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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.

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The Best Shorts Competition Announces Latest Winners!



Rick Prickett, Competition Director




La Jolla, CA, September 2021 - 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 ~ 

Evgeny Alexandrovich Kleimenov – Best Shot

Evgeny Alexandrovich Kleimenov (Russian Federation)Best Shot, Film Short – When you see death, you feel life more sharply. A war photographer wakes up one day with a headache and unable to remember yesterday. Joined by a stunning mysterious woman he offers a photo shoot aided by some magic powder from a South American shaman. Over the next few days his life is turned upside down as he reflects on his life and work – a passion that grew out of the pain of losing his own father – and the photo of a dead little girl that is about to earn him a Pulitzer prize and a date with his own mortality. A complex, captivating story driven by a captivating and poignant script with excellent performances by MTV Movie Award Russia winner Artur Smolyaninov, (Survived) and Maria Akhmetzyanova (The Year of Culture). Beautiful lighting and set design by Vladimir Namestnikov, lush cinematography by Alexander Kipper, compelling sound design by Denis Tsukanov and a moving soundtrack by composer Sergei Dudakob.


~ Outstanding Achievement ~

Mark Ruberg – Oyáte un Itówapi – Pictures of My People 

Mark Ruberg (USA)Oyáte un Itówapi – Pictures of My People – MLK Day Feature, Native Peoples – Four-time Emmy winner Ruberg delivers a powerful film about the systemic racial injustice experienced by Native American communities. Garnering three Emmy nominations – this important film features retired Professional Athlete, Educator and Native Advocate Jim Warne, Oglala Lakota Tribal Member, as he addresses his indigenous perspectives of Native mascots and the many challenges Indigenous Native Culture and Tribal Nations face in contemporary America. A sharply written piece with beautiful cinematography, impactful sound design and a moving soundtrack. Producers Mark Ruberg, Brian Alexander – with FOX Sports NFL Social Justice Series and Producer Jim Warne with WSD Productions. Aired on FOX Sports Network NFL Pre-Game Show and FOX Network “Voices” Show.


Beston Zirian – After the Rain

Beston Zîrian (Germany)After the Rain, Film Short (Die mit dem Regen kam) – A raw heart-wrenching look at the tragic consequences of the Yazidis genocide by Isis. Merjan, a seven-year-old Yazadi girl finds herself stranded alone on an unknown shore her only company is 19-year-old Diyab who came on the same boat. They don’t speak the same language and neither of them knows where they are. Holding on to the hope of finding her father who was lost at sea – this pair face their fate and their new lives, aided by the help of a compassionate Greek couple. Bare and realistic, a gut wrenching tale with compelling performances and genuine craft. Stars: Hassan Kello (Druck), Valentina Simoqy, Politimi DroikouLambros Grigirioy with a touching soundtrack by Finnek.



~ Awards of Excellence Special Mention ~

Whitman (United Kingdom)The Great Handini, Animation – Industry veteran Whitman with two decades of motion graphics experience at BBC and Sky and his own animation studio – delivers a beautifully crafted and executed stop-motion animation. Creative, colorful set, an engaging character, lively music and sound design, excellent animation and a funny twist ending. With Aardman Academy.

Marek Kłosowicz (Poland)Chhaupadi, Doc Short, A humane and insightful look at the cruel practice of Chhaupadi in Nepal which considers menstruation to be unclean and forces women and girls to sleep in dangerous, cold and unclean sheds during their cycles. Deft direction from veteran TVN director Kłosowicz features compassionate host Dominika Kulczyk, global philanthropist and champion of righting humanity’s injustices.

Sam Nutt (Ireland)The Carer, Film Short – Grieving mother Carol, who lives all year long with Christmas decorations, is asked to return to work as a hospice nurse. Through her encounters with her patient, whose dying wish is to be reunited with her son – a kid on the wrong side of the law, she is forced to confront her own grief. Touching and convincing performances by Aislin McGuckin (Outlander), Maria Connolly and Michael McGarry.

David Sipoš and Vid Planinc (Slovenia)Queen of Peace, Christian – A docudrama weaving together history and modern pilgrimage – The Queen of Peace on Kurešček (Kraljica miru s Kureščka) is a story about a forgotten place and newfound faith reflecting on Mother Mary. Creative use of interviews and images with stunning cinematography and lighting. Stars: Barbara PožinelJan Šavli and Lidija Sušnik.  Studio Siposh.

