SLIFF Award-Winning Shorts


Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 7:30pm

A compilation of the seven award-winning shorts at the 2017 SLIFF and the Best of Showcase winner at the 2017 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Cerulia (Sofía Carrillo, Mexico, 2016, 13 min., Spanish): Cerulia comes back home to bid her final farewell, but her childhood memories and grandparents' presence will not let her go. Best Animated Short Award.

Crown Candy (Kamau Bilal & David Wilson, U.S., 2016, 10 min.): A portrait of the beloved 100-year-old candy store and lunch counter in North St. Louis. Best Documentary Short Award.

Flip the Record (Marie Jamora, U.S., 2016, 15 min.): In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism. Best Live-Action Short Award.

Lester Leaps In (Mike Steinberg, USA, 2016, 30 min.): At a lumber mill in 1970s Montana, a middle manager struggles to produce a safety film. Best of Showcase Award.

Sanctuary (Ashley Seering & Cory Byers, U.S., 2016, 8 min.): An abandoned church gets an unexpected second chance as a skate park. Best Local Short Award.

The Shadow (Isaac Switzer, U.S., 2017, 3 min.): A girl faces a looming darkness. Best Short Short Award.

Wicked Girl (Ayce Kartal, France/Turkey, 2017, 8 min., Turkish): Keen on nature and animals, a little girl in a hospital looks back on the good old days in her grandparents' village, but dark and terrifying memories emerge. Best International Short Award.

Yes, God, Yes (Karen Maine, U.S., 2017, 12 min.): Fifteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic, but when an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy, she finds herself suddenly obsessed with masturbating. Best of Fest Award.