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Best Shorts Competition


The Best Shorts Competition is unique in the industry.  Attracting both powerhouse companies as well as talented new filmmakers, The Best Shorts is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition.

Established in 2011, Best Shorts is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality shorts and new media. Best Shorts promotes award winners through press releases to over 40,000 filmmakers, industry contacts and global media/distribution outlets.

 Please visit the Best Shorts website, www.BestShorts.net for more information. You may also email us at info@bestshorts.net for any of your questions or concerns.


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The Best Shorts Competition Announces Latest Winners!

The Best Shorts Competition is proud to announce the latest winners. The Best Shorts Competition puts filmmakers first and provides a direct opportunity for recognition and publicity for high quality productions. It is international in scope and has granted awards to producers in Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Mauritius, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

~ Best of Show ~ 

Stuart Rideout – I Wish for You
 

Stuart Rideout (United Kingdom)I Wish for You, Nature / Environment – I Wish for You is an emotionally powerful film about a grandfather’s poignant last letter to his granddaughter. Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons masterfully brings to life a brilliant script by acclaimed “War Horse” author Michael MorpurgoBAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake’s nuanced performance interprets his profound words and emotive memories as he extols the virtues of looking after the planet and his love and hope for the world around us that transcends time. A resonant and soaring soundtrack from Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman helps the viewer connect on a deeply personal level. Deft direction from Rideout, with his signature combination of truthful performances blended with cinematic landscapes – taps into something elemental and brings to life a film with an environmental message that powerfully reminds us of what we are at stake of losing. Part of The Climate Coalition’s #ShowTheLove campaign – it is a climate film that is not heavy-handed but rather emotive and inspiring. A tour-de-force in the world of environmental movies. Ridley Scott Associates production company.

~ Award of Excellence Special Mention ~

Oliver Goetzl (Germany)Mt. Suswa-Life in a Volcano, Documentary Short – Goetzl brings his exceptional wildlife filmmaking talents to Mt Suswa in Kenya – the only place in the world where baboons roost in caves. A rare and mysterious place – showcasing an abundance of wildlife and previously unseen behaviors. A well-crafted script, exceptional footage, entertaining narration and beautiful cinematography. Aired NDR.

Rayka Zehtabchi (USA)Ours to Tell, Liberation/Social Justice – Oscar-winning director Zehtabchi’s poignant film about reproductive justice and body autonomy. Featuring four honest, heart-stirring stories of women in underserved communities – and the power that comes from controlling their own bodies and futures. Narrated by Natasha Rothwell (Insecure). Producing partners Planned Parenthood and We Testify.

Haley Geffen (USA)Hey Girl, Women Filmmakers – Five-time Emmy winner Geffen’s imaginative and impactful short about self-image. Creative narrative using poetry, dynamic dance movement, attitude and a cinematic lens. Beautifully delivered by Melissa Lozada-Oliva using modern dance (Kailey McCrudden) to illustrate what prevents women from reaching their potential. Exceptional editing, pacing and superb use of music.

April Phillips (New Zealand)The Last Man on Earth, Disability Issues – The aftermath of a global epidemic that virtually wipes out mankind – caused by a vaccine designed to eradicate birth defects. Phillips’ exceptional take on prejudice and moral issues of our times – a thriller about the worth of people with disabilities and lesson about character. Authentic performances by Greer PhillipsShane Bartle and Duncan Armstrong.

Beau Janzen (USA)Bugbottle, Educational / Instructional – Emmy-winner Janzen (Gotham / Life of Pi / Game of Thrones) brings an artist’s sensibility of storytelling and connecting with an audience to a mind-bending educational concept transcending our traditional structures of three-dimensional space. Bugbottle challenges the viewer to new ways of thinking with gorgeous animation and a well presented narrative.

Klaus Scherer, ARD/NDR-TV (Germany)The Untold Story Of Otto Warmbier: What Happened In North Korea?, Doc Feature – Scherer’s skillful doc reveals the truth of the shocking story of Warmbier – held in North Korea and ultimately died of his injuries sustained there. He uncovers the prolific lies of the US and North Korean administrations, their appalling friendship and the tragic consequences that follow.

