The 2020 edition of In The Palace International Short Film Festival has ended: held from 15th to 22th September at its 17th edition in Varna, Bulgaria. The winners have been announced.

The festival is Academy Award Qualifying for the prizes Best Fiction – International Competition, Best Animation – International Competition, Best National Film.

Pitching Session

  • In front of the small screen by Victor Paskov
  • Play by Leda Dragieva
  • A moment of silence by Martin Markov
  • Mirror touch by Roman Pesarov

Documentary & Experimental Competition

Best Experimental Film
Where is Lotte? by Petra Zoepnek (Austria)

Best Documentary Film
Danielle by Gareth Warland (Sweden, United Kingdom)

Student Competition

Best Student Animation Film
Un diable dans la poche by Antoine Bonnet, Mathilde Loubes (France)

Best Student Fiction Film
Special Mention: Filipiñana by Rafael Manuel (Philippines)
Winner: The lost scot by Julien Cornwall (United Kingdom)

Silver Princess Competition

Best Animation Film
Special Mention: Sheep, wolf & a coup of tea by Marion Lacourt (France)
Winner: My galactic twin galaction by Sasha Svirsky (Russia)

Best Fiction Film
Special Mention: Autumn waltz by Ognjen Petković (Serbia)
Winner: Sticker by Georgi M. Unkovski (North Macedonia)

Best National Film
Special Mention: Love in time of tourism by Vessela Dantcheva (Bulgaria)
Winner: Night shift by Yordan Petkov, Eddy Schwartz (Bulgaria, Belgium, France)