Over the weekend, ten aspiring filmmakers traveled to the Venice Film Festival to pitch their ideas to a special jury featuring director Ridley Scott and actor Michael Fassbender. Those ten people were the finalists in the YouTube-Sponsored “Your Film Festival,” announced earlier this year. The finalists were whittled down from over 15,000 entries, and included two Australian and two American short films.
But it was a Spaniard, David Victori, that took the prize. His short film, The Guilt, won top honors from the panel. As the winner, he will receive $500,000 to launch a new YouTube project with the help of Fassbender and Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free Productions.
Check out the winning film below, and check out the other finalists’ work here.
“After the murder of Leo’s wife a single idea circles endlessly within his head: revenge.”