Navin Ramaswaran (Canada)The Remnant, Film Short – Con artists posing as paranormal investigators steal from the home of an affluent woman but end up unleashing an evil spirit. Unique horror short with colorful characters delivered by talented actors. Jill Frappier (Schitt’s Creek)Jennifer Dale (So You Said Yes), Peter Keleghan (The Industry), Kaniehtiio Horn (Ghost BFF), Grace Lynn KungMichael James Regan.

Casey Gates Frey (USA)Crystal, Women filmmakers – A sci-fi rom-com about a neurotic women looking for Mr. Right…through a secret, artificial intelligence matchmaking app. Frey blends her comedic chops with digital expertise (Emmy-nominated The Good Place) to deliver a fresh story. Manon Mathews (Holiday BreakupKunal Dudheker (Better Things), Brick Patrick (Suspense), Kyla Garcia (Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D).

Bob van de Gronde (Netherlands)Rooted in Shadow, Film Short – Based on a true story, a soulful coming of age film about a kid (Jessey Voorn) trying to follow in the footsteps of his boxing legend father (Ramon Voorn). Ultimately, he decides to use his boxing skills to create his own destiny. Thoughtful direction from a talented van de Gronde, beautiful cinematography and moving soundtrack. Supported by New Balance.

Paul-Louis Aeberhardt (France), Dinosaurs: The True Story, Animation (Student) – The highly creative team of BAD JOKES ANIMATION delivers the “true story” of what happened with the dinosaurs. Imagine a world where dinosaurs have survived, where they have evolved, even to the point of being ready to face their biggest enemy: the asteroid. A colorful, imaginative and clever animation from a talented group of filmmakers.

Vanita Omung Kumar (India)Ave Maria, Film Short – Director Kumar’s (Mary Kom) story confronting child sexual abuse and the devastating consequences. 8-year old Maria is unwilling to verbally communicate and is isolated and withdrawn. Her parents cope in their own fragile ways. Only when she adopts a puppet does she find a way to share her voice. Shivika Rishi (Bharat), Annup Sonii (Chintu), Lin Laishram (Rangoon).

Hsun-Chun Chuang (Taiwan)Mazu Pilgrimage, Animation (Student) – A beautifully animated and touching piece used to promote the annual pilgrimage to worship the patron goddess of seafarers, Mazu. One of the most well-known deities in Taiwan and China – every year, more than 400,000 followers join this 9-days pilgrimage. Creative and expressive with a stirring message.

