Honorable Mentions: May 2021

Best Indie ShortBreaking Bread: Fāgogo/Povi Māsima by Gabriel Faatau’uu-Satiu (Australia)

Best Indie ShortInvisible by Juan Lume (Chile)

Best Drama ShortGo For Broke by William Wu (Canada)

Best Drama ShortSurrender Me by Chris Del Sordo (USA)

Best Documentary ShortHigh Hopes by Ida Vincent and Tammy Martin (USA)

Best Documentary ShortIt Gets In Your Blood by Ed Hartman (USA)

Best Comedy ShortAuction House by Sean Davis and CavekeeperX (USA)

Best Comedy ShortNew to the City by Lulu Lopez (USA)

Best Dark Comedy Short: The Voice Over Artist by Ken Holmes (USA)

Best Thriller ShortDisengagement by Cheston Kwan (USA)

Best Mystery ShortKleptomaniac At The Magic Shop by Theresa Angela (Australia)

Best Horror Short: Ghost Me by Anisha Savan (USA)

Best Horror Short: Mavka by Douglas Duffy Johnson (USA)

Best Sci-Fi ShortCentral Command by Terrance A Smith and Steve Wilson (USA)

Best Sci-Fi ShortMavka by Douglas Duffy Johnson (USA)

Best Romantic ShortKiss Me When He’s Gone by Nicholas Muhlbach (USA)

Best Experimental Short… Lucid Dreams by Kostiantyn Mishchenko (USA)

Best Experimental ShortThe Voice Over Artist by Ken Holmes (USA)

Best Student ShortIn Other News by Ivan D. Ossa (Canada)

Best Student ShortScarlet by Lisa Ranran Hu (China)

Best Animation ShortIn Shapes by Zoé Risser (UK)

Best Animation ShortWelcome Home by Dana Crypto (USA)

Best Children ShortDawn Heist by Neil Walshe (Australia)

Best Women ShortNever Die by Xue Song (China)

Best Women ShortTransplant by Vanessa Vivas (USA)

Best LGBTQ Short: Close to Home by Ace Steele (USA)

Best MicrofilmDear Lily by Yuan Yang (China)

Best Music VideoEscape by Eleni Kolliopoulou (UK)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot: Comming Together: Seminal Dating by Michael Alvarado (USA)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot: Pandemic Stories by Raphaello (USA)

Best Mobile ShortCoronapocalypse by Safir Monroe (USA)

Best Mobile ShortDawn Heist by Neil Walshe (Australia)

Best Parody ShortCoronapocalypse by Safir Monroe (USA)

Best Parody ShortPop to Punk: The Tragic Story of Gerry Pop by Nicholas Muhlbach (USA)

Best Director (Female): Anisha Savan for Ghost Me (USA)

Best Director (Female): Jordan Rader for The Invite (USA)

Best Director (Male): Chris Del Sordo for Surrender Me (USA)

Best Director (Male): Juan Lume for Invisible (Chile)

Best Student Director (Female): Ace Steele for Close to Home (USA)

Best Student Director (Female): Yuan Yang for Dear Lily (China)

Best Student Director (Male): Joseph Osei-Bonsu for The Knell (Ghana)

Best Student Director (Male): Nicholas Romano for It Is Still a Beautiful World (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female): Vanessa Vivas for Transplant (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female): Yumin Zhang for One Afternoon (China)

Best First Time Director (Male): Bruce Liang for The Butcher (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male): Zachary Padgett for Black Coffee (USA)

Best Young Filmmaker: Carter Stoudt for The Liberty Bell and The Assembly of Freedom (USA)

Best Actress: Barbara Sirotti for Aria (Air) (Italy)

Best Actress: Isabella Gomez Giron for Q-Friends (USA)

Best Actor: Harry Seabrook for Ghost Me (USA)

Best Actor: Italo Spotorno for Invisible (Chile)

Best Acting Duo: Henry Braff and Katherine Schaber for It Is Still a Beautiful World (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Jessica Duclos and Taylor Nicholas Forte for When a Honey Bee Stings (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Joshua Leomiti, Kyle Maddox, Tim Christian, Jessica Staples, Katie Yandall, and Tanielu Fifita for Tapu (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Richard T. Phillis, Chris Baldwin, Nathan Muhlbach, Lou DeNardo, Tom Zavertnik, Nick Muhlbach, Angel Matos, Ken Muhlbach, and Kevin Scheid, Richard T. Phillis for The Family Business (USA)

Best Editing: Ed Hartman for It Gets In Your Blood (USA)

Best EditingKintsugi: Nagasaki (USA)

Best Sound DesignMavka (USA)

Best Original Score: Shie Rozow for Untwined (USA)

Best Original Score: Zachary Padgett for Black Coffee (USA)

Best Original Story: Shady A Mawajdeh for American Immigrant (USA)

Best Short ScriptThe Master and the Bride by Daniel Arora (Austria)

Best Short ScriptWhat Would They Say by Johanna Salloum (France)






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