Best of the Fest (2018)

2018 Festival

Sat, May 12 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT; Mon, May 14 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Presented by Big Country and the Sandman Hotel, 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 Audience Choice Award winner. These films provide a diverse cross section of the festival’s programming.

Films in this package

In a small Finnish town, a teenage boy smuggles his girlfriend home after a party. When they realize their protection has failed and the nearest countryside pharmacy is closing soon, they must think of a way to get his father to drive them there without revealing the true reason. Screened with the kind permission of…

Each day, two city trams transport local citizens to their chosen destinations as the younger one learns from the older one how to do the job. As time goes by and the younger one grows up, the roles begin to reverse. Won Best Animation Film at the 2018 Golden Eagle Awards in Russia. Won the…

Strangers bravely confront and resolve one of the most terrifying, perplexing scourges to ever afflict mankind…while standing at urinals with their willies out. Won Best Comedy Short at the 2016 Studio City Film Festival among other awards.

When a disreputable guest is found dead at an exclusive French hotel, the concierge must find a way to make the body disappear. But he’s unaware that the couple in the next room is facing exactly the same problem. Winner of the 2018 Audience Choice Award.

Playtime turns into uncontrolled shenanigans when a child discovers rag dolls in an antique chest. Her imagination runs wild, but for the dolls’ real-life doppelgangers, self-control is out of their hands. Won Best Short Comedy at the 2017 South Dakota Film Festival among other awards. Won the 2018 Youth Audience Choice Award.

Since her mother’s death, thirty-year-old Zoé has been working at The Winkles, her father’s bar. One morning, Zoé starts suffering from dizzy spells and nausea. Thinking that exhaustion is to blame, she goes to the doctor, and the diagnosis changes everything. Won the César in 2018 for Best Short Film. Won the 2018 Best Live…

FIXED! is the story of the Repair Cafe Toronto, a group of volunteers who fix broken items from members of the community…for free. Won the 2018 Best Documentary Short Award.