Gold Awards: February 2019

Independent Shorts AwardsBest Narrative ShortDown by Arnaud Mizzon (France)

Best Drama ShortAmity by Jordan McAfee-Hahn (USA)

Best Indie ShortIn Plain Sight by Paul Foster (USA)

Best Documentary ShortBomi(native) by Kiumars Sarshar (Iran)

Best Comedy ShortGrillin’ by Christopher James Heiman (USA)

Best Thriller ShortIn Plain Sight by Paul Foster (USA)

Best Fantasy Short: Anacronte by Raúl Koler and Emiliano Sette (Argentina/Mexico)

Best Western Short: Black Gold by Aaron Huggett (Canada)

Best Music VideoI Shall Wear Midnight by Anna Hildebrandt (Australia)

Best Experimental Short: Arcanum by Andrew Vandaele (Netherlands)

Best Student ShortBroken English by Oscar Alvarez (USA)

Best Director (Female): Anna Hildebrandt for I Shall Wear Midnight (Australia)

Best Director (Male): Paul Foster for In Plain Sight (USA)

Best First Time Director: Ben Majest for Pool (USA)

Best Student Director: Oscar Alvarez for Broken English (USA)

Best Actress: Christa Watson for In Plain Sight (USA)

Best Actor: David Ford for In Plain Sight (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Kathryn Rheault and Zooey Brown for Northern Star (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Andrew Jardine, Olivia D’Lima, Stuart Walker, Emily Ralph, Alex Mills and Al Coppola for Storytellers (UK)

Best Cinematography: Yipo “Peter” Pan for In Search of Paul (USA)

Best Editing: John Stokes for I Shall Wear Midnight (Australia)

Best Sound DesignArcanum (Netherlands)

Best Original Score: Marcelo Quinonez for Lunchtime is Over (USA)

Best Original Story: Govind Chandran for Storytellers (UK)