A Showcase of the best ROMANCE & RELATIONSHIP Short Films in 2021:
Best Film: DRILL
Best Romance Film: JUST A MAN AND A WOMAN
Best Cinematography: A ROLL IN THE HAY
Best Performances: LA CASITA DE LA MARIPOSA
Best Sound & Music: THE THING
Best Direction: REVERIE
Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:
LA CASITA DE LA MARIPOSA, 19min., USA
Directed by Samantha Ferrand
Renee grew up waiting for her happily ever after. At least, that’s what her mother promised her. But what happens if you marry Prince Charming only to find he’s a Monster? Pregnant and living in a foreign land, Renee must decide to stay with her husband or leave him. The decision is hers alone to make.
A ROLL IN THE HAY, 18min., France
Directed by Geoffrey Fighiera
Laurent takes mistress his country vacation home for the weekend leaving his wife, Isabelle, bedridden and in the midst of a nervous breakdown. But Isabelle surprises them in the house, armed with a revolver and determined to make them face the price of betrayal…
DRILL, 14min., Ukraine
Directed by Vyacheslav Bigdan
Katya just moved into new apartment and is preoccupied with the challenging task – to hang the cork board on the wall. Having no experience in that, she sets to figure out the most efficient and cunning way of getting extra help.
JUST A MAN AND A WOMAN, 15min., USA
Directed by Oscar Torre
Meeting secretly at a hotel once a week, a man and a woman are soon forced to make a decision that will change their lives forever.
THE THING, 11min., France
Directed by Olivier Sadock
Invited to the engagement party of a woman he is in love with, Simon, taken by an uncontrollable impulse, tries to kiss her.
Taken with remorse, he meets a strange character in a hotel bar, who will help him solve his love problem.
REVERIE, 5min., USA, Music Video
Directed by Caitlin Gray
A woman is haunted by the memory of her lost love.