Interviews With Our Winners —- Coming Soon!

2018 Short Finalist Bernhard Riedhammer

Cardboard Box

A homeless girl’s life is defined by her troubled past, her daily struggles of survival, and her attachment to a cardboard box.

2018 Short Finalist Meegan May

First Words

In the near future, a new experimental technology gives two grieving parents the chance to speak to their young daughter, who has been in a coma since a vicious assault four years ago. But they will only have three minutes to help find her attacker - and say goodbye.

2018 Short Finalist Peter Haig

A War on Terror

After enduring an attack by Taliban insurgents, a group of US soldiers wake up in a room unsure if they are alive, dead, or worse. 

2018 Short Finalists Shekhar & Shalinder Bassi

Absolute Beginner

Grandfather and widower, PREM, sets out to fall in love for the first time but before he can do that he must find love, which proves to be a challenge.

2018 Short Film Finalist Alicia MacDonald

Bad News

When some people are unable to switch off from work, it can be fairly noticeable. We see one particular group of friends who are suffering more than most and hear how it has even started affecting one of the group's home life.

2018 Short Film Finalist Derin Seale

The Eleven O'Clock

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

2018 Short Film Finalist Jennifer Boles

Cowboy Town

Cowboy Town is an impressionistic documentary about a 1970s replica roadside ghost town with automatons in rural South Dakota.

2018 Short Film Finalist Marielle Woods

Do No Harm

A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself. A medic's job is to fix people up, but how does that obligation reconcile with someone who is trained to fight and may be asked to kill?

2018 Short Film Finalist Monica Santis

Towards the Sun

A 12-year-old girl confronts her scarring past when she is placed at an immigrant children's shelter for unaccompanied minors in Texas. As her future hangs in limbo, she embarks on a healing journey to recover her own sense of power through her artwork.

2018 Short Film Finalist Omar Al Dakheel


The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

2018 Short Film Finalist Sarah-Leigh Burger

Mite-y Beard

A displeased wife enters a world of unexpected adventure after deciding to finally confront her husband's stubborn, unkept beard. 

2018 Short Film Finalist Shanrica Evans


A teenager with gender dysphoria witnesses the physical assault of a transgender woman.

2018 Short Film Finalist Steve Sears

Special Feature

A special feature making-of for a motion picture. 

2018 Short Film Winner Tessa Hoffe


A young girl cares for her younger brother at home, while she awaits her mother’s return.

2017 Feature Winners Judy Soo Hoo & Isaac Ho

Cadaver Dog

When a young autistic Latina rescues a stray cadaver dog, she stumbles upon a 15 year-old cold case that no one wants solved.

Ryan David Jahn Interview

2005 (Screenplay Live Winner)

Jerry Mahoney Interview

Grand Prize (2009)

Vicki Speegle Interview

Finalist (2007)

Timo E. Peltonen Interview

Grand Prize (2008)

Young Kim Interview

Grand Prize (2006)

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