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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, for more information. You may also email us at for any of your questions or concerns.


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 ~ 


Doug Roland (USA)Feeling Through, Film Short – An Oscar-Nominated short film that is exceptionally crafted and engrossing in every way. Roland’s deft direction brings to life a poignant coming of age story about compassion, connection and choices. The first film to star a DeafBlind actor, the story follows Tereek, a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounters Artie, a DeafBlind man in need of help getting home. From an awkward meeting between strangers emerges an intimate bond and a journey that forever changes Tereek. An examination of marginalized people and the act of coming together to help one another – through communication, reciprocity and sharing our ever-palpable essence with others. Steven Prescod (An Imperfect Murder) delivers a brilliant and authentic performance exploring the nuances of a character learning to define himself by his choices. DeafBlind actor Robert Tarango – is instinctively engaging whose natural warmth and charisma shine brightly through his character. Stunning cinematography (Eugene Koh) and lighting, tight editing and a touching score (Daniel Ryan). From Executive producer Oscar-Winner Marlee Matlin in partnership with Helen Keller National Center.


~ Award of Excellence Special Mention ~


Richard Andrews and Tom Andrews (United Kingdom)Strawberry Fields Forever, Film Short – Oscar-nominee, Golden Globe and BAFTA winner Brenda Blethyn anchors this tragic story of “Bullycide” and 11-year old boy who took his own life to escape his torment from bullying. Based on a true story – it highlights the devastating consequences of bullying. Stars Tom Hatton, Natalie Davies, George Robinson.


Jessy Langlois (France)Deus Ex Machina, Film Short – A young man finds his long-lost biological father and realizes that he never really ran away as he was told. What he discovers is his father suffers from Prosopagnosia, an inability to recognize faces. The events of one fateful night will redefine how they see the world forever.  Outstanding performances by Tom Leeb (Plan B) and Christian  Charmetant (Plus belle la vie).


Abhay Thakur (India)Enigma – The Fallen Angel, Film Short – A seemingly perfect yet flawed woman’s appointment with a renowned psychiatrist…it turns out she has more than usual to share. With talented direction and cast – “Enigma” provides an uncommon take on the dark instincts in all of us. Ruchita Jadhav (Love Lagna Locha), Yatin Karyekar (Veera), Ananya Sengupta (Love Crisis) and Ranjeet Jog (Shri Lakshmi Narayan).


Stephanie West (USA)Revenge, Inc, Film Short – Emmy-nominee West delivers a provocative short – about an agency in the not-too-distant future – that administers revenge to perpetrators from vindictive victims. Suddenly a woman who’s made a life out of revenge must deal with her personal consequences from a curious client. Stars Dianna Craig (Finding St. Isabel) and Dana Kellar. Produced by Eleven One Productions.


Jacky Song (USA)Incognito, Film Short (Student) – Student Academy Award nominee Song’s short about a woman who claims to have teleported from the past. Her  mysterious story unfolds amidst a cold mental asylum. Beautiful cinematography and a moving score. Compelling performances by Jodi Bianca Wise (The Unicorn), Autumn Harrison (Boiling Pot), Greg Kriek, (The Other Side) and Tom Wade (Scar).


Dana Offenbach (USA), 6:18 to Omaha, Film Short – A diner in 1959 Omaha sets the scene for an encounter between a traveling salesman, a mercurial housewife and a studious teenager that changes their perspectives forever. Deft direction and talented cast – SAG-winner Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire), Andrea-Rachel Parker (The Deuce) and an achingly authentic performance by Hilarie Burton (Lethal Weapon).


Artur Muharremi (France)Exit, Animation – With appealing animation, an engaging character and abundant metaphors for life – Exit follows a Pencil inside a factory. The pencil gains consciousness and looks everywhere to find the exit to his freedom…but as he roams the factory and discovers the terrible truths of it’s functioning and intentions – he soon realizes that there has actually never been an exit.


Jess Irish (USA)This Mortal Plastik, Nature / Environment / Wildlife – A creative and confronting dive into the world of single-use plastic and its environmental devastation. This experimental doc weaves together art, history, science and the everyday. Playfully crafted with hand-drawn illustrations and poetic interludes mixed with live footage, this evocative piece will change how viewers see this ordinary “thing” called plastic.


