Gold Awards: May 2021

Best Indie ShortIn_Sect Day by Polina Dvoretskaya (Russia)

Best Drama ShortSixteenth Week by Hashem Jahromi (Iran)

Best Documentary ShortKintsugi: Nagasaki by Candice Kumai and Carlos Garcia DeDios (USA)

Best Comedy Short: The Deal by Jeremy Carr (USA)

Best Dark Comedy Short: The Butcher by Bruce Liang (USA)

Best Action ShortSad Sky by Kenny Nguyen (Australia)

Best Film Noir ShortI, Me… by Makoto Inoue (Germany)

Best Mystery ShortSundown Town by Mylo Butler (USA)

Best Horror Short: The Caretaker by Emil Engesnes Bråthen (Norway)

Best Experimental ShortLes Dieux Changeants by Lucio Arese (Italy)

Best Student ShortMoon in the Cloud by Liliya Roys (Canada)

Best Animation ShortSymfaunic by Erin Bergin and Darby Kate Snyder (USA)

Best Children ShortDumplings by Johanna Xue (USA)

Best Women ShortHot Girl by Shannon Sullivan and Heather Luscombe (USA)

Best LGBTQ Short: Love Blood Pain by Magnum Borini (Brazil)

Best MicrofilmAmazing Apple by Yutong Wu (China)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot: Kintsugi: Nagasaki by Candice Kumai and Carlos Garcia DeDios (USA)

Best Director (Female): Suzie Galler for True North: Sailing to Salvation (USA)

Best Director (Male): Asger Krøjer Kallesøe for Restless (Denmark)

Best Student Director (Female): Megan Arnold for As The Winter Turns To Fall (USA)

Best Student Director (Male): Mylo Butler for Sundown Town (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female): Shannon Sullivan and Heather Luscombe for Hot Girl (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male): Makoto Inoue for I, Me… (Germany)

Best Young Filmmaker: Andray Lamba for The Believers (USA)

Best Actress: Shannon Sullivan for Hot Girl (USA)

Best Actor: Shady A Mawajdeh for American Immigrant (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Gráinne Good and Alan Hall for Another Day (UK)

Best Acting Ensemble: Philip Bedwell, Nansi Love, and Leej Ramirez for Limbo (UK)

Best Editing: Joey Angerone for Felis (USA)

Best Production DesignI, Me… (Germany)

Best Sound Design: Stephane Reichart, Stefano Civetta, and Greg Calbi for Ode to an Inanimate Companion (Singapore)

Best Original Score: Dane Bryant Frazier for Symfaunic (USA)

Best Original Story: Joey Angerone for Felis (USA)

Best Short ScriptDestroyer of Worlds by John Kestner (USA)






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