best shorts competition winners 2011

by mandy-eyerhart | created - 05 Aug 2011 | updated - 05 Aug 2011 | Public

winners of 2011 best shorts competition [] don't have their win listed on IMDb... so here goes!

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1. The Romantic Killer (2011)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Thriller

A serial killer on a romantic date. The plan is like always. To seduce and kill the victim. But perhaps this time it will turn out different.

Director: Phillip Berg | Stars: Lillian Ingberg, Jason Nelson, Mira Noltenius

Votes: 12

Winner of Best of Show

2. DAMs: The lethal Water Bombs (2010 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

Water Bombs gives a scientific explanation on the disastrous nature of the Mullaperiyar Dam. Some turn a blind eye towards the reality of a possible natural disaster and sustaining the need... See full summary »

Director: Sohan Roy

Votes: 26

3. Common Ground (I) (2011)

52 min | Documentary, News

For thousands of years, in Sri Lanka, humans and elephants have lived side by side in a relatively peaceful coexistence. We discover how years of civil war and an expanding human population... See full summary »

Director: Phil Buccellato | Star: Nick Ellsworth

4. Pacific Dreams (2011)

13 min | Short

In the grey, limbo world that is Pacific Dreams Rest Home, the residents exist, but don't live. Grace, an elderly and determined lady, upsets the rules and struggles against the Head Nurse to bring life inside and uphold human dignity.

Director: David Strong | Stars: Gerry Blair, Corrie Brink, Tina Cleary, Kate Harcourt

Votes: 9

5. Photographs (2010 Video)

6 min | Animation, Short, Drama

An elderly woman living in an abandoned town finds a camera, which becomes a means for her to recreate her past life and remember a lost love.

Director: Brendan Clogher

Votes: 20

6. Goodbye Bear (2009)

20 min | Short, Drama

'Goodbye Bear' chronicles a young girl, Sissy, who lives in a world of childhood fantasies and wild imagination. With her best friend and pet dog Terrance by her side there are few ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Carr, Andrew Wesman | Stars: Richard Gelernter, Grace Momota, Phoebe the Dog, Marilyn Low

7. 5 Minutes Each (2011)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A metaphorical story about the constant struggle of the artist to reach those five minutes of limelight. A tale about an upswing and downfall, with the climax appearing concurrently and ... See full summary »

Director: Vojin Vasovic | Stars: Stojan Djordjevic, Aleksandra Urosevic

Votes: 18

8. The White Box (I) (2011)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Drama, Family

Redemption comes in all shapes and sizes - and in many different ways. For 'The Man', it is in the delivery of The White Box. This short original film elevates dignity, love and kindness to... See full summary »

Director: Michael Bassett | Stars: Griffin Bassett, Michael Bassett, Katherine Crockett, Shannon Hollander

Votes: 9

9. Look (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Dream-inspired movie LOOK examines the emptiness that accompanies beauty. When a model walks into a restaurant, barmaid Emma fantasizes. She glamorizes the life of the model. As the ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Pickett | Stars: Starina Johnson, John Ferguson, Theresa Meeker, Ryan Pickett

Votes: 77

10. L.A. Love Story Part 1 (2011)

27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Otis and Cynthia see their relationship suffer while each focuses on dreams of stardom.

Director: Sergio Myers | Stars: Jeannine Kaspar, Ryan Caldwell, Tamara Callie, Harwood Gordon

Votes: 15

11. One Punch at a Time (2011 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Follows Asia Stevenson an 18-year-old female boxer from Washington DC hoping to qualify for the first women's U.S. Olympic boxing team and compete for gold in the 2012 Olympic games in London.

Director: Lawrence Dortch | Star: Lawrence Dortch

Votes: 6

12. Strakh i trepet (2011)

15 min | Short, Drama

A girl is tormented by a hidden fear that spoils her relationship with her boyfriend. He leaves her alone in a park losing any hope of even a kiss. The abandoned girl goes into the forest where she meet the source of her torment.

Director: Anna Troyanskaya | Star: Anna Troyanskaya

Votes: 6

13. Crossing Blood Lines (2015)

R | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Upon his release from prison, a New Jersey mob boss Joe Tullo seeks revenge against his corrupt Detective Sergeant cousin and an Internal Affairs Police Lieutenant when they betray his crime family.

