Enjoy a dozen award-winning films from past Reel Shorts Film Festivals that are available to watch online! They were selected for the Audience Choice Award, Youth Audience Choice Award, or the juried awards for best animated, documentary, and live action shorts. There’s also a fest-produced youth film that won awards at two other festivals!
Shown in the photo are Chris Wall of Hansen Ford who’s presenting Lucas Martell (left) and Christina Martell with the 2016 Best Animated Short Award for The OceanMaker which they produced, and Lucas wrote and directed. For a list of all the winning films, see About Reel Shorts.
Produced by the Fest
HB, directed by Nathan Fast in 2013 as part of the Youth Film Mentorship Project, won the Best Overall Youth Short Film at the 2013 Calgary International Film Festival and the Young Filmmakers Program Competition Grand Prize at the Austin Film Festival in 2013.
Awarded at the Fest
The Blue Door, a 9-minute film from the UK directed by Paul Taylor – won the Audience Choice Award and Best Live Action Under 15 Minutes
The Day Don Died, a 15-minute film from Canada produced and directed by Steve J. Adams and Sean Horlor – won Best Documentary Short
Two Trams, a 10-minute film from the Russian Federation written and directed by Svetlana Andrianova – won Best Animated Short
Borrowed Time, a 7-minute film from the United States written and directed by Lou Hamou-Lhadj and Andrew Coats – won Best Animated Short
Dji. Death Sails, a 5-minute film from the Republic of Moldova directed by Dmitri Voloshin – won the Youth Audience Choice Award
The OceanMaker, a 10-minute film from Belize and the United States written, produced, and directed by Lucas Martell – won Best Animated Short
The House is Innocent, a 12-minute film from the United States produced and directed by Nicholas Coles – won Best Documentary Short
The Gunfighter, a 9-minute film from the US directed by Eric Kissack – won the Audience Choice Award – MATURE
Fool’s Day, a 19-minute film from the US directed by Cody Blue Snider – won the Audience Choice Award
Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven (Morfar och Jag och Helikoptern till Himlen), a 15-minute film from Sweden directed by Johan Palmgren and Åsa Blanck – won Best Documentary Short
A Senior Moment, a 6-minute film from the US directed by Michelle Davidson – won the Audience Choice Award
Sugar (Suiker), an 8-minute film from the Netherlands directed by Jeroen Annokkée – won the Audience Choice Award – MATURE
Multiple Choice, a 5-minute film from Australia directed by Michael Goode – won the Audience Choice Award