2022 FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)
BECOMING EMMA BRAINTREE Director: Joshua Koske Writer: Joshua Koske AUSTRALIA / 2021 / 13:00 Kaylee Desmond is losing her identity. She refuses to acknowledge her family history of trauma. Her current partner is never happy with who she is. And then there’s her job...
CATASTROPHIQUE Director: Andrew McGillivray Writer: Andrew McGillivray CANADA / 2021 / 4:00 A predator will stop at nothing to get what they want.
DEATH IN A BOX Director: Simeon Gregory Writer: Simeon Gregory US / 2021 / 11:39 Samara convinces her best friend to check out something strange just outside of town.
DEWCLAWS Director: Carolina Sandvik Writer: Carolina Sandvik SWEDEN / 2021 / 6:51 A man is doing his daily routine at home. What will happen at the stroke of midnight?
EVERY TIME WE MEET FOR ICE CREAM YOUR WHOLE FUCKING FACE EXPLODES Director: Anthony Cousins Writer: Anthony Cousins USA / 2021 / 7:00 The title says it all!
GUTS Director: Chris McInroy Writer: Chris McInroy USA / 2021 / 8:04 It takes a lot of guts to get a promotion.
INHERITANCE Director: Annalise Lockhart Writer: Annalise Lockhart USA / 2020 / 13:00 A Black family in rural Vermont attempts to cope with intruders on their property.
MEAT FRIEND Director: Izzy Lee Writer: Izzy Lee USA / 2022 / 8:25 An ex-con, sentient pile of hamburger meat teaches aMer-school lessons to a child.
ODDS Director: A.D. Cooper Writer: A.D. Cooper UK / 2021 / 3:12 A stranger accepts a ride from a stranger.
THE THING THAT ATE THE BIRDS Director: Sophie Mair, Dan Gitsham Writer: Sophie Mair, Dan Gitsham UK / 2021 / 11:52 On the North Yorkshire Moors, Abel, Head Gamekeeper, discovers the thing that is eating his grouse.
UNDER THE ICE Director: Àlvaro Rodríguez Areny Writer: Àlvaro Rodríguez Areny SPAIN / 2021 / 13:00 Edur wakes up in the middle of a nightmare. A presence will haunt him with his worst memories.