Jason Delane Lee and Leah Cohen-Mays (USA)Lifeline, African-American – The Lagralane Group co-executive producers of an Oscar-winning doc – delivers a poignant look at an adopted father of three and his struggles to confront his unknown past and secrets when he finds his biological parents. Thoughtful writing and achingly authentic performances by Jason Delane and Yvonne Huff Lee.

Richard Zelniker (USA)Unspoken, Film short – Golden Globe winner Michael Beach (Aquaman) is a nuanced therapist helping to save a problematic marriage, but things take an uncertain turn as the session unravels and past secrets emerge. Memorable performances from a talented cast. Jamie McShane (Seal Team) and Jeante Godlock (The Simone Biles Story). Lucid Pictures.

Allen Robertson and Damon Brown (USA), Scout, Children / Family Program – Emmy-winners Allen Robertson & Damon Brown deliver an original feel-good musical – a comic fable of a single day in an ordinary neighborhood as seen through the lens of a vibrantly imaginative 13-year old on the verge of a major change. Clever, witty and insightful script delivered by an affable, dancing, colorful cast. Stars Blakeney Mahlstedt.

Everon Jackson Hooi (Netherlands)Monkey Business, Film Short – When little Rein suggests that Nila, the only girl of color in class, plays the role of the monkey in the school musical, the teacher comes to an uncomfortable conclusion. But is it justified? A unique and captivating exploration of prejudice and responsibility. Stars: Indy-Rose KroonenSam van der SarMicha HulshofBas KeijzerSosha Duysker.

Ari Kruger (South Africa)Waiting for Goldman, Film Short – SAFTA winner Kruger delivers a comedic look at the unusual underworld through two bumbling hitmen assigned to kill someone but unsure of what he actually looks like. Clumsy criminals of the underworld told lovingly through comedy with unique South African flavor. Stars SAFTA-nominee  De Klerk Oelofse (Hotel) and David Isaacs (Dwaalster). Sketchbook Studios.

Yongtao Hu (China)The Bear, Animation (Student) – A story that visualizes the love of a mother for her daughter. Although the old lady’s Alzheimer’s disease is getting worse and worse, she tries her best to remake a toy teddy bear for her daughter. An elegant stop motion animation focusing on emotions and important things in life.


~ Awards of Excellence ~

Alex Martinez, Hildemaro Potenza, Wilson Vargas, Jeziel Andrades and Humberto Martínez (Venezuela), Nothing Else Matters JOROCKPO cover, Music Video

Andra Tevy (USA)Crossroads Life, Educational / Instructional / Training, Actor: Supporting (Matthijs Ten Kate as Ruben)

Andrea Trivero (Italy)THE MAN OF THE TREES, Disability Issues, Documentary Short

Anton Hochheim, Christoph Hochheim, Dawna Lee Heising and Nathan Castiel (USA)Black City Nights, Music Video

Brad Alexander (USA)Don’t Say Oh Well, Documentary Short

Brianna Woo (USA)Briar, Actress: Leading (Pearls Daily as Briar Hughes), Women Filmmakers, Cinematography (Arthur Woo)

Brice Blanloeil (France)Pin Galant 30th Season, Commercial / Infomercial, Cinematography

Bryan Beasley (USA)A Long Road to Liberty, Documentary ShortCam Mcleod (USA)Fuel for Life / Trevor Fuchs, Film Short

Christopher Barga (USA)Cleaning Up, Film Short

Dalton Thomas, FAI Studios (USA)The Fox and the Fuhrer: How a Nazi Ally Saved 50,000 Jews, Christian, Documentary ShortDarryl Saffer (USA)Pagosa Is My Name, Nature / Environment / Wildlife

Dominykas Duda (USA)Gate Of Dawn, Film ShortJason Delane Lee and Leah Cohen-Mays (USA)Lifeline, Actor: Leading (Jason Delane as Lee), Actress: Supporting (Yvonne Huff Lee as Gabrielle)

Jeremie Dameme (USA)A Year Of Sundays, Experimental, Film Short

Katie Bennett and Blake Hansen (USA)Fuel for Life / Blake Hansen, LGBTQ+

Kevin M. Turner (USA)Beta, Actor: Leading (William Nicol as Byron), Film Short, Original Score (Composed by Emiliano Mazzenga)

