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Top Shorts Winners - February 2021

Film of the Month

The Stranger - Katherine Oostman

Best Narrative Film

The Stranger - Katherine Oostman

Best Indie Film

Awakened - Yulian Mateo

Honorable Mention: Indie Film

Etch - Kenneth Perkins

Best Drama

Becoming Everything - Dan Lowënstein

Best Comedy

Matty Boy - Dr Shahid Kamal

Best Experimental Film

The Accident - Paul Brian Osorio, Jayasinhji Jhala

Best Inspirational Film

Pivot - Robert Hunkele, Tom DiDonato

Best Mystery Film

Hal - Josh Flaherty, Caleb Yellin-Flaherty

Best Parody

Panic in Valley City - Antonio Harper, Abby Burton

Best Dark Comedy

Hero - Jayson Martin

Best Romantic Comedy

Girl Night Stand: Chapter Two - Jenna Laurenzo

Best Web/TV Pilot

Atlas - Ayman Chaudhry

Best Web Series

Good Monsters - Johannes Muhr, Julia Zimth

Honorable Mention: Web Series

Another Time, With Paul - Elena Saurel

Best Documentary

Driving La Carrera: Rally Brothers - Fernando Cum Marin

Honorable Mention: Documentary

Veteran Children: When Parents Go To War - Susan Hackley

Best Animation

Hope - Abdulla Al-Janahi

Best Music Video

Woman's Enlightenment - Koutaro Ishida

Honorable Mention: Music Video

Take Me as I Am - Eric Wolford

Best Student Film

The Q - Hannah Gordon

Honorable Mention: Student Film

Followed - Michael Salvino

Best Microfilm

Unspeakable BLM - Emmai Alaquiva

Best Director

The Stranger - Katherine Oostman

Honorable Mention: Director

The Funny Runner - Rob Steger

Best First Time Director

In Isolation - Edmund C. Short

Honorable Mention: First Time Director

Company - Lam Tsz Him

Best Indie Filmmaker

Impermanence - Josh Yellin-Flaherty

Honorable Mention: Indie Filmmaker

Skiff - Ethan Barsh, Andy Barsh

Best Young Filmmaker

Consent: How Rape Culture Affects Teen Development and Relationships - Georgia Kate Sasso

Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker

Haphephobia - Aiko Loza

Best Actor

Becoming Everything - Steve Leeds

Honorable Mention: Actor

Matty Boy - Vincent De Paul

Best Actress

The Stranger - Melissa Saint-Amand

Best Actress in an Indie Film

Alison - Jessica Rose

Best Supporting Actress

Company - Nina Paw Hee Ching

Best Child/Young Actor

Solitaire - Jacob C. Schultz

Best Child/Young Actress

Becoming Everything - Diaana Babnicova

Best Duo

The Argument - Shalini Bathina & Vance Lovett

Best Ensemble

The Stranger - Melissa Saint-Amand, Autumn Dial, Ashley LeConte Campbell

Best Cinematography

Eyes Behind the Wind - Richard Weston

Best Editing

The Stranger - Carolina Garrigo

Best Score

Hope - Caturadi Septembrianto

Honorable Mention: Score

The Stranger - David Urbinati

Best Song

Straight Into The Ocean - Allen Ling

Inspiring Woman in a Film

The Funny Runner - Brittany Charboneau

Best Commercial

Operation Chrono - Irmaos Meirelles

Best Original Story

Company - Tony Lam Tsz Him, June Chung Hoi Man

Honorable Mention: Original Story

Happily ever after - James Coare

Best Screenplay

Come Closer - Pierre Langenegger

Honorable Mention: Screenplay

Love and Loneliness in an Advanced Technological Age - Warren Paul Glover

Best Drama Screenplay

Fatal Ambition - Angel Connell

Best Comedy Screenplay

Hanging Buddy - John Kestner

Best Horror Screenplay

Come Closer - Pierre Langenegger

Best Thriller Screenplay

Familial - Catherine Schetina

Best First Time Screenwriter

Grey - Marc Castaldo

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