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THE RABBIT HUNT wins Best Short Film at London Film Festival!

Posted October 17th, 2017 by Caryn Coleman in News

Patrick Bresnan’s short film, The Rabbit Hunt, wins Best Short Film at the 2017 London Film Festival! This short opens the Nitehawk Shorts Festival on November 7!

From the BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL…

The Short Film Award is now in its third year at the Festival, and recognises short form works with a unique cinematic voice and a confident handling of chosen theme and content. Patrick Bresnan’s documentary short film THE RABBIT HUNT follows a family hunting rabbits in the sugarcane fields of the Florida Everglades during the harvest season. The Short Film award was presented by jury President, the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning animation director and illustrator, Michael Dudok de Wit.

Of the winning film, Dudok de Wit and his jury commented:

“We were unanimously impressed by Patrick Bresnan’s verité documentary The Rabbit Hunt. The film is a thrilling look at one family’s otherwise everyday hustle, and is proof that farm-to-table eating doesn’t have to be a bourgeoisie exercise. We admired its agility, its confidence and its refusal to judge its enterprising subjects, and are excited to see what Bresnan does next.”