Mauraya Sharma (India)Seeped, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger – With a nuanced maturity beyond his years – Sharma delivers a short about contemplation and correlation through visual metaphors. A paper-making artist tussles with her past and the exploration of sexuality, pain and relationships.  A thoughtful script and lush cinematography. Stars: Pooja Shyam Prabhat, Saloni Thakral, Pooja Verma.


Courtney LeBlanc, Saige Guevara (USA)Forget Me Not, Animation – In an attempt to preserve her legacy, a 1930’s cartoon classic goes head-to-head with her rebooted shiny, 3D computer modeled counterpart. One way or another, she’s determined to stay in the spotlight. A delightful blend of old and new – with a clever premise, engaging characters and delightful music. University of Central Florida.


~ Award of Excellence ~


Abhay Thakur (India)ENIGMA – The Fallen Angel, Asian, Direction
Andy Maycock (USA)THE BEST MAN’S PRIVILEGE, Movie Trailer
Anthony Anderson and Martha Byrne (USA)ANACOSTIA, Web Series
Arpan Dasgupta (USA)Cupmania, Web Tube Length Video
Asger Krøjer Kallesøe (Denmark)Restless, Actress: Leading (Sarah Boberg as Tinna), Film Short
Daniil Deych (USA)Untitled, Film Short
Doug LeBow (USA)Defense Contract, Actor: Leading (Matt Roszak as Sergeant David Reynolds), Actor: Supporting (Adam LeBow as Wes Erlichman), Film Short, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Guilherme Pedra (Brazil)I am Love, Film Short (Student), LGBT (Student)
Heidi Jo (USA)Loves Me Not, Animation
Im Yoon-gi (Korea)barbershop, Film Short
Kameron Gates (USA)Hold Your Breath, Film Short
Ken Yoffe, Ellen Weisberg and John Vo (USA)Justin and the Werloobee, Children / Family Programming, Special Purpose Productions, Animation
Kessiah Arthur (United Kingdom)Stop Motion: The Making Of, Animation (Student), Creativity / Originality (Student)
Lisa Ranran Hu (USA)Scarlet, Asian (Student)
Manasi Patel (USA)Taken for Granted, Women Filmmakers, Film Short
Martin Sofiedal (USA)The Wrong Guy, Film Short, Actor: Leading (Steven Gridley)
Mauraya Sharma (India)Seeped, Cinematography (Student)
Michael Joseph McDonald and Joe Bluhm (Canada)FreeBird, Animation, Disability Issues, Music Video
Michaela Calabrese (USA)Periculum, LGBT (Student)
Moe Taylor and Kathryn E F Taylor (USA)As Organism, Documentary Short
Nahyun Beak and Dahyun Beak (USA)Stereotype, Animation
Paul Sestakov (USA)Waiting for Deading, Film Short
Rahel Grunder (USA)I Wanna Be Single With You, Webisode, Pilot Program / Series
Ram Kamal Mukherjee (India)Rickshawala, Film Short
Rick Clifton (USA)BINDER, LGBT
Riker Lynch (USA)Aliens on Halloween, Film Short
Ryan Cannon (USA)Are You Okay?, Animation
Ryan Vachon (USA)Cloven – Path of the Caribou, Nature / Environment / Wildlif
Sadie Duarte (Spain)Las Luces del Amanecer (The Lights of Dawn), Experimental, Original Score (Daniel Angelus)
Sean Hagwell and Tammy Hyler (USA)WAY BACK IN THE WOODS, Film Short, Webisode, Web Series
Sherry Romito (USA)One Oar In, Women Filmmakers
Stanislav Matveev (Austria)The Last Step, Animation, Special Effects: Animation
Stéphan Sirois (Canada)The Night I Met the Old Man on a Bike, Film Short
Takayuki Kayano and Masumi Aikawa, αPRODUCE Co.,Ltd (Japan)percentage, Film Short
Tyson W. Birmann (USA)Open House, Film Short
Vladislav Kozlov (USA)Revelation, Film Short
Wendi Jonassen (USA)The Art of Bombing Hills in San Francisco, Documentary Short
Woody Woodhall (USA)Contact High, Television – Pilot Program, Sound Editing / Sound Mixing
Yuxin Zhao (USA)Coming Back, Animation (Student)
Zach Jankovic (USA)James Surls: This Place Everywhere, Documentary Short, Jewish, Special Purpose Productions


