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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