Lika Krylaeva (Russia)Lucky Guy, Film Short

Lorena Jorge (USA)Black is the New Brown, Latin / Hispanic

Maria Skakun (USA)Dina Layzis – Alone, Music Video, Direction

Mark Ruberg, Jim Warne and Brian Alexander (USA)Oyáte un Itówapi – Pictures of My People    MLK Day Feature, Movie Trailer

Marwah Jbara Tibi, produced by Al Jazeera Documentary (Palestine)Bread and Butter, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers

Matvey Rezanov (USA)Estonian Lullaby, Music Video, Experimental

Michael Sanders (Canada)Not Of This World, Film Short

Mike Call (USA)Fuel for Life/ Sam Elias, Film ShortPencho Kunchev (Bulgaria)Roses in the Night, Animation

Sam Nutt (Ireland)The Carer, Actress: Leading (Aislin McGuckin as Carol )

Taliaferro Alexander (USA)iWish, Animation

Timothy Dhalleine (Chile)A Path, Web Tube Length Video

Tom J. McCoy (USA)The Cause, Film Short

Tommy Chandler (USA)Fuel for Life/ Alvin Garcia, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest

Yongtao Hu (China)The Bear, Set Design (Student)

zhaocongbo (China)Rabbit And Bear, Children / Family Programming


~ Awards of Merit Special Mention ~

Andrea Lwin (USA)Biased, Asian, Women Filmmakers, Actor: Leading (David S. Jung as Bernard)

Cameron Barrett (USA)How To Be A Smoke Alarm Hero, Educational / Instructional / Training, Women FilmmakersCullen Dirgins (USA)CARDINAL, Animation (Student)

Cynthia De Cecco and Nanette Hofer, 4M4 Art (USA)Livia, the Frescoed Lady, Costume Design (Dale AndressTerry AndressChris ContosCynthia De CeccoLaurie McKeanHarvel Wardwell, and Cathy Willett)

Da Eun Kim (USA)Nightlight, Asian (Student)

Danielle Browne (USA)The Farmer and the Lightning Storm, African American, Animation, Women Filmmakers

Doug S. Garnett (USA)Line of Sight | Timothy C. Ely, Special Purpose Productions

Elisabeth Ness, Good Porpoise Productions (USA)Emma and the Squares, Ensemble Cast, Editing

Felix Haller (Germany)Together Apart, Animation (Student)

Gigi Burgdorf (United Kingdom)The Plan, Film Short

Gregor Marvel (Germany)CONTROL by Mr.GoM, Music Video

GS Rocha (Brazil)Parts of Us, Film Short

Jason Gullifer (USA)The Decipio, Film Short, Drama Program / Series, Ensemble Cast

Jeff Huang (USA)The Return: A Covid-19 Story, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger

Kate Maracle (USA)Tempest Tossed, Film Short

Kevin M. Turner (USA)Beta, Actress: Leading (Aubree Bouche as Beta)

Mary Apick (USA)The Cat, Animation

Patricia McCormack (United Kingdom)Myrtle, Actress: Leading (Patricia McCormack as Myrtle)

Sydney Geiger (USA)Bearly Awake, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger

Tamar Nissim (Israel)The Hygiene Project, Film Short

Tania Verbeeck (Australia)Women Take on Nepal, Documentary Short, Women Filmmakers

Wendy E. Reynolds (USA)Community Through Crisis: a Vermont story, Documentary Short

zhaocongbo (China)Rabbit And Bear, Animation


~ Awards of Merit ~

Alex Moore, Blue Door Productions (Australia)Hidden Helix, Film Short, Direction

Alexander Lindman (Sweden)The Gunslinger, Web Tube Length Video

Alexandra Pauliat (Turkey)Surviving Torture – Syria’s Imprisoned Women, Women Filmmakers

Alyse Kane Riley (USA)Come As You Are, Film Short, Direction

Amir Jaffer, Prana Pictures (USA)Bobby, Actress: Leading (Sareeka as Sakshi Mehra)

Bayan Jarad (USA)Memoirs of a Mozlem, Islamic (Student)

Brit Landa (Norway)800 001, Experimental, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising

Cameron Barrett (USA)Think About Your Neighbors (2021), Public Service Programming / PSA

Caroleen Moise (Australia)Trouble, Women Filmmakers

Chang Xu (China)I Wanna Be a Tree, Animation (Student)

Christina Rose (USA)A Woman’s New World, Documentary Short, Editing

Christine Parker, F-M Cossey and Elizabeth Usher (USA/New Zealand/Australia)Not Alone Anymore, Original Song (UKEnTHUSED featuring The Downunder Strummers)

