Watch “Together”: A COVID 19-Themed Horror Short Film By Max Balter
Together is a short horror film, directed by Max Balter, about solitude and anxiety during self-isolation caused with COVID-19 quarantine in 2020. It tells the story about a girl who is living alone and senses that someone or something else is in her flat.
Max has been working in the field of video production since 2009, and has completed more than 100 projects during these years.
Music & SFX: Studio 31. Karolis Trippsy Mayank Saraiya Alexsandr Zelenko
Edit: Sergey Shurupa Motion design: Vitaliy Kravchyk Color correction: Anri Adler Compositing: Anatoliy Samoilenko Technical partner: Zodiac Special thanks to Jeffrey Smith
The film has also been very well-received in the festival circuit and has been screened and won awards in the following events:
1. Cannes Short Film Festival: Official selection 2. Paris Play Film Festival: Best Thriller/Horror 3. American Golden Picture International Film Festival (June 2020): Best Quarantine Home Made Film 4.1 Assurdo Film Festival (June 2020): Winner BEST VFX 4.2 Assurdo Film Festival (June 2020): Nominee BEST HORROR 4.3 Assurdo Film Festival (June 2020): Nominee BEST ACTRESS 4.4 Assurdo Film Festival (June 2020): Nominee BEST SCREENPLAY 5. Prague International Monthly Film Festival: Official selection 6. Asian Cinematography Awards: Semi-Finalist 7. Florence Film Awards (June 2020): Best Horror 8. New York Movie Awards (June 2020): Best Horror 9.1 Venice Film Awards (June 2020): Honorable Mention: Horror 9.2 Venice Film Awards (June 2020): Honorable Mention: Actress 9.3 Venice Film Awards (June 2020): Honorable Mention: Sound Design 10. European Cinematography Awards: Semi-Finalist 11. First-Time Filmmaker Sessions: Official selection 12. The Reale Film Festival: Best Horror 13. IndieX FIlm Fest: Nominated for Best Horror Short 14. New York Cinematography AWARDS: Semi-Finalist 15. Visioni Notturne: Official selection 16. Hollywood Gold Awards: Official selection 17. Long Story Shorts: Nominee BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 18.1 Prague International Indie Film Festival: WINNER: BEST SOUND DESIGN 18.2 Prague International Indie Film Festival: Honoroble mention: BEST ACTRESS DEBUT 19.1 Horror Movie Awards: Winner: Best Music 19.2 Horror Movie Awards: Winner: Best Atmosphere 19.3 Horror Movie Awards: Nominated for Best Short 19.4 Horror Movie Awards: Nominated for Best Cinematography 19.5 Horror Movie Awards: Nominated for Best Sound 20. The Continental Film Festival: Finalist 21. Golden Short Film Festival: Finalist 22. Sin Film Festival: Official selection 23. Care Awards: Official selection 24. International short film festival: Official selection 25. Canadian Cinematography Awards (CaCa): Semi-Finalist (Best Short Film Cinematography)
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