2019 DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Best Documentary

FERRYMAN AT THE WALL

David Freid

16 min

For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande - but now a great big border wall might divide the park.

GUAXUMA

Nara Normande

14 min

After an unexpected event, Nara returns to Guaxuma but she doesn’t recognize the virgin paradise of her childhood anymore.

SWATTED

Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

21 min

Online players describe their struggles with "swatting", a life-threatening cyber-harassment phenomenon that looms over them whenever they play.

FRASER SYNDROME & ME

Kyle Anne Grendys

20 min

Filmmaker Kyle Anne Grendys is born with the rare, recessive gene disorder called Fraser Syndrome, seeking her community and others just like her.

40th News & Documentary Emmy® Nominated

GUNS FOUND HERE

David Freid

10 min

A surprisingly non-fictional tragicomedy about how America traces a gun involved in a gun crime back to its owner.

WOMEN'S CHRISTMAS NIGHT

Oonagh Kearney

6 min

A radical and highly visual response to Séan Ó'Riordáin's famous Irish language poem.

Best Experimental

GIRL IN THE HALLWAY

Valerie Barnhart

11 min

Why does 'Little Red Riding Hood' give Jamie nightmares? It's been 15 years, and the girl in the hallway haunts him still.

SEE ME

Michael Cadwallader

15 min

After an encounter with a man named Bo, filmmakers uncover the reasons that him and his wife live on the streets of Austin, Texas.

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