his father grows increasingly tense, like the thick winter snow of winter […]

ROADKILL

Roadkill is a stop-motion animated thriller. One alpha male deer goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident.

EXIT – (ВЫХОД)

With their deadline approaching fast, a small team of construction workers isn’t too happy to find an anomaly in the house they’re renovating. Especially one that breaks the laws of physics. But maybe there’s something to be gained from this? Like a finder’s fee… Or nightmare fuel.

TOPRAK

The teenage Burak lives with his uncle Cemil and grandmother in a remote Turkish village town. Burak struggles to leave for the city and go to university. ​When the grandmother gets sick, both have to make tough decisions that will change their lives.

WAS KEINER KANN – (AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK)

One year after the death of his father Martin Zeylams van Emmichoven (42) has a vision: like his father, he wants to become a priest in the anthroposophical Christian community. The film accompanies Martin Z. during the 4 years of his education at the priests seminar. A road full of questions and doubts: am I […]

FAMILIENLEBEN – (FAMILY LIFE)

Biggi and Alfred used to be a couple, but life’s tough if you don’t have gainful employment and so they are still living together on a run-down farm in Saxony-Anhalt. Biggi’s daughters Denise (17) and Saskia (14) are trying to make their way in life but are hindered, both by the emotional roller-coaster that is […]

YA BEN AND ME

Gülbeyaz is 40 years old, a married turkish woman and she has problems with her sex life… She meets a syrian boy and with this boy she starts a new life.

VANDREREN – (THE WANDERER)

Marie spends her day drying sheets. Suddenly, she’s in the middle of the great unknown alongside a young man, to confront her greatest fear: herself.

SAMTALEN – (THE CONVERSATION)

If you would wake up to a world where everyone knows you better than yourself, would you listen or would you run? A young man, Benjamin, has escaped to a rural town in hope of getting away from his problems. But even if he is far away from his daily life his problems are still […]

LA FAMILLE DAKOTA – (THE DAKOTA FAMILY)

A strange deathlike creature roams around grandpa Dakota. The patriarch knows it’s time to call on the members of his tribe. A family, his family, atypical and dismantled will then have to reunite. Will they arrive in time to share a last moment with their clan chief?

Milano Blackout Awards 2021 - Feature

THE BIG UGLY


BEST FILM

Category
Feature, Drama, Thriller
Director
Scott Wiper
Year
2020
Country
United States
Runtime
01:43:00
Budget
500.0000 USD

Anglo-American relations go bad when London mob bosses invest in a West Virginia oil deal in hopes of laundering dirty money.

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TOPRAK


BEST ACTOR Numan Çakir

BEST ACTRESS Emine Anil

Category
Feature, Drama
Director
Sevgi Hirschhäuser
Year
2020
Country
Germany
Runtime
01:45:49
Budget
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The teenage Burak lives with his uncle Cemil and grandmother in a remote Turkish village town. Burak struggles to leave for the city and go to university. ​When the grandmother gets sick, both have to make tough decisions that will change their lives.

Milano Blackout Awards 2021 - Short

KAY


BEST SHORT

Category
Short, Drama
Director
Hironori Kujiraoka
Year
2020
Country
Japan
Runtime
00:23:00
Budget
25.000 USD

A girl named as Kay got an old stylish guitar as a keepsake of her father. Beyond time and space, she starts a travel, having the guitar, to find what he wanted truly to leave to her.

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JUMP


BEST ACRTESS Madeleine Jones

Category
Short, Sci-Fi
Director
Josh Mawer
Year
2018
Country
Australia
Runtime
00:11:58
Budget
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George is all elbows when it comes to talking to Amy. But his time-travelling dating coach knows that persistence makes perfect…probably.

GOOD MORNING – (DZIEŃ DOBRY)


BEST ACTOR Orfeusz Jakubiszyn

BEST DIRECTOR Bartosz Kozera

Category
Short, Tragicomedy
Director
Bartosz Kozera
Year
2020
Country
Poland
Runtime
00:15:00
Budget
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It’s that day when you get out of bed with half a century on this planet behind you, and you don’t want to figure out any longer what your story should be about. You place a stool in the middle of the room, take a rope, put a noose around your neck and… It turns out that sometimes trying to end yourself is just the beginning. Usually of a new misery.