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2018 Award Winning Films

Film Info

Goldblooded




United States
Drama, Thriller
00:09:21
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Tom Botchii Skowronksi
Written by
Sam Kozé
Produced by
Samantha MacLeod, Tom Botchii Skowronski

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Action


A homeless drifter with traces of pure gold in his blood, accidentally unleashes his secret while experimenting with extraction methods and everyone wants in on the fortune.


SAVE




Germany
Drama
00:03:54
Season:2018

Released:2016
Directed by
Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Written by
Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Produced by
Iván Sáinz-Pardo

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 3rd Place Judges Choice


Dawns . A baby breaks the silence .


Barbara




United States
Documentary
00:04:12
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
John Charter

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 3rd Place Audience Choice and Best Documentary


A resilient 92-year-old widow reflects on the struggles and wisdom that comes with aging while living alone in Chico, California.


3 Keys




United States
00:14:52
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Josh Funk
Written by
Josh Funk
Produced by
Jordan Funk, Joe Batt

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 2nd Place Judges Choice and Best Animation


From independent director and animator, Josh Funk, comes 3 KEYS - a fantasy/thriller short film set in the world of one woman's nightmares. In the office of a psychiatrist (Robert Donnelly), a patient (Brigette Funk) explains her reoccurring nightmares that always begin with a mysterious door and three different skeleton keys that unlock it. Accompanied by stop-motion puppets, marionettes, and miniatures, each nightmare is packed with practical effects.


My Friend, The Ghost




United States
Comedy
00:20:40
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Allan Tran, Nguyen "Fletcher" Le
Written by
Allan Tran, Nguyen "Fletcher" Le, Michael Schafernak
Produced by
Matthew Higgins, Bridge Stuart, Max Straight, Michael Cassio

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 2nd Place Audience Choice and Best Comedy


A lonely guy finds a friend in the "ghost" living in his apartment.


META




United States
Comedy
00:02:30
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Jack McCafferty
Written by
Jack McCafferty

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Judges Choice Brief


This is a short film about making a short film about making a short film about making a short film about making a short film about making a short film about...


AINHOA




Germany
Drama
00:19:00
Season:2018

Released:2016
Directed by
Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Written by
Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Produced by
Aitor Arenas
Other
Aurelia Schikarski, Fele Martinez, Natalia Mateo, Josean Bengoetxea, Gorka Aguinagalde

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


Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil.

"Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults."


Boy Moms vs. Girl Moms




United States
Comedy
00:02:43
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Jay Diaz
Written by
Jamie Tompkins
Produced by
Jamie Tompkins

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Audience Choice Brief


The differences between raising boys and raising girls.


Tin Can




United States
Drama
00:20:00
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Pat Battistini
Written by
Pat Battistini
Produced by
Pat Battistini, Robert Francke, Carlos Ragas

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Audience Choice


J.C. came to America as an illegal immigrant when he was just a child. Now, as an adult, he's still an illegal alien but has managed to persevere and prosper working as a rodeo clown. However, after a series of unfortunate events, J.C. finds himself down on his luck and in search for a new happiness. He eventually finds it near the Mexican border but the price he pays could get him kicked out of the only country he knows.