SHORTS PROGRAM AWARDS: WINNERS

Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Presented by YouTube — Aziza (Shorts Program 3)
A dynamic take on the life of Syrian refugees told through black comedy.

Short Film Jury Award: Animation, Presented by YouTube — Reneepoptosis (Animation Spotlight)
Three Renees go on a quest to find God, who is also Renee. As they traverse the mountains and valleys of Renee, they discover all the great joys, sorrows, and mysteries of being Renee.

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction, Presented by YouTube — Dunya's Day (Shorts Program 1)
Abandoned by her domestic help, Dunya fights to throw the perfect graduation soirée.

Short Film Jury Award: Nonfiction, Presented by YouTube — Ghosts of Sugar Land (Documentary Shorts Program 2)
In Sugar Land, Texas, a group of young Muslim American men ponder the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS.

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction, Presented by YouTube — Green (Shorts Program 4)
Green, an undocumented Turkish pedicab driver, unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community, and himself.

Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing — Alexandra Lazarowich, FAST HORSE (Shorts Program 1)
The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with secondhand horses and a new jockey on his way to challenging the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy.

Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing — Robert Machoian, The MINORS (Shorts Program 3)
A slice of life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past.

CATEGORY Award Winner Screenings

RUN TIME 90 min