“Drunk History” is winning U.S. short; “Six Dollar Fifty Man” takes international trophy
"Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln" won the jury prize for U.S. short film at the Sundance Film Festival.
On the international side, the winner was "Six Dollar Fifty Man," directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland.
"Drunk History," written by Derek Waters and directed by Jeremy Konner, is part of a series of online videos featuring drunk people sharing their versions of historical events. The stories are then re-enacted by actors, in this case Will Ferrell as Lincoln and Don Cheadle as Douglass, while the drunken commentary plays in the background.
Honorable mentions went to "Born Sweet" (U.S.), directed by Cynthia Wade; "Can We Talk?" (U.K.), directed and written by Jim Owen; "Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No" (U.S.), directed by James Blagden; "How I Met Your Father" (Spain), written and directed by Álex Montoya; "Rob and Valentyna in Scotland" (U.S./U.K.), directed by Eric Lynne, written by Lynne and Rob Chester Smith; "Young Love" (Australia), written and directed by Ariel Kleiman; and "Quadrangle" (U.S.), directed by Amy Grappell.