Best Experimental Short (Student)
Gregory Alexander Foltynowicz - 20, Bennett Barbosa - 19, Haley Johnson - 20, Katelyn Clarke - 20
The Art of Healing is a short film that beautifully depicts stages of grief and healing through the eyes of a homeless man who mourns the tragic loss of his daughter. This man’s artistic delusion, including a personal muse, form the basis of this message.
Emma Penaz Eisner - 16
Joining with his shadow, the first god creates himself, the progenitor of humanity. This surrealistic film intermixes stop motion animation, time lapse photography, and live action sequences to re-imagine one of the paradigmatic creation myths recorded in antiquity.
Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan - 23, Hannah Schierbeek - 22, Keaton McQuarrie - 22, John Eblahan - 18
In modern day Philippines, a metaphysical merging of past and present permeates through the landscape as ancient deities are reawakened, causing people to experience the spiritual connection between body and nature.
Natalie Harris - 21
Uma Fruta Estranha is a visual poem exploring the difficult realities that bind Afro-Brazilians and African-Americans across continents. However, it is also an expression of gratitude for the resilience and beauty that their ancestors taught them - the glue that connects them within the African Diaspora.