Honorable Mentions: March 2021

Best Indie ShortA-Jeeb (Tasteless) by Mantra Watsa (India)

Best Indie ShortMemoirs at a Skatepark by Devin Rojas (USA)

Best Drama ShortDandelion’s Promise by Andy Bui (USA)

Best Drama ShortThis Day That Year by Ritendra Datta (USA)

Best Documentary Short10476 by Mohamad Tartoussi (Lebanon)

Best Documentary ShortWinter in Antarctica by Paul North (USA)

Best Comedy ShortGlen by Jeremy Brull (Australia)

Best Comedy ShortTypecast by Blake Studwell (USA)

Best Dark Comedy Short: Girls Are Weird by Colby Herbst (USA)

Best Dark Comedy Short: Picky Peter and the Extraterrestrials by Casey Wayne-Wright (USA)

Best Action Short: Attraction Man by Eddie Eniel (USA)

Best Crime Short: The Jubilee Cake by Wayne Hazle (USA)

Best Film Noir Short: Migraine by Frédéric Roussel (Belgium)

Best Mystery Short: The Jubilee Cake by Wayne Hazle (USA)

Best Thriller Short1360 Jefferson St by Ignacio Loizeau and Delfina Sanchez (Argentina)

Best Thriller ShortA Firm Decision by Tristan Hamburgh (Canada)

Best Fantasy ShortA Flower Dreams by Robert Asencio (USA)

Best Horror ShortThe Wolf by Timothy Barnett (USA)

Best Experimental ShortBrothers by Richard Zelniker (USA)

Best Experimental ShortOne1 by Annie Y. Hui (China)

Best Student ShortTess & Dodi by Allee Stone (USA)

Best Student ShortThe Portrait by Emmy Perry (USA)

Best Animation ShortBehind the Glass by Pedro de la Llave (Spain)

Best Animation ShortForward by Jon Dorais (USA)

Best Women ShortAn Artist’s Journey from China to America by BiLan Liao (USA)

Best Women ShortImmigrant Mother by Renee Garcia (USA)

Best LGBTQ Short75 Cents by Safi Jafri (USA)

Best LGBTQ ShortHaüs of Sissy by Nate Van Dore (Australia)

Best MicrofilmSick Day by Charles Le Pere (USA)

Best MicrofilmTaking Up Space by Pimvenus Clark (USA)

Best Screendance ShortEven by Anna K. Long (USA)

Best Screendance ShortInfinite Me by Daniela Agostini (USA)

Best Music VideoLittle Secrets by Mik Berthet (USA)

Best Music VideoOn a Leaving Plane by Queer Faith and TheMany (Belgium)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot: Kappin by Tiffany M Harding (USA)

Best Web and New Media: A Peace Of God by Skye Bailey (USA)

Best Web and New Media: Mount Everest: A Fever Dream by Reyna Puri (USA)

Best Mobile Short: Baat ek dopahar ki by Janani Ray (India)

Best Mobile Short: Ghost by Erik Sedwick (USA)

Best Director (Female): April Mendozza for Hollow Hour (USA)

Best Director (Female): Renee Garcia for Immigrant Mother (USA)

Best Director (Male): James Toohey for Dependence (USA)

Best Student Director (Female): Jordan Kirchner and Skye Schumacher for Headspace (USA)

Best Student Director (Male): Safi Jafri for 75 Cents (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female): Anna K. Long for Even (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male): Andy Bui for Dandelion’s Promise (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male): Cam Marshall for Holy Zombie (USA)

Best Young Filmmaker: Harlow Schuman for Reflections (USA)

Best Young Filmmaker: Jake Abraham for Brain Damage (USA)

Best Actress: Delilah Andre for White Dove: The Origin (USA)

Best Actress: Stacy Beckly for Sum of Your Luv (USA)

Best Actor: Connor Trineer for Jon Hamm (USA)

Best Actor: Steve Rodgers for Glen (Australia)

Best Child/Young Actor: Nicolas Noblitt for The Wheelchair Stays In The Picture (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Nomi Abadi and Griffin Crawford for Roadkill (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Brooke Burton, Jessi Melton, Mason Dodson, Mckay Babb, Patrick Grimaldo, Mallorie Noel Lamb, Wes Rowlette, Ellen Smith, Zoe Kelly, and Carolyn Bremer for Finding Mr. Right (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Stephan Junior, Justin Bryant, FBA Gwalla, and Justin Sears Motley for Party To A Crime (USA)

Best Editing: Edward de Carvalho for Silent Without The Sun (Australia)

Best Production DesignThe Portrait (USA)

Best Visual FX: Jordan Kirchner and Skye Schumacher for Headspace (USA)

Best Sound Design: Turgut Mavuk for The Coincidental Killing of a Cat by an Unworldly Tune (Turkey)

Best Original Score: Chris Wirsig for Steel Will (USA)

Best Original Score: Glenna Burmer for Nanakorobi (Seven Falls) (USA)

Best Original Story: Adam LeBow for Defense Contract (USA)

Best Original Story: Daniel J Krikorian for Dependence (USA)

Best Trailer/Teaser: Fantasy of Companionship Between Human and Inanimate (Singapore)

Best Trailer/Teaser: Knights of Early Los Angeles (USA)

Best Short ScriptDevil’s Ridge by Geoffrey Gould (USA)

Best Short ScriptIt Takes You by Surprise by John Kearns (USA)






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