Best of the Fest (2022)

2022 Festival

Saturday, April 30 @ 7:30pm - GPLT

Presented by Big Country & North West Crane, this package includes the winners of the juried awards for Best Animated Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Live Action Short Under 15 Minutes, Best Live Action Short 15+Minutes, as well as the top audience favourites. These films provide a diverse cross-section of the festival’s programming. There will be an after-party upstairs in Encores Lounge following the screening.

Films in this package

In a town in Turkey, a young couple wants to spend the night together, but they are rejected from hotels because they do not have a marriage certificate. When they think they have found a way, the situation gets out of hand. Won Audience Choice Award at the 2021 San Diego International ShortsFest among other…

Kathleen is a hairdresser. Always has been. Always will be. Even at 83, she’s still doing hair. But not in the way one would expect. Her work is special. Won Best Documentary Short and Best Canadian Short at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

Minutes before takeoff, a passenger on a commercial flight refuses to sit down in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a man on board. Won Best Nordic Short Film at the 2020 Nordisk Panorama among other awards. Won Best Live Action Short Under 15 Minutes Award at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

A ten-year-old girl is thrilled when her mother finally agrees to let her have a dog, but she begins to suspect that her mother isn’t telling her what’s really going on. A short film adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s bestselling book. Screened with the kind permission of Network Ireland Television and Welcome Home Pictures. Won the…

In a land where the rain never stops, a young girl plays under the protective “umbrella-beard” of her father. When her dog disappears, she must face her great fear, the rain. Won the Best Animated Short Award at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

Tom attends his estranged father’s funeral only to find out that his father had been a spy all along, and his funeral is filled with spy villains from his past. Won Best Live Action Short Film (Canada) at the 2021 Edmonton International Film Festival among other awards. Won the Youth Audience Choice Award at the…

Please Hold still

A young man’s life is suddenly derailed as he finds himself at the mercy of automated “justice.” Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Live Action Short Film. Won the Audience Choice Award at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.