WINNERS
SEPTEMBER 2019

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
BUTTERFLY
Bonnie Foster
 
Best Narrative Film
BUTTERFLY
Bonnie Foster
 
Honorable Mention: Narrative Film
OUT OF NOWHERE
Haoyu Wang
 
Best Indie Film
SILENT TIES
George Leontakianakos
 
Honorable Mention: Indie Film
WHEN 2 WRONGS
Clinton Phillips
 
Best Drama
LITTLE PHILIP'S BIRTHDAY
Hesam Anvari
 
Honorable Mention: Drama
MURALS
Luke C. Griffiths, Jasmine Leivers
Best Comedy
LOST TREASURE OF THE VALLEY
Robert Husted
Honorable Mention: Comedy
COVERT ACTIVITY
Fiona Lincke
Best Horror
MUÑECA
Sergio Herencias
Best Sci-Fi
END POINT
Rafael Cortes
Best Experimental Film
UNDER THE FOREST, ABOVE THE GROUND
Steve Conry
Best Inspirational Film
TANGO BODY ~ A LOVE STORY
Philip Kan Gotanda, Chelsea Eng
Honorable Mention: Inspirational Film
THIRD ACT IN TAOS
Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus
Best Mystery Film
STAMENIGMA
Joey Angerone
Best Dark Comedy
KILLER FRIENDS
Peter Calvin, Brent Crable
Honorable Mention: Dark Comedy
THE GREAT HUMAN CRIME
Alex Afshar
Best Romantic Comedy
KISSING CARMEN
DC Brandon
Best LGBTQ Film
ROSIE
Destry Spielberg
Honorable Mention: LGBTQ Film
THE FREEDOM TO BREATH
Paayel Chouudhury
Best Western
GHOST IN THE GUN
Andrew Chen
Honorable Mention: Western
MY DECLARATION
Jiayi Li
Best Web Series
DOLLHOUSE
Mariya Ranieli
Best Documentary
5 REASONS WHY WE NEED HATE SPEECH
Lou Perez
 
Honorable Mention: Documentary
RETURN OF THE LOTUS-BORN MASTER: DECRYPTING THE DAKINI CODE
Laurence Brahm
Best Animation
ECONOMY IS CARE
Sergio Herencias, Andreas Tanner
 
Honorable Mention: Animation
THE BUTTON
Kim Yuan Xu
 
Best Music Video
WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM?
Benjamin Folstein
Best Student Film
THE ROSY SUMMER DAY
Nicole Shan
 
Honorable Mention: Student Film
DANTE FALLS
Nancy Lin
Best Microfilm
THE TINKERER
Mike Trivisonno
Best Director
GHOST IN THE GUN
Andrew Chen
 
Honorable Mention: Director
BUTTERFLY
Bonnie Foster
 
Best First Time Director
ROSIE
Destry Spielberg
 
Honorable Mention: First Time Director
NO COMET A 1969 COMET'S TALE
Carol Jackson
 
Best Indie Filmmaker
HERE TODAY
Meredith Grace Dabney, Erica Arvold
Honorable Mention: Indie Filmmaker
BLOSSOM
Joseph Anthony Marcello
Best Young Filmmaker
YELLOW CHAINS
Andrew Tang
Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Yung-Han (Ariel) Kuo
Best Actor
BUTTERFLY
Micah Fitzgerald
Best Actress
LITTLE PHILIP'S BIRTHDAY
Vivian Davidson
Best Actor in an Indie Film
WHEN 2 WRONGS
Matthew Griebel
Best Actress in an Indie Film
A PERFECT DAY
Archana Dua
Best Duo
BUTTERFLY
Micah Fitzgerald & Jade Lorna Sullivan
Honorable Mention: Duo
MOJAVE SHADOWS
Sabrina Percario & Ronan Barbour
Best Ensemble
DANTE FALLS
Tricia Fukuhara, Daniel Chung, Noveen Crumbie, Jesten Mariconda
Best Cinematography
MUÑECA
Sergio Herencias
Honorable Mention: Cinematography
GHOST IN THE GUN
Stephen Berke
Best Editing
GHOST IN THE GUN
Patrick Devaney, Sam Purdy, Stephen Berke, Rena Yamamoto
Honorable Mention: Editing
LITTLE PHILIP'S BIRTHDAY
Hesam Anvari, Maria Belena Garcia
Best Score
LOST TREASURE OF THE VALLEY
Steve Wilder Blumenthal
Best Commercial
1969 COMET DEMO REEL
Carol Jackson
Best Original Story
BUTTERFLY
Bonnie Foster
 
Honorable Mention: Original Story
DANTE FALLS
Nancy Lin
 
Best Screenplay
SUMMER'S END
Marcia Dinneen
 
Honorable Mention: Screenplay
A THOUSAND EYES
Kiefer Luttrell
Best First Time Screenwriter
HERE TODAY
Meredith Grace Dabney
Honorable Mention: First Time Screenwriter
ROUGH STOCK
Seppe Van Beneden
 
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