Gold Awards: June 2023

Best Indie ShortMy Little Astronaut by Israel Torres (USA)

Best Documentary ShortSeven Thousand Souls by Sanjin Miric (Czechia)

Best Romantic Short: Always by Parker Harris (USA)

Best Comedy ShortBoys and Husbands by Macy Goller (USA)

Best Dark Comedy ShortParabens by Michael Bukovanský (Czechia)

Best Film Noir ShortLight On by Juan Octavio Lume (Chile)

Best Mystery ShortLight On by Juan Octavio Lume (Chile)

Best Experimental ShortIn Threes by Nico Love (USA)

Best Student ShortIn Threes by Nico Love (USA)

Best MicrofilmThe Astronaut by Damian Apunte (USA)

Best Animation ShortPop! by Ruby Wang (USA)

Best Music VideoTo All the Gabbys in the World by Rick Walker (USA)

Best Male Director: Juan Octavio Lume for Light On (Chile)

Best Student Female Director: MaryLanae Linen for A Proper Education (USA)

Best Student Male Director: Michael Bukovanský for Parabens (Czechia)

Best First Time Female Director: Asel Abakirova for Traces on the Wall (Kyrgyzstan)

Best First Time Male Director: Pawel Stokajlo and Piotr Smolenski for Ciecho (by Kaylo) (Poland)

Best Young Filmmaker: Owen Simon Millman for The Operator (USA)

Best Actor: Jiří Černý for Parabens (Czechia)

Best Child/Young Actress: Amy Torres for My Little Astronaut (USA)

Best Child/Young Actor: Kabir McNeely for Rebel (USA)

Best Ensemble Cast: Aaron Hughes, Karen Tusa, Kennedy Irwin, Dennis Scullard, Ernesto Griffith, Daryl Dorrge, Lorraine James, Diana Botelho-Urbanski, Matthew Stefanson, and Dale Stanley for A Birthday Tale (Canada)

Best Cinematography: Damian Apunte for The Astronaut (USA)

Best EditingThe Tableherder (Russia)

Best Production Design: Light On (Chile)

Best Visual FX: Brendan Henry for Little Princess (Canada)

Best Original Score: Simone Antonion for Alow (Germany)

Best Original Story: Michael Bukovanský for Parabens (Czechia)






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