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2016 Award Winning Films

Film Info

Diggin' On




United States
Animation, Music Video
00:02:26
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Josh Funk

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Judges Choice Brief


A bird creature travels to the desert in his wagon to bury his heart.


In Memory




United States
Drama, SciFi
00:14:34
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Robert Kirbyson
Written by
E.R. Wolmelsduff, Robert Kirbyson
Produced by
Ron Allchin

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best SciFi


In a seemingly utopian future, an elderly woman struggles to accept that it seems like it's her turn to die. 


KITCHEN




France
Drama, Thriller
00:16:40
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
STEVE DUCHESNE
Written by
STEVE DUCHESNE
Produced by
OLIVIER LAMY

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Horror


In a house in the middle of nowhere, Jason made the discovery of a cookbook hidden in his attic. Later, when he decided to prepare a delicious meal for his wife Marie, things do not go as planned ... A ghost took possession.


I've just had a dream




Spain
Drama
00:07:25
Season:2016

Released:2014
Directed by
JAVI NAVARRO
Written by
JAVI NAVARRO, PEDRO HERRERO
Produced by
JAVI NAVARRO

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Drama & 1st Place Judges Choice


Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.


Nine Days in Norcal




United States
Documentary
00:33:19
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Jeff Edwards
Written by
Jeff Edwards
Produced by
Jeff Edwards

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Documentary


Travel film about exploring swimming holes and cliff jumping spots in Northern California.


Worth The Wait




United States
Comedy
00:11:03
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
John Sinclair, Joel P. Berry
Written by
Joel P. Berry
Produced by
Troy Lamberth, Joel P. Berry

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Comedy & 3rd Place Judges Choice


He's moved on. So has she. But the annual jelly making competition reveals they both still have something to prove.


Serving Our Community




United States
Documentary
00:03:00
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Stephen&Chelsey Diaz
Produced by
Matthew Lysobey, Rockport Health Services

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Brief & Audience Choice Brief


Assisted nursing communities are full of residents who are often ignored and forgotten. Facilities in Chico aim to shift this mindset by leading a movement of change.


A Date with Death




United States
Comedy
00:04:48
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Bo! Campbell, Tony Alfaro
Written by
Tony Alfaro, Bo! Campbell, Evan Weidenkeller
Produced by
Connie Jo Sechrist, Matthew Devapiriam Emmanuel

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 3rd Place Audience Choice


A woman goes on a blind date with a charming gent, but there may be more to this suiter than meets the eye...


Adi | At The Confluence




United States
Documentary
00:20:04
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Joor Baruah
Produced by
Joor Baruah

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 2nd Place Judges Choice


Far east in the Himalayan border of India and China, lives the tribal Adi people, by the river Siang. The Adi culture is beautiful and unique with shamanic chants of their mythologies of origin, animistic rituals around nature and amicable resolution of disputes in their traditional courts.  With the memories of 1962 Indo-China war still fresh, China now reasserts its territorial claim of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, the land of the Adis.  This conflict is also extended to the water, and is becoming a great Dam war. On both sides of the border mega dams are being built on the elegant Siang that originates in Tibet, turns sharp through the Himalayas and flows down through the Adi villages to join the mighty river Brahmaputra in the valley of North East India.  Will peace return to the borders? Will the Adis stay Indian? Will the megadams have a catastrophic effect on the rivers - both Siang and the Brahmaputra downstream? Will this tribal culture and language survive - orally, without a script?  Will India and China get into a dialogue? Through a series of encounters with the Adis by the Siang, near the old town of Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh, this journey probes for answers and portrays their inspiring resilience and hope.


The Don of Virgil Jr. High




United States
Comedy
00:14:30
Season:2016

Released:2010
Directed by
Deon H. Hayman
Written by
Deon H. Hayman
Produced by
Jaleel Ghafur, Eric Bush, Deon H. Hayman, Michael Brignac, America Young, John Scarf, Jr., Robert Preston

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 2nd Place Audience Choice


A nerdy Jr. High School student finds fame and popularity when hustling banned sodas and snacks at school.


Signs




United States
Comedy
00:04:11
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Matthew Thayer
Written by
Matthew Thayer
Produced by
Joy Thayer

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Audience Choice


And you thought your job sucked.