Christopher L. Robinson (USA)The Replacement, Actor: Leading (Christopher L. Robinson as William and The Replacement), Film Short, Creativity / Originality

Christopher Ryan Sorensen and Jasmine Noelle Sorensen (USA)Rose Colors, Music Video, LGBTQ+

Cody Dalton (USA)Family Frenzy, Film Short

Cooper Harrison Levy and Cole Harrison Walderman (Canada)Baba, Film Short

Cooper Shaw (USA)Not Suitable, Women Filmmakers, Pilot Program / Series

Cynthia De Cecco and Nanette Hofer, 4M4 Art (USA)Livia, the Frescoed Lady, Educational / Instructional / Training

Daniel Lee (USA)Suburbia, Young Filmmaker – 17 and younger

Daniel Parris (USA)Reopening Roxie, Documentary Short

Daniel Richardson (United Kingdom)The August Club, Webisode, Television – Pilot Program

Darren J. Perry (United Kingdom)Roberta Lane, Actor: Leading (Lewis Jamison as David)

Darryl Saffer (USA)Pagosa Is My Name, Narration / Voice-Over Talent (J. Diane Cirksenar)

David Block (USA)Gift Horses, Disability Issues, Documentary Short

Dillon Sefah (USA)Reflection, Film Short (Student), Concept (Student)

Dmitriy Arbatov (USA)Zion, Nature / Environment / Wildlife

Doug Stroup (USA)Trafficked, Christian, Film Short

Evgenia Olegovna Williams (USA)A Bicycle Ride for Two, Film Short (Student), Women Filmmakers (Student)

Harrison J. Bahe (USA)Nobody’s Boy, LGBTQ+

Henry Frankel (United Kingdom)Living On The Edge, Children / Family Programming (Student)

Jacob Hamblin (USA)Casualty of War, Film Short, Production Design

James C. Stewart (New Zealand /USA)I’m Okay…, Actor: Leading (James C. Stewart as James)

Jan Jäckle (France)The last Fisherman of Méjean, Documentary Short

Jennifer Bartels (USA)Dear Lily, Love Patrick, Documentary Short, Editing

Jennifer Hathaway (USA)I’m Here, Animation (Student), Women Filmmakers (Student)

Jeremiah Kipp (USA)EMMA Z., Film Short, Women Filmmakers

Joey Medina (USA)Beautiful Violence, Film Short

Jonathan Berkh, Patryk Senwicki, Laura Ettel and Tahnee Nordegg (Austria)The Fragility of Reality, Experimental, Arts / Cultural / Performance / Plays

Jordan Elizabeth Gelber and Thomas Kohut (USA)LEGIT, Women Filmmakers

Joseph Maddalone (USA)Have You Checked The Children?, Film Short (Student)

Joshua M. Abrams (USA)Malcolm & James, Web Series

Kehinde Bademosi (Italy)Sun & Petals, Public Service Programming / PSA

Ken Merritt (USA)Jesse’s Gift, Film Short (Student), Sound: Overall Impact (Student)

Ken Merritt (USA)Where Are You?, Music Video

Kent J. Arceneaux and David Luck (USA)A Stand for Damaged Fame, Actress: Leading (Jenn Gannon as Brittany Bancroft), Film Short

Kieran Coyle (United Kingdom)Swim, Documentary S

Kimmo Moykky (United Kingdom)The Sons of RA, Experimental

Lauren Richmond (USA)Reginald the Flying Llama, Animation (Student), Children / Family Programming (Student)

Linda Lee (Canada)A Coral Call from the Maldives, Nature / Environment / Wildlife, Original Score (Composed by Jeffrey Zielke)

Lisa Janae (USA)Common Characters, Documentary Short

Louis Lampard (United Kingdom)Mannequin, Experimental

Magnified Giving (USA)Roger Grein: An Empowering Philanthropist, Documentary Short

Maire Campbell (United Kingdom)Mix It Up, Actress: Leading (Savanna Burney Keatings as Ava ), Children / Family Programming, Women Filmmakers

Mara Cracaleanu (Romania)The Cry Of Silence, Women Filmmakers (Student)

Mari Makkonen and Riikka Silkala (Finland)Bohemian, Music Video

Mathieu Lévesque (Canada)Paysages, Experimental

Maureen Giblin (USA)Remembering Kochendorf, Documentary Short

Melissa Farris (USA)LONELY VOICES Grandparents Coping with COVID, Documentary Short

