Silver Awards: January 2021

Best Indie ShortRaven by Moises Barragan and William Diament (USA)

Best Drama ShortMankind by Mohammadreza Nourmandipour (Iran)

Best Documentary ShortA Valley Divided by Madeline Gunderson (USA)

Best Romantic ShortFalafel by Nikita Hattangady (USA)

Best Comedy ShortMeet The Girl by Dennis Ricks (USA)

Best Dark Comedy ShortCame With Cuffs by Issah Contractor (Canada)

Best Film Noir Short: Roll the Dice by Bao Yu (China)

Best Mystery Short: A.M. by Anderson Marroquin (USA)

Best Sci-Fi ShortFives by Alan Cameron (USA)

Best Fantasy Short: The Lady of the Bay by Roger Mittnacht (USA)

Best Experimental ShortBreathing Hole by Lee Jae-seok (South Korea)

Best Student ShortA Morning, A Mother & A Boy by Katrine Weber (Denmark)

Best Animation ShortK.I.T. by Brandon Hill (USA)

Best Children Short: The Dress by Nicole Waszak Mendez (USA)

Best Women ShortBack to Tibet by Bei Lameng (China)

Best LGBTQ ShortHis He by Youning Jiang (USA)

Best Microfilm: Shades of White by Jason Riker (USA)

Best Screendance: Unveil by Emily Wein (USA)

Best Music VideoLover Gone by Alexander Dell’Aquila (USA)

Best Web Series/TV PilotAnother Time, With Paul – Ep1 Gender & Identity by Elena Saurel (UK)

Best Web and New Media: Back Home by Kaiyang Jiang (China)

Best Mobile ShortBack Home by Kaiyang Jiang (China)

Best Parody Short: Scallywag In Space – Episode Unknown by Marco Marcus (USA)

Best Trailer/Teaser: Street Wanderer (Argentina)

Best Director (Female): Sassy Mohen for Fear Actually (USA)

Best Director (Male): Brendan Henry for Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That (Canada)

Best Student Director (Female): Simone Walsh for Forget Me Not (UK)

Best Student Director (Male): Alan Cameron for Fives (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female): Feng Tian Xun for Although I Am Retired (China)

Best First Time Director (Male): Nicholas Peter Yee for Magdalene (UK)

Best Young Filmmaker: Georgia Sasso for Consent: How Rape Culture Affects Teen Development and Relationships (USA)

Best Actress: Liang Dan Ni for Although I Am Retired (China)

Best Actor: Elliot Wesley for A Will to Change (Canada)

Best Supporting Actress: Joni Adahl for Permafrost (USA)

Best Child/Young Actress: Skylar Dominique for 846 (USA)

Best Child/Young Actor: Jack Botros for A Child’s Prayer (USA)

Best Acting Duo: Aphrodite Camello and Kevin Mikel Dewitt for Palm Sunday (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Amanda Bright, Amit Shah, Adjoa Andoh, Pearl Mackie, Charity Wakefield, Doreene Blackstock, Vinegar Strokes, David Newman, and Joseph Fletcher for The Lennox Report (UK)

Best Cinematography: Brandon Veen for Permafrost (USA)

Best Editing: Trees Under Water (Germany)

Best Production Design: Ravin Raori and Yuqing (Alice) Liu for Counterproductive (UK)

Best Visual FX: Buzz Off (USA)

Best Sound Design: Oska Zervoudakis for Lucky, Lucky (Australia)

Best Original Score: Grace Fisher for A Critter Fable (USA)

Best Original Story: Nathaniel Porter for Permafrost (USA)

Best Short ScriptPal by Michael Mau (USA)






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