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) 
  THE GOAT

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)
  REVOLVE

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)
  ZUGZWANG

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.

 

Best Animation
  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.