The prize-winning 2-minute films selected by our independent jury of experts.
Views and opinions expressed in Play the Fool Festival Short Film Competition film entries do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Play the Fool Festival, Hit That Jive Productions, or Film Competition Jury members.
JURY’S CHOICE AWARD – Chronicles of a Mime
Shawna Koski – Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
A mime hanging around, doing what mimes do.
FOOL’S GOLD PRIZE – Tapes Last Krap
Jesse Buck – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A stop motion animated film. An older Clown reminisces on the glory days of his time on stage. Inspired by Sam Beckett, Created by Jesse Buck, Accordion by Duncan Cameron, Additional sound design by Eric James Mayer.
“This film was shot entirely alone while under lockdown using a voice activated camera in a hallway. Laugh track taken from performance at 2019 Play the Fool Festival.”
GOLDEN NOSE AWARD – Lady Rona in ‘Don’t Change Your Lifestyle’ (14+)
Ross Travis – Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Lady Rona has a message from Mommie Nature for you bitchasses. Spread it. MATURE CONTENT
Created with Funding from Little Boxes Theatre: Project Open Box: littleboxestheater.com. Created, Performed, Written and Edited by: Ross Travis. Costume Design: Lydia and Ronlin Foreman
Website | FB: anticinadrain | T: @anticinadrain | IG: @anticinadrain
HONORABLE MENTION – Good Morning World
David Angel Orozco Cervantes – Mexico City, Mexico
The perfect wake up needs a funny smile, balance, healthy food and contact with nature!
“As a clown, we have to adapt our resources to what the situations are.”
Directed / Produced / Edited: Circo Plantae. Music: Royalty Free Piano Music. Location: Casa Margaritas México City.
FB: @circoplantae | IG: @circoplantae
JURY’S CHOICE #YEG AWARD – Tea Time
Demmi Dupri – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / Treaty 6 territory
Afternoon tea. A strange feeling, deja vu? Or something different, even spooky? A little bit kooky?
www.demmidupri.com | IG: @demmidupri
FOOL’S GOLD #YEG PRIZE – do not DISTURB
Lauren Brady – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / Treaty 6 territory
Ted tries his best to get lost in work to distract himself from reality.
Created & Directed Lauren Brady | Shot by Thomas Kassian
Website | FB: lauren.brady.39566 | IG: lauren_brady_
GOLD NOSE #YEG AWARD – I Wrote a Song
Sancrosanctity – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / Treaty 6 territory
A sneak peak at Sancrosanctity’s soon to be released, I Wrote a Song. Lyrics and inspiration from the Greek play, Eumenides.
Created & performed by Laura Raboud, Rebecca Merkley and Candace Berlinguette (& Monke)
GOLDEN BALLS #YEG JURY MENTION – Weenie Monger: Alberta’s Fast-Food Hospital (16+)
Franco Correa – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / Treaty 6 territory
Weenie Monger, bringing you the best in Albertan fast-food healthcare. MATURE CONTENT
Franco Correa: Voices/Puppeteering/Music | Torie Church: Voices/Puppeteering