Game (2017)

14 mins

A young boy struggles to endure his sister's twisted games and accept his mother's death.

Written, directed and edited by Joy Webster.

"'Game' is a finely honed and crafted drama, whose quietness in tone, approach and performance belies its powerful impact. Through an almost forensic sense of emotional intelligence and an intimate, compassionate focus on character and feeling, it offers keen insight into how the roots of violence plant themselves in emotionally barren or psychologically toxic families and individuals -- and how they take hold and explode in ways that are distressing, and portend darkly for the future." - Allen Tsai, Omeleto

 

* Winner of the National Screen Institute's A&E Short Filmmakers Award 2020

* Winner of Golden Sheaf Award for Best Short Subject - Fiction, Yorkton Film Festival 2018

* Winner of Golden Sheaf Award for Best Emerging Filmmaker, Yorkton Film Festival 2018

* Winner of Best Short Film, Canadian Film Fest 2018

* Winner of Best Director, Toronto New Wave 2018

* Winner of Best Actress - Ava Preston, Toronto New Wave 2018

* Winner of a Jury Award for Best Actor in a Short Film - Jack Fulton, Canadian Film Fest 2018

* Winner of a Gold Remi Award at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2018

* Winner of the Agency 71 Blue Wave Award for Outstanding Canadian Film at Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival 2018

* Winner of Best Score at 30 Under 30 Film Festival 2017

* Winner of Audience Choice Award at Toronto Youth Shorts 2018

* Winner of Best Ensemble Cast at Jefferson State Flixx Festival 2018

* Nominated for Golden Sheaf Award for Best of Fest, Yorkton Film Festival 2018

* Nominated for Golden Sheaf Award for Best Director - Fiction, Yorkton Film Festival 2018

Yorkton Film Festival 2018

* Nominated for Best Actor in a Short Film Ages 8-10 - Jack Fulton, Joey Awards 2018

* Nominated for Best Cinematography at Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

Official Film Festival Selections:

- Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival 2017 (Sudbury, ON)

- San Diego International Film Festival 2017 (San Diego, CA)

- Oaxaca FilmFest 2018 (Oaxaca, Mexico)

- Carmel International Film Festival 2017 (Carmel, CA)

- 30 Under 30 Film Festival 2017 (New York City, NY)

- Dam Short Film Festival 2018 (Boulder City, NV)

- Oregon Short Film Festival 2018 (Portland, Oregon)

- Spokane International Film Festival 2018 (Spokane, WA)

- Fort Myers Film Festival 2018 (Fort Myers, FL)

- Omaha Film Festival 2018 (Omaha, NE)

- Canadian Film Fest 2018 (Toronto, ON)

- Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival 2018 (Toronto, ON)

- Muscat International Film Festival 2018 (Muscat, Oman)

- Kansas City Film Festival (Kansas City, MO)

- WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2018 (Houston, TX)

- Yorkton Film Festival 2018 (Yorkton, SK)

- New Filmmakers Los Angeles 2018 (Los Angeles, CA)

- Toronto New Wave 2018 (Toronto, ON)

- Montana Film Festival 2018 (Missoula, MT)

- Toronto Youth Shorts 2018 (Toronto, ON)

- Jefferson State Filxx Festival (Fort Jones, CA)

- NSI Online Film Festival 2019

 

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