2018

Best of Fest
Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
37 minutes
Director:
Laura Somers

A group of troubled teens from a low-income community break into Los Ricos, the local mansion with a border fence, and spend the day pretending to be rich in order to forget their difficult lives.

Best Narrative Short
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
7 minutes
Director:
Austin Madding

The 2018 Paducah 48 Hour Film Project winner.A story about balance. A woman is stalked by a terrifying figure. Not everything is as it seems.

Best Documentary Short
Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
12 minutes
Director:
Ryan Maxey & Zack Wright

Willcox, Arizona is a country music town that isn’t what it used to be. The town has a single radio station, run by one employee who lives at the studio, and is seen as an outcast by many of the townspeople.

This unlikely champion of country music has a troubled history with the music that he plays every day. But he’s keeping it alive for the old folks, and looking for redemption over the airwaves.

Best Documentary Feature
Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
8 minutes
Director:
Glenn Hall

This film follows the 4th and 5th generation commercial fisherman working the Ohio River Valley Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley on the Tennessee River. The problems faced by rules and regulations and trying to make the invasive species Asian Carp profitable.

Narrative Short
Australia
Runtime:
20 minutes
Director:
Cameron Boscoe

A young man kisses an older man at a party and must overcome the judgement of his homophobic brother.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
10 minutes
Director:
Mallory Cunningham & Kyle Romanek

Cellist, singer-songwriter and political activist Ben Sollee spent a lot of time on whirlwind tours, flying over and driving through Americas towns and cities. He was becoming burnt out, and his health was suffering. So he bought an Xtracycle cargo bike, strapped his cello to it and set off on a five-year, 5,000-mile journey. His Ditch the Van Tour brings hardships, like broken wheels, tornadoes, unfriendly motorists, and takes twice as long for half the money as a traditional tour. But it also offers meaningful experiences and a more human pace of life in a frantic world, allowing Sollee time to ponder the big questions, such as: What is worth sacrificing? And what story is he trying to tell?

Animation
Canada
Runtime:
7 minutes
Director:
The Bum Family

Lilly, a 10-foot tall orange monster, babysits a human baby. The mom leaves a long list of what not to do. What could go wrong? Made by the Bum Family, a collective of 6 cousins. This is NOT made at a film school or institution. Pure indie.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
16 minutes
Director:
Zach Bandler

Set on a remote stretch of stormy coastline, a hardened young woman agrees to dinner at the home of an aging recluse.

Featuring Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Meg Steedle (HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE) and Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award winner Bruce Davison (LONGTIME COMPANION).

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
8 minutes
Director:
Marielle Woods

A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself. A medic's job is to fix people up, but how does that obligation reconcile with someone who is trained to fight and may be asked to kill?

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
9 minutes
Director:
Fredric Lehne

A man and his GPS, fleeing murder and madness, drive into the twilight zone.

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