Best in Show

Sunday Dinner with the Morgans

Director Alex Forbes

Underneath their perfect veneer, The members of the Morgan family each engage in their own dark and twisted acts of moral depravity.

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Narrative

First Place

A Silent Waltz

Director Isaac Elliott

In isolated country Victoria, Australia, Madeline is excited for the annual regional dance. On the cusp of teenage-hood, she must overcome her deafness to ask Wyatt to the dance. A simple thing becomes far more difficult in her quest for A Silent Waltz.

Second Place

I’ve Been a Sweeper

Directed by Ciarán Dooley

On his final day of life, the mindful Sweeper reflects on the events that have shaped him, and the unique career that has brought him to the furthest corners of the world.

Third Place

Death of a Legend

Directed by Poj Pitakjamnong

With dissent against the social system, a young contract killer takes his first job on a hit to take down a legendary hitman.

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Animation

First Place

Sweet Revenge

Directed by Jonathan Kline

An overworked detective made out of chocolate narrates about his long-term investigation of a string of related murders only to find that the culprit is a comically obvious individual.

Second Place

Prelude

Directed by Mitra Shahidi

A whimsical story of a creative little girl and her scientist grandfather. A series of happy accidents cause the relationship between these two get stronger.

Third Place

Mirage Maker

Directed by Benjamin Reicher

A magical being eases the death of those lost in the desert. The Mirage Maker gives a dying man one last chance to say goodbye to his family.

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High School

First Place

The Waiting Game

Directed by Maria Alvarez

An uninspired writer gains experience in life after the death of a family member and learns how to find purpose again.

Second Place

Godong’s Party

Directed by Seona Khil

Suna Khil’s feline friend Godong, who plans to open a party, sends out invitations to his friends. However, while sending them out he accidentally drops, his canine friend, Lary’s invitation.

Third Place

Falling

Directed by Miles Warren

A terminally ill teenager jumps from a bridge to avoid dying in a hospital bed. As he falls, he assumes he will see his past, but instead he witnesses his future.

2014 Winners