Nashville Film Festival Best Short Film Winner

It has been a fantastic week covering the Nashville Film Festival, and after watching a ton of short films, documentaries, and feature films, I am here to award the Best Short Film of the Festival.


Claire Coffee appears in Blocks by Bridget Moloney, an official selection of the Shorts Programs at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jake Hossfeld.

An existential comedy about the mother of two young children who begins to spontaneously vomit toy blocks.

Blocks is HILARIOUS. It was different, unique, and any parents that would watch this would laugh a lot. Moloney’s writing is fine-tuned and quite hilarious. She took what traumatizes all parents and made it into a funny little short.

I laughed out loud several times throughout, especially during the “sex scene,” and Eric said to Ashleigh, “Wanna roll the dice (about cumming inside her), and she said, “no, we were just talking about Global warming. We’re not having another baby.”

Clarie Coffee is PERFECT in the role of Ashleigh. She’s relatable, she is charming, and she is an absolute delight from start to finish in this quirky but yet perfect role.

The Verdict:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Blocks is relatable, charming, and downright hilarious!

Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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