The Short Film program is presented by YouTube. Fifteen short films from the 2014 Festival are featured on the Festival's YouTube channel: youtube.com/sff.
Short film award recipients will also be honored at the Festival's feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. MT and live-streamed at youtube.com/sff.
The Short Film Grand Jury Prize:
"Of God and Dogs" / Syrian Arab Republic (Director: Abounaddara Collective) — A young, free Syrian soldier confesses to killing a man he knew was innocent. He promises to take vengeance on the God who led him to commit the murder.
The Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction:
"Gregory Go Boom" / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Janicza Bravo) — A paraplegic man leaves home to be on his own.
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction:
"The Cut" / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Geneviève Dulude-Decelles) — The Cut tells the story of a father and a daughter, whose relationship fluctuates between proximity and detachment, at the moment of a haircut.
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction:
"I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked" / Israel (Directors: Yuval Hameiri, Michal Vaknin) — A man with poor means recreates a lost memory of the last day with his mom. Objects come to life in a desperate struggle to produce a single moment that is gone.
Short Film Jury Award: Animation:
"Yearbook" / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Bernardo Britto) — A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.
Short Film Special Jury Award for Unique Vision:
"Rat Pack Rat" / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Todd Rohal) — A Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator, hired to visit a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself performing the last rites at the boy's bedside.
Short Film Special Jury Award for Non-fiction:
"Love. Love. Love." / Russia (Director: Sandhya Daisy Sundaram) — Every year, through the endless winters, her love takes new shapes and forms.
Short Film Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting:
"Burger" / United Kingdom, Norway (Director and screenwriter: Magnus Mork) — It's late night in a burger bar in Wales...