Award of Merit – “Self, E” (USA)

Title: Self, E
Runtime: 16 min
Country: USA
Director: Jes Macallan
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March 31, 2019

Synopsis: After receiving her very first iPhone in the mail as what appears to be a birthday gift for herself, Barbara tries to figure out how to record a selfie style video diary. The fancy technology is all new to her and understanding how to use it causes her to experience a tremendous amount of frustration but she perseveres and comes up with a hysterically innovative solution to make things a bit easier. After spending all day galavanting around recording every detail and tiny minutiae of her little life in her home she looses track of time. She then rushes to make herself up nicely and heads out to her garden for a very special and emotional final goodbye.