Top Shorts Winners - August 2022






Film of the Month

Seashell - Dannon Wu


Best Narrative Film

Whirlwind - Rodrigo Fonseca, Cavi Borges


Best Indie Film

In the Spotlight - Jessica Qinyue Luo


Best Drama

Peace in Patience - Sanmi Oguntunde, Timi Oyelude


Best Sci-Fi

CORE - Soo-min Song, Young-chan Kim, Do-hun Lee


Best Experimental Film

ADULTS - Alberto Martín-Aragón


Best Inspirational Film

The Beach - Caitlin Patricia Weiler, Peter Soby, Matthew S. Robinson


Best Documentary

The Colours of Life - Daniel Stanislawski


Honorable Mention: Documentary

Stage Ready - Ethan Quant


Best Animation

JOY - Chongjia Zhang, Yining Dang, Shan Dora Huang


Honorable Mention: Animation

Hey Toby Hey Owen: This is Not Sponsored by Valvoline - Owen Dennis


Best Music Video

God Particle Apocalypse - Quantum Cadet


Best Student Film

Wild Rose - Hannsue


Honorable Mention: Student Film

Escaping the Past - Alexander Ratter


Best Director

One Day Back Home - Ruijing Chen


Honorable Mention: Director

Nest - Todd Lien


Best First Time Director

Seashell - Dannon Wu


Honorable Mention: First Time Director

Double Exposure - Long Siying


Best Indie Filmmaker

In the Spotlight - Jessica Qinyue Luo


Best Actor

Rotte - Keli Stilian


Best Actress

Seashell - Crystal Heo


Best Actor in an Indie Film

Peace in Patience - Sanmi Oguntunde


Best Supporting Actor

Nest - Jason Sun


Best Young Actress

Nest - Nicole Braeger


Best Child Actor

Nest - Sean Hoover


Best Child Actress

No Last Words - Thalia Anne Oliver


Best Cinematography

Nest - Yifu Li


Best Editing

Seashell - Kyle Altus


Best Score

Seashell - Pierre Gildenhuys


Best Trailer

Peace in Patience - Sanmi Oguntunde, Timi Oyelude


Best Original Story

Peace in Patience - Sanmi Oguntunde


Best Screenplay

The Private Sector - Benjamin King


Best First Time Screenwriter

The Truth About Kindergarten - Thalia Anne Oliver


Best Television Script

New Olympus - Matthew Nicholson





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