Silver Awards: February 2019

Independent Shorts AwardsBest Narrative ShortBlack Gold by Aaron Huggett (Canada)

Best Drama ShortBillion Dollar Bus Stop by Chad Austin Kerr (USA)

Best Indie ShortMurakami’s Main Character by Cary Chen (China)

Best Documentary Short6,743 Count My Voice! by Shristi Joshi (Nepal)

Best Comedy ShortShe Comes In Colors Everywhere by Yao Yu (USA)

Best Dark Comedy Short: An Aspirational Space by GG Hawkins (USA)

Best Thriller ShortBon Appetit by Surapong Ploensang (Thailand)

Best Fantasy Short: Andersen and the Jinn by Rogier van Beeck Calkoen (Spain)

Best LGBT Short: Violet by Rafael Hernán Gamboa (USA)

Best Music VideoRight Side of the Tracks by Travis Tips (USA)

Best Experimental Short: Pick A Number by Işıl Reina (Turkey)

Best Microfilm: Arcanum by Andrew Vandaele (Netherlands)

Best Student ShortMurakami’s Main Character by Cary Chen (China)

Best Director (Female): Monica Tidwell for Rawdon’s Roof (USA)

Best Director (Male): T.J. Penton for Loneheart (USA)

Best Student Director: Cary Chen for Murakami’s Main Character (China)

Best Young Filmmaker: Olivia Anton for Tillie (USA)

Best Actress: Morgan Reddinger for Billion Dollar Bus Stop (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Christopher Rich, Lee Godart and Jamie Askew for Rawdon’s Roof (USA)

Best Cinematography: Dingxuan Huang for She Comes In Colors Everywhere (USA)

Best Editing: Christopher James Heiman for Grillin’ (USA)

Best Sound Design: Vince Tennant for Lunchtime is Over (USA)

Best Original Score: Haley Shaw for An Aspirational Space (USA)

Best Original Story: Takuya Okamoto for Too Young: Two Mornings (Japan)

Best Short Script: Knight of the Kolossos by Jeremy Storey (USA)

Best Trailer/Teaser: An Odyssey: Running Scared (Australia)