NORTH ATLANTIC

Dir. Bernardo Nascimiento / Moncocle Studio / 2010 / 15 min. / UK - Portugal


An isolated air-traffic controller in an island of the Azores archipelago receives a transatlantic emergency signal from a lost plane.  As the engagement with the lone pilot unfolds, it emerges that their new found friendship will not last through the night.


  • Nominated for Best Live Action Short - Short of The Week 2013
  • Yourfilmfestival finalist - Venice Film Festival 2012
  • Audience Choice Award Best Short Narrative - Port Townsend Film Festival 2012
  • Audience Award - Milan International Film Festival 2011
  • Audience Award - Warsaw International Film Festival 2011
  • Audience Award - Regiofun International Film Festival 2011
  • Best Short Film - Savannah Film Festival 2011
  • Best Short Film - Anchorage Film Festival 2011
  • Best Short Film - Funchal Film Festival 2011
  • RTP2 Award - Azores Film Festival 2011
  • Best Cinematography - Vila do Conde Short Film Festival 2011
  • Best Actor - Short Shorts Film Festival 2011 (Tokyo)
  • Honorable Mention - Los Angeles International (New Wave) 2011
  • Official Selection - BFI London Film Festival 2010