 ~ Award of Excellence ~ 

Alan Hicks (USA)LIV, Documentary Short
Amy Buchwald and Danny Woodburn (USA)N’Everest, Film Short
Angad Bawa (India)Take 2, Film Short
Anthony Kalmeta (USA)Overcast, Film Short
April Phillips (New Zealand)The Last Man on Earth, Actor: Leading (Shane Bartle as Carter), Actor: Supporting (Duncan Armstrong as Max), Actress: Leading (Greer Phillips as Annie Harper), Disability Issues
Ari Shapiro (USA)HAVEN, Film Short
Aya Stoltenberg and Tsubasa Matsumoto, Columbia University (USA)OFFERING, Asian (Student)
Bob Celli (USA)The Keeper, Film Short
Boris Undorf (USA)Cucking Perfect, Film Short
Brett Rickaby (USA)Jane Doe, Actress: Supporting (Amanda Lamberti as Jane Doe), Film Short
Brice Blanloeil (France)8102 ARIM, Commercial / Infomercial
Brice Lava (France)Expedition Sierra, Movie Trailer
Chandler Clarke (USA)Never A Loss, Commercial / Infomercial
Chandler Clarke and Weston Walker (USA)BASICS – Snow Safety & Awareness, Public Service Programming / PSA
Christian J. Parkinson (USA)Old Blue Eyes, Film Short
Claire Elizabeth Terry (Spain)Thirty Minutes, Actress: Leading (Lúcia Moniz as Lucy), Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Damien Christian D’Amico (USA)The Anxiety Fly, Animation
Darren Colston (USA)Grandpa’s Hands, African American, Film Short
Dustin Jones and Emma Pettinga (USA)Back From The Brink, Documentary Short (Student)
Eden Bailey (USA)Sami, Film Short (Student)
Education Bureau (China, Hong Kong)Life Wisdom – He respects others is bound to be respected himself, Educational / Instructional / Training
Ellie Gravitte (USA)Also with You, Film Short
Evgeniy Bazhenov (Russia )The Great Space Explorers, Animation
Jeff Witzeman (USA)The Works of Your Hands:  Healing The Gut, Documentary Short
Jon Root and Rachel Rosenbloom (USA)65º, Women Filmmakers
Josh Garvin (USA)Oakdale, 1959, Film Short
Katherine McRae (New Zealand)WATER BABY, Documentary Short
Kenan Gopffarth (USA)Carried Away, Animation (Student), LGBT (Student)
Laura Niles  (USA)Class Photo, Actor: Leading (Rick Shapiro as Dick Shapora)
Longwei Deng (USA)Tender is the Kiss, Film Short
Michael Hilf (USA)Smoking Wet, Film Short, Actress: Leading (Robin McDonald as Lois Yerdun), Script / Writer, Direction
Mike Johnston (Canada)Synnopsis, Documentary Short
Mohsen Emaminouri (USA)through the breeze, Film Short
Nataly Shkuleva (Russia )Wings, LGBT
Nathan Tillett (USA)Be Like the Robots, Animation (Student)
Nicolas Eguren Cleffi (United Kingdom)The Return of The Mountain Chicken, Nature / Environment / Wildlife (Student)
Noah Berlow (USA)What If…, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Oliver Goetzl (Germany)MT. SUSWA – LIFE IN A VOLCANO, Documentary Short
Powei Su (Taiwan)anpu – ZOEA, Music Video
Rachael James (Australia)Cybersecurity and IP Theft, Women Filmmakers, Educational / Instructional / Training
Rosario Errico (Italy)THE EYES OF THE OTHER, Film Short
Ross Kauffman (USA)Waterproof, Documentary Short
Sarita Gold (Australia)My Two Lives, Creative Response to the Holocaust, Documentary Short, Educational / Instructional / Training, Jewish, Women Filmmakers
Selket Kaufman (USA)A Voice for Whales, Documentary Short
Shareable (USA)The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People, Television – Pilot Program
Shimon Galiley, Empire Recycling Corporation (USA)Earth Day – from Scrap to Sculpture, Documentary Short
Simone Cassas (USA)You can vote on that!, Public Service Programming / PSA
Souvid Datta (United Kingdom)Moonlight Dreams, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Toni Escandell and Jordi Escandell, Paleârtica Films (Spain)MENORCA, BIOSPHERE RESERVE, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Usher Morgan and Katie Vincent (USA)Windblown, Film Short
Vahagn Karapetyan (Greece)Wicca Book, Film Short
Vanita Omung Kumar (India)Ave Maria, Women Filmmakers, Special Purpose Productions
Yennis Cheung and Nicky Cook (United Kingdom)Selma & Clarice, Asian, Women Filmmakers, Television – Pilot Program