Melissa Piroutek (Brazil)Inheritance, Film Short, Women Filmmakers

Michael Bihovsky (USA)Paperweight, Disability Issues

Michael Horn (USA)DECEPTION ON DEMAND, Documentary Short

Miguel Ferguson (USA)Two Marches, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest

Mikko Patrakka (Finland)Not The One, Music Video

Miriam Joanna (Austria)Sensation, Women Filmmakers

Moe Taylor and Kathryn Taylor (Costa Rica)Gelker in the Treehouse, Documentary Short, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples, Special Purpose Productions, Women Filmmakers

Mohamad Yaraghi (Iran)They Won’t Remember You, Film Short (Student)

Natalie Denise Sperl (USA)Caroline, Mobile / Cell Phone Media

Noah Logan (USA)Embryo, Film Short (Student)

Noemi Dumaplin (USA)Rules on Life After Lockdown, Web Tube Length Video (Student), Humor / Humorist (Student)

Patricia McCormack (United Kingdom)Myrtle, Film Short, Women Filmmakers

Paul Elia (USA)Pro Forma and the Profit Prophet, Educational / Instructional / Training

Quinn Early (USA)The Shoulders of Giants, African American, Documentary Short

Robert DeSanti (USA)The Epilogue of Gregory Archambault, Film Short, Actor: Leading (Robert DeSanti as Gregory Archambault)

Rodrigo Alfonso (USA)Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body, Actor: Leading (Rodrigo Alfonso as Alvaro Alvarez), Latin / Hispanic

Romel Lanae Nusdorfer (USA)Ten, Film Short, LGBTQ+, Women Filmmakers

Rosa Vetrano (Canada)The Door, Film Short

Scott Michael Klumb (USA)Thriving on the Spectrum, Disability Issues

Se Jin Park (Korea)The Godly Apple Pie Recipe, Asian (Student), Creativity / Originality (Student)

Sharon Genshaft (USA)Lunch With Leslie, African American, Actress: Leading (Sharlene Hartman as Leslie)

Sheherzad Raza Preisler, Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema (USA)ZERO, Experimental (Student), Film Short (Student), Islamic (Student)

Sophia Costanzo (USA)Erin, Women Filmmakers (Student)

Steven Belcher (USA)Pill, Cinematography

Tane McClure (USA)Voyager 2150, Film Short, Women Filmmakers

Tati Golykh and Anton Ernst (USA)Three Stops, Film Short

Taylor Jordan (USA)Savory, Women Filmmakers (Student)

Terry Melvin (Australia)The Cost of Sand, Nature / Environment / Wildlife

Timberly Hope (USA)Waiting, African American, Women Filmmakers

Timothy Hawthorne (New Zealand)Closing Time, Film Short

Tom Rodgers (Australia)Billy Blue Eyes, Actor: Leading (Tom Rodgers as Pete), Actress: Leading (Jan Hant as Esther)

Tommy Petroskey (USA)Johnny, Film Short

Tony Giroux (United Kingdom)My Name Is., Documentary Short

Veronica T. Small (USA)SIPHON, Film Short, Women Filmmakers

William Mack III (USA)Eraceing: A Tale of a Black Jockey, African American

Yiran Bai (USA)NXT, Women Filmmakers (Student)


~ Awards of Recognition~

Abbie Jackson and Alex Arnold (United Kingdom)Recovery, Film Short

Ahou Alagha (USA)little Adam example, Animation

Alexander Hugo (USA)Adrift in Time, Film Short

Alexander Lindman (Sweden)The Gunslinger, Actor: Leading (Alexander Lindman as The Gunslinger)

Alexei Chernenkoff (Canada)a stormy² day in July, Web Tube Length Video, Nature / Environment / Wildlife

Amin Behravan and Mohammad Javad Balali (Turkey)Awakening, Film Short, Religion / Ethics

Amir Jaffer, Prana Pictures (USA)Bobby, Actor: Leading (Puneet as Dr. Subhash Mehra), Film Short, Actor: Supporting (Amogh Karwar as Bobby), Direction (Amir Jaffer)

Anna Pakman (USA)Social Fitness, Disability Issues

Arun Jacob (New Zealand)The Hitchhiker, Film Short, 48-Hour Film (Hamilton, New Zealand, 2021)

