Congratulations to the winners
June 2022

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BEST FILM ~ SMALL SHORTS

PAPER BOATS

Khushee Rajendra Hegde (India)

Two childhood friends who dream about their futures reflect on how they got where they wanted to be but lost each other along the way.

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BEST FILM ~ MICRO SHORTS

Nimbus

Elsa Angvall (Canada)

A child and a new friend from the sky go on fantastical adventures and change along the way, proving that love transcends form.

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE ~ SMALL SHORTS

Bathroom Time

Sara June (Los Angeles, CA)

Four white collar workers try and fail to find privacy in the workplace.

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE ~ MICRO SHORTS

What Goes Bump in the Night

Taylor Joseph Wells (United States)

What happens in your home when you’re asleep?

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS ~ JUNE 2022

(in order of appearance at the screening)

 

01

Favorite Drink

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Colin Thomas Jennings & Kristen Egermeier

Los Angeles, CA

Three best friends search to find the answer to a simple question, but instead are taken on a journey of stupidity.

04

What Goes Bump in the Night

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Taylor Joseph Wells

United States

What happens in your home when you’re asleep?

07

Unveiled

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Ryan Graff

Woodland Hills, CA

Something is moving in the shower, but it will take more than a curtain to unveil it.

10

Apocalypse

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Lida Nasseri

Los Angeles, CA

Two millennials enjoy being the last survivors on earth until they discover they’re not alone.

13

I picked up smoking

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Clement Jochem

United Kingdom

A man dissects the circumstances that led him to pick up a bad habit.

16

Nimbus

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Elsa Angvall

Canada

A child and a new friend from the sky go on fantastical adventures and change along the way, proving that love transcends form.

19

Breaker Box

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Kasey O'Brien

Corvallis, OR

Two female roommates discover the power of their pleasure when the breaker blows.

22

Gray Matters

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Mariam Khodeir & Andrea Quintero

Egypt

Gray Matters is a stop-motion animated short film that highlights fascinating aspects of the human brain in a fun, illustrated, educational, and sarcastic tone.

25

DARK DREAMS

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Nicola De Prato

United States

A tormented soul is lost chasing his dream in a deserted city. But his dream is someone else's nightmare.

28

I See You

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Clement Jochem

United Kingdom

A man tries to defend himself against creatures that can only be seen in reflections.

31

The Plan

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Gigi Burgdorf

United Kingdom

Two ordinary women find themselves in an extraordinary situation, struggling with anxiety and doubt while they come up with a plan to solve their problem and eliminate the mess.

34

THE DARKNESS THAT YOU FEAR

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Melissa Morán

Spain

How would you face your darkest fear if that fear is you?

37

Devil's in the Details

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Anna Owenson

United States

A witch gets less than she bargains for when she tries to summon Satan on her ex-boyfriend. An occult comedy.

02

Gregory

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Ildiko Mayr

Not Specified

A bear finds himself trapped in the capitalist machinery. Will he escape it?

05

The Birth of a Beautiful Butch

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Gia-Rayne Harris

Burbank, CA

A gay high school senior takes the first steps towards outwardly expressing and embracing her inner self.

08

Vegetative

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Hannah Papacek Harper

France

Vegetative is a short visual poem; an experimental video which was created during the first Covid19 lockdown in spring 2020.

11

Exhausted

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Tiffany Jiang

Seattle, WA

Rattled by the devastating Atlanta spa shootings, a Chinese-American filmmaker turns the camera on herself to document the invisible toll of such racially motivated hate crimes suffered by generations of the AAPI community.

14

Papel

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Nancey Fang

Charleston, SC

A lonely axolotl child draws pictures of their absent parents and dreams of happier days, but through their art, they find that a loving family may not be that far away.

17

Ye Olde Mandate

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Chris Owsiany & Brice Griffin

Los Angeles, CA

On the eve of battle two knights discuss the war plaguing their country.

20

Knights When We Dream

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Cody Michael Southgate

Canada

Glimpse into the imagination of a group of children play fighting and experience what we all once believed our battles to be.

23

My Baby You'll Be

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Andrew Berkeley Carter

Pasadena, CA

A young girl falls in love with an unlikely suitor and turns to extreme measures in order to see Him again.

26

Dijiang's Tale

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Junyan Liu

United Kingdom

Dijiang, a faceless god who enjoys music and dance. They lived a simple mountain life until two other gods decide to give Dijiang the one thing they’re missing - a face.

29

French Riviera

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Teo Marinakis

Brooklyn, NY

After a big fight with her husband, a young lady is on very, thin, ice...

32

Saint Lucy

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Kenzie Yango & Ingrid Hamilton

Canada

A young woman loses the thing she cherishes most - control.

35

Feet

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Cally Trench

United Kingdom

A very short animation film in which feet - sometimes socked, sometimes naked, and sometimes with one sock on and one sock off - wriggle and fidget.

03

PAPER BOATS

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Khushee Rajendra Hegde

India

Two childhood friends who dream about their futures reflect on how they got where they wanted to be but lost each other along the way.

06

Dial 1 For Love

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Ian Szetho

United States

Albert is trying to best to pick out an engagement ring for his partner.

09

Call it a Day

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Jiwoo Lee

United States

it's an animation that captures the experience of "immersion" with an office worker on his way home.

12

fleeting

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Cindy Stockton Moore

Philadelphia, PA

The first in a cycle of chromatic poems that use the color wheel as a structure for visual exploration, layering natural pigments, hand-drawn studio animations, cyanotypes, medical imagery and scenes from isolated landscapes, exploring the color blue as a conduit for atmospheric contemplation.

15

The Voice of the Lakota Nation Runs on Renewables

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Jessica Plance

United States

Combating budget cuts, power outages and general lack of funding this radio station on the Pine Ridge Reservation has sought out alternative solutions to continue being a leader in communications for the Lakota people and more.

18

The Candles Are Wilting

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Craig Pedroza

United States

A young man celebrates his birthday accompanied only by a cupcake, candle, and cherished memories.

21

Last First Goodbye

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Tess Tregellas & AJ Nickell

Brooklyn, NY

Last First Goodbye is the Rom Com of the season. Before her big trip to Alaska, Tess has to tell AJ one last thing before it is too late.

24

Be Glad That it Happened

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Taylor Mahoney

Los Angeles, CA

As a friend group prepares to move on to the next stages of their lives, they take a moment to pause and realize what it's been.

27

Dehumanized

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Louis Brückner

Germany

Dehumanized is an experimental short film, in which the peace of the dead in a military cemetery is disturbed with loud war noises. The camera itself becomes a weapon.

30

Monochromatic

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Alexandria Anfield

United Kingdom

Hannah attempts to see if a picture is worth a thousand words.

33

A World Alone

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Juan Pablo Sánchez

Colombia

After the end of civilization, a lonely kid tries to find other survivors through radio signals.

36

Bathroom Time

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Sara June

Los Angeles, CA

Four white collar workers try and fail to find privacy in the workplace.