WINNERS
SEPTEMBER 2017

Winners may order a statuette for themselves and their team, for $290 including shipping.

After making an order, please send us an email to info.topshorts@gmail.com with the following details: 

1. Award (for example: Best Director)

2. Name

3. Film title

4. Full shipping address, including phone number

 

We'll email the design for your approval prior to engraving it on the statuette.

Film of the Month
VOICE OF GRACE
Laurel Ripley
 
Best Narrative
HEAVEN KNOWS
Shangshi Chen
 
Honorable Mention: Narrative
HAPPINESS
Ariann Laurin
 
Best Indie Film
LOVE UNTIL THE END
Tamara Nance
 
Honorable Mention: Indie Film
AD HOMINEM
Sylvia Zaradic
 
Best Drama
UNDERTOW
Peter Spann
 
Honorable Mention: Drama
PLACES WHERE FLOWERS ONCE GREW
Michael Gonzalez
 
Best Comedy
DIVA'S PERFECT POSSE
Stephen Burhoe
 
Honorable Mention: Comedy
F'D
Carly Otte, Teresa Catherine
 
Best Thriller
THE SCULPTOR
Kris Lippert
 
Best Horror
LION
Davide Melini
 
Best Sci-Fi
ARC RAIDER
Rowan Pullen
 
Best Experimental
LILT
Josiah Cuneo
 
Honorable Mention: Experimental
ALELUYA
Alberto Martín-Aragón
 
Best Inspirational
FRAME
Andres Ramirez
 
Best Fantasy
PROTECTRESS
America Young, Joanna Ke
 
Best LGBTQ
HER
Elwood Quincy Walker
 
Best Web Series
JUST LIVING
Gerard Flores, Arthur Marroquin
 
Honorable Mention: Web Series
ALTERNATE SIDE
Alexandra Levinsohn, D. Clifford Hart
 
Best Animation
BLOOM
Rafael Vallaperde
 
Best Documentary
THE MAKING OF SOKO DANUB
Manuel Molzer
 
Honorable Mention: Documentary
WHY ME?
Harish Shah
 
Best Music Video
THE LOCKHEARTS: RIDE HOME
Tanzeal Rahim
 
Honorable Mention: Music Video
VICTORIOUS
Carlo Tellaroli
 
Best Student Film
IF
Gabriel Andres Valbuena
 
Honorable Mention: Student Film
TUN FUR ANDERE
Ryan Russo, Casey Fellows
 
Best Microfilm
FOLLOW YOUR PATH
Alessandro Capomolla
 
Best Director
9TO5
Filippos Tsapekis
 
Honorable Mention: Director
LION
Davide Melini
 
Best First Time Director
CHOICE. REGRET.
Christopher Schonning
 
Honorable Mention: First Time Director
THE ONLY THING CERTAIN
Shea Allen Borengasser
 
Best Indie Filmmaker
MR.YORK
Zhengduo Wang
 
Best Actor
MR.YORK
Dario X. Musso
 
Best Actress
UNDERTOW
Jacqui Purvis
 
Best Actor in an Indie Film
HAPPINESS
Jean Drolet
 
Best Actress in an Indie Film
HEAVEN KNOWS
Alisha Seaton
 
Best Supporting Actor
UNDERTOW
Hamish Street
 
Best Supporting Actress
VOICE OF GRACE
Brynn Chamblee
 
Best Young Actor
VOICE OF GRACE
Javy Barahona
Best Young Actress
PAWS
Marley Boss
 
Best Child Actress
VOICE OF GRACE
Elle Whitfield
 
Best Young Filmmaker
THE ADVENTURES OF ADDERALL BOY
Conor Holway
 
Best Ensemble
VOICE OF GRACE
Director: Laurel Ripley; Writer/Producer: Brynn Chamblee; Key Cast: Elle Whitfield, Frances Dell Bendert, Brynn Chamblee, Javy Barahona, John Hardy, Amanda Maddox, Jamie Renell
Best Editing
VOICE OF GRACE
Matthew Jensen
 
Honorable Mention: Editing
HEAVEN KNOWS
Shangshi Chen
 
Best Cinematography
MR.YORK
Hiroshi Azuma
 
Honorable Mention: Cinematography
CHOICE. REGRET.
Yana Rits-Cairns
 
Best Score
VOICE OF GRACE
Simone Cilio
 
Honorable Mention: Score
AKIDE
Rahman Altin
 
Best Song
CHOICE. REGRET.
Song Title: What Are We Fighting For?
Performed by: Joanna Weston
 
Honorable Mention: Song
DREAM INSIDE
Paul Murray (Band: MurrayNash)
 
Best Original Story
9TO5
Katerina Tsoumpa, Filippos Tsapekis
 
Honorable Mention: Original Story
THE ADVENTURES OF ADDERALL BOY
Conor Holway
 
Best Visual Effects
ARC RAIDER
Jordan Koler, Chris La
 
 

Top Shorts Film of the Month: 

"Voice of Grace", Directed by Laurel Ripley (Official Trailer)

Top Shorts Best Director: 

"9to5", Directed by Filippos Tsapekis (Official Trailer)

Top Shorts Best Drama: 

"Undertow", Directed by Peter Spann (Official Trailer)

Top Shorts Best Music Video: 

The Lockhearts - "Ride Home", Directed by Tanzeal Rahim

Top Shorts Best Indie Filmmaker: 

Mr.York, Directed by Zhengduo Wang

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