Honorable Mentions: September 2018

Independent Shorts AwardsBest Narrative Short: Rebirth (Punarjanam) by Amar Jyoti Jha (India)

Best Drama Short: Letters Home by Jonah Jones (UK)

Best Drama Short: Traveling Soldier by Andrew Trent Fleming and Lauren Cox (USA)

Best Indie Short: Hinoirinokaze: Wind of Sunset by Hideki Oshima (Japan)

Best Documentary Short: Marie’s Crisis by Michael Vecchio (USA)

Best Comedy Short: Sexellence by Abiola Ogunbiyi (UK)

Best Dark Comedy Short: Waking Up in Crazytown by Nathan Shelton (USA)

Best Mystery Short: Max by Mr. Bouhaïk (France)

Best Thriller Short: Don’t Look Back by Ashley Agren (USA)

Best Horror Short: Unheard by Emilie Martel (USA)

Best Sci-Fi Short: Max by Mr. Bouhaïk (France)

Best Animation Short: Kaun Banega Champion by Indumitra Bhardwaj (India)

Best Women Short: Wanting by Robin Gee (USA)

Best LGBT Short: The Dove Never Breaks Its Promise by Tengku Adrian Ismail (Malaysia)

Best Experimental Short: Blue Gold by Jameson Pepper (France)

Best Microfilm: Soligram 2500 by Shari B. Ellis (USA)

Best Student Short: Bow With Me by The 2018 Institute for Documentary Filmmaking (USA)

Best Director (Male): Ray Brady for It’s in the Trees (UK)

Best First Time Director: Max Vitko for Risky Boys (Ukraine)

Best Actress: Nyle Lynn for The Kids Menu (USA)

Best Actor: Simon Killick for Buried (UK)

Best Acting Ensemble: Pasha Ebrahimi, Amy Trefry and Holly Stevens for Drown The Lovers (Canada)

Best Cinematography: Amar Jyoti Jha for Rebirth (Punarjanam) (India)

Best Editing: Max Vitko for Risky Boys (Ukraine)

Best Visual FX: Shari B. Ellis for Soligram 2500 (USA)

Best Original Score: Brandon Deitz for Separation (USA)

Best Original Story: Lee Admassie for Thirsty (UK)

Best Short Script: Chocolate Cake by Mark William Hammond (USA)

Best Short Script: Deadly Call by Kathryn L. Scurry (USA)

Best Short Script: Pseudo: A Kipe Korp Sequel by Stacy Owens (USA)