 ~ Award of Merit Special Mention ~

Adam Kavanagh (Australia)God of Hope, Christian
Adam Stone and Todd Stone, Steve Morey, Kyle Moriwaki, Ryan Krumm and Steven Mosley USA)GOING BOTH WAYS – 5 Eps., Web Series
Bernadette Walsh (Australia)The Lotus, Animation
Bob Celli (USA)The Keeper, Actor: Leading (Bob Celli as Robert), Actress: Leading (Betsy Adkins Johnson as Celeste)
Boris Undorf (USA)Cucking Perfect, Actor: Leading (Micah Cohen as Ted)
Brett Rickaby (USA)Jane Doe, Actress: Leading (Paola Deocampo as Lt. Dana Juarez)
Cecile Garcia (USA)Bruce, Women Filmmakers
Cedric Hill (USA)Noisy, Disability Issues
Charli Einhorn (USA)Living Ghosts, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Christopher W. Graham (USA)Aida, Actress: Leading (Kiko Wilson as Kyoko)
Cüneyt Işık (Turkey)VORTEX, Experimental (Student)
Daniel Parra (Chile)Will, Latin / Hispanic
Deirdre Allen Timmons (USA)Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, Documentary Short
Dick DeAngelis (USA)Cedar Creek, Documentary Short, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Education Bureau (China, Hong Kong)Day and Night, Children / Family Programming
Elizabeth Archer and Sarah Sawyer (USA)I’m Sorry, I Love You., Actress: Leading (Student) (Sarah Sawyer as Violet), Women Filmmakers (Student)
Fabio Olgiati, Theo Larruy Domenech and Florian Thess (United Kingdom)The Hunt, Film Short (Student)
Garrett McNamee (USA)The Temporary Place, Film Short (Student)
Hovhannes Hakobyan (Armenia)SAVAGE, Film Short
Indresh Singh and Rishabh Nayan (Australia)Dehlight, Documentary Short
Jeff Willy (USA)Reveal, LGBT, Television – Pilot Program
Jockey Club Water Initiative on Sustainability and Engagement (JC-WISE) Project, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)The Hidden Costs of Water, Documentary Short
Kevin McCloskey (USA)Show Me Yours…, LGBT
Kirstin Pfeiffer (USA)Faithfully, Disability Issues
Lipei “Allison” Yu (China)Gently Down The Stream, Actress: Leading (Liu Chang as Girl), Women Filmmakers
Melissa Verwey (South Africa)Unchained, the documentary based on the book., Christian
Navjot Kaur (India)A Moment In Time, Children / Family Programming
Roberto Garcia (USA)Ruby Cupid, LGBT (Student)
Scott Cierski (USA)Six Day Back, Music Video
Sean Martinez  (USA)Marny’s Gift, Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Stephanie Stern (USA)Double Jack Pilot, Web Series
Tyler Cunningham (USA)Fry, Animation (Student)
Wenhao Gao (USA)Voice Cracking, Film Short

