Palm Springs ShortFest: 'Fauve' Wins Best of Festival Prize

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'Fauve'

The top jury awards went to 'Coyote' and 'Caroline.'

Fauve, a short film by Montreal writer/director Jeremy Comte about two boys who play an innocent power game in a surface mine, on Sunday nabbed the Best of the Festival prize at the Palm Springs ShortFest.

The Canadian French-language drama previously picked up a special jury award at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

The top jury awards at the Palm Springs ShortFest saw the best international short prize go to Lorenz Wunderle's Coyote, a tale about a coyote who loses his family during an attack by wolves, while the best North American short film prize went to Caroline, a film about a 6-year-old on a hot Texas day from directors Logan George and Celine Held.

Elsewhere, the best animated short award went to Emily Ann Hoffman's Nevada, a stop-motion animated comedy about a romantic weekend disrupted by a birth control mishap.

Jerry Carlsson's Shadow Animals, which centers on misbehaving parents at a party, was named best live-action short over 15 minutes, while Lendita Zeqiraj's Fence, a film about a chaotic family gathering, was tapped as best live-action short under 15 minutes.

The ShortFest also gave its best documentary short prize to Dulce, from directors Guille Isa and Angello Faccini, with a special mention going to Puck Lo's After/Life, a film about a dystopic collective nightmare in an Arizona desert where American domestic and foreign policies collide.

The 2018 Palm Springs ShortFest screened 333 shorts in all, while prizes in 21 categories were handed out.

The complete winners list is available at psfilmfest.org.