Canadian short film Runaway, directed by Cordell Barker, won the Petit Rail d’Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival.
The award is presented each year by a group of cinephile railwaymen attending the festival.
Here is a short clip from the film:
The film, Barker’s third for Canada’s National Film Board, portrays the world as a driverless train on a reckless course over bumpy tracks.
Barker is the director of the 1988 Oscar-nominated animated film The Cat Came Back, one of the most popular films in the NFB catalog. He also directed the 2002 short Strange Invaders, which also was nominated for an Oscar.