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Top Shorts Winners - April 2021

Film of the Month

All Blood Runs Red - Paul Mignot

Best Narrative Film

A Godless Country - Jesse Richardson

Honorable Mention: Narrative Film

Soundman - Debi Bradshaw, Elizabeth J. Musgrave

Best Indie Film

Honeymoon on Park Street - Ruvek Maharaj

Honorable Mention: Indie Film

Untitled Sam Bennett Project - Daniella Caggiano, Caitlin Ouano

Best Drama

Out of Time - Delphine Montaigne

Best Experimental Film

Siren Song - Dri Sommer

Best Inspirational Film

An Artist's Journey from China to America - BiLan Liao

Best Dark Comedy

Offline - Kate Kelsen

Best Romantic Comedy

Cairo - B. Amechi, Ayasha J. Tripp

Best Crime Film

Victim X - Udhaya Sankar

Best LGBTQ Film

75 Cents - Safi Jafri

Best Documentary

Inside Nigeria's push to end police brutality - Martin Asare Amankwa, Peace Hyde

Best Animation

Yendor - Rodney Matthews, Sarah Matthews

Best Music Video

Back to Me - Luca Pizzoleo

Best Student Film

Deep Blue - Wayne Tan, Austin Lawrence

Best Director

All Blood Runs Red - Paul Mignot

Best First Time Director

Terminal - Kadi Wald

Honorable Mention: First Time Director

Holy Zombie - Cam Marshall

Best Indie Filmmaker

75 Cents - Safi Jafri

Honorable Mention: Indie Filmmaker

Damned - Noam Zaffran

Best Young Filmmaker

The Accomplice - Shawn Quek

Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker

Wolves - Abe Alford

Best Actor

A Godless Country - Jesse Richardson

Honorable Mention: Actor

Falling Up and Up - Daniel Dasent

Best Actress

A Godless Country - Samantha McClurg

Honorable Mention: Actress

Goodnight and Goodbye - Callie Bussell

Best Actor in an Indie Film

75 Cents - Cory Watts

Best Actress in an Indie Film

Honeymoon on Park Street - Chelsea O'Brien

Best Supporting Actor

Wolves - Thomas Tryst

Best Supporting Actress

Out of Time - Marie Bray

Best Child/Young Actor

Out of Time - Nadir Benlala

Best Duo

75 Cents - Cory Watts & Bruce Clifford

Best Cinematography

All Blood Runs Red - Eric Dumont

Best Editing

All Blood Runs Red - Tao Delport

Honorable Mention: Editing

Terminal - Kadi Wald

Best Score

All Blood Runs Red - Polerik Rouviere

Honorable Mention: Score

Ma Mapula - Tatiana Mikova

Best Sound Design

75 Cents - Safi Jafri

Best Commercial/Promotional Video

Lightness That Inspires - Carlo Guttadauro

Best Original Story

A Godless Country - Jesse Richardson

Best Screenplay

Heavy Hitter - Liesel Galletly

Honorable Mention: Screenplay

An Interview with The Times - Marc Cunningham

Best Drama Screenplay

Heavy Hitter - Liesel Galletly

Best Comedy Screenplay

Dead Meat - Cassie Burton

Best Horror Screenplay

The Help - Lev Patanian

Best First Time Screenwriter

Man Eater - Serenity Speaks

Honorable Mention: First Time Screenwriter

In Too Deep - Leyla Cevik

Best Television Script

Beef.Cake - Ken Arpino, Andrew Wilcox, Matthew Mitchell

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