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- DRAMA SHORT FILMS                                                            

Drama short films are serious presentations or stories with settings or life situations that portray realistic characters in conflict with either themselves, others, or forces of nature. A dramatic film shows us human beings at their best, their worst, and everything in-between.

Scout is delighted to share the official selection for this category.

Amelie & Jonah by Alejandra Villegas Orozco

(Germany)


Amelie and Jonah are discussing something that happened yesterday evening because Jonah is badly injured.



Age Category: 19-24

Between Doves by Anne Marie Bjerre Koch

(Denmark)
NOMINEE

Six year-old Maja's world crashes when she opens up to her kindergarten teacher about her beloved dad.

Disclaimer: Content in this film includes sexual assault, abuse, child abuse, pedophilia, and incest which some viewers may find triggering.

Age Category: 19-24

Bubblehead by Vigga Wagner

(Denmark)



A girl lives a solitary life in her own magnificent underwater world inside her apartment. One morning she wakes up to find that her beloved goldfish is dead, and she visits a pet shop.


Age Category: 18 and under

Calamity Falls by Hadley Hillel

(United States)
NOMINEE

After the sudden death of her parents, a young girl finds a portal to an alternate world in which they are still alive and must choose whether to live with them or stay with her brother.



Age Category: 19-24

Come Back To Earth by Theodore L. Račkauskas

(United States)

A story that discusses how many feel when they have to hide their true selves.




Age Category: 18 and under

Danni and Alyssa by Nishika Agarwal, Taylor Richardson

(United States)
NOMINEE

Amidst the neon, glam, and buzz of the 80's, two girls share a moment separate from the changing world around them.



Age Category: 18 and under

Dating for Life by Asmani Huda

(United States)


A young man reflects on the pressures of finding a partner.



Age Category: 18 and under

Deep Down by Caleb Wild, Jonathan Niles-Gill

(United States)

In the wake of tragedy, a father and son come to terms with the truth and each other.



Age Category: 19-24

Dichrome by Weston Snider

(Canada)
NOMINEE

A young man who tries to close his eyes to the problems in his life encounters a person who can see things others can't.



Age Category: 18 and under

Dungarees by Abel Rubinstein

(United Kingdom)


Transgender Blake and cisgender Cane hang out, play video games and grapple with their insecurities. This is their love story.



Age Category: 19-24

Enclosure by Abraham Rozenbaum Cabeza, Sakshi Gurnani, TINGTING LI

(United States)


A quiet girl who always lives in the enclosure wants to break out of the chains she is caught within all her life.



Age Category: 19-24

Escape by Laura Hadsund Baarstrøm, Anastacia Zofia Kolle

(Denmark)


Siblings Bastian and Freja, due to parental neglect, take to the woods to seek their old childhood playhouse and a better life for themselves.


Age Category: 18 and under

Everything's ok by Willy Suárez

(Spain)



Ada has to go home alone after partying.




Age Category: 19-24

Grounding by Oisín-Tomás Ó Raghallaigh

(Ireland)

Sarah, a shy 15-year-old girl, finds the courage to open up about the abuse she and her brother have faced at the hands of their mother.



Age Category: 19-24

Hazy by Ethan Baird, Jonny Magowan, Harvey Reid, Michael Shaw

(United Kingdom)

Follow the lives of three young men in Edinburgh, who are best friends, each struggling with their own personal demons, and failing to help each other out.



Age Category: 19-24

He was here by Dominik György

(Czech Republic)


Eva spends Christmas with her children and new boyfriend, when Eve's secret past comes to visit. The children look forward to the visit because they have stopped believing that He will ever appear again.


Age Category: 19-24

Hey Neighbor by Emu, McKenna Thurber

(United States)

Delilah, a lively 60-year-old, attempts to rekindle her desire for human connection when she hears a song being played at a college party next door.



Age Category: 19-24

I Exist by Bruno César, Larissa Gomes

(Brazil)
NOMINEE

Thiago is a young man who dreams of become a drag queen for the first time. Guided by this desire, he begins to question and confront the existing prejudices both inside and outside his home.



Age Category: 19-24

Insta Worthy by Peter Bjerre Salling

(Denmark)

Laura, is seduced into the Instagram world, and wants to have a picture taken for her own Instagram profile.



