Below are four of the winning films from the 11th FILMSshort competition.

Foxed! by James Stewart (2013) (Canada) (4m)

Selected as the Grand Prize and Best Animation winner, goosebumps are guaranteed in this amazing stop-motion animation short. Made as a proof-of-concept for a feature film, Foxed! won many awards on the international festival circuit before being made available online. It tells the story of Emily, a little girl who has been kidnapped by evil foxes and forced to work in a mine. When she sees a chance to escape, she makes a run for it. But what horrors await her when she reaches home?

House on Little Cubes

Speed Dating by Isaac Feder (2007) (USA) (8m)

Speed Dating won the People's Choice award for its wide appeal. It is a brilliant romantic comedy about Greg, who has recently broken up with his girlfriend, trying out speed dating. He is confronted with a series of comically incompatible women until he meets one woman who is different from the rest and keen to have an honest conversation with him. Is this the girl for which Greg is waiting? With a great script and wonderful acting, short films don't come much better than Speed Dating


Fred by Leftchannel (2016) (USA) (1m) *

The short comedy Fred was selected as the Best Short Short in the FILMSshort competition. Fred tells the story of two ingenious mice, a wedge of cheese and a feline called Fred. The highly-skilled mice come up with a cunning plan to get past the sleeping Fred but they unfortunately wake him and the ever-friendly Fred mistakes their attempts to bypass him as an invitation to dance. And Fred has some moves! Check them out!



Intersection by Brendan Beachman (2014) (USA) (20m)

Having played at many international film festivals, Intersection won the Best Cinematogrpahy Award in the 11th FILMSshort competition. Intersection is a black comedy telling the story of two road construction workers who are dropped off in the middle of nowhere to police the non-existent traffic at a desert intersection (crossroads). The monotony of the dusty day is broken by the violent arrival of a meteorite and the belief that this astral object may be worth a lot of money.

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