Honorable Mentions: January 2021

Best Indie Short by Matthew McCracken (Australia)

Best Indie ShortOh, Mighty Ocean! by Nathan Xia (USA)

Best Drama ShortIll Will by Samantha Burgos (USA)

Best Drama ShortMolly by April Patterson (USA)

Best Documentary ShortThe Rise of Foreign Group: Falun Gong by Adam Davis (USA)

Best Documentary ShortWest Virginia – Covid and Hunger Collide by Brian Boenau (USA)

Best Romantic ShortClosure by Mark Duffield (UK)

Best Romantic ShortThe Lennox Report by Steve Bright (UK)

Best Comedy ShortLooking For Love In Lockdown by Joshua Nelson (USA)

Best Dark Comedy ShortBreaking Up and Entering by Blake Gordon (USA)

Best Dark Comedy ShortHappy Prank Day by Kurk Kasparian (USA)

Best Film Noir ShortThe Dame Who Dated by Michelle Shea Walker (USA)

Best Sci-Fi ShortBl00d 0f a R0b0t by Abby Mohaddes (USA)

Best Sci-Fi ShortThe Adventures of the Gray Hat Hacker by Beau Garner (USA)

Best Western ShortThe Four Horsemen by Jason Ryan (USA)

Best Student ShortBewilderment by Guo Ruiting (China)

Best Student ShortThe Vet Van by Sarah Jenks and Lizzie Mulvey (USA)

Best Animation Short: Faded Dream by Marah Gail White (USA)

Best Animation Short: Fry Hard by Sarah Freimuth (USA)

Best Children Short: A Child’s Prayer by Hany Hanz (USA)

Best Children Short: Finding Home by Alex Rubenstein (USA)

Best Women ShortPalm Sunday by Cecilia Choi (USA)

Best Women ShortSusan by Laurent Dupepe (USA)

Best MicrofilmApart We Are Together by Matthew Farman (UK)

Best MicrofilmWithered by Roderick D. Rascoe V (USA)

Best Screendance Short: Bloodsongs by Christopher Sumpton (Canada)

Best Screendance Short: The Dry Salvages by Agnes Maska (USA)

Best Music VideoDark Sand by Magdalena Wodzisz (Ireland)

Best Music VideoJoseph the Spouse – Messiah Moon by Roberto M Serrini (USA)

Best Music VideoWalk With Me by Yantra de Vilder (Australia)

Best Web Series/TV PilotBlack Girl Single by Ashley Gordon, Penny Hollis, Eiam Akell, and Dara Padwo-Audick (USA)

Best Web and New Media: A Farm Called Home by Justin Patten (USA)

Best Web and New Media: Consent: How Rape Culture Affects Teen Development and Relationships by Georgia Sasso (USA)

Best Mobile Short: The Accident by Paul Brian Osorio and Jayasinhji Jhala (USA)

Best Mobile Short: The Life Cycle of A Fly by Mario Carlo Yanes (USA)

Best Director (Female): Christine Chapman for Rubble (USA)

Best Director (Female): Gwen Isaac for Tokyo Woman (New Zealand)

Best Director (Male): Matthew McCracken for (Australia)

Best Director (Male): Zak Bandit for The First Boy (USA)

Best Student Director (Female): Yifei Song for Painting Class (China)

Best First Time Director (Female): Michelle Shea Walker for The Dame Who Dated (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female): Nikita Hattangady for Falafel (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male): Dan Marcus for Wake (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male): Laurent Dupepe for Susan (USA)

Best Young Filmmaker: Sarbik Saha and Sal Hussain for Paradise (USA)

Best Actress: Amanda Bright for The Lennox Report (UK)

Best Actress: Shavvon (Siyun) Lin for Apart, Together (USA)

Best Actor: Charles Andrews for 846 (USA)

Best Actor: Drake Malone for Voicemail (USA)

Best Supporting Actress: Leslie Stratton for The Adventures of the Gray Hat Hacker (USA)

Best Supporting Actor: Amit Shah for The Lennox Report (UK)

Best Supporting Actor: Jason John Cicalese for Iguana Death in the American Suburbs (USA)

Best Child/Young Actor: Liam Dow for The Adventures of the Gray Hat Hacker (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Rachid Chatti and Justin Myrick for Breaking Up and Entering (USA)

Best Acting Duo: William Arthur Jenkins and Hunter Douglas for Hide Your Love Away (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Bonnie Sturdivant, Hailey Marmolejo, Thomas Burke, David Eimer, Rebecca Chulew, Sam Stinson, Christopher Scales, Kimberly Lynn Martin, Paige Musgrove, Brogan Ward, Royce Morales, Laura L. Martin, and Daniel Grisak for Camping Fun (USA)

Best Cinematography: Nikita Anisimov for Narcolepsy (Russia)

Best Cinematography: TinNgai Chan for Passive Voice (USA)

Best Editing: Alexis Duran and Peter Maxwell for Letters Home (USA)

Best Editing: Matthew McCracken for (Australia)

Best Production DesignFives (USA)

Best Production DesignThe Drag Manifesto (Netherlands)

Best Visual FX: Joseph the Spouse – Messiah Moon (USA)

Best Visual FX: Scallywag In Space – Episode Unknown (USA)

Best Sound Design: Despite Zeljko for The Adventures of the Gray Hat Hacker (USA)

Best Sound Design: Henry Combes for Fives (USA)

Best Original Score: Cody Read for Permafrost (USA)

Best Original Score: Prateek Rajagopal for A Mother’s Soliloquy (USA)

Best Original Story: Bao Yu for Roll the Dice (China)

Best Original Story: Bei Lameng for Back to Tibet (China)

Best Short ScriptMother by Jesse Leaman (Australia)

Best Short ScriptThe Dying Lesson by Stephen Miles (USA)






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