Omnibus, co-written by Sam Karmann & Christian Rauth, won the Best Short Film Oscar, Palm d'Or and BAFTA during the 1992/1993 awards season (that's a grand slam in my British-biased books). It is a comedy about a man on a non-stop train desparately trying to convince first the conductor and then the driver to let him off at an intermediate station. Karmann is now best known as an actor on French TV, for which he also continues to direct.
BEAN CAKE (2001) A short film by David Greenspan (Japan/USA) 14 mins Palm d'Or for shorts 2001 at Cannes Festival "Bean Cake" won the the Palm d'Or for Greenspan spent a year of his USC degree in Kyoto, Japan. It was there that he made this simple tale about a young boy's indoctrination into both the Japanese Empire and the world of girls. Filmed in black & white, it has a purposefully old-fashioned feel to it.