Best of the Fest 14+

2015 Festival

Sun, May 10 @ 1:30 , 4:30 , 7:30 pm - GPLT

Presented by Big Country, this package includes the winners of the juried awards for Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short, as well as the top audience favorites including the winner of the Audience Choice Award.

Films in this package

The Lion's Mouth Opens

This documentary follows a young Scottish actress who decides to find out whether she’s inherited the gene for Huntington’s Disease. If she has it, there will be no escape from the fate that awaits her: dementia and death. Won a Special Jury Award at 2014 Aspen Shortfest. Winner of the 2015 Best Documentary Short Award.

  Despite an unrivalled talent for communicating, Jake has trouble talking to women. When a woman from Malta leaves her book on the subway, he ignores his friend’s advice and tries to find her. Won Teen Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the 2014 Nantucket Film Festival among other awards.

Maria becomes friends with the new child at school and finds imaginative ways to include him in games. Winner of the 2015 Best Animated Short Award.

A young, disabled dog in foster care gets a new leash on life with the help of an older, wiser friend so that he can become adoptable and find his furever home. Winner of the 2015 Youth Audience Choice Award.

When a skinhead enters Malik’s grocery store, Malik chooses to react to the young man’s insolence in a most unusual way, which leads to a different outcome than either could have foreseen. Winner of the 2015 Best Live Action Short Award.

The Gunfighter

A weary gunfighter walks into a saloon. Waiting inside are the Henderson boys who plan to kill him for the $200 bounty. Every fan of classic westerns knows how this will end, but what if the only one who wants a gunfight to break out is the omniscient narrator who knows everyone’s secrets? Won the…