~ Award of Merit Special Mention ~


Andy Maycock (USA)THE BEST MAN’S PRIVILEGE, Cinematography (Anthony Salamone)
Brandon Lopez (USA)Honey Drop, Animation (Student)
Camila Roson (USA)Los Días de Nuestro Futuro (The Days of Our Future), Latin / Hispanic
Carter Stoudt (USA)The Liberty Bell and The Assembly of Freedom, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger, History / Biographical (Student)
Danielle Wheeler (USA)Bound, Public Service Programming / PSA
Jonathan Jude, Red Snow Productions Ltd and Sonita Gale, Galeforce Films (United Kingdom)Happy Epidemic, Web Series
Josh Carone (USA)Don’t Be the Lakers, Film Short
Justin Bromley (Canada)Persist, Film Short
Kurt Hale (USA)The Stranger, Christian
Leo Zhang (USA)Remind Me, Children / Family Programming (Student)
Lia WU (Australia)It’s All a Game, Women Filmmakers
Manny Soto (USA)A NEW DAWN, Documentary Short, Latin / Hispanic
Maria Trimarco Luskay, Lou Guarneri, Christopher Sinise, Alek Zawadski and Brian McDermot, Pace University (USA)Bee Aware, Documentary Short (Student)
Mark Adderley (United Kingdom)The Gangbuster, Actor: Leading (Oscar Clitheroe as Oscar), Children / Family Programming, Film Short
Michel Garcia and Mathilde Saint-Arroman (France)Believe, Documentary Short
Ruth Beni and Daniel Greaves (United Kingdom)All Of Our Shadows, Children / Family Programming, Women Filmmakers
Salma Azzam (United Arab Emirates)Where’s Lucy?, Women Filmmakers, Actress: Leading (Eva Petersson as Lucy)
Sean Gregory Tansey (Greece)The Pathos of Hamlet, Actor: Leading (Sean Gregory Tansey as Hamlet)
Stephanie West (USA)Revenge, Inc., Actress: Leading (Dianna Craig as Marty, The Agent)
Tamara Sheri Johnson (USA)Black Girl Magic, Film Short
Todd Long (USA)Trusting Chloe, Television – Pilot Program
Wilson Mbiavanga (USA)Safu – Funge and Sashimi, Asian, Webisode
Yuwei Du, Chuanqi Liang and Zefan Wang (USA)Mountain, Asian (Student)


