BEST OF FESTIVAL THE VIOLINIST
By Suren Tadevosyan - Armenia
The violinist, a talented character, a gentle soul, a master of music yet tragically, living in horrible conditions, homeless without a roof over his head.
AFTERGLOW 2014 WINNERS
Best Afterglow (Feel-Good)
By James Button - UK
The patience of Dan is tested when his housemate James brings home a goat. Yes, a goat.
Best AfterLAUGH (Comedy)
THE MISSING SCARF
By Eoin Duffy - Canada
A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.
Best AfterDOC (Documentary)
WADE KRAUSE: PINBALL ARTIST
By Anna Newman - California
Wade Krause is a master craftsman restoring and recycling vintage pinball machines in a funky studio in rural California. You'll feel uplifted and ready to seek out a pinball game after watching.
Best AfterDARK (Dark Narrative)
By Andreas Olenberg - Germany
Six people get together in the middle of nowhere to play a game with high stakes and uncompromising rules. A rotating revolver between them. There can only be one winner...
Best AfterWEIRD (Weird Film)
WHAT REMAINS (DAS, WAS BLEIBT)
By Felix Ruple - Germany
A German living room in the 1940s, abandoned, like a hasty escape. What is left are photographs on the wall, memories, that come to life and tell us the tragic story of a big love which must not be.
Best AfteTHOUGHT (Thought Provoking Narrative)
By Yolanda Centeno - California
Zugzwang in German means obligation to move. Life and chess are not so different. There is a moment in life where you know you have to make a decision, but the best thing to do would be not to make any move. But...you must. In chess, they call is Zugzwang.
Best Mississippi Film
MILE HIGH PIE
By Melanie Addington & Daniel Perea - Mississippi
A short documentary film on the mile-high pies at Ed & Kay's Restaurant in Benton, Arkansas.
Beggars, Birds & Burgers
By Joshua Johnson - Michigan
When a few pigeons invade a Detroit hobo's favorite begging corner, fists meet with feathers and the ultimate duel ensues.