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‘Fauve’ Takes Top Prize at Palm Springs International Shortfest

The 2018 Palm Springs International Shortfest winners were announced Sunday, with Jérémy Comte’s “Fauve” taking the top prize.

333 short films screened throughout the Festival along with more than 5,300 of the 5,400 filmmaker submissions available in the film market. More than $87,500 in prizes, including $27,000 in cash awards were awarded in 21 categories.

“The award winners truly capture the amazing pool of talent and the incredible range of films found at the festival,” said festival director Lili Rodriguez. “We’re honored to witness and share such a skilled level of filmmaking and can’t wait to do it again next year.”

JURY AWARDS

BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD
Fauve (Canada), Jérémy Comte

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
Coyote (Switzerland), Lorenz Wunderle

BEST NORTH AMERICAN SHORT
Caroline (USA), Logan George, Celine Held

NON-STUDENT COMPETITION AWARDS

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Nevada (USA), Emily Ann Hoffman

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT OVER 15 MINUTES
Shadow Animals (Sweden), Jerry Carlsson

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT 15 MINUTES AND UNDER
Fence (Kosovo/France), Lendita Zeqiraj

Special Mention: Nursey Rhymes (Australia), Tom Noakes

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Dulce (Colombia/USA), Guille Isa, Angello Faccini

Special Mention: After/Life (USA), Puck Lo

STUDENT COMPETITION AWARDS

BEST STUDENT ANIMATION
Perfect Town (Switzerland), Anaïs Voirol

BEST STUDENT LIVE ACTION SHORT OVER 15 MINUTES
Satán (Switzerland/Mexico), Carlos Tapia González

BEST STUDENT LIVE ACTION SHORT 15 MINUTES AND UNDER
Kira Burning (USA), Laurel Parmet

BEST STUDENT DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Palenque (Colombia/USA), Sebastián Pinzón Silva

ALEXIS AWARD FOR BEST EMERGING STUDENT FILMMAKER
Imfura (Switzerland/Rwanda), Samuel Ishimwe
Cross My Heart (USA/Jamaica), Sontenish Myers

AUDIENCE AWARDS

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Beneath the Ink (USA), Cy Dodson

LIVE ACTION SHORT

Trois Pages (Canada), Roger Gariépy

BEST ANIMATION SHORT

Bilby (USA), Pierre Perifel, Liron Topaz, JP Sans

BEST STUDENT SHORT

Untitled Short Film About White People (USA), Nicholas Colia

FUTURE FILMMAKER AWARD

Mamartuile (Mexico), Alejandro Saevich

VIMEO STAFF PICK AWARD

Rewind Forward (Switzerland), Justin Stoneham

BRIDGING THE BORDERS AWARD PRESENTED BY CINEMA WITHOUT BORDERS

Mon Amour, Mon Ami (Italy/France), Adriano Valerio

YOUTH JURY AWARDS  

One Small Step (USA/China), Bobby Pontillas, Andrew Chesworth

Sin Cielo (USA), Jianna Maarten

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