One of the featured programs at our ten-day fall festival is the annual Short Film Competition. This exciting program presents a selection of short films submitted by regional, national and international filmmakers. This is a juried event and official selections were publicly screened as part of the Barrie Film Festival’s annual Short Film Program Showcase on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Of these selections, prizes were awarded in various categories.
Directed by Faith Howe
FIRST PLACE – MY RED BALL
Directed by Sebastian Marin | Written by Esabella Strickland
SECOND PLACE – NEIGHBORS
Directed by Zach Price
THIRD PLACE – THE RUNNER
Directed by Darya Amirshahi and Matthew Choi
FIRST PLACE– PIECES
Directed by Brendan Hiles
SECOND PLACE – HOTBOX
Directed by Faith Howe
THIRD PLACE – THEIR FUN DAY
Directed by Paul Arredondo
FIRST PLACE – L.A. LIQUOR
Directed by Jensen Vinca | USA
SECOND PLACE – BIRTHPLACE
Directed by Sil van der Woerd and Jorik Dozy | Indonesia
THIRD PLACE – ACCORD
Directed by Johan Erik Lallerstedt | USA
Congratulations to all the winners! A sincere thank you to all the filmmakers that entered their work, sponsors for their integral support of the 2018 Shorts program, volunteers and jury for their valued time and passion.
Directed by Faith Howe | 7:56 | Simcoe County Category | Canada
Human nature never fails to challenge, just ask naive “it’s all about the love” Maggie, as she manages a different set of circumstances each time the door opens at her new yoga studio.
I DON’T LOVE YOU ANYMORE (YA NO TE QUIERO)
Directed by Francisco Hervada Martín | 2:00 | Open Category | Spanish with English subtitles | Spain
The time ends with everything, except with the promises.
Directed by Jensen Vinca | 7:14 | Open Category | USA
A year after Los Angeles riots of 1992, Miles, a young African American male, has an eventful night in a liquor store owned by a racist Korean couple.
Directed by Zach Price | Written by Dacy Howell | 9:22 | High School | Canada
Two brothers move into their new house, to find that they now live beside a man who is possessed by an evil clown spirit.
Documentary | Directed by Jorik Dozy and Sil van der Woerd | 5:00 | Open Category | Indonesia
The symbolic story of a man arriving on a perfect Earth, who encounters his nemesis in the form of ocean pollution.
Directed by Thomas Stubbington | 2:45 | Simcoe County Category | Canada
A short storytelling piece explaining the importance of a journal.
Animation | Directed by José Herrera | 7:00 | Open Category | Spain
Dominique was the most prestigious talent scout in París. Now he has become a shadow of his former self until he discovers Sofía, a Spanish flamenco dancer…
Directed by Mitch Graszat | 7:28 | Simcoe County Category | Canada
On her 18th birthday, a girl decides to move on from her rough past.
Directed by Johan Erik Lallerstedt | 3:33 | Open Category | USA
A hungry street musician finds the perfect sidewalk real-estate, but he isn’t the only one.
Directed by Darya Amirshahi and Matthew Choi | 5:22 | High School Category | Canada
When high school soccer player, Darya Amirshahi suffers a critical injury that ends his season, he fails to make the team the ensuing year and faces an internal battle where he must find out who he is and if his future is worth
THEIR FUN DAY
Drama | Directed Paul Arredondo | 4:36 | Simcoe County Category | Canada
High school life can be pretty fun. Parties, classmates and good music will always be part of a great mix. Every day is just a blast. But, what if your fun day is somebody else’s nightmare.
Directed by César Tormo | 4:00 | Open Category | Spanish with English subtitles | Spain
A teenager rehearses a song in her room while her father listens behind
THE PLANE RIDE
Comedy | Directed by W. Joseph Horne | 1:16 | Simcoe County Category | Canada
A humorous story about an elderly couple taking their first plane ride.
L’HOMME ET LE POISSON
Animation | Directed by Lewis Leon | 4:08 | Open Category | French with English subtitles | Canada
Set against the backdrop of a vast, frozen tundra; a grizzled fisherman gets his comeuppance from a vindictive, yet familiar fish.
MY RED BALL
Directed by Sebastian Marin | Written by Esabella Strickland | 3:00 | High School Category | Canada
An urban legend about a girl in a forest and her red ball.
OR: A POSTMODERNIST DECONSTRUCTION OF YOUNG LOVE UNDER THE CORPOCRACY OF LATE-CAPITALISM
Directed by Calyx Passailaigue | 8:50 | Simcoe County Category | Canada
The children of two rival businessmen meet for a late night tryst under a table.
Directed by Brendan Hiles | 5:34 | Simcoe County Category | Canada
A couple trying to figure out what love is and how it does and doesn’t