2011 Films – Seattle Shorts Film Festival

We are very proud to announce that the Seattle Shorts’ 2011 Grand Jury Prize winner for best film, Raju, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short live action film. Seattle Shorts sure knows how to “pick em”. We also awarded Raju with best editing and best actor. Seattle Shorts was the only Seattle festival to screen Raju. Good eye!

Grand Jury Prize, Best Film: Raju
Best Director: Ambarish Manepalli – A Wink of the Eye
Best Cinematography: Stanley Pickle
Best Editing: Raju
Best Actor: Wotan Wilke Möhring – Raju
Best Actress: Phillida Low – Love at First Sight 
Best Screenplay: Brick Novax’s Diary
Best Art Direction: Brick Novax’s Diary

Audience Choice Award – Best Film: We have two awards in this category. Each audience voted on the films they watched in each program. We had two programs. The winners are:

A Wink of the Eye and Brick Novax’s Diary


Director: Barton LandsmanSynopsis: Matt Meyerson has a worried Jewish mother. She’s concerned about his health, the freelance nature of his work, and just about everything else. But when Matt leaves for his job, we discover that his mom might actually have good reason to worry.Run Time: 9:00http://www.bananabreadfilm.com/

Directors: Carson Brothers
Synopsis: A computer hacker and a seasoned convict are both urged into a heist for vastly different reasons. When things don’t go to either ones plan, they are both forced to act on the few options they are left with.

Run Time: 19.02

Director: Joe Rosen
Synopsis: Steven’s quiet night in his local pub is interrupted when Rachel arrives looking for her blind date.

Director: Matt Piedmont
Synopsis: Penniless and now living in a seedy motel with only weeks to live, international super legend Brick Novax records his amazing tales as an astronaut, movie star, corporate CEO, and famous musician to preserve his legacy as the coolest guy in the history of the world.

Director: John SalcidoSynopsis: A man with an unusual medical problem is embarrassed to discover the call girl he hired is an old friend.

Cataplexy was produced during the 2010 National Film Challenge – 72 hours from a blank screen, to a 10 page script, to 6 hours of footage, to a 7 minute flick.

Run Time: 7:30

Director: Michael DaviesSynopsis: Award winning actors JOHN HURT and PHYLLIDA LAW are the stars of this funny, moving and poignant short film set in a Residential & Nursing Home. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT tells the story of a day in the life of 70-year-old Arthur who falls in love with a fellow resident, a beautiful woman called Ruth.

Run Time: 12:40

Director: Patricia PerezSynopsis: Mistura, the gastronomic fair that happens in Lima every September, is the best example. 
This documentary captures a slice of the immense spectrum of experiences 
that are simmered in Mistura every year.

Run Time: 35:00

Director: Sara ZandiehSynopsis: The Pool Party combines social realism with political allegory in the story of an aged servant’s rebellion against his masters.

Run Time: 14:00

Director: Max ZahleSynopsis: A German couple adopts an Indian orphan in Kolkata.When the child suddenly disappears they realize that they are part of the problem.

Run Time: 20.00

Director: Max JosephSynopsis: Billy Braver used to be famous. In the 70s he headlined the biggest comedy clubs in New York and Los Angeles and appeared on legendary shows like Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Hollywood Squares, and Dinah Shore. 30 years later he’s selling SAABs at a dealership on the other side of the Hollywood Hills, telling his sob story to anyone who’ll listen. But when the economy tanks, Billy is let go from SAAB. With no other jobs available he decides to give comedy another shot.

Run Time: 18:59

Director: Victoria MatherSynopsis: Stanley never goes outside. He likes to play with his clockwork toys and every night his mother kisses him goodnight. Stanley is twenty. The trouble is that Stanley thinks this is all quite normal, until an encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down…

Run Time: 11:20

Director: Jason Lamotte
Synopsis: A father and son face off in this darkly amusing tale. The father, returning to find his son has set fire to their house, offers the boy a deal: he’ll give him a fifty-yard head start and he’ll only put one bullet in the chamber. The son decides to negotiate.

Run Time: 11:40  

Director: Saba Riazi
Synopsis: A young girl in Tehran accidentally gets left on the street with no head scarf. She is forced to interact with who keeps her company in an environment where her mishap could equal trouble.
Run Time: 15:37

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