monthly contest winners

JANUARY WINNER

Trucker's Atlas

Directed by Dan Thorburn

A peaceful working relationship between two power-line repair men is put under pressure when one returns back from a family bereavement.

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FEBRUARY WINNER

Safe & Happy

Directed by Richard Ulrich

An ex-cop who for years has kept an explosive secret from his wife and the world is suddenly exposed at a critical moment - with life-changing consequences.

 

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Q&A with Daniel Blake Smith

MARCH WINNER

Loco

Directed by Rory Wilson

A train driver is left traumatized after an incident on the tracks.

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Q&A with Rory Wilson

APRIL WINNER

Swing

Directed by Natacha Horn

An dark comedy where abuse is depicted in familiar situations, highlighting how accustomed we have  become as both the victims and perpetrators.

Q&A with Natacha Horn

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MAY WINNER

Forgive Us Our Debts

Directed by Howard Mitchell

A terrified African-American boy hides foreclosure notices from his family only to have his fears realized when the police arrive to remove them from their home.

 

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Q&A with Howard Mitchell

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JUNE WINNER

Yet;

Directed by Ivy Chin

A 22 years alcohol addict, struggles to live with herself. Only being drunk will her anxiety goes away.

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Q&A with Ivy Chin

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JULY WINNER

Prey

Directed by Aiken Chau, Ella Ye, Keni Xiao Xuan Ji, Ryan Maman, Anastasia Adela Putra, Alice Liu, Sabrina Shan, Saniya Baig, Danny Del Toro, Rujun Ma, Summer Oh, Sabrina Shan, Nathan Chen

 

A relentless hunter travels through the forest collecting antlers and discovers monstrous consequences for his actions. A stop-motion animated short film.

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Q&A with the filmmakers

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AUGUST WINNER

Mr Clean

Directed by Lee Bailes

Someone is breaking into empty homes and cleaning them. But are these seemingly harmless crimes hiding something much worse?

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