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Top Shorts Winners - November 2021

Film of the Month

Life After - Jesse Edwards

Best Narrative Film

Life After - Jesse Edwards

Honorable Mention: Narrative Film

HomeBound - Usher Morgan

Best Indie Film

Eldorado - Kevin James Bond

Honorable Mention: Indie Film

Lily - Zichen Liang

Best Drama

The Last Light - Dave Craighead

Best Comedy

Rock Hard with the Clown - Brown Frown the Clown

Best Thriller

Reshape - Siming Zheng

Best Horror

The Roast - Erim Şişman

Best Experimental Film

Sounds - Andrew Michael Frescas

Best Inspirational Film

The Nest - Jammie Patton, Kiziana Jean-Louis

Best Fantasy Film

Eunuch - Félix Gómez Amaya

Best Dark Comedy

My Dinner With Werner - Maverick Moore

Best Crime Film

Blue Lanterns - Brandon Chi-Wei Chen

Best Musical/Dance Film

When Snow Falls - Anthony Morigerato

Best Western

Outlaw - Alpay Andy Birdinc

Best Web/TV Pilot

The Last Song - Matthew Cooke

Best Web Series

My Human Experience - Sylvia Ray, Aimee Dansereau, Sarah Cooke

Honorable Mention: Web Series

Hamlet & Ophelia - Scott Westerman

Best Animation

Perfectionism - Rustam Turaliyev

Honorable Mention: Animation

Timeless - Susan Mey Lee Lim, Samudra Kajal Saikia, Christina Teenz Tan

Best Music Video

Beast In Black - Moonligh Rendezvous - Katri Ilona Koppanen

Honorable Mention: Music Video

Timeless - Susan Mey Lee Lim, Samudra Kajal Saikia, Christina Teenz Tan

Best Student Film

Chopped & Stacked - Mykael D. Wood

Best Director

Life After - Jesse Edwards

Honorable Mention: Director

Blue Lanterns - Brandon Chi-Wei Chen

Best First Time Director

The Last Light - Dave Craighead

Honorable Mention: First Time Director

No Hard Shells Crack? - Rich Mcafee

Best Indie Filmmaker

LOVE.HURT - Alexia Eteveneaux-Birks

Honorable Mention: Indie Filmmaker

Mommy - Emily Wahlund, Matt Knudsen

Best Actor

The Last Light - Joshua Malekos

Honorable Mention: Actor

My Dinner With Werner - Matthew Sanders

Best Actress

HomeBound - Katie Vincent

Honorable Mention: Actress

My Human Experience - Lana McKissack

Best Young Actor

Blue Lanterns - Julian Chan

Best Young Actress

The Moon Child - Laila Moore

Best Duo

Chopped & Stacked - Jackson Schombert & Julian Attaway

Best Cinematography

Life After - Aaron Seldon

Honorable Mention: Cinematography

Blue Lanterns - Federica Marchese

Best Editing

Life After - Zach Prichard

Honorable Mention: Editing

MONEY (What’s It Gonna Do 4 Me) - C.Hope Belmont, Brian Drillinger, John Chibbaro

Best Score

Life After - Ryan Taubert

Honorable Mention: Score

Time Boys - Randy Allan, Michael Winston Terry, Justin William Terry, Killian Josiah Terry, Andrea Allan Terry

Best Sound Design

Chopped & Stacked - Chris Porter

Best Song

Timeless - Ron Josef Danziger, Christina Teenz Tan

Best Commercial/Promotional Video

Mazda, Made to inspire - Theodoros Tzartos

Best Original Story

The Last Light - Dave Craighead

Honorable Mention: Original Story

MONEY (What’s It Gonna Do 4 Me) - C.Hope Belmont, John Chibbaro

Best Screenplay

The Ballad of Billy & The Bully - Hogan Hiatt

Honorable Mention: Screenplay

Once Upon a Time in Stray Cat Town - Wei Zhou

Best Drama Screenplay

The Silent Recital - Lia Wu

Best Comedy Screenplay

Rough Cut - "Running of the Bulls" - Matthew Margo

Best Thriller Screenplay

Silver Tunnel - Raluca Dobrescu

Best Sci-Fi Screenplay


Best First Time Screenwriter

I'm Sorry Deer - Jackie Fiorillo

Best Television Script

End of Days - Danny Alex

Honorable Mention: Television Script

Positives - Katie Fahey

Special Jury Award

Sam's Decision - Marcelo Ribeiro Carvalho

Special Jury Award

Real Monsters - Isaiah Thomas Butler

Special Jury Award

Snake - Perry Schwartz

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