April 18, 2019

The 5th annual Top Shorts nominations have just been announced, and over 200 films and screenplays are in the run for an annual award, in 45 categories overall. 

Here are the 33 films that earned most nominations this year. 


Director: Hugo Diego Garcia 

9 nominations

In 80's...

Brian McWha is a Vancouver based filmmaker who has started his filmmaking journey three years ago. Working his way up from production assistant and location manager to screenwriter & director, Brian treats every crew member equally ("No matter what the job title is, your job is crucial to the filmm...

Yulia Romanova is a UK based film producer and actress of Russian origin. She started her acting career at Pinewood Studios, UK, after which she became determined to start producing her own films.

She is now known for her award winning short film 'Gender' for which she won the Inspiring Woman in a F...

Paul D. Bestolarides is an independent filmmaker/freelance videographer currently teaching at San Joaquin Delta College.

Michael Thygesen is a cinematographer/freelance videographer currently teaching at Futures Explored Workshop.

After several successful collaborations, Paul and Michael decided to c...

Originally from Greece, Kelly Sarri is a Los Angeles based filmmaker. 

Kelly decided to shoot a documentary about the Tax Evasion in Greece. She bought a flying ticket and arrived at Thessaloniki, only to realize that people aren't ready to talk about this subject ("people did not want to talk on ca...

Juan Felipe Restrepo has been playing in theatre and movies since he was 14-years-old. 

Recently, Juan won Best Actor award at several film festivals, including Top Shorts, for his lead role in Prodigal Son (which he also written). 

We asked Juan to join us for an interview, and met not only a talent...

February 4, 2018

Ann Huang is a creative story teller and a filmmaker based in Southern California. 

After writing several successful poems, Huang wrote and directed her first film, "Palpitations of Dust". 

In this experimental short, the lives of three friends become complicated when facing choices of love, friendsh...

January 23, 2018

Derek Frey is an exceptional filmmaker. With credits like The Killers' Here With Me, Alice in Wonderland, Kill the Engine and Disney's upcoming Dumbo, he is taking over Hollywood at the speed of light.

Read Derek's interview to find out how did a suburban Philadelphian boy become one of Hollywood's...

Jhosimar Vasquez is a Los Angeles based film director, originally from Peru. His recent film, The Scorpion's Tale, won the Top Shorts Film of the Month award, gaining an overall 9+ rating from the jury. 

After directing several music videos, seven shorts and a feature, Jhosimar (only 23 years old!)...

I made and produced documentary films for over twenty years without ever thinking about making a Fiction Film until the day I had to deal with what happens to a lot of couples today.

After 22 years my family broke up and I had the impression that the world was collapsing around me.

After this breakup...

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