Award of Merit – “The Playground” (USA)

Title: The Playground
Runtime: 14 min
Country: USA
Director: Greg Tulonen 
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September, 2023

Synopsis: In this single-take thriller (no edits, no cuts), a mother’s young daughter is abducted from a playground to coerce a change in her testimony in an upcoming criminal trial, and she she takes drastic action to get her little girl back.