Gold Awards: October 2021

Best Indie ShortUnthinkable by Dave Taylor (USA)

Best Drama ShortI Exist Because You’re Here by Ingrid Machado (Ireland)

Best Documentary Short15 – I. M. Faneromenis by Aris Katsigiannis (Greece)

Best Comedy ShortTaking Out The Trash by David McAbee (USA)

Best Dark Comedy ShortKilling Kitty by Greg Rencken (USA)

Best Action Short: Las Parcas by Ivan Mulero (USA)

Best Film Noir ShortBeautiful Violence by Joey Medina (USA)

Best Thriller ShortTrue Crime by Kai Brown (USA)

Best Mystery ShortThe Secret Dimension by Jia Cheng Wu (China)

Best Horror ShortGood Times, Bad Moon by Kristian Taylor-Wood (Australia)

Best Sci-Fi ShortOrbital Christmas by Mitsuyasu Sakai (Japan)

Best Experimental ShortNumdi Oodi True History by Angel Galmes Sureda (Spain)

Best Student ShortThe Royal Twenty Centers by Stéphane Auguste Adrian Duvernois (Canada)

Best Animation ShortSpace Race by Shane Dioneda (USA)

Best Children ShortGo Lesson by Xue Li Ming (China)

Best Women ShortPictures Only by Charles A. Honeywood (USA)

Best LGBTQ Short: Drag Queens Must Die! by Robby Kendall (USA)

Best MicrofilmSea by Sergio Martínez Villar (Spain)

Best Parody Short: Stalled Trek: The City On the Edge of Foreclosure by Mark R Largent (USA)

Best Director (Female): Beta Angarole for Still Waters (USA)

Best Director (Male): Francisco Ramirez for The Huntsman and the Hound (USA)

Best Student Director (Female): Vittoria Alonso and Bailey James for The Women of Colour Project (USA)

Best Student Director (Male): Xue Li Ming for Go Lesson (China)

Best First Time Director (Female): Ingrid Machado for I Exist Because You’re Here (Ireland)

Best First Time Director (Male): Jia Cheng Wu for The Secret Dimension (China)

Best Young Filmmaker: Merivelle Hannah for When I Met Mia (USA)

Best Actress: Xu Haipeng for The Secret Dimension (China)

Best Actor: Moiba Mustapha for Still Waters (USA)

Best Supporting Actress: Rosalyn R. Ross for Still Waters (USA)

Best Child/Young Actress: Kayden Tokarski for Message from the Mermaids (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Bill Dawes and Eric Blake for Beautiful Violence (USA)

Best Ensemble Cast: Deja Anderson Ross, Jessica Gillespie, Jennifer A. Goodman (Karum), Estavion White, Melba Brown, and Darian Tene for Pictures Only (USA)

Best Cinematography: Kenneth Yeung for The Huntsman and the Hound (USA)

Best Editing: Ryan de Quintal for The Huntsman and the Hound (USA)

Best Production Design: Julia Santiesteban for Las Parcas (USA)

Best Special FX: Danielle Onesto, Jessica Selvaggio, and Becky Walton for Let Them Eat (USA)

Best Sound Design: Johnny Martini for The Huntsman and the Hound (USA)

Best Original Score: KC Balasarangan for Puram (India)

Best Original Story: Metîn Ewr for The Wheel (Turkey)

Best Short ScriptEnd Of Days by Danny Alex (USA)






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