2020 Belfast Film Festival Best Short Film Award

The 2020 Belfast Film Festival Best Short Film Award is presented to:

– The Shift, for its confident tone, it’s brilliant pacing and sense of comedy, clever use of the Irish and English languages, constantly surprising narrative turns and hilarious performances in a well-judged script.

-AND Ciunas/Silence, for its subtle sense of a difficult and complex issue where the silences between dialogue were grippingly performed, the visual aesthetic perfectly framed and enhancing the drama of its narrative, and its keen understanding of the underlying emotions and motivation of its characters.