Honorable Mentions: October 2019

Independent Shorts Awards

Best Indie ShortAn Endless End by Johnny Lau (Hong Kong)

Best Indie ShortHindsight by Ian Thomas Kent (USA)

Best Drama ShortNoche Sin Luciérnagas by Andrea Porras Madero (Mexico)

Best Drama ShortThe Rise by David Mora Perea (Canada)

Best Documentary ShortNo Man Left Behind by Ella Mage and Emir Khan Bautista (Philippines)

Best Documentary ShortSave the Pollinators by Kate Hagerman (USA)

Best Documentary ShortThe World is a Skatepark: Photographer J. Grant Brittain by Bill Wisneski (USA)

Best Romantic Short: The Transaction by Matthieu Vinel (France)

Best Romantic Short: Therapy by Lindsay Guion and Mindy Rosario (USA)

Best Comedy ShortBlood, Water and Money by Sarah Goldschmidt (Austria)

Best Comedy ShortFlopsee and Buttercup by Freddie Connor (USA)

Best Comedy ShortHow Can I Help You? by Matthew Neylon (USA)

Best Dark Comedy Short: Blood, Water and Money by Sarah Goldschmidt (Austria)

Best Thriller ShortCollab by Jose Feng (USA)

Best Thriller ShortThe Burglar by Xander Copp (Canada)

Best Crime ShortA Family Matter by John Anthony (USA)

Best Crime ShortThe Burglar by Xander Copp (Canada)

Best Crime ShortThe Man Who Sold The World by George Rodriguez and Laura Barbato (USA)

Best Film Noir Short: Triangle Below Canal Street by Nicholas Kennedy (USA)

Best Film Noir Short: What is Owed by Joey Mosca (USA)

Best Mystery Short: Contrition by Dalton Burdette (USA)

Best Mystery Short: Gently Into the Dark by Ethan Munoz (USA)

Best Fantasy ShortFix Me by Woonyea Han (South Korea)

Best Sci-Fi ShortGhosting by Jose Feng (USA)

Best Sci-Fi ShortLive Me by Daiana Ibrayeva (USA)

Best Sci-Fi ShortPhase 6 by Jeff Dolan (USA)

Best Horror ShortNear Sight by Stephen Parkhurst (USA)

Best Horror ShortRoommate by JL Ivory (USA)

Best Western Short: The Last Resort by Lance Lucero (USA)

Best Experimental ShortMariposa by Kristian Mercado Figueroa (USA)

Best Experimental ShortTerra Nostra (“Our Earth”) by Christophe Chagnard and Charlie Spears (USA)

Best Student ShortThe Ride Home by Elijah Kimmel (USA)

Best Animation ShortSix Day Back by Scott Cierski (USA)

Best Children Short: Let’s Play House: Los Angeles by Jason Gareffa (USA)

Best Women ShortHappy Birthday, Great Grandma by Paphawee JInnasith (Thailand)

Best Women ShortLeaving by Chenyun Huang (China)

Best LGBTQ ShortGently Into the Dark by Ethan Munoz (USA)

Best Microfilm: Ghosting by Jose Feng (USA)

Best Microfilm: Lituka by Rodney Kimbangu (USA)

Best Web Series/TV PilotJudgment Call by Jill Maxcy (USA)

Best Web Series/TV PilotTexas High School Football by Peter Calvin (USA)

Best Web and New Media: Moth Vitals by Nancy Wyllie (USA)

Best Music Video: Astronata: Pain by Asya Nikolaeva (Ukraine)

Best Music Video: Astronaut by Pierre Ponchant (France)

Best Mobile Short: Lakota by John Sciarretta (USA)

Best Director (Female): Marie Vandelannoote for Funeral (France)

Best Director (Female): Paphawee JInnasith for Happy Birthday, Great Grandma (Thailand)

Best Director (Male): Ian Thomas Kent for Hindsight (USA)

Best Director (Male): Johnny Lau for An Endless End (Hong Kong)

Best Student Director (Female): Freia Titland for Ophelia (USA)

Best Student Director (Male): Dylan Dreher for Subconscious Voyage (Ireland)

Best First Time Director (Female): Woonyea Han for Fix Me (South Korea)

Best First Time Director (Male): Jose Feng for Collab (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male): Robert Norwood for Emma (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male): Zhou Chengzhou for Under the Consciousness (China)

Best Young Filmmaker: Andrew Tang for Yellow Chains (USA)

Best Young Filmmaker: Kane Parsons for Late For School (USA)

Best Actress: Ivy Pang for An Endless End (Hong Kong)

Best Actor: Dan Gregory for Compromise Lost (Lost and Found) (USA)

Best Actor: Ryan Ayd for Aphasia (USA)

Best Supporting Actress: Nicole Smith for Aphasia (USA)

Best Supporting Actor: Ryland Kaiser for Triangle Below Canal Street (USA)

Best Child/Young Actress: Gabriella Gareffa for Let’s Play House: Los Angeles (USA)

Best Child/Young Actor: Leo Gareffa for Let’s Play House: Los Angeles (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Allie Leonard and Ian McQuown for Dosed (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Isobella Hubbard and Nik Cage for Public Discourse (UK)

Best Acting Duo: Robert Norwood and Latasha Burleson for Emma (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Allie Leonard, Kelly Schumann, Rae Gray, Korama Danquah, Brooke Dillman, Isabelle Fuhrman and Mike Pusateri for Convenience (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Natalie Farrow, Annette Reilly, Greg Delmage, Danielle Klaudt and Zack Currie for The Rise (Canada)

Best Cinematography: Alex J. Wysocki for Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters (USA)

Best Cinematography: Ricardo Sarmiento for Vicky’s Not Here (USA)

Best Editing: Zhenning Yang for Time Crisis (USA)

Best Visual FX: Astronaut (France)

Best Production Design: Peter Pan (USA)

Best Production Design: The Haunting of Pottersfield (USA)

Best Sound Design: Vicky’s Not Here (USA)

Best Sound Design: You’re Going to Ruin his Life (USA)

Best Original Score: Eleni Hassabis for The Rise (Canada)

Best Original Score: Jonathan Hartman for Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters (USA)

Best Original Story: Meredith Grace Dabney for Here Today (USA)

Best Original Story: Scott Hoffman for Post-Graduate (USA)

Best Short ScriptDonna On The Go: Judge by Peggy Lane (USA)

Best Short ScriptLonely Meets Lover by Xiao B Tarr (USA)






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