~ Award of Merit ~

Adam Kavanagh (Australia)God of Hope, Documentary Short
Adam Stone and Todd Stone, Steve Morey, Kyle Moriwaki, Ryan Krumm and Steven Mosley USA)GOING BOTH WAYS – 5 Eps., LGBT
Alex Withrow (USA)I Am Alive, Film Short
Alexis Rosinsky (USA)Maybe, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Amir Jaffer, Prana Pictures (USA)Choices, Actor: Leading (Puneet as Altaf Khan), Actress: Leading (Jackie Dallas as Jennifer Park), Film Short
Amir Jaffer, Prana Pictures (USA)Arrangement, Film Short
André Lopes and Joana Brandão (Brazil)New York, just another city, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Andrew M Volpe, DJ Throdown and Whodini (USA)Cat Scratch Fever (The Cat Video), Public Service Programming / PSA
AnDy Wu (USA)MAX, Film Short (Student)
Anthony Calderella (USA)Laundrette Blues, Film Short
Ben Johnson (USA)Nacre, Film Short
Brian Walsh (Australia)Men and Love, Educational / Instructional / Training
Cameron Barrett, Safe Community Project (USA)The Fire Triangle, Educational / Instructional / Training
Carl Colby (USA)Operation Overlord: OSS and the Battle for France, Documentary Short and Call Sign CHAOS: Gen. Jim Mattis and the U.S. Marine Corps, Documentary Short
Charles Vinick, Dr. Lori Marino, Michael Mountain and Matt Stamm (USA)Whales Without Walls, Documentary Short
Cileuza Jemjusi, Robert Tamuxi and Valdeilson Jolasi (Brazil)The spirits just understand our language, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples (Student)
Daniel Glushefski (USA)Building For God: Orphanage, Churches and Lives, Christian
David D Haynes II (USA)Etah Semirc: Hate Crimes, Film Short
David Kerns (USA)Warriors Oath, Animation (Student)
Davide Campagna (Italy)The Equilibrist with the Star, Movie Trailer
Deepmala (India)Ek Jhalak- A Glimpse, Women Filmmakers
Deonna Thompson (USA)AfterBirth, African American (Student)
Department of Media, Journalism & Film, Missouri State University (USA)Show-Me Chefs, Season 4, Ep 5: It’s Alive-R, Reality Programming, College / University
Donovan Graves (USA)Bloddy Hell, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Ed Kashi (Spain)Hot Dogs on a Tricycle, Documentary Short, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Education Bureau (China, Hong Kong)Ownership of Firms, Educational / Instructional / Training
Elizabeth Usher (Australia)Your Aloha, Music Video
Elizabeth Usher (Australia)Double Decade Vegan, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Music Video
Eric Harrison (USA)Our Band, Music Video
Evan Bernard (USA)Ashes to ashes, Webisode
Faranak Sahafian (USA)Mirror, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest (Student)
Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Digital Media Program and Searching For Identity Foundation (USA)Feeding Survivors, Jewish
Frances Wilkerson (USA)Rosa, Film Short (Student) and Red, Film Short (Student)
Geneviève Sauvé (Canada)Still Untitled / Encore sans titre, Film Short, Women Filmmakers
George Giglio and Dara Weller, produced by St. Stephens Indian School in association with Moonstar Productions (USA)Arapaho Truths, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Havon Baraka and Tony Holt (USA)Castles in the Air, Television – Pilot Program
Howy Bratherton and Pedro Del Battenberg (United Kingdom)The Job, Film Short
Ian Havens (USA)FAULT, Film Short (Student)
James Carr and Jack Genender  (USA)The Prodigy, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Jason Jones – Not An Alternative and The Natural History Museum (USA)Whale People: Protectors of the Sea, Documentary Short, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Jeff Willy and Kenneth Castillo (USA)Intergalactic Chronicles, Film Short
