Gold Awards: January 2021

Best Indie ShortAlthough I Am Retired by Feng Tian Xun (China)

Best Drama ShortLosing Grace by Athena Mandis (UK)

Best Documentary ShortThe Drag Manifesto by Felipe Follador (Netherlands)

Best Romantic ShortThe Bowl by Emrah Güzelkokar (Turkey)

Best Comedy Short#richieneedsawife by Rich Devaney (USA)

Best Dark Comedy ShortFear Actually by Sassy Mohen (USA)

Best Thriller Short: $700+ by Tom Aspy (USA)

Best Sci-Fi ShortCounterproductive by Eva Tisnikar (UK)

Best Experimental ShortLucky, Lucky by Jonah Lindley (Australia)

Best Student ShortStraw Man by Alexander Casimir (USA)

Best Animation ShortYuluu by Fatima Kried (UK)

Best Women ShortThe Retreat by Victoria Zerbst (Australia)

Best LGBTQ ShortThe Drag Manifesto by Felipe Follador (Netherlands)

Best Microfilm: Deleve by Roma Glova (Russia)

Best Screendance: Nowhere Near by Christophe Filippi and Kayla Kalbfleisch (USA)

Best Music VideoDiamonds – Timmy Trumpet by Shaun David Barker (Australia)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot#richieneedsawife by Rich Devaney (USA)

Best Mobile ShortTo My French Ancestor by Monique Clesca (Haiti)

Best Director (Female): Giulia Frisina for Beyond Culinary – Ontario Farms (Canada)

Best Director (Male): Jean-Claude Thibaut for The Two Missing Hours (USA)

Best Student Director (Female): Katrine Weber for A Morning, A Mother & A Boy (Denmark)

Best Student Director (Male): Jonah Lindley for Lucky, Lucky (Australia)

Best First Time Director (Female): Aeryn Lee for Permafrost (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male): Alex Kinter and Erik Schuessler for Poolside (USA)

Best Young Filmmaker: Youning Jiang for His He (USA)

Best Actress: Emma Nihill for Counterproductive (UK)

Best Actor: DJ Qualls for Buzz Off (USA)

Best Child/Young Actress: Tara Nader for The Dress (USA)

Best Child/Young Actor: Daniel Velbovets for Mother (Canada)

Best Acting Duo: Laura Egger and Yasmani Stambader for Käpt’n (Germany)

Best Acting Ensemble: Daphne Chen, Sen Shao, Nikol Stachova, Jimmy Butterfield, and Deidre Grace for Lucky, Lucky (Australia)

Best Cinematography: Alex Kinter for Poolside (USA)

Best Editing: Anna Fletcher for Lucky, Lucky (Australia)

Best Production Design: Jonah Eslinger for Permafrost (USA)

Best Visual FX: Neil Rowe and Wilby Ariezqy for Fives (USA)

Best Sound Design: Cody Read for Permafrost (USA)

Best Original Score: Isaac Mailach and Matthew Feder for Collected (USA)

Best Original Story: Nan Zhang for Aquatic Bird (China)

Best Short ScriptVodi by Nath Milburn and Luke Baker (USA)






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