Honorable Mentions: March 2023

Best Indie ShortLosing Eric by Jai Santiago (USA)

Best Drama ShortA Time for Love: Something Beautiful by Dennis O’Neill (USA)

Best Documentary ShortLanguage Keepers by Ajuawak Kapashesit (USA)

Best Romantic ShortVirtually Single by Amy Gardner and Lorien Haynes (UK)

Best Comedy ShortSpare Room by Andrea Johannes (UK)

Best Dark Comedy ShortSarge’s Last Request by Doug Wilder (USA)

Best Mystery Short: The Sickness by Ian Volner (USA)

Best Horror Short: Behind the Red Curtain by Cooper Miller (USA)

Best Experimental ShortThe Silent Smile by Adan Chavez (Mexico)

Best Student ShortPeace of Mind by Hannah Setzler (USA)

Best Animation ShortEmergence by Nick Pascoal (USA)

Best Women Short30 Days of Heartbreak by Ladine Harvey (USA)

Best LGBTQ ShortYour Voice by Sekichi Kitamura (Japan)

Best MicrofilmWhite by Kevin Andrew Heslop (Canada)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot: Veterans and the Scourge of Invisible Illness by Moe Taylor and Kristal Kent (USA)

Best Parody ShortEvelyn Dupree & The Case of the Century Star by Josh Minnie (USA)

Best Female Director: Ambyr Michelle for The Little Girl Inside (USA)

Best Male Director: Jai Santiago for Losing Eric (USA)

Best Student Female Director: Hannah Setzler for Peace of Mind (USA)

Best Student Male Director: Christopher Mays for Rake (USA)

Best First Time Male Director: Antonin Féraud for Oll Korrect (France)

Best Actress: Hannah Lanford for Bacon Day (USA)

Best Actor: Patrick Zhang for Fish (USA)

Best Supporting Actress: Susan LeBreque for The Dead Driver (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Zindagi Dobara – Life Again (USA)

Best Ensemble Cast: Reggie Austin, Kristoffer Polaha, Emily Swallow, and Wesley Moss for The Marked (USA)

Best EditingThe Jewelers (Philippines)

Best Special FX: Travis Zariwny for Phone 3358-B (Ukraine)

Best Original Score: Víctor Muñoz for Julia (Spain)

Best Original Story: Jeremy Hsing and Patrick Zhang for Fish (USA)

Best Short ScriptWinning Ticket by Brett McArdle (USA)






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