Best of the Fest (2017)

2017 Festival

Sun, May 14 @ 12:30 pm – GPLT; Mon, May 15 @ 7:30 pm – GPLT

Presented by Big Country and Hansen Ford Lincoln.
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 winners of the Youth Audience Choice Award and Audience Choice Award.

Films in this package

A dark and stormy night. An innocent babysitter all alone. An escaped psychopath out for blood. You know how this story will play out… Or do you? Won the Audience Award for Best Short at the 2016 Dead by Dawn Film Festival among other awards. Winner of the 2017 Audience Choice Award.

For many years, a woman has waved at the express train that passes her house every morning and evening. While mowing the lawn, she finds a letter from the conductor that he tossed from the speeding train. She mails a response and so starts a correspondence between them that brightens her lonely life. Inspired by…

A young boy is barred from school until he has better shoes, but his parents can’t afford to buy him any. His entrepreneurial spirit must find a way to buy the shoes himself. Winner of the 2017 Youth Audience Choice Award.

While staying with her aunt at a Norwegian campground, a Romanian teen fantasizes about having a carefree summer with her new friend, but expectations are pushing her into the same line of work as her aunt. Won Best International Short under 15 minutes at the 2016 Festival Internazionale Milano. Winner of the 2017 Best Live…

A documentary that looks at the humanitarian crisis in Europe from the perspective of Álvaro, a Spanish volunteer who works at Idomeni, one of the refugee camps in northern Greece. Winner of the 2017 Best Documentary Short Award.

A weathered sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on. Nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for Best Animated Short. Winner of the 2017…