Couchfest Films 2011--YO!
Awards for Couch Fest Films

The Pub
Joseph Pierce, UK

Life and Stuff
Kumar Satkunarasa, UK

Funny Web Cam Effects
 Néstor F., Spain

Jury Award

The Pub
UK, 8 minutes, Joseph Pierce, 2011

The life at a pub the way it really is.

Audience Award

Voice Over
Spain, 10 minutes, Martin Rosete, 2011

A stranded astronaut struggles as he runs out of oxygen, but then…

Couch Fest Films Staff Pick

Funny Web Cam Effects
Spain, 3 minutes, Néstor F., 2011

A moment captured.

Best Narrative

We Refuse to Be Cold
Canada, 7 minutes, Alexander Carson, 2011

A couple makes a pact for winter.

Best Documentary

The Aquadettes
USA, Drea Cooper, 10 minutes, 2011

 On Life, Death, and Synchronized Swimming

Best Animation

The Maker
Australia, 5 minutes, Christopher Kezelos, 2011

A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.

Best Revolution

Spain, Juanfer Andrés & Esteban Roel, 5 mins, 2011

Only somebody brave may enter the jungle and fight face to face against the most dangerous of men.

Best Experimental Portrait

13 Related Sewing Machines
Sweden, Anna Linder, 6 minutes, 2011

The allure of design takes front stage when sewing machines zips across the screen.

Best Romantic Drama

Spain, Mario Rico, 1 minute, 2011

An identical copy of you lover. Which one is real?

Best New Illustrators

Bajo La Almohada
Spain, 9 minutes, Isabel Herguera, 2012

Documentary created with the voices and drawings of a group of children who live in a clinic in India.

Best Break Up

Australia, Nash Edgerton, 11 minutes, 2011

Jack has a new girlfriend, but hasn't quite learned his lesson.

Best Goofballs

Brad and Gary
France, Pierre Coffin, 4 minutes, 2011

A tale about friendship. Its ups and down. Its ins and outs.

Best Inter-global Experimental

Cassini Mission
USA, Chris Abbass, 2 minutes, 2011

Repurposed footage from a NASA mission.

Most Inspiring

A Finger, Two Dots Then Me
USA, David & Daniel Holechek, 8 minutes, 2011

What happens when we die? Renowned beat poet Derrick Brown takes a stab at some of life's biggest questions.

Best Social Drama

Flatmates 3.0
Spain, 1 minute, Francesco Marisei, 2011

A modern tale of community

Best Relationship Advice

Forced Entry
USA, 7 minutes, Joe Jacobs, 2011

Some choices have consequences.

Best Use of Duct Tape

USA, 6 minutes, Kat Candler, 2012

All hell breaks loose when seven-year old Petey is left with his hell raising brothers, but things go from bad to really, really bad when Dad gets home.

Best Romance

Hello Caller
USA, 6 minutes, Andrew Putschoegl, 2011

A suicidal woman makes a call for help with unexpected results.

Most Intense

USA, 6 minutes, Jimmy Weber, 2011

A man wakes up in a bathtub full of ice and blood only to discover his problems have just begun.

Best Mash Up

USA, 3 minutes, Norbert Pfaffenbichler, 2012

A brief experiment of Charlie Chaplin with an alternative score.

Best Historical Documentary

Jim & Frank
USA, 4 minutes, Tony Borden, 2011

Jim won't hire anyone but his wife, Frank won't work for anyone but himself, but fate is pulling the strings to bring them together.

Best Drama

A Kindness
Canada, 4 minutes, Jane Thompson, 2012

A defining act from a stranger.

Best Political Documentary

Lack of Evidence
France, 9 minutes, Hayoun Kwon, 2011

A story of an asylum seeker. Where is the boundary of reality and fiction?

Best Family Portrait

The Lady with the Lamp
UK, 4 minutes, Duncan Cowles, 2011

There are downsides to living at home when you're twenty-one.

Best Career Advice

Singapore, 3 minutes, Megan Wonowidjoyo, 2011

The story of a girl who travels to Uluru in the aftermath of a tragedy.

Best Music Video Animation

Little Plastic Figure
Germany, 3 minutes, Samo-Sama, 2012

A playful story about a unique friend.

Best Green Documentary

Living Tiny
USA, 7 minutes, Paul Meyers & Paul Donatelli, 2011

A new vision of home is explored as three Californians seek an alternative to traditional construction.

Best Public Service Announcement

Canada, 7 minutes, Kaveh Nabatian, 2011

Use a condom, or you might find yourself with a 600-year-old surprise the morning after.

Best Montage

Love Letter, Even if You Treat Me Bad
Italy, 4 minutes, Alfredo Covelli, 2012

It's a musical. Israel and Palestine.

Best Cameo

Margo Lily
Canada, 8 mins., Dane Clark & Linsey Stewart, 2011

In the dead of winter a couple tries to plant a tree in memory of their recent loss.

Best Silent Animation

USA, 6 minutes, Jake Wyatt, 2011

A young girl explores an old train station.

Best Political Message

Mulvar is Correct Candidate
Canada, 1 minute, Patrick Desilets, 2011

Mulvar is a candidly demagogue election candidate. This is his campaign TV commercial.

Best Down-to-Earth Romance

Canada, 6 minutes, Martin Thibaudeau, 2012

A couple discovers a particular parachuting club where you probably won't die.

Best Suspense

Australia, 10 minutes, Damien Power, 2011

A mother meets a mysterious character on the train.

Best Sci-Fi Animation

USA, 6 minutes, Cole Drumb, 2012

A genius hacker and his dog help an enigmatic young woman to free the remaining test subjects of a black ops ESP test lab.

Best Couple

The Queen of My Dreams
USA, 3 minutes, Fawzia Mirza & Ryan Logan, 2012

Fawzia fell under the spell of Bollywood heroines and promise of perfection. Now, she looks back and reimagines one epic romance.

Best International Romance

To R.P. Salazar with Love
USA, 3 minutes, The Rauch Brothers, 2011

A simple email mistake begins an interesting story.

Best Family Dialogue

Canada, 9 minutes, Lawrence Coté-Collins, 2011

Audrey and David wash their dirty linen in public while debating the question: "How much is too much?"

Best Nod to the Republic of Texas

Thumb Snatchers from the Moon Cocoon
USA, 7 minutes, Brad Schaffer, 2011

A short tempered Texas sheriff uses his cowboy logic to recklessly defeat a race of condescending, cocoon dwelling critters.

Best Rescue Story

The Whale Story
USA, 3 minutes, Tess Martin, 2012

A fisherman experiences a moment of connection with a female humpback whale in the waters off of San Francisco. Is this an example of inter-species communication or a mysterious fluke?





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