Jeffrey John Eyamie (Canada)So, What Do You Think?, Web Tube Length Video
Johnny Rocket (J. Gallinat)  (USA)Survive, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Johnny Vonneumann (USA)An American In Europe, Experimental
Katherine McRae (New Zealand)WATER BABY, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Katie Oliver (USA)Feminist Theory and How It Relates to the Patriarchal Dividend, LGBT, Women Filmmakers
Kenneth Castillo (USA)Full Disclosure, Actor: Leading (Jeff Willy as Ted Granger), Film Short
Kyle Klubal (USA)Off On Buttons, Film Short
Laura Niles (USA)Class Photo, Women Filmmakers
Leslie Carles (France)Les Monstres, Women Filmmakers
Lindsay Clift (USA)Lexus IS Spec Commercial, Commercial / Infomercial
Lipei “Allison” Yu (China)Gently Down The Stream, Actress: Supporting (Zhang as Friend), Disability Issues
Lucia Martinez (USA)Women of the World, Women Filmmakers
Lyle Gibson (USA)Discovering Tommie Atkins:  The Revelation of His Creek Nation Legacy, Documentary Short
Marie-Noelle Marquis (USA)The Agent, Women Filmmakers
Matt Bolin (Australia)The Adventures of Wolfdogg and The Three little pig’s, Animation
Mojtaba Poorbakhsh (Iran)Goodbye Olympic, Film Short
Navjot Kaur (USA)Chomp, Animation
Neill Fleeman (USA)Blackbird Bye Bye, Film Short
Numan YİĞİT (Iraq)PELAVA SOR ( RED SHOES), Film Short
Nwaye Zar Che Soe (Myanmar)Jo & Kessy, Documentary Short
October Project (Emil Adler, Marina Belica, Julie Flanders) (USA)Doubts, Animation (Phoebe CaviseOctober Project), Women Filmmakers (Julie Flanders, Marina Belica, Phoebe Cavise)
Petra Zoepnek (Austria)Where is Lotte?, Film Short
Renzo Montoya (USA)Summer Rain, Experimental
Rich Vaughn (USA)Sandra Says, Webisode
Richard Zelniker (USA)Beckoned, Film Short
Robert Forgey (USA)Aberration, Film Short (Student)
Rosa Nichols (USA)Sapphire, Women Filmmakers
Sarah-Jo Bramfit (Australia)Owen the Owl, Women Filmmakers
Seth Kozak and Damian Vielleux (USA)Rendezvous, Actress: Leading (Katarina Morhacova as Catalina Wright)
Sharon Contillo (USA)Curls, Women Filmmakers
Sia Aleskovskaya (USA)The Last Leaf, LGBT (Student) and All Men Are Pigs (?), Women Filmmakers (Student)
Sofia Lynch (USA)Weiner Police, Women Filmmakers (Student)
Stephanie Hernandez (USA)Broken, Latin / Hispanic (Student)
Stephanie Stern (USA)Double Jack Pilot, Actress: Leading (Stephanie Stern as Nickel Jacks), Women Filmmakers
Steve Chivers (USA)Dated, LGBT
Steve Snyder and Clayton Snyder (USA)SHOT DOWN: Howard Snyder and the B-17 Susan Ruth, Documentary Short
Susan Hackley (USA)Veteran Children: When Parents Go To War, Documentary Short
Tamika Spaulding (USA)Mojana, Women Filmmakers
The Wag (USA)Everybody Said, Music Video
Thomas Gailhard (France)Sah Mata, Film Short
Tony Bloodworth (USA)Hello…, Film Short
Travis Patten (USA)Bodily Injury, Film Short (Student)
Vanita Omung Kumar (India)Ave Maria, Actress: Leading (Shivika Rishi as Maria)
Victor Albaum (USA)FabUless, Web Series
Will Lee (USA)FEED, Web Tube Length Video
Will Nordstrom (USA)Rita, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Xiao Ni (USA)I can see the star, Educational / Instructional / Training (Student)
Yu Hao Ting, Deep Waters Digital Support INC (Taiwan)The Change in Education, Documentary Short, Film Short, Script / Writer, Educational / Instructional / Training, Creativity / Originality, Original Score (Pasibutbut)
Yu Hao Ting, Deep Waters Digital Support INC (Taiwan)The foresight technology that changes lives, Documentary Program / Series, Film Short, Health / Medicine / Science
Zachary Bossie (Australia)The Curse of the Dewey Decimal System, Animation, Children / Family Programming

