Gold Awards: December 2018

Independent Shorts AwardsBest Narrative ShortFarewell to the Ark by Yi-Feng Chang (Taiwan)

Best Drama ShortA Friend in Need by Matt George Lovett (UK)

Best Comedy ShortGive + Take by Armand Hamouth (Canada)

Best Dark Comedy ShortThe Carpool by Jonathon Graham (USA)

Best Animation ShortThe Quintet of the Sunset by Jie Weng (China)

Best LGBT ShortGrind by Jesse Ung (New Zealand)

Best Music VideoOut of Nowhere by Ben Yonker (USA)

Best Experimental ShortLife Depart by Manuel Kamunen (Finland)

Best Student ShortGrind by Jesse Ung (New Zealand)

Best Director (Female): O.B. De Alessi for Kuo’s Eyes (Italy)

Best Director (Male): Matt George Lovett for A Friend in Need (UK)

Best First Time Director: Barret Mulholland for Grip (USA)

Best Student Director: Chas Harrington for Calamity Bot (UK)

Best Actress: Sherry McFarland for Blue Jay Hearts (USA)

Best Actor: Adam Jaegle for Grind (New Zealand)

Best Acting Duo: Kate Buatti and Sherry McFarland for Blue Jay Hearts (USA)

Best Child/Young Actress: Kate Buatti for Blue Jay Hearts (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: The Devil May Care Trilogy Part 1: Blood (Australia)

Best Cinematography: Kike de la Fuente for Without You (Spain)

Best Editing: Ty Brueilly for Shucks (USA)

Best Visual FX: Murray Zev Cohen, Jonh Reavey, Conroad Russel and Charlie Maxwell for Calamity Bot (UK)

Best Original Score: Allan J. Arcal and Juan De Dios Garduño for Without You (Spain)

Best Original Story: Yi-Feng Chang for Farewell to the Ark (Taiwan)

Best Short Script: Charlie’s Concept by Madison De La Garza (USA)