~ Award of Merit ~


AJ Wone (USA)DiaTribe: From The Village To The Streets, Documentary Short, African American
Alexander Deland, Jr. (USA)On the Sidewalk, at Night, Actor: Leading (Student) (Misha Brooks as Lucas), Film Short (Student), Direction (Student) (Alexander Deland, Jr.), Script / Writer (Student) (Alexander Deland, Jr.)
Amanda Hannah McLeer (USA)It’s Time!, African American, Women Filmmakers
Anthony Anderson (USA)We Hold These Truths To Be, Public Service Programming / PSA
Anthony Thurman (USA)The Depression of Detective Downs 2: On Depression’s Edge, Disability Issues
BONZIE (USA)alone, Music Video
Brooke Smiley (USA)Lifelines, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Carlyn Hudson (USA)The Worst Critic, Experimental
Carter Cavanaugh (USA)Apparition, LGBT (Student), Film Short (Student)
Chowdhury Asif Jahangir Arko (Bangladesh)LAST WISH, Film Short
Chris Yates (USA)Fabric Softener, African American
Christopher Michael Roybal (USA)Hautism and Wilderwood, Disability Issues
Cynthia Crofoot and Monica Mustelier (Canada)Compliant, Women Filmmakers, Film Short
Dana Dajani and Rami Kanso (United Kingdom)Caged Bird, Animation
Daniel Mecher (USA)Building Rosie, Documentary Short
Danielle Wheeler (USA)Bound, Women Filmmakers
Dennis Edwards (Canada)Oh Christmas, Film Short
Dimphy van Vilsteren (Canada)Outcast, Actress: Leading (Student) (Meis Versteegh as Chloe), Film Short (Student), Cinematography (Student) (Ties Versteegh)
Elena Bondarenko (Russia)The Deals, Women Filmmakers
Ellis Jamal Sutton (USA)Little Drummer Boy, African American, Film Short, Cinematography (Yorgos Tzoytzoyrakos)
Erin Bergin and Darby Kate Snyder (USA)Symfaunic, Animation (Student), Original Score (Student) (Symfaunic Musical Score composed by Dane Bryant Frazier)
Francisco Alday (Germany)Nicaragua: Lord, Grant Us Peace, Documentary Short
Giorgi Tkemaladze (USA)The Birds, Children / Family Programming
Grace Fisher (USA)A Critter Fable, Disability Issues
Hongying Chen, Pratt Institute (USA)Return, Animation (Student)
Irej Hydary (Sweden)Empty Frame, Film Short, Disability Issues
Ivan D. Ossa (Canada), In Other NewsActor: Leading (Student) (Jephthe Beljour as Isaac), African American (Student) (Ivan D. Ossa), Cinematography (Student) (Brandon Kenney)
Jack Linsdell (United Kingdom)
Solitary, Actor: Supporting (Adam Gammage as Jimmy), Film Short
Jan Johnson Goldberger (USA)Stone Mansion, Women Filmmakers
Jash Shah (India)Hidden, Film Short (Student), Web Tube Length Video (Student)
Jason Boegh and Antonio Miros (USA)OUTDATED, Television – Program Series, Ensemble Cast
Jeff Huang (USA)Impact, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Jeremy Carr (USA)Moments, Actor: Leading (Jeremy Carr as Murphy), Film Short
Job Michiel van Zuijlen (USA)It Was Only a Dream, Animation, Web Tube Length Video
Jon Osaki (USA)Reparations, African American, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Jordan Wallace (USA)Half Empty, Film Short
Josh McCartney (United Kingdom)Heartbeat Bangs – Tep No & KT Tunstall, Music Video
Kalliope Barlis (USA)Kalliope’s From Fear to Freedom, Documentary Short, Educational / Instructional / Training, Film Short, Reality Programming, Women Filmmakers
Kim Drake (USA)Navigate, Film Short, Art Direction
Linda Kay Leonard (USA)Hide Your Love Away, Disability Issues
Mark Boston (United Kingdom)Wake, Experimental
Mark D. Rose (USA)Alaska Long Hunters 44, Christian
Mark Lickona (USA)This is the Night, Christian
Martin Jason Asprey (USA)Bicycle Pump, Film Short (Student)
Masatoshi Hasegawa (Japan)Eraser, Asian, Film Short, Cinematography
Michael W. Dodge (USA)Second Story, Film Short
Michal Zadok (USA)SILVER, Animation (Student)
Mira Z. Amiras, Something Will Emerge Productions (USA)The Day before Creation, Jewish
Mohamad Sadeq Esmaeili (Iran)Adoor, Documentary Short
Nahreen Tarzi (USA)FIRST GENS, Movie Trailer, Women Filmmakers
Rajesh Gupta (India)Chaddie Buddies, Film Short
Randall Blaum and Stephen Brotebeck (USA)Sharing the Love, Film Short
Ritendra Datta (USA)This Day That Year, Asian, Film Short
Roy Mazzagate III (USA)The Dec1sion, Christian
Ryan Famulari (USA)Last Words, Film Short
San (USA)Canopy of Wings, Nature / Environment / Wildlife
Sean Hagwell and Tammy Hyler (USA)WAY BACK IN THE WOODS, Actress: Leading (Hallie Rose as Hallie Walker), Actress: Supporting (Abby Glover as Abbie Walker), Television – Pilot Program, Actress: Supporting (Student) (Alexis Ebert as Cassie Walker)
Sean Tien (Taiwan)Traditional Drag, Asian, LGBT
Severn (USA)Inner Peace, Experimental (Student)
Sledge (USA)un•bind, African American
Stephanie King (Australia)Voices of the River, Web Series, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Susan Hillary (USA)The PRATT in the HAT, Women Filmmakers
Teresa Picciano, Picci Productions (Canada)Mate & Date, Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Terri DeBono (USA)My Name is Belle, Women Filmmakers
Todd Long (USA)Trusting Chloe, Actress: Leading (Natalia Noriega as Esperanza)
Tom Chiappetta (USA)Far From Home: The Steve Dalkowski Story, Documentary Short, Sports
Tyson Hunsaker (USA)Caleb and the Perfect Order of Things, Documentary Short
Vincent Auletta (Switzerland)The Destiny is not Written, Film Short
Wayne Hazle (USA)The Jubilee Cake, Film Short, African American
Zubair Pradhan (Canada)The World’s Greatest Home, Animation (Student), Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery (Student)