~ Award of Recognition ~

Albert “Dat Tim” Johnson (USA)A Deliberate Bitch, Film Short
Alisa Robinson (USA)Grandpa Gene, Children / Family Programming
Allen Childress (USA)Hit the Road, Jacks, Film Short (Student)
Alyssa G. Mullings (USA)I Love Ana, African American (Student)
Anne Stott and Lise King (USA)Jump Go, Music Video, Women Filmmakers
Antonio Ivarra (USA)Internet Sins, Film Short (Student)
Ben Johnson (USA)Nacre, Actress: Leading (Bianca Raso as Cara)
Cameron Barrett, Safe Community Project (USA)The Fire Triangle, Women Filmmakers
Charles A Townsend (USA)Crypto, Film Short
Courtney Bryant (USA)My Brother’s KeepHer, Web Series
Craig Vaden II (USA)Achyls, Film Short
Daphnee Denis and Hoda Emam (USA)Shot in the Dark, Disability Issues
Elizabeth Adams (USA)Dawn Ridge, Children / Family Programming
Elizabeth Usher (Australia)Double Decade Vegan, Animation
Fella Cederbaum (USA)Thud, Music Video
Fella Cederbaum (USA)Racing To Enlightenment, Film Short
Fella Cederbaum (USA)Steal Time, Film Short
Freddy Moyano, Moyano Lingua Consulting and Productions, LLC (USA)The Eyes of Perfection, Commercial / Infomercial
Hannah Rosalie Wright (USA)Tennyson, Women Filmmakers
Henry Baker (USA)PISS OFF (20), LGBT
Jackson Singhal and Sarbik Saha (USA)Fear Itself, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Jaclyn McTigue (USA)External, Film Short (Student)
Jacob Bell, Donovan Graves and Jackson Fair (USA)Violet, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Jakob Kennedy (Australia)Braggin Right, Documentary Short
James Burkhalter (USA)Kween For A Day, LGBT (Student)
James Carr and Buck Elliott (USA)Wrakhone Man, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
James Carr and Sarbik Saha (USA)A Life of Memories, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Johnny Vonneumann (USA)An American In Europe, Music Video
Joseph Thomas Lawson III (USA)In Place of My Thumb., Film Short
June Pyskacek (USA)Willy and Madie B  (our summer of despair), Women Filmmakers
Kai Langford-Do and Francesca Loss (United Kingdom)Love, Mum and Dad, Film Short (Student)
Kayla M Li and Erin Logan  (USA)Ambivalent, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Kevin R. Smith, M.D., Anna Giron and Nolen Davis (USA)Migraines, The Imposter, African American, Documentary Short
Kim Tran (Canada)Rocking on Air, Women Filmmakers
Krown Family Films and Meghan Courtney (USA)Wishful Thinking, Actor: Leading (Pourya Rahbar as Ian Foster), Actress: Leading (Marci Krown as Liz Foster), Film Short
Kunlu Tian (China)Not Your Kitty, Film Short (Student), Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Lawrence R. Greenberg (USA)Good Food Bucks “Double Fresh”, Public Service Programming / PSA
Manuel Saldaña (USA)Redemption Drive, Film Short
Max R. Zabell (USA)Unearth, Film Short (Student)
Media Arts Center, Greg P wyld (USA)Rich Man Poor Man, Music Video
Melynda Myrvang (USA)Penny For Your Thoughts, Film Short
Melynda Myrvang and Bryce Myrvang, Vangarang Productions (USA)Far From Us, Film Short
Michelle D. Ivy (USA)Not The Child I Raised, Women Filmmakers
Michelle Morgan (USA)The Monkey Business, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Michelle Morgan (USA)Billy, the Elephant, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Nathanael Burns (USA)SUPER MOVIE – The Power of Light, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Noah Myers (USA)Crossing, Jewish (Student), Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Patrick Neff (USA)Pajama Party Work Night, Film Short
Paul Daley (USA)Lost Springs, Documentary Short
Paul Ezzy (USA)What is Water?, Film Short
Paul Fletcher Dual National UK/Australia (United Kingdom)Merry Crocmas, Music Video, Creativity / Originality, Original Song, Script / Writer
Peggy Lane (USA)Donna On The Go: MEETING and Donna On The Go: MAMMA, Disability Issues, Women Filmmakers
Peter Stoia (USA)The Spirit of Sedona, Music Video
Rajdev (India)Doomsday, Asian, Film Short
Randy Brown (USA)The Shakedown, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Rich Vaughn (USA)Sandra Says, Film Short
Ricky Rodriguez (USA)Skateboarding, Documentary Short (Student)
Rochelle Smith (USA)Violin Scratches, Music Video
Rodney Roldan (USA)Remembering Private Quagliano, Educational / Instructional / Training
Sam Dorcey (USA)Origenes, Documentary Short (Student)
ShanzDev and Marc LeCuyer (USA)PNW Indy Wrestling Spotlight, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers
Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell (United Kingdom)Muscle Warriors, Disability Issues
Stephen A. Schrum (USA)Wash Hands, Save Lives?, Film Short
Taylor Meskimen (USA)The Portrait, Film Short
Thomas Clowater (Canada)The Duel, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
William Herndon (USA)A Life to Live, Film Short
Yu Hao Ting, Deep Waters Digital Support INC (Taiwan)The foresight technology that changes lives, Direction, Original Song (Seen), Script / Writer

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