Award of Merit – “Wastoid” (USA)

Title: Wastoid
Runtime: 12 min
Country: USA
Director: Brigitte Tamar
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: June, 2022

Synopsis: Zoe, a 17-year-old recovering addict, drives carefree through the desolate landscape. Homeless and alone, it relieves her to see Britt, a recognizable face hitchhiking in the desert. She welcomes Britt into her car, but the drive quickly takes an ominous turn, as Zoe faces her reality of addiction and the desperate actions required for survival.