Award of Merit – “Can Someone Hear Me?” (Canada)

Title: Can Someone Hear Me?
Runtime: 12 min
Country: Canada
Director: Oskar Sjöberg
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March 31, 2020

Synopsis: Miller, a radio operator living in a pandemic containment radio station, who while on the radio with another station’s operator, finds out that one of his colleagues is infected and their significant other wants to keep it a secret within their underground bunker. As their colleague’s condition worsens rapidly and the other station operator becomes more suspicious about their claims of everything being fine, Miller finds himself needing to choose between loyalty to his friends or securing his own survival.