 Award of Recogntion ~

A.J. Kamdar (USA)Nadia Mejia’s (2016 Miss California)  AI Driven Interactive Food Film, Commercial / Infomercial
Aaron Van Maanen (USA)Grizzly, Film Short
Adam Nelson (USA)Lemon., Actor: Leading (Adam Nelson)
Adrian Baluta (Romania)Yellow, Animation
Adrian D. Aguaristi (USA)Blossom Hill, Film Short
Alan J. Chriest (USA)Acceptance, Disability Issues
Alanna Crouch and Keira Crouch (United Kingdom)Princess Emma, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Alexander Deland, Jr. (USA)On the Sidewalk, at Night, Actress: Leading (Student) (Austen Danielle Bohmer as Daphne), Set Design (Student) (Alexander Deland, Jr.), Sound Editing / Sound Mixing  (Student) (Andrea Bella, Michael Feuser and Lucas Feuser)
Andrea Grieder (Switzerland)Un-domestication, Women Filmmakers
Anthony Caruso (USA)The Home Play or, In The Son It’s Nice, Experimental
Anthony Thurman (USA)The Depression of Detective Downs 2: On Depression’s Edge, Animation, Creativity / Originality, Actor: Supporting (Jose Rosete as Dedrick James), Editing
Ariana Jalia (USA)Family and ME, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger, Actress: Leading (Ariana Jalia as Abby)
bellopropello (Switzerland)the game just got real, Animation
Ben McHugh (USA)Big Bear, Film Short
BiLan Liao (USA)An Artist’s Journey from China to America, Women Filmmakers
Bo Apostolache (USA)POLES: A BIPOLAR STORY, Disability Issues
Bobby Adams and Bryan Ashford (USA)Do It Yerself Dewey/Sweet on Dewey, Web Series, Webisode (S1 E9)
Boyzie Mathis (USA)Heaven’s Gate, African American
Canyon Clark (USA)The Rope, Film Short
Chantal Lorang (Luxembourg)The seaside is our home, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Mobile / Cell Phone Media
Chelsea Cook and Bryan McDaniels (USA)Lemonade: Making The Most of What You Have, Film Short
Chris Weng (USA)Remi Wonder – Energy Vs Covid 19, Asian
Christopher Corey Smith (USA)Toy Therapy: Your Childhood Has Issues, Web Series
Christopher R. Owens and Alyssa Dann (USA)GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES, African American, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Cornell Ousley Jr and Nana Akenten-Busia (USA)Requiem for a Welterweight, Actor: Leading (Student) (CJ Ousley as Harlan)
Dash (Netherlands)Presence of Absences, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
David Simpatico (USA)doubleplusgood, Web Tube Length Video
Deborah Slater and Mark Leialoha (USA)My Life Was the Size of My Life, Film Short, Women Filmmakers
Deepak Paida (USA)THE MEAL MAKER, Film Short
Delilah Andre (USA)White Dove: The Origin, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Derick Thomas (USA)Loyalites, African American
Dillon Heinrich (USA)Shakedown, Script / Writer
Dr. Melissa Caudle (USA)The Creek Dweller in the Bayou, Script / Writer
Dwayne Joe (USA)Big Sister Rug, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples
Erin Naifeh (USA)Something In The Water, Music Video
Ernest Bow (United Kingdom)Disabled Warriors, Disability Issues
Ernie Berger (USA)Fear of Flying, Animation, Children / Family Programming
Ethan Roberts (USA)Getting Closer, LGBT
EveNSteve Schaub (USA)Chapter Three: In Which The Past Becomes The Future, But Only In The Best Possible Way, Experimental
Gillian Velmer and Trent Barrick (USA)The International Aphasia Choir presents: What a Wonderful World, Disability Issues, Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational
Giovanni Panozzo (Italy)Impegnarsi perché si avveri – La CISL, il Sindacato, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest
Grace Fisher (USA)A Critter Fable, Animation, Women Filmmakers
Halil İbrahim Bağdatlı (Turkey)The Trouble Inside Me “My Life …”, Documentary Short
Harrie Verstappen (Curaçao)Edgar Palm en Otrabanda, Documentary Short
Heath Dunbar (USA)Highlighter*, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Irene Antonucci (Italy)2020 Fuori Moda, Documentary Short
Isaac Bush (USA)BOJ the movie, Disability Issues
Jack Linsdell (United Kingdom)Solitary, Dramatic Impact
