Shorts Award Winners, Presented by Southwest Airlines®

Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting, Presented by Southwest Airlines® — Exam (Shorts Program 1)
A teenage girl gets involved in the process of delivering a package of cocaine to its client and gets stuck in a weird cycle of occurrences.

Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing, Presented by Southwest Airlines® — Valerio's Day Out (Midnight Shorts Program)
A young jaguar goes on a killing spree when he escapes from his enclosure at a zoo. After he's captured, sedated, and relocated, he makes a video diary for his significant other, Lula.

Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction, Presented by Southwest Airlines® — John Was Trying to Contact Aliens (Shorts Program 1)
John Shepherd spent 30 years trying to contact extraterrestrials by broadcasting music millions of miles into space. After giving up the search he makes a different connection here on Earth.

Short Film Jury Award: Animation, Presented by Southwest Airlines® — Daughter (Animation Spotlight)
Should you hide your pain, close yourself inside your inner world, and long for your father’s love? Or should you understand and forgive before it’s too late?

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction, Presented by Southwest Airlines® — The Devil's Harmony (Shorts Program 3)
A bullied teenage girl leads an a cappella club on a trail of destruction against her high school enemies.

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction, Presented by Southwest Airlines® — -Ship: A Visual Poem (Shorts Program 5)
A black boy learns contradicting lessons of manhood and masculinity on the day of his cousin’s funeral.

Short Film Grand Jury Prize, Presented by Southwest Airlines® — So What If The Goats Die (Shorts Program 5)
Abdellah, a young shepherd living in the mountains, is forced to brave the snow blocking him in order to get food and save this cattle. Once he gets to the village, he faces a supernatural phenomenon.

CATEGORY Award Winners

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