Silver Awards: September 2018

Independent Shorts AwardsBest Drama Short: Tongue by Adriana Martins da Silva (Portugal)

Best Indie Short: Lara by Gordon Shoemaker (USA)

Best Documentary Short: United Hopes by Arwa Sawan (USA)

Best Thriller Short: Atrocity by Justin Head (South Africa)

Best Film Noir Short: The Cassie Confession by Robert Mann (USA)

Best Horror Short: Terrordactyl by E.K. Scarfone (USA)

Best Sci-Fi Short: It’s in the Trees by Ray Brady (UK)

Best Children Short: Bubu and the Little Owls: Rescue Operation by Bruna Biasotto, Thomaz Martins and Rafael Sosnowski (Brazil)

Best Music Video: Jawjaw: Survive This by Ian Roderick Gray (UK)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot: Black Coffee by Jason Perez (USA)

Best Experimental Short: Close Enough by Mahdi Hosseingholi and Mojtaba Zarghampour (Iran)

Best Microfilm: Framed by Jonathan Burteaux (France)

Best Student Short: Burnt Out Light by Alex Howat (UK)

Best Director (Female): Liz Lachman for Pin-Up (USA)

Best Director (Male): Jeff Huston for Embalming Fluid (USA)

Best First Time Director: Charles Malone for Separation (USA)

Best Young Filmmaker: Monimar Mancillas for The Grounded Astronaut (USA)

Best Actress: Sara Gonçalves for Tongue (Portugal)

Best Actor: Jason K. Roy for The Window (Canada)

Best Child/Young Actress: Rose Hough for Team Teenettes (Canada)

Best Acting Duo: Molly Ratterman and Shaka Omari for Separation (USA)

Best Acting Ensemble: Paul Ashey, Sarah Morgan Ashey, Malcolm Mills and Emma Rogers for Embalming Fluid (USA)

Best Cinematography: Powell Robinson for Lara (USA)

Best Editing: Kieran Hanson for What We Do Here (UK)

Best Sound Design: Max Vitko for Risky Boys (Ukraine)

Best Original Score: Marco Valerio Antonini for The Bag and The Bike (USA)

Best Original Story: Jason MacDonald for Ditched (USA)

Best Short Script: You Sleep On The Couch by George Khouri (USA)