Ashley Ephraim and Dallas Madrid, BrightCap (USA)Sparky, Web Series

Austin Duke (USA)Super Dad, Film Short (Student)

Avijit Mitra (India)Taxi – An Uncertain Conversation, Actor: Leading (Shyam Dhanorkar as Kailash Bhau), Actress: Leading (Rajeshwari Sachdev as Madam Ji)

Barbara E. Guertin (Canada)Love in Transit, LGBTQ+ (Student)

Başak Ulusoy (Turkey)HUMAN, Creativity / Originality

Bill Grout (USA)Ten Points of Joy, Web Series

Bill Thibeault (USA)I’m Phil, Film Short

Brandon D. Wilkerson (USA)I’ll Be There 4 U: An Uber Story, Actress: Leading (Angelique Alita as Roxye), Actress: Supporting (Student) (Brianna Andrews as Laurel), African American (Student), Film Short (Student), Actor: Leading (Student) (Brandon D. Wilkerson as Doug)

Brandon P. Killham (USA)Bennys Bad Day, Film Short

Brenda Gillis (USA)Living Years, Disability Issues

Carmanie Bhatti (USA)The High Tea, Film Short

Caroleen Moise (Australia)Trouble, Documentary Short

Chris Hennessy (USA)The Stage; Following our Wildest Dreams, Television – Program Series, Actress: Leading (Amelia Robinson-Burmester as The Stage Fairy

Christopher Picone and Darren Wallach (USA)The Confined, Actor: Leading (Thomas J. O’Brien as Landry), Film Short (Christopher Picone and Darren Wallach), Editing (Christopher Picone), Ensemble Cast (Thomas J.O’BrienSabrina Zara and Joshua Diolosa)

CJ Ousley and Nana Akenten-Busia (USA)Outside, Actor: Leading (Student) (CJ Ousley as Jordan King)

Cooper Harrison Levy and Cole Harrison Walderman (Canada)Baba, Actor: Leading (Cole Walderman as Baba), Jewish

Darren J. Perry (United Kingdom)Roberta Lane, Film Short

David Joseph Fleshman (USA)Thanksgiving Day, Animation

David Joseph Nelson and Joseph Grant (USA)Mountain Fold, Film Short

Dempsey Lee Birmingham III (USA)A Fistful of Lead, Film Short, Christian

Dmitriy Arbatov (USA)Zion, Music Video

Donald Ralph Lampton (USA)OBOT-RAY, Script / Writer

Doug Stroup (USA)Trafficked, Actress: Leading (Annabelle Collins as Anna Davis)

Dr. Michelle Pierce Mobley and Curtis A Welch Jr. (USA)TabernacleTalks! – Episode: Brokenness, Christian, African American

Dr. Michelle Pierce Mobley and Curtis A Welch Jr. (USA)TabernacleTalks! – Episode: When Someone You Love Dies, Special Purpose Productions, Viewer Impact: Motivational / Inspirational

Dr. Michelle Pierce Mobley and Curtis A Welch Jr. (USA)TabernacleTalks! – Episode: The Painters Palette, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Arts / Cultural / Performance / Plays

Eva M. Ingolfsdottir (USA)Orion 1925, Experimental

Francis Wu (USA)Never Too Late To Be A Hero, Public Service Programming / PSA

Francisco Gacuya (USA)CONSTANCIA, Movie Trailer

Garry Guerrier (USA)CLOSURE, Film Short

Ginger Dakin LLC (USA)Living on Borrowed Time, Use of Film / Video for Social Change

Gio Formenti (Brazil)UNCOVERED: All Cunts Are Beautiful, Animation (Student), Educational / Instructional / Training (Student)

GS Rocha (Brazil)Parts of Us, Art Direction

Haley Keegan (USA)Everlasting Tape, Experimental

Halimah Iman (USA)Outside of Me, Islamic, Women Filmmakers

Iqbal Barkat (Australia)Light in Stones, Islamic, Religion / Ethics

Jackee Jing and Pei Yao Xu (Canada)WAIT, Asian, Women Filmakers

Jake Ajamian (USA)Jaded, Experimental (Student)

James C. Stewart (New Zealand /USA)I’m Okay…, Film Short

Jason D. Greene (USA)A Notion of Freedom, Special Purpose Productions, History / Biographical

Jason Kelly Lee (USA)At the Dentist, Film Short, Ensemble Cast

Jessica Gould (USA)O Sweet Woods, Arts / Cultural / Performance / Plays

Jingli Feng (United Kingdom)Echoes of A Stadium, Experimental (Student)

