2018 Taos Shortz announces winners

Rebooted festival screened three days of short film programs


Taos Shortz Festival director Tizzz Tisdale said this year's "reboot was a great success and the local audience was extremely thankful to still have Taos Shortz continue." In his message, he listed all the winners at this year's March 9-11 event at the Taos Community Auditorium.

Dramatic Fiction

Winner: "It's Just a Gun," USA, by Brian Robau

Honorable Mention "Monday," USA, by Dinh Thai

Comedy Fiction

Winner: "Alzhaïmour," Belgium, by Pierre Van de Kerckhove

Honorable Mention: "To Wendy Who Kicked Me When I Said I Love You," United Kingdom, by Dan Castella


Winner: "Garden Party," France, by Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon

Honorable Mention: "Negative Space," France, by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata

Emerging Artist

Winner: "Night Call," USA, by Amanda Renee Knox

Honorable Mention: "The Last Virgin," Spain, by Bárbara Farré

Director's Choice

"Madre," Spain, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen

People's Choice

Winner: "Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times," United Kingdom, by Marcus Markou

Honorable Mention: "Starry Night," USA, by Paxton Farrar

Honorable Mention: "The Robbery," Spain, by Alfonso Díaz

Honorable Mention: "Kill Off," Australia, by Genevieve Clay-Smith