Winner - Instant Crush (Mexico) | Dir. Einar Brodden

A fatigued man finds himself standing in the midst of the night, staring off against a terrifying creature that only moves when the man sits. Website | Twitter

Finalist - A Low-Budget Film (Brazil) | Dir. Paulo Leierer

A mixture of corporate film, archive footage, documentary and making of, the film is an attempt of the scientists from the "Brazilian Institute of Alternative and Secondary Importance Research" to fight the lack of funding, the closure of the institute and to keep their hopes alive.

Finalist - Lady Parts (United States) | Dir. Erin Rye and Jessica Sherif

Lady Parts follows Liz, a struggling actor who goes from dancing tampon to her first real break, playing a meaty role in a financial drama by an acclaimed up-and-coming director... only to discover that things aren't what they seem. The film offers scathing social commentary on a woman's place in the workplace (in this case, a Hollywood film set) disguised as a life-sized, tap-dancing tampon. Website | Twitter

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