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14 Award-Winning Films That Inspire

It may not surprise you to find out that the majority of award-winning indie and foreign films can only be seen at film festivals. Official Best of Fest was created to share these world-class, film festival films with everyone. We have gathered a top-tier curating team—award-winning film makers and film-festival directors, Oscar winners and nominees—to sift through thousands of independent film festival films to find the best of the best.

The results are here on DVD as part of the Official Best of Fest collection.

  • Disc 1: 12 Award-Winning Short Films
  • Disc 2 Feature Films: 39 Lbs. of Love and Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

7 Responses to “14 Award-Winning Films That Inspire”

  1. Eric Brotman  

    Went to the INSPIRE section and viewed the trailer for Mrs. Palfry. The running time is listed as 08 minutes. Is that a typo? Is the actual running time 80 minutes? ALSO: I just purchased the LOVE collection as an Xmas gift for my son, buying it on faith at the store (3rd Place Books, north of Seattle) because the outside packaging has no descriptions of the films. Subsequently, I went to your Web site and got the information. I strongly suggest you publish some details of the works on the actual packaging. Seems only fair, and would probably bolster the confidence of potential buyers. Glad you’re doing what you’re doing. Thanks. –Eric Brotman

  2. Greg  

    Hi, Eric. It’s “108″ minutes! Thanks for catching that typo. We’ll get that corrected.

    Good tip on the packaging. Perhaps we could add that as a label external to the shrink-wrap.

  3. Greg  

    Hey, Eric. Wanted to let you know, belatedly, that we have taken your suggestion to heart and are now about 90% of the way toward getting the in-store products labeled. Thanks for watching out for us!

  4. Nedda Shafir  

    My friend purchased the BEst of the FEst Inspire for me in April at the store Firecracker at the SeaTac airport – I loved all the films…when I began watching 39 pounds of love and was totally into it – the DVD stopped – we tried everything and coldn’t get it to play it was about half-way through so I returned it to the store and got a new one – we again tried to watch it last night and the same thing happened. We love the film and want to finish it….what should I do? I am so happy I found about your collections and will definitely purchase additional ones. Thanks for your solution.

  5. Greg  

    Hi, Nedda. We’re very sorry about the glitch! I’ll refer your issue to our customer service department.

  6. Nirmala Nayak  

    I enjoyed all the 14 films from the 2 DVD set of “inspire”. However the 70 min film titled 39lbs of love could not be seen because it gets stuck midway. Please let me know if I can get a replacement soon since since this will be given as a gift.

  7. Greg  

    Hi, Nirmala. Somehow this message got stuck in the SPAM filter until today! I’ll be having our customer service department e-mail you about the trouble you’re having.