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2023 Finalists

Finalists  Monologues/Soliloquys

"The Morning After I Killed Myself"
Director, Michael Anthony Barosky

A young woman regrets the decision to take her own life. Based on the poem by Meggie Royer.

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A video poem about endurance and invisible blows

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Director, Natasha Boskic

Finalist  Long Version

"The Silken City"
Director, Thomas Pickarski

An essay narration paired with old B&W found film footage, the story is set in an imagined future when the Gulf Stream having reversed directions fuels an atmospheric phenomenon known as Spider Rain.

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Finalist  - Spoken Word/Poetry

"Learn to Swim Pt. 2"
Director, Carlos Zaya

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A poem about learning to swim, and other bits and bobs that could help along the way. 

Joshua Idehen - Learn To Swim Poem

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"Things you have forgotten to take with you "
Director, Elena Baucke

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A woman alone in her house finds her ex's shirt. Its scent brings back painful memories as she gets carried away by the tangible thought of an impossible reunion.

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"Laid to Rest"
Director,  Isabelle Pandora Byrne

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A short poetry film about identity after mental illness

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