2015 SHORTLIST FINALISTS

2015 SHORTLIST FINALISTS

Our 2015 film Iineup of 12 award-winning short films is below.
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Russian Roulette

Dir: Ben Aston
London seems a little less lonely when Lucy meets a libidinous cosmonaut on chat roulette...

Symphony No. 42

Dir: Réka Bucsi
The film applies an unconventional narrative. It presents a subjective world through 47 scenes. Small events, interlaced by associations, express the irrational coherence of our surroundings. The surreal situations are based on the interactions of humans and nature. Differences between human and animal diminish, everyone is doing their jobs and leaving traces. Every small movement affects another, building an unpredictable, irrational system.

Drama

Dir: Guan Tian
A young couple having sex in a car realize that there are no more condoms left…

German Shepherd

Dir: Nils Bergendal
Are we born to do good or are we here just to save ourselves? This animated film provides disconcerting answers.

Myrna The Monster

Dir: Ian Samuels
A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20 something.

Mulignans

Dir: Shaka King
"mulignan(s)/moo.lin.yan(s)/ n. 1. Italian‐American slang for ni**er. Derived from Italian dialect word for eggplant. See also moolie.   *source: urban dictionary and every mob movie ever"

Send

Dir: Peter Vack
Separated for the summer, the only way for a teenage girl to communicate with her boyfriend is over the Internet.

Smilf

Dir: Frankie Shaw
A young single mother struggles to balance her old life of freedom with her new one as a mom. It all comes to a head during one particular naptime when Bridgette invites an old friend over for a visit.

One Year Lease

Dir: Brian Bolster
Told almost entirely through voicemail messages, One Year Lease documents the travails of Brian, Thomas and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita, the cat-loving landlady.

Bear Story

Dir: Gabriel Osorio
An old, melancholy bear tells his life story through a mechanical diorama

The Pride of Strathmoor

Dir: Einar Baldvin
Extracts from the journal of Pastor John Deitman, Strathmoor, Georgia. June & July, 1927

The Baby

Dir: Ali Asgari
Narges and her friend have just a few hours to find someone to take care of her baby for some days.
New Category! Creators League Prize Original Film

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Meghan Is On A Bender

Dir: Chioke Nassor
Girl meets boy, boy robs girl, girl drinks a lot and makes dubious decisions.

1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

Dir: The Rauch Brothers
In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq. En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis' entire 12-person team, he alone survived. Here, Travis reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind.

100 Second Chances

Dir: Drew Dickler, Jacob Hochendoner
Employment is the most important factor for those who successfully re-enter society after prison. Edwins Restaurant offers those trying to make this difficult transition an opportunity to succeed.
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