Director: Donna Roman Hernandez | Stars: Jeff Powers, Joseph Pangaro, Carmine Pannullo, Saverio Monaco

14. The Grudge (2011 Video)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Grudge, who "hates everyone and everything," finds himself host to a party thrown by his friends. A conversation with his best friend takes an unexpected turn that changes the Grudge's view of the party and possibly himself.

Director: Garrick Duckler | Star: Garrick Duckler

Votes: 7

15. Boo Boo Bandits (2009 TV Movie)

27 min | Family

A birthday party ends with injuries - a bang, a cut, a burn, and a slip. Lurking in the green world are the Boo Boo Bandits - Ms. Hard, Mr. Sharp, Miss Hot and Mister Slippery, all led by ... See full summary »

Director: R. Dave DeJohn | Stars: Peabo Bryson, Ilram Choi, Dan Gordon, Mayra Leal

Votes: 10

16. The Recipient (2010)

11 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

How far will a man go when he finds out that the only way to save his wife is to end the life of another?

Director: Javier Bermudez | Stars: Zack Zublena, Mariglo Vizcarrondo, Cristina Sesto, Terry Muñiz

17. Just Out of Reach (2011)

14 min | Short, Drama, Family

The constancy of love and devotion is a rare commodity yet one man passes through his life with the ever present connection to one woman. Through war, marriage, illness and finally death we... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Traister | Stars: Alexander Wright, Rebecca Brunk, Adam Burch, Desiree Hall

Votes: 7

18. Mr. Pleasant (2010)

39 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

'When the wind blows right, you can pick up a lot of things.' 'Mr. Pleasant' covers one weekend in the life of Red, a college student in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in the early 1980s. Red, a ... See full summary »

Director: John Rice | Stars: Mallory Campbell, Scott Crossman, Kati Lightholder, Scott A Miller

19. For Such a Time as This (2011 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Joe Windish | Star: Genie Hargrove

20. The Scarfed Assassin (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An underground group of women assassins who target those rapists who manage to avoid legal consequences for their actions. A fictional story, with true stories mixed in.

Director: Rebecca Goodfuture | Stars: Karita Fleming, Amber Mikesell, Scott T. Morrison, Kirk Norris

21. Love Eterne (2011)

50 min | Comedy, Romance

As Medina (Melissa Navia) nears her twenty-ninth birthday, the forces that drove her to success at a young age seem to have lost their momentum and are beginning to bring her down. After ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Villapaz | Stars: Melissa Navia, James Gill, Bonnie Piesse, Romy Valentina

Votes: 13

22. Goofy Tunes: Poetry Video (2011 Video)

22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

'GOOFY TUNES: Comic Poetry Video' consists of performed comic poems accompanying a video track reflecting the content of each poem. The first six poems are spoken by cartoon characters, eg.... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kirschten | Star: Robert Kirschten

23. Freak (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Drama

Randall, a hard working yet fragile soul faces his inner demons buried behind a drag queen persona while pursuing the dream of a lifetime.

Director: Eric Casaccio | Stars: Aaron Merken, K.C. Morgan, Katrina Straub, Shelby Janes

Votes: 38

24. The Blessing of Vicente Paz (2011 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

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Director: Don Downey

25. Scars: Ben LaMarca (2011)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Scars: Ben LaMarca is part of an ongoing interview project which investigates the origins of scars, and a truly chilling document of memory and experience. In this segment Ben tells his ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Osborn

26. American Karoshi (2011)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

After being fired from his job, Lee is given a second chance by his boss and CEO of the company, Scott Anderson III. Unfortunately, instead of filling out forms, Lee must save Scott's life.

Director: Alex Willemin | Stars: John Iovino, Cyril Serrao, Drew Daly, Nick Raio

27. The Lair (2011)

18 min | Short, Comedy

"The Lair" is screwball comedy that will keep you laughing with its crazy cast of characters and zany antics: Teena, a plus size woman, is unhappy with her life, looks and attitude. She is ... See full synopsis »

Director: Joe Rosario | Stars: Darlene Violette, Rebekah Aramini, Jeanine Bartel, Bonnie Marsh

Votes: 9

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