Gold Awards: August 2023

Best Indie ShortFamiliar by Rebecca Mlinek (USA)

Best Drama ShortThe Can by Shadow C. LaValley and Danielle Purdy (USA)

Best Documentary ShortWire and Water by Robert Kroger (USA)

Best Romantic ShortA Touch of Magic by Shane LeCocq (USA)

Best Dark Comedy ShortGift by Xiaotong Jiang (USA)

Best Crime Short: All Four Won by Nick Galarza (USA)

Best Experimental ShortUnspooling Wind by Jessy Dong (USA)

Best Student ShortThe Wedding Eve by Xinyao Wu (China)

Best Animation ShortNubbinwood by Tim Granberg (USA)

Best Women Short(Wo)Men by Didi Cederström (UK)

Best Screendance ShortUnspooling Wind by Jessy Dong (USA)

Best Music VideoPerle (Pearls) – Giulia Oddi by Ari Takahashi (Italy)

Best Male Director: Matt Bieler for Cha Cha Charlie (USA)

Best Student Female Director: Jazmin Vasquez for You’re My Best Friend (USA)

Best Student Male Director: Tom Foy for Blue Cow (New Zealand)

Best First Time Female Director: Didi Cederström for (Wo)Men (UK)

Best First Time Male Director: Shane LeCocq for A Touch of Magic (USA)

Best Actress: Robbie Jean for Self Tape (USA)

Best Actor: Shadow C. LaValley for The Can (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Ryan De Quintal and Timothy Oakes for Omerta: The Commission Has Fallen (USA)

Best Ensemble Cast: Jon Fletcher, Jee Young Han, Craig Frank, Aleyse Shannon, Russ Bain, Bianca Cristavao, Darwin Shaw, and Hayley Magnus for It Is What It Is (Or The Standards Of Outrage) (USA)

Best Cinematography: Luke Catena for Beyond Lesser Things (USA)

Best EditingMiles Ryder (USA)

Best Production DesignThe Mudslingers (USA)

Best Visual FX: Ivo Apollonio for The Common Good (Austria)

Best Sound Design: Dan Kremer for Cha Cha Charlie (USA)

Best Original Score: Tom Hambleton for The Brave Locomotive (USA)

Best Original Story: Tim Granberg for Nubbinwood (USA)

Best Short ScriptWolf Street by Frank Mancuso and Christopher J Adams (USA)






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