Short Term 12

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Year: 2013
Running Time: 96 minutes

Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street), a twenty-something supervisor at a group home for troubled teens. She’s passionate, tough and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr., The Newsroom). But Grace’s difficult past, her fierce independence—and the arrival of a distraught new girl at the facility—create complications that push Grace and Mason to the brink. How this couple overcomes those challenges is what makes this film an entirely unique love story. Grace and Mason come to embrace a surprising future together, discovering truth, humor and family in unexpected places along the way.

2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards – Brie Larson, Best Actress
2014 Independent Spirit Awards – Nat Sanders, Best Editing
2013 SXSW – Grand Jury Prize, Narrative Feature; Audience Award, Narrative Feature
2013 Little Rock Film Festival – Golden Rock for Best Narrative Feature
2013 Maui International Film Festival – Audience Award for Narrative Drama Feature
2013 Los Angeles Film Festival – Narrative Audience Award
2013 Nantucket Film Festival – Destin Cretton, Showtime Tony Cox Award for Best Screenwriting in a Feature Film
2013 66th Locarno International Film Festival – Brie Larson, Best Actress, Special Mention
2013 Athens International Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Film
2013 Hamptons International Film Festival – Brie Larson, Breakthrough Performer
2013 Flanders International Film Festival – Port of Ghent Public Choice Award
2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Brie Larson, Virtuoso Award