2022 Annual Award Winners

Best Indie Short

The Plea by Michael David Charles Hicks (USA)

Best Drama Short

Ashes by Lewis Martin Soucy and Mehdi Ajroudi (Tunisia)

Best Documentary Short

Finding Abraham by Malcolm Green (UK)

Best Romantic Short

What Happened To Us by Christine Stronegger (Norway)

Best Comedy Short

The Stone by Bartosz Kozera (Poland)

Best Dark Comedy Short

They Prefer Richards by Felipe Castilla (USA)

Best Action Short

One in the Chamber by Hubert Boorder (Canada)

Best Crime Short

Runner by Joel Cocciolone (USA)

Best Film Noir Short

Mark My Words by Joseph Fletcher (USA)

Best Thriller Short

Babs by Brette Taylor (USA)

Best Mystery Short

River of Small Gods by Bradley Tangonan (USA)

Best Horror Short

Twine by Scott Bolger (USA)

Best Sci-Fi Short

Cognition by Ravi Ajit Chopra (UK)

Best Fantasy Short

June by Dwayne Cameron (New Zealand)

Best Experimental Short

Mirror Mirror by Katya Ganfeld (UK)

Best Student Short

Safe And Sound by Chang Hao (Taiwan)

Best Animation Short

Tango Through Life by Zsofia Opra-Szabo (Canada)

Best Children Short

Pub Kid by Liam Young (UK)

Best Women Short

Spaceship by Jorge G. Camarena (USA)

Best LGBTQ Short

When the Tide Rises by Alex Jiang (China)

Best Microfilm

They Sense Your Fear by Aramis Tatu (USA)

Best Screendance Short

Triptych by Robin Cantrell (USA)

Best Director (Female)

Hervine De Boodt for Troubadours Célestes (France)

Best Director (Male)

Ravi Ajit Chopra for Cognition (UK)

Best Student Director (Female)

Alex Jiang for When the Tide Rises (China)

Best Student Director (Male)

Jorge G. Camarena for Spaceship (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female)

Inbal Selah for The Tailor (Israel)

Best First Time Director (Male)

Kyle Leatherberry for Blood Runs (USA)

Best Actress

Janet Mcteer for Hummingbird (USA)

Best Actor

Mike Shea for Rock Hard with the Clown (USA)

Best Supporting Actress

Myriam Boyer for Jeanne (France)

Best Supporting Actor

Marc Andreoni for Ashes (Tunisia)

Best Child/Young Actress

Xitong Han for Victims (China)

Best Child/Young Actor

Song A De for Safe And Sound (Taiwan)

Best Acting Duo

Alison Bruce and Erana James for Hot Mother (New Zealand)

Best Ensemble Cast

Katarzyna Herman, Irena Melcer, Andrzej Walden, Andrzej Dębski, and Krzysztof Materna for The Stone (Poland)

Best Cinematography

Sofian El Fani for Ashes (Tunisia)

Best Editing

Ravi Ajit Chopra for Cognition (UK)

Best Visual FX

Peerless, Territory Studios, Foundry, and Chocolate Tribe for Cognition (UK)

Best Original Score

Léo Vincent for Ashes (Tunisia)

Best Original Story

Chang Hao for Safe And Sound (Taiwan)

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