Congratulations to our 12 official selections and prize-winning 2-minute films.
With over 200 films submitted, and nearly 80 on the long-list, competition was fierce! Official selections and prizes are determined by an independent jury of peers and experts.
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Leila Ahang, Sara Hanif, Maryam Alavi, Marziyeh Kordloo – Tehran, Iran
A restless fish named Moslem half asleep on a seeweed is startled by a luminous ring.
Dayna Lea Hoffmann and Jan Henderson – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/amiskwaciwâskahikan
Ernie and Ghetti, a gripping tale of love, loss, and appetite.
Sun non flower
Reza Sarbakhsh – Tehran, Iran
Sunflower needs Sun but what happens when Clouds get in the way?
Onion v.s. The C-lownavirus
Meegan Sweet – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/amiskwaciwâskahikan
Cooped up far too long during the C-lownavirus pandemic, Onion foolishly goes outside.
Behind The Scenes
Emily Shordon, Amy L. Wright, Daniel Ravanelli, Patrick Paguio, Elliott Holland-Crouch – Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Fjord, a battle-hardened hunter, prepares for his most glorious fight yet – the client.
Helena Bittencourt & Goos Meeuwsen – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Surreal comedy of a married couple of performers who find their house invaded by their alter egos.
Mik Kuhlman & Hilary Chaplain – New York City, U.S.A.
Silent comedy where two people vie for the same chair.
Ballet Class: At Home Edition
Anastasia Maywood – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/amiskwaciwâskahikan
Interpretation of a ballet class through the eyes of a fool.
Clare Mullen – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/amiskwaciwâskahikan
Something is lurking in the woods. Can our hero survive this horrible ordeal?
Abby McDougall – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/amiskwaciwâskahikan
Tot just wants to go to sleep after a long day but her busy, unwanted thoughts seem to get in the way.
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