Jacqueline Kennedy (USA)1 Out of 8, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers
Jay Pennington (USA)SENIOR DISCOUNT’d, Christian
Jim Wang (Taiwan)Remi Wonders – The Interns, Asian
Jitae (Andrew) Kim (USA)The Reality of Abandoned Dogs in South Korea, Documentary Short (Student)
John Osebold (USA)Barry the Bearable Bear, Animation, Web Tube Length Video
Judee Tan (Singapore)A Man Waiting For The Leaves To Fall, Experimental, Women Filmmakers
Kaixin Aethelu Wang (Canada)Duckman, Documentary Short (Student), Asian (Student)
Kevin Veatch (USA)The Portable Alchemy Kit, Web Tube Length Video
Kevin Veatch (USA)Sophie Goes Ape, Web / Internet Programming
Lanessa Miller  (USA)Storybook Man, Animation, Music Video, Women Filmmakers
Lazy2D (France)Monkey see, Monkey (shouldn’t) do…, Animation, Children / Family Programming
Logan Mansberger (USA)Contingency, Film Short
Louise Pedno (USA)An Afternoon at Denny Moe’s, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers
Manuel Gaubatz and Oliver Magda (Germany)Live, Experimental, Art Direction
Marc Alan Kagan (USA)Duality, Film Short, Creativity / Originality
Martha Stanford Campbell (USA)The Space Between Words, Experimental
Maurine McFarlane, Cloud Records (USA)Jesus Christ is Lord, Music Video, Original Song (Jesus Christ is Lord)
Michele Wright, Ph.D. (USA)54 YEARS LATE, African American, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers
Michelle R. Arthur (USA)V & F, Animation, Women Filmmakers, Direction
Nathan Race (USA)R.A.T.S: Regional Academia for Talented Students, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Oksana Mysina (Russia)Red, Blue and Asya, Experimental
Olga Ianaeva (Georgia)Over there, beyond the mountains is the sea, Women Filmmakers
Ralph Lewis (USA)Language Games, Experimental
Randall Blaum and Stephen Brotebeck (USA)Sharing the Love, Special Purpose Productions, Experimental, LGBT, Viewer Impact: Entertainment Value
Ray Koh (Canada)The Most Beautiful Ones, Film Short (Student)
Ritendra Datta (USA)This Day That Year, Actress: Leading (Roshni Datta as Purvi), Editing
Ron & Jane Cooper, Grace Dee May Museum (USA)Knights of Early Los Angeles, Movie Trailer, History / Biographical
Sarah Brooks and Jacob Van Doren (USA)Misfortune, Film Short (Student)
Sean Gregory Tansey (Greece)The Pathos of Hamlet, Film Short
Sean Waldron (USA)Down The Rabbit Hole, Actor: Leading (Sean Waldron as Father), Film Short
Shannon Unser (USA)Marcus, Women Filmmakers
Shannon Unser (USA)Changing Lives One Dive at a Time, Documentary Short
Shelley A Williams (USA)The Write Stuff, Reality Programming
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)Fighters in an invisible battle, Asian
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)The three Su Scholars, Asian
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)Love poems by Shi Su, Asian
Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)Under same moon, Music Video
Shutong Zhang (China)The Bell, Asian
Sofía Isabella (United Kingdom)Wrangle, Film Short, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Stacey Frazer (USA)The Sweetest Thing, Film Short (Student), Women Filmmakers (Student)
Stephen Schaub (USA)There Are Forests In The Animals, Experimental
Steve A. Long and Rebekah Tadros (USA)Where I’ve Been, Film Short
Steve Greenstein (USA)COVID Ditty, Web Series
Steven Hoffen (USA)Growing Peace in the Middle East, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger
Sumner Meehan (USA)The Secret Life of Drones, Film Short
Tyson Hunsaker (USA)Germ, Film Short (Student)
Umberto Squitieri and Stefano Squitieri (Italy)The click, Film Short, Actor: Leading (Umberto Squitieri as Antonio Sabato)
Valerie Knill (Switzerland)Beate sits in the Bathroom in Silence, Actress: Leading (Anna Schönberg as Beate)
William Youngquist (USA)Edmond Wysinger Documentary, Documentary Short (Student)
Zoe FitzPatrick (Ireland)A Community, Fighting, Film Short, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising


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