Announcing Scout Winter Film Festival Winning Films!

ANIMATION 18 and Under

Just Like Our Lives by My Pockets, United Kingdom

This short animation was made by children and young people in care and explores their experience of education.
ANIMATION 19 to 24

Mother by Gaurav Wakankar, India

A mother and her boy find themselves pushed to ethical extremes when they stumble upon something sinister during a regular day of foraging.

COMEDY

Horse Girl by Jack Campise and Giovanna Zavala, United States

After she is betrayed by the creature she worships, a ten-year-old struggles to forget her past persona and overcome her fears.
DOCUMENTARY 18 and UNDER

Stitching a Life: The Story of Trudie Strobel by Spirit Avedon, Natasha Clement, Lila Dworsky-Hickey, Ian Kim, Miranda Lewis, Alexander McDaniel, Jaaziah McZeal, Hank Schoen, Coleman Weintraub, Jocelyn Vega and Fernanda Zaragoza, United States

Based on the life and art of Holocaust survivor Trudie Strobel. A production of the Righteous Conversations Project, a collaboration of Holocaust survivors and teens, and Harvard-Westlake Summer Film.

DOCUMENTARY 19 to 24

All It Gives by Talia Woodland, Canada

Showcasing one of Toronto’s best up and coming Hiphop dancing stars, “All It Gives” follows the story of Kosi Eze, a Nigerian immigrant who moved to Canada when she was 14.

DOCUMENTARY 19 to 24

No Crying At The Dinner Table by Carol Nguyen, Canada

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her family to craft a portrait of love, grief and intergenerational trauma.
DRAMA 18 and UNDER

Responsibility by Mehmet Ali Avci, Denmark

In the absence of his parents Dennis has a hard time taking care of his beloved little sister, Ida. To help support himself and Ida, Dennis has joined a gang, whose leader lures him into committing crimes.
DRAMA 19 to 24

I Exist by Bruno César and Larissa Gomes, Brazil

In the absence of his parents Dennis has a hard time taking care of his beloved little sister, Ida. To help support himself and Ida, Dennis has joined a gang, whose leader lures him into committing crimes.
EXPERIMENTAL 18 and UNDER

Horazio - The Timekeeper by Josephine Greck and Fabian Sigler, Germany

Explores the role of the individual in our education system and its resulting conflict with social expectations.
EXPERIMENTAL 19 to 24

A piece of land by Ranja Ali, Iraq

Ahmed flees his war-torn homeland of Syria and is discriminated against in his new place of residence, Iraq, where he loses many of the rights he once had.
FEMALE FILMMAKER 18 and UNDER

Danni and Alyssa by Nishika Agarwal and Taylor Richardson, United States

Amidst the neon, glam, and buzz of the 80's, two girls share a moment separate from the changing world around them.
FEMALE FILMMAKER 19 to 24

No Crying At The Dinner Table by Carol Nguyen, Canada

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her family to craft a portrait of love, grief and intergenerational trauma.
HORROR

Numinous by Laura Kulik and Robert Martinez, United States

Instead of the normal joy and excitement a first-time mother-to-be feels when pregnant, Shelly suffers from overwhelming terror and dread.
MUSIC VIDEO

Spend My Dayz by Agni Raj Singh, United States

An impressionistic portrayal of an artist obsessively chasing his vision & inspirations, as he journeys from Los Angeles’s gritty urban jungle to its delicate floral paradises.
FILMS ON OCEAN CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 18 and UNDER

2019, the year that impunity became the rule by Tiago Galan Mazurkevic and Mídia NINJA,
Brazil

This film explores the devastating implications of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies, which has permitted mining activities and caused an increase in deforestation.
FILMS ON OCEAN CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT 19 to 24

Part of the Pack by Emily Cross, South Africa

African Wild Dogs are considered an endangered species in South Africa. This film shares what these dogs are facing and the different ways in which the public can become involved to make a difference.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear America by Molly Smith, United States

Dear America shares the fears of Generation Z in the age of school gun violence.
CINEMATOGRAPHY 18 and UNDER

Dichrome by Weston Snider, Canada

A young man who tries to close his eyes to the problems in his life encounters a person who can see things others can't.
CINEMATOGRAPHY 19 to 24

Calamity Falls by Tehillah De Castro, United States

After the sudden death of her parents, a young girl finds a portal to an alternate world in which they are still alive and must choose whether to live with them or stay with her brother.
SCREENPLAY 18 and UNDER

The Boy With The Teddy by Alessandro Schuster, Germany

A young boy runs scared through the mean city with his teddy in his arms. He meets a young man who takes him under his wing.
SCREENPLAY 19 to 24

The Other Side by Josh Leong, United States

Set against the Ethiopian abandoned children crisis, two orphan brothers are faced with the reality of never being adopted. Inspired by a true story and shot in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a majority local Ethiopian cast and crew. Starring Ethan Herisse, from Ava DuVernay's Emmy-winning Netflix series, WHEN THEY SEE US. Produced by NYU students and directed by 20-year old filmmaker, Josh Leong.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FEMALE

Taylor Richardson Danni and Alyssa

Amidst the neon, glam, and buzz of the 80's, two girls share a moment separate from the changing world around them.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE MALE

Ethan Herisse, The Other Side

Set against the Ethiopian abandoned children crisis, two orphan brothers are faced with the reality of never being adopted. Inspired by a true story and shot in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a majority local Ethiopian cast and crew. Starring Ethan Herisse, from Ava DuVernay's Emmy-winning Netflix series, WHEN THEY SEE US. Produced by NYU students and directed by 20-year old filmmaker, Josh Leong.
DIRECTION 18 and UNDER

Danni and Alyssa by Nishika Agarwal and Taylor Richardson, United States

Amidst the neon, glam, and buzz of the 80's, two girls share a moment separate from the changing world around them.
DIRECTION 19 to 24

The Evil Monster by Rubén Pascual Tardío, Spain

A young girl is afraid of an evil monster who comes for her every night.
OVERALL FILM 18 and UNDER

Dichrome by Weston Snider, Canada

A young man who tries to close his eyes to the problems in his life encounters a person who can see things others can't.
OVERALL FILM 19 to 24

Mother by Gaurav Wakankar, India

A mother and her boy find themselves pushed to ethical extremes when they stumble upon something sinister during a regular day of foraging.


AUDIENCE AWARD

The Evil Monster by Rubén Pascual Tardío, Spain

A young girl is afraid of an evil monster who comes for her every night.

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