Award of Excellence – “Ellie” (USA)

Title: Ellie
Runtime: 10 min
Country: USA
Director: Vinny O’Brien
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: September, 2023

Synopsis: A determined father, pursued by ruthless adversaries seeking his daughter, ingeniously employs strategic games to divert her attention from the imminent threat. As he navigates a treacherous path filled with obstacles and danger, he simultaneously guides his daughter through playful challenges that unknowingly prepare her for the harsh realities they face. As the stakes escalate, the father must harness his resourcefulness to outmaneuver their pursuers, all while using the power of games to strengthen their bond and secure her safety.