BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM
Bitter Pill – (Denmark) Drama RT 15:21
Director William Stahl
Lucas is suffering from an existential crisis – and the spoiled, whiny creative professionals in his neighborhood are not exactly improving on the situation. When a somewhat unorthodox psychiatrist advises him to stare death in the face in order to feel truly alive, Lucas opts to do a high-wire walk between two residential buildings in downtown Copenhagen. But his exploits might have unexpected consequences…
BEST ACTOR – NARRATIVE SHORT
UnderGod – Chris Labrum
UnderGod – (USA) Drama RT 20:13
Director Shaan Dimri
Deep within enemy territory, on assignment to locate and destroy a high level militia training compound, a group of 3 U.S. soldiers will test their loyalty, sanity, and endurance before they face life or death.
BEST ACTRESS – NARRATIVE SHORT
Stop – Lisa Kay
Stop– (UK) Drama RT 13:30
Director Paul Murphy
A chance bus stop encounter between Karen, a shy, introverted woman and Niki, a loud, over-confident teenage girl takes a deeper turn, when personal secrets are inadvertently revealed, and confessions take the place of pleasantries.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – NARRATIVE SHORT
Fished Out: The Truth Behind Lionfish Addiction – (Puerto Rico) Mocumentary RT 18:42 -Director Anthony Dooley
In an attempt to expose a deadly underground drug addiction in the Caribbean, ‘Fished Out’ follows one user through his progressive downfall of using lionfish spines as an injection drug.Shot on location on the West Coast of Puerto Rico, the ‘documentary’ contains interviews with the area’s colorful characters, while aiming to bring awareness to the lionfish addiction epidemic.
BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC – NARRATIVE SHORT
Lenny Lump – (Sweden) Horror, Comedy RT 2:43
Director: Per von Koch
Based on a 200 year old Swedish nursery rhyme that we tell our kids. The rhyme has only 19 words and is about a man that somehow looses his toe in the woods. This film goes explains it all.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – NARRATIVE SHORT
Katya & The Scarlet Sails – (USA) Fantasy, Romance, RT 12:58
Director: Vika Evdokimenko
After years of bad luck in love Katya realises the source of her problems might be her favourite Soviet film, a tale about the perils of being an old fashioned romantic…
BEST EDITING – NARRATIVE SHORT
No Where, No One – (Australia) Drama, Alternative, RT 8:32
Director: Erin Collett
No Where, No One’ is a film that relives the final moments of a dying man whose loss and isolation have driven him to commit the crime that will ultimately cost him his life.