Gold Awards: February 2023

Best Indie ShortThe Water Has Memory by Yanguo Hou (China)

Best Drama ShortSukoon (Addiction of Silence) by Ahsan Minhas and Marwan Bakri (Saudi Arabia)

Best Documentary Short45 Mill Street by Daniel E Catullo III (USA)

Best Thriller Short: Gemini by Tadeu Vieira Marinho (Brazil)

Best Sci-Fi ShortLeft by Skyler Bible (USA)

Best Experimental ShortMarble Worms by Juliana Betancourth (USA)

Best Student ShortThe Water Has Memory by Yanguo Hou (China)

Best Women ShortRuti and Yona by Ofri Galili (Israel)

Best LGBTQ ShortOne Baby, Please! by Polly Pierce (Canada)

Best MicrofilmThe Water Has Memory by Yanguo Hou (China)

Best Music Video: Old Flames by Fugitives (Canada)

Best Female Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher for Homing Instinct (USA)

Best Male Director: Damian Apunte for The Astronaut (USA)

Best Student Female Director: Yanguo Hou for The Water Has Memory (China)

Best Student Male Director: Jack Beckett Cohen for Bodywork (USA)

Best First Time Female Director: Juliana Betancourth for Marble Worms (USA)

Best First Time Male Director: Paul Alanis for It Listens (USA)

Best Child/Young Actress: Nora Harriet for The Astronaut (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Alexander Arvizu and Kaitlyn Miller for The Origin of Birds (USA)

Best Cinematography: Daniel Kyle Bower for Bodywork (USA)

Best EditingGemini (Brazil)

Best Sound Design: Nick Andrew for The Woman of the Sun (USA)

Best Original Score: Iasonas Psarakis for Missing Moments (Greece)

Best Original Story: Tadeu Vieira Marinho for Gemini (Brazil)

Best Short ScriptDer Beker – A Gangster Short in Yiddish by Ruben Levi (Sweden)






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