THE TERMS (11 mins)

A father and son live in a caravan in the middle of nowhere. When the son burns down their home, his father decides to kill him in a bizarre and convoluted execution pact. Having agreed to 'the terms' of the pact, the son plays out his father's game with unpredictable consequences



78th Academy Awards, 2002 — Oscar Shortlist
Woodstock Film Festival, New York — 1st Prize
Palm Springs Int. Short Film Festival — 2nd Prize
Venice Film Festival — Finalist
Tambay Film Festival, Florida, USA — 1st Prize
Lama Festival, Corsica — 2nd Prize
Cellulart Film Festival, Germany — Audience Award
Reel to Reel Film Festival, USA — 1st Prize
Tiburon Film Festival, USA — 2nd prize
Filmstock Film Festival, UK — 1st Prize
SplitScreen Film Festival, Lexington, USA — 1st Prize
Anchorage Film Festival — Runner Up
London Film Festival — Jury Mention
Temecula Film Festival, USA — First Prize
Fort Film, Terezin, Czech republic — 1st Prize
ESB Shorts Circuits, Ireland — 1st Prize
Rose Film Festival, Kerry — Ist Prize
Alternative Film Festival, Italy — Jury Mention
Ajijic film Festival, Mexico — 1st Prize
TCM Classic Shorts, London Film Fest — Jury Mention
San Francisco Film Festival — Cert. Of Merit


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