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Poster for Best of Nitehawk Shorts Festival: Audience Award Winners

Best of Nitehawk Shorts Festival: Audience Award Winners

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Run Time: 79 min. Release Year: 2022

Audiences of each program screening had the chance to vote for their favorites, resulting in a killer mix of genres and styles.

THE SOLDIER
Sam Cullman, Trip Cullman / U.S. / 2020 / 17 min
Filmed while sheltering in place and made for no money other than Legos to pay one of our actors, THE SOLDIER is the story of 4 year old Sid, left to fend for himself after his family dies. A man shows up, having walked the barren road, and a simple and life sustaining truce is negotiated.

NUEVO RICO
Kristian Mercado / Puerto Rico, U.S. / 2020 / 16 min
A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever and propels them into Reggaetón stardom, but they soon discover that their newfound fame comes at a deep price.

THE STRANGE MONSTER AT THE RIVERA HOUSE (EL EXTRAÑO EN LA CASA RIVERA) Esteban Bailey / Puerto Rico, U.S. / 2021 / 11 min
Aida and her daughter Aidita are struggling to survive the ravages of a hurricane that has devastated the island of Puerto Rico, when they suddenly find a strange creature living in their backyard.

THREADS OF DESIRE
Bianca Di Marco / Italy, U.S. / 2021 / 9 min
A farmer’s monotonous life in the Italian countryside is unsettled after she steals an elegant dress.

PLEASE ENJOY YOUR STAY

Tynan DeLong / U.S. / 2021 / 10 min
An anxious musician finds himself unable to leave his hotel room.

YOU AND ME THIS SUMMER
Emily Berge, Spencer Thielmann / U.S. / 2021 / 16 min

Set in the backwoods of rural Iowa, this is Regan and Addisyn’s last summer before college. As Addisyn tries to manage her mother’s addiction, Regan reckons with her Native culture and decision to leave their small hometown behind.