Voted on by audiences at the 2019 Austin Film Festival, these short films were voted as best in their categories and awarded the prestigious Austin Film Festival Audience Award!
The President and the Crossing Keeper (18 min, Narrative Short Winner)
Written by Marc Syrigas, Jean-Marc Peyrefitte; Directed by Jean-Marc Peyrefitte
A crossing guard has known too many misfortunes in his life to believe he is facing the on-the-run President of the Republic.
Holy Jail (11 min, Student Short Winner)
Written and Directed by Maria Lavelle
An elderly man gets the option of paying his speeding ticket or going to jail for five days. He picks jail and falls in love with life behind bars.
Dead Woman’s Pass (25 min, Documentary Short Winner)
Directed by Lali Houghton
Maxi Manuttupa, an indigenous woman and single-mother, is forced to confront the horrors of her past, as she chooses to become a porter on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
The Fox and the Bird (12 min, Animated Short Winner)
Directed by Sam and Fred Guillaume
A solitary fox fins itself improvising fatherhood for a freshly hatched baby bird.
Brothers from the Suburbs (35 min, Digital Series Winner)
Written and Directed by Patrick Wimp
Brothers from the Suburbs is a short-form digital comedy series that chronicles
the highs and lows of three black teenagers coming of age in an affluent,
suburban, white private school community.