BEST FILM ~ SMALL SHORTS
Tobias James & Duncan Nicholls (United Kingdom)
Whilst working as an Interpreter for the British Army in his home country of Afghanistan, Wali Noori was involved in a Taliban ambush and suffered serious injuries as well as the loss of his sight. 'Wali' is a documentary sharing his story of how he found inspiration and healing through sport.
BEST FILM ~ MICRO SHORTS
Kevin & Irena
Prashanti Aswani (United Kingdom)
An animated recreation of an interview from the British Sound Library between Kevin, 1954 (male, University professor) and Irena, 1948 (female, retired) from Warwick on how they met.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE ~ SMALL SHORTS
Carlos Douglas Jr. (Munster, IN)
A bold young girl discovers a hidden musical gift during her first symphony concert. A wild animated ride that mixes childhood emotions and a soaring score.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE ~ MICRO SHORTS
Phakchayot Charrunchon (Thailand)
A relationship comedy about a young girl named Sainam who gathers the courage to show her feelings for her senior crush.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS ~ WINTER 2020
(in order of appearance at the screening)
Good As Gold
Tobias James & Derek Man
Two friends discover a washing machine that turns everything in to solid gold. But things quickly go downhill as greed gets the better of them.
A film on mental illness, and the madness of those who don't understand.
Emily Ember & Zach DeNardi
Her window is open. Was it always open? Or did something else happen while she was asleep?
Morgan Wynne & Roddy Hyduk
A portrait of a Canadian artist and his unlikely canvas.
Martin The Sea Turtle
Martin the sea turtle recalls how he turned his traumatic past of being abandoned on the beach into a thriving present working at a local resort.
Breaking & Entering
Two burglars out of their element break into a house to find the occupants have just moved in, making it difficult, and awkward, to find anything valuable in the unmarked boxes.
A lovely granny who accidentally takes the wrong pills making her go on a fun disco-like trip.
Tobias James & Duncan Nicholls
Whilst working as an Interpreter for the British Army in his home country of Afghanistan, Wali Noori was involved in a Taliban ambush and suffered serious injuries as well as the loss of his sight. 'Wali' tells his story and how he found inspiration and healing through sport.
Sainam gathers the courage to show her feelings for her senior crush.
The lost art of being mediocre
As a truth-or-dare game gets out of hand the players find themselves confronted with their own banality.
Village of the Gramned
Los Angeles, CA
Joanna DeLane & JP Leigh
A selfie taker at a party learns just how deadly social media can be!
Lotus, Clam, Antlion
I don't know how to accept but swallow.
Max Holicki, Áron Farkas & Stefan Kreller
In a world made of pizza, unpopular toppings have to fight for equality and respect.
A car accident spurs an innocent man to go on an impromptu killing spree.
The city folk are about to get a wake-up call, but will they stop and listen?
Never forget who you've fallen in love with...
Kevin & Irena
An interview from the British Sound Library between Kevin, 1954- (male, university professor) and Irena, 1948- (female, retired) from Warwick on how they met.
With input from actor and writer Jan Hlobil, director and cinematographer Rene Smaal presents a film in the true surrealist tradition, in the sense that only 'found' elements were used, and that it defies interpretation based on ordinary cause-and-effect time sequence.
Carlos Douglas Jr
A bold young girl discovers a hidden musical gift during her first symphony concert.
Cash, Credit, Or Combat?
A customer chooses combat as a method of payment for their coffee.
Hawthorne intersects a physical existence and sub-reality through the celluloid manipulation of space, memory and sensory systems to explore spaces cloaked within the familiar.
Uncle Jake's Place
Mack Judd & Don Markus
A loner practices self-care with the help of his favorite childhood show.
New York, NY
Shayna Strype & Ada Defriez
Through use of movement and puppetry, a child imagines the progression and eventual unraveling of her parents' marriage.
How to Make a Phantastik Film
A satirical look at a prototype retro housewife and her attempts at counter-culture. Brought to you by Phantastik!
Roshni "Rush" Bhatia
A part time drivers last ride of the night maybe the last ride of his life.
Bacon Squares & Moondust
Mark Pyper, Lewis Farrow & Max Sherwin
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing here's a look at some of the lesser known fun facts from the Apollo 11 mission.
Cooped up in the house on a beautiful fall day, a young boy sneaks out to find adventure-- but it's not the first time.
The thrill when starting a new relationship leads to a downfall of irrepressible emotions. Our main character leaves an intimate voice message while confronting her doubts. She is looking for closure without anyone else’s approval.
A flashing smoke alarm sends a sleepless man into an existential crisis of self-doubt.
He has shot his camera thousands of times and yet he has never taken a picture. Take it!