Archive Short Competition 2020

In this program you will see carefully selected short films that will compete for the Best Short Film prize. Drama, comedy, documentary, animation, experimental. Here you will find a variety of genres and themes, directorial courage and talent to tell short but powerful stories.

Best film


Director: Camille Degeye

Journey Through a Body
2019 / France / dir. Camille Degeye
Journey Through a Body
Short film

Special mention


Director: Nicolaas Schmidt

2020 / Germany / dir. Nicolaas Schmidt
Short film


Andrius Blaževičius

Andrius Blaževičius is a film director, educator and longtime programmer of Vilnius International Short Film Festival. In 2011, he earned his master’s degree in Film Directing from the Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy. Andrius completed six short films during his studies, including TEN REASONS (2011), which won two Lithuanian Film Academy Awards. His debut feature film THE SAINT (2016) premiered at the Busan and Warsaw Film Festivals, and received six Lithuanian Film Academy Awards.

Konstantina Kotzamani

Konstantina Kotzamani’s short films premiered at major festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlinale and Locarno. She received numerous international prizes and two nominations from the European Film Awards. Kotzamani has worked on the juries of multiple film festivals. Her latest short is ELECTRIC SWAN (2019).

Simone Späni

Simone Späni founded Cocoon Productions with her partner Rhea Plangg in 2018. She has worked for film production companies in Zurich, and for several film, theater and music festivals in Switzerland and Rwanda. Späni is a member of the selection committee for Berlinale Shorts and previously worked as a curator for Winterthur International Short Film Festival.

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