Age Category: 19-24

Lost Boy by Anne-Marie Bjerre Koch

(Denmark)

Twelve-year-old Daniel’s world collapses the day his mother wants to sell his toys.



Age Category: 19-24

Manuel by Laura Villamisar Aguilar, Miriam Torres Aldeguer, Javier Robles Álvarez, Alba Cutillas Azorín, Mariano Maciá Eugenio, Marina Pérez Sánchez

(Spain)

Manuel lives far from his family, immersed in a routine from which he can't escape.



Age Category: 19-24

Mgnienie by Dominik Langwerski, Aleksandra Maciejczyk

(Poland)

In the twinkling of an eye.



Age Category: 19-24

Midair by Holli Harms, Zhaoxin Liu

(China)

A young boy follows a black balloon around his neighborhood on the day his father passes away.



Age Category: 19-24

Mimosa by Lola Georges, Kally Reymond

(France)

Alice is a 25 year old cocaine drug dealer and bartender, and Lou is her 8-year-old neighbor living in foster care who’s looking for a friend. When Alice loses something, Lou follows her to find it.



Age Category: 19-24

Ntombezulu by Thanky L. Hamutenya

(South Africa)
NOMINEE

Four college friends go on a camping trip to relax and have fun. However when a trauma happens to one of them, relationships are tested, trust and morality is broken and the true power of consent is learned.



Age Category: 19-24

Plus One by Ömer Çolak, Abdullah Şahin

(Turkey)

A young boy recounts his thoughts and feelings about being himself.



Age Category: 19-24

Reminiscing by Phinehas Yoon

(United States)
NOMINEE

Snarky teenager Cameron has no endeavors in life, always keeping his head down. One night, he's haunted by the memories of a mysterious girl.



Age Category: 18 and under

Responsibility by Mehmet Ali Avci

(Denmark)
NOMINEE

In the absence of his parents Dennis has a hard time taking care of his beloved little sister, Ida. To help support himself and Ida, Dennis has joined a gang, whose leader lures him into committing crimes.



Age Category: 18 and under

Rita by Will Nordstrom

(United States)

An introverted teenager named Erwin meets Rita, a free-spirited actress. Just as their quirky relationship starts to bring him out of his shell, Erwin realizes that Rita is not the person she appears to be.



Age Category: 18 and under

Shave me as a recruit by Matas Gancevičius, Inga Gegužytė, Gabrielė Malevskytė, Kristina Savickaitė

(Lithuania)
NOMINEE

During the Lithuanian press ban, a young girl escapes her volatile home to spend her life doing something meaningful.



Age Category: 18 and under

Sight Reading by Michelle Huang, Ian Tan

(United States)
NOMINEE

Fifteen-year-old Victoria migrates from the sprawling metropolis of San Francisco to a predominantly white suburb. Being in an unfamiliar place, she prepares for her piano recital.



Age Category: 19-24

Standing Still by Alexia Santos

(United States)


A voice from the past visits a lonely grandchild.



Age Category: 18 and under

Swine by Yasser Radhi

(Sweden)


Three young girls encounter the man who abused their friend, while casually browsing a dating app. Driven by revenge, the girls find themselves perplexed over what to do.



Age Category: 19-24

The Boy With The Teddy by Alessandro Schuster

(Germany)
NOMINEE

A young boy runs scared through the mean city with his teddy in his arms. He meets a young man who takes him under his wing.



Age Category: 18 and under

This Old Dog by Christina Xing

(United States)

When an idealistic son discovers that his absent father of 10 years now works as a delivery driver for a local take-out restaurant, he secretly begins to order food from him in hopes that he can overcome his fear of failure and finally connect with his father again.



Age Category: 19-24

When A Tree Falls by Moise Morancy

(United States)
NOMINEE

A 19-year-old African-American male is caught in the cycle of poverty, drugs and violence. One day, he finds out a devastating secret that will change his life forever.



Age Category: 19-24

Zoe by Marta Krunić

(Croatia)


A boy named Martin lives in a small village. Somewhere between dreams and reality, in a dimension unknown to man, a dimension on the verge of shadows, a girl enters his life. Her name is Zoe.



Age Category: 18 and under

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