LISFF: Best of 2016

Coming soon to a theater near you.

Presenting the seven award winners from the 2016 Lancaster International Short Film Festival.

The Telegram Man

James Francis Khehtie

14m, Best Drama, Australia

The impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.

The Death of Rasputin

Adam Hall

20m, Best Comedy, USA

A modern, comedic retelling of the true story of the horribly executed assassination of Grigori Rasputin in Russia in 1916.


David Chontos

4m, Best Animation, USA

Part exercise of passion, and part love letter, Sisters is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera. Trapped in the ruins of their former glory, a pair of performers bound together and abandoned by time rise up to sing once more.


Rebecca Kirwan

15m, Best Documentary, Australia

Unbreakable is a short documentary portrait focusing on a charismatic young lady, Jodie Owen, born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Unbreakable is a story that will stay with you well after the credits have ceased.

Starring Austin Pendleton

Gene Gallerano

18m, Best Actor (Documentary), USA

‘The most famous actor you’ve never heard of.’ We follow Austin as he reflects on his life and craft, while his A­-list peers discuss his vast influence and dogged determination, and what it means to be an original in today’s celebrity­ obsessed world.

Carry Me Home

Joshua Henry

23m, Best Home Grown (Drama), Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The true story of Maria Ennals and her family. Maria is a young mother trapped in slavery who seizes the opportunity to escape when she encounters Harriet Tubman in the woods. Is freedom worth the price they must pay to obtain it?


Conscian Morgan

20m, Grand Prize & Best Horror, United Kingdom

A horrifying thriller set in present-day London that exploits the imperfect home life of Eugene; a blood donor by profession whose attempts to keep his sick mother alive isolate him from his work and the outside world.

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