Grand Prize - uTransfer
d. Giorgio Miraflor
uTransfer is a new device that allows for certain United States Citizens to transfer their consciousness into a utopia called the New World. Though it is unknown to us as to why, Dean Flores is wildly determined to get to the other side.
Second Place - It's Okay
d. Justin Giddings & Ryan Welsh
In this Black Mirror-esque tale, a couple revisit key moments of their past, only for their memories to take an unexpected turn.
Third Place - Pipo and Blind Love
d. Hugo Le Gourrierec
In a dezhumanized world where emotions are rationed and measured by a gauge, Pipo, a factory worker falls in love with a woman sitting on a bench. He will try anything to attract her attention and seduce her with his own « language ».
Audience Award - Cabin For Two
d. Sam Hoiland
Harold, a hermit living in a remote cabin, uses a self-made dating tape to talk about his search for love. As he bears his soul to the camera, we see a montage of his daily activities and it becomes clear that all is not right in the world. A lurking threat is just out of sight, but not even the apocalypse can dampen Harold’s spirit.
Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Visual Effects + Youth Showcase Award - Sunshine Room
d. Nick Lopez
Cutting-edge technology allows a young woman to grow up alongside her beloved Abuela. But on the verge of leaving for college, her financial realities threaten to erase their relationship for good.