Honorable Mentions: May 2022

Best Indie ShortThere You Found Me by Sasha Bilik (USA)

Best Drama Short: Scars by Colin Tracy (USA)

Best Documentary ShortWithout Water by Jonathan Hyla (USA)

Best Comedy ShortWheel Gone Kid 3 – Rolling In It by Wayne Kelly (UK)

Best Dark Comedy ShortThe Polar Bear by David Charles Bird (USA)

Best Crime Short: January 2nd Incident by Lu Yang Liu (China)

Best Fantasy Short: Mona by Lori Mae Hernandez (USA)

Best Experimental ShortDust by Li Ban (China)

Best Student ShortColfax by Jesse Christopher Theobald (USA)

Best Animation ShortTeenage Jesus by John Steven O’Day and Blade Thornton (USA)

Best Children ShortCharlie: The Chicken by Jeevan Dhaker (USA)

Best Women Short: Medea by Feifei Zhong (China)

Best LGBTQ ShortQuality Check by Harriette Murtland (USA)

Best MicrofilmParanoia by Richard Zapien (USA)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot: Teenage Jesus by John Steven O’Day and Blade Thornton (USA)

Best Director (Female): Zoe Loftowski for The Leap (USA)

Best Director (Male): Sasha Bilik for There You Found Me (USA)

Best Student Director (Female): Mykah Charette for Last Night (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female): Feifei Zhong for Medea (China)

Best First Time Director (Male): Gibbs Ryals for Aww, Shit! (USA)

Best Actress: Winnie Wang for Blindfolded (USA)

Best Actor: Thierry Cahez for The Leap (USA)

Best Supporting Actress: Laura Faye Smith for The Leap (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Jonathan De La Torre and Juan Felipe Restrepo for Letters to Axél (USA)

Best Ensemble Cast: Cody Tracy, Marianne Burke, Abigail Gonzalez, and Sawyer Mainella for Scars (USA)

Best Editing: Espiritu del Jaguar (Costa Rica)

Best Production Design: Melissa Holritz for He Ain’t Up (USA)

Best Sound Design: Beto Rosas for The Farewells (Mexico)

Best Original Score: Oliver Gagnon for Keep Painting, Mom (Canada)

Best Original Story: Zachary Padgett for Shutter (USA)

Best Short ScriptSister by Phenice Arielle (USA)






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