This one was easy. Of all the films screened at the 2014 Motorcycle Film Festival last September, “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” was the most popular among visitors and judges, deservedly winning the Best Short Narrative prize. It didn’t hurt that Richard Thompson’s songwriting masterpiece is one of the best motorcycle tunes ever written! Animator Cat Bruce beautifully transformed the lyrics using hand-cut collage in a shadow-puppet style, shot in single-frame animation, and tied to the rendition arranged by Robertson, MacPherson, and Napier. Her work is fluid, and ultimately moving; either I’m a total sap or those little shapes of paper can work magic.