Silver Awards: August 2020

Best Indie ShortRed Candle by Paul Persic (Canada)

Best Drama ShortThe McHenry Trial – Don’t Judge a Kid by Their Hoodie by Ken Sagoes (USA)

Best Documentary ShortEvery Day Burns by Aidan Jung and Tyler Murgo (USA)

Best Romantic ShortMemories of Rio by Thassilo Weber (Brazil)

Best Comedy ShortOut With It by Jaci Kjernander (USA)

Best Dark Comedy ShortThe Casserole Brigade by B. Rain Bennett (USA)

Best Thriller ShortThe Cartoon by Tom White (USA)

Best Film Noir Short: The Holdover by Max Nelson (USA)

Best Mystery ShortMore Awake than You Could Dream Of – Mystery in the Ortsmuseum Binningen by Werner Beetschen (Switzerland)

Best Horror ShortCloset Space by Stephen McKinnon (Canada)

Best Fantasy ShortLonelyboy by David Doucette (USA)

Best Sci-Fi ShortL A R A by George Blagden (UK)

Best Experimental ShortRealm of Unknowns by Sean Ryan (USA)

Best Student ShortNowhere, Forever by Anike Niemeyer (USA)

Best Animation ShortLuba by Helena Giersz (USA)

Best Children ShortDeep Fears by Ryan Chu (USA)

Best Women ShortJadzia by Kk Araujo and Ariane Porto (Brazil)

Best LGBTQ ShortHe/She by Norah Xi (China)

Best MicrofilmClones by Rafael Cortes (UK)

Best Web Series/TV PilotVisions of a Vivid Life by Levi Eddie Aluede (UK)

Best Web and New MediaAre you there, Andy? by Holly Lehren (USA)

Best Mobile ShortWhisper Lake by Brian Reilly (USA)

Best Parody Short: Bag Your Face by Keith Eyrich (USA)

Best Director (Female): Hemma Kearney for Two Worlds, Not One (UK)

Best Director (Male): Jordan A. Roman for Cuddle Buddies (USA)

Best Student Director (Female): Vivian Full for The Escape Room (Canada)

Best Student Director (Male): Fabrizio Gómez for Photographs (Paraguay)

Best First Time Director (Female): Eteri Nioradze for Please, Have a Seat! (Russia)

Best First Time Director (Male): Markus Thorington for Rum Go! (USA)

Best Young Filmmaker: Ali Soltanian Fard Jahromi for Vampria: The Toothless Vampire (New Zealand)

Best Actress: Brady Rubin for Late Shift (USA)

Best Actor: Ervin Musabelliu for The Dark Web (USA)

Best Supporting Actress: Nichole Stull for Affective (USA)

Best Supporting Actor: Leo Goodman for The Holdover (USA)

Best Child/Young Actress: Calli Jennings for Lonelyboy (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Katy Jordan and Paul Gilmour for The Weekend (UK)

Best Acting Ensemble: Michael Zuccola , Eduardo Refael, Terry Donahue, Michael Dell’Orto, Courtney Danforth, Christine Altan, and William Galatis for Out With It (USA)

Best Cinematography: Nathaniël Siri for Willie in the Sky (USA)

Best Editing: Sara Page for Revenge of the Supermom (Canada)

Best Visual FXLonelyboy (USA)

Best Production Design: Sara Page for Revenge of the Supermom (Canada)

Best Sound Design: Eric Johnson for Epoch (USA)

Best Original Score: Ryan Powell for Heavenly Care (USA)

Best Original Story: Daniel Henry Kaes for Empty Shelf (UK)

Best Short ScriptSiren by Kehan Ye (China)






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