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Top Shorts Winners - June 2021

Film of the Month

Incognito - Jacky Song

Best Narrative Film

Incognito - Jacky Song

Honorable Mention: Narrative Film

Goodbye to Yesterday - Chae Talley

Best Indie Film

Lea - Nora Jaenicke

Honorable Mention: Indie Film

The Longest Day of the Year - Lauren Hoover

Best Drama

Restless - Asger Krøjer Kallesøe

Best Comedy

The Rite Girl - Cody Theilman

Best Thriller

Exhibition - Fareed Kairon, Morgane Borg

Best Sci-Fi

Anomaly - Michael Jeanpert

Best Experimental Film

Eternal Rest - Oli Tarquin

Best Inspirational Film

The Cork Nativity - Patrick O'Shea

Honorable Mention: Inspirational Film

Hate Is Not Welcome Here - Zaknafein Luken

Best Dark Comedy

The Butcher - Bruce Liang

Best Romantic Comedy

Falafel - Nikita Hattangady

Best LGBTQ Film

Astronauts - Mariano Cabaco

Best Web/TV Pilot

On Tap - Joshua Manning, Damien Chinappi

Honorable Mention: Web/TV Pilot

Daddy Diaper Diaries - Edy Soto, Bruce Chapnick

Best Web Series

Motel - Criss Gidas

Honorable Mention: Web Series

The Van Life - Suzan Satterfield

Best Documentary

Our Feet Are Rooted - Krista Imbesi

Honorable Mention: Documentary

Fright Nights - Alexander Henninger

Best Animation

Pumpkin Pal - Suh Woo Choi

Honorable Mention: Animation

Forget Me Not - Courtney LeBlanc, Saige Guevara

Best Music Video

Snow in London - Léon Vital-Durand

Honorable Mention: Music Video

Cathleen Ireland - Elevator - Joe Chilcott

Best Student Film

One Afternoon - Yumin Zhang

Honorable Mention: Student Film

My Life as a Cashier - Arianna Blatt

Best Microfilm

The Test - Florian Meimberg

Best Director

Incognito - Jacky Song

Honorable Mention: Director

Goodbye to Yesterday - Chae Talley

Best First Time Director

One Afternoon - Yumin Zhang

Honorable Mention: First Time Director

Snow in London - Léon Vital-Durand

Best Indie Filmmaker

Don Garbaggio - Steve Alleva

Honorable Mention: Indie Filmmaker

Faultless - Barry Heins

Best Young Filmmaker

It Always Is - Tristan Cohen

Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker

Growing Peace in the Middle East - Steven Hoffen

Best Actor

Goodbye to Yesterday - Andy Cohen

Honorable Mention: Actor

Anomaly - Roberto Calvet

Best Actress

Restless - Sarah Boberg

Honorable Mention: Actress

Astronauts - Suzie Léger

Best Actor in an Indie Film

Healthy mind in a healthy body - Rodrigo Alfonso

Best Actress in an Indie Film

And So Fell the Sky - Lidia Guillem

Best Supporting Actor

Astronauts - Mariano Cabaco

Best Duo

Anomaly - Roberto Calvet & Fleur Geffrier

Best Cinematography

Incognito - Logan Fulton

Honorable Mention: Cinematography

Sense of Wonder - The Filmmaker - Hideki Nishizawa

Best Editing

Incognito - Mengfang Yang

Honorable Mention: Editing

The Plunge - Jessica Poirier-Chang

Best Score

Incognito - Kevin Tan

Honorable Mention: Score

Pumpkin Pal - Alexander Meade

Best Sound Design

Incognito - Yiming Zhou

Honorable Mention: Sound Design

Forget Me Not - Matt Tracy

Inspiring Woman in a Film

Best Visual Effects

Incognito - Mengfang Yang

Best Commercial/Promotional Video

Streets Of Morocco - Katie Hardyman

Best Trailer

Obsidienne - Aphro Oner

Best Original Story

Anomaly - Michael Jeanpert

Honorable Mention: Original Story

There's No Hell Like Home - Russell Southam

Best Screenplay

The Real Spaghetti - Richard Stirling

Honorable Mention: Screenplay

Destroyer of Worlds - John Kestner

Best Drama Screenplay

Ripple - Rory Tasker

Best Comedy Screenplay

The Real Spaghetti - Richard Stirling

Best Fantasy Screenplay

The Stress Hat - Dr Rubina Mian, Omar Mian

Best First Time Screenwriter

The Jackal - Guy H. Fisher III

Honorable Mention: First Time Screenwriter

Man Up - Josh Alexander

Best Television Script

Losing the Plot - Nicola Morris, Rupert Bogarde

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