John Johnson (USA)The Gfiles, Documentary Short, Research

Joseph Messer (USA)I Am The Candidate, Music Video, Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery

Joshua Campe (USA)Instruments of Jesus, Religion / Ethics

Joshua M. Abrams (USA)Malcolm & James (Season 1), African American, Animation

Juan Zadala and Yahaira Salazar (USA)Ants walking over an armpit, Mobile / Cell Phone Media

Juho Lee and Juseung Lee (Korea )Two Different Eyes, Disability Issues

Kalen Lee (USA)Sticks and Stones, Women Filmmakers, Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery

Kamali Culpepper (USA)Melatonin, Movie Trailer, Women Filmmakers

Kent J. Arceneaux and David Luck (USA)A Stand for Damaged Fame, Ensemble Cast, Humor / Humorist

Lindsay Levesque-Alam and Drew Murtaugh (USA)20 Questions  – Episodes 1.01 “Pilot” & 1.02 “The Proposal”, Web Series

Louise Birgan (Australia)Waiting for Boris, Actress: Leading (Louise Birgan as Louise)

Lovie Johnson (USA)The SINS…, African American

Matthew Peter Rojas (USA)DIVA, Actress: Leading (Manda Mae Emery as Sharon Apple), Film Short

Melanie Belmonte (Spain)Matrixfication, Experimental

Melanie Rivera Waldman (USA)Couples Therapy, Disability Issues

Michael Bihovsky (USA)Paperweight, Music Video

Mickel G. Burden (USA)Crossroads, Music Video (Student)

Mitch Waters, H2Os Video (USA)Ten Days of Peace, Documentary Short

Nancy Black (Australia)rEvolve, Experimental, Film Short, Women Filmmakers

Natalie Denise Sperl (USA)Caroline, Actress: Leading (Natalie Denise Sperl as Caroline), Women Filmmakers

Noah Gleason (USA)Undersea News, Animation

Noah Logan (USA)Embryo, Production Design (Student)

Peter Strupp (USA)Cold Service, Film Short, Actress: Leading (Mary Magiera as Anna), Actor: Leading (Drew Armstrong as Beau)

Ray Knowledge, Serving the Peace (USA)SfTK (Service for The King)  The Movie, Film Short, Ensemble Cast

Roger Hill (USA)Tribes, Native American / Aboriginal Peoples, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising

Roleph Dubreus (USA)It Takes Talent, Actor: Leading (Student) (Jon Meggison as Marcus)

Rosa Vetrano (Canada)The Door, Actress: Leading (Leandra Terrazzano as Cynthia), Women Filmmakers

Ryan Christopher Lesica (USA)Takeoff, LGBTQ+

Sam Hoggarth (United Kingdom)SIGNAL, Film Short, Actress: Supporting (Emma Howell as Darcy)

Samm Azen (USA)Masks, Experimental

Shacolby Shentell (USA)Next Lifetime, Film Short

Sharon Sadeghinia (USA)Call to Action, Documentary Short, Educational / Instructional / Training, Television – Pilot Program, Television – Program Series, Women Filmmakers

Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)The Fulfilling of Prophecies – Summer 2021, Webisode

Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)The End of the Road, Asian

Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)Poems by Emperor Lee, Jin, Asian

Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)Boy Wanted, Actress: Leading (Bella Yin as Ms Yang)

Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)Warnings fulfilled in 2021’s first 15 crop circles, Webisode

Shihyun Wang (Taiwan)A virtual spiritual tour of Miaoli Taiwan, Asian

Shihyun Wang (USA)Prophecy Doomsday – Tui Bei 46, Webisode

Shihyun Wang (USA)Messages from another time, Web / Internet Programming

Stephen Balsamo (USA)Cyclic Psychosis, Web Tube Length Video (Student), Experimental (Student)

Steven Belcher (USA)Pill, Film Short

Sudipta Chatterjee (USA)Ke Baba Hahalaba, Film Short

Sydney Richardson (USA)The Family Key, Women Filmmakers (Student), Film Short (Student)

Sydney Spaw (USA)Still, Film Short (Student)

Tatiany Furuse (Brazil)THE ART & THE WAY, Liberation / Social Justice / Protest, Disability Issues

Tatum Sanchez (USA)The Story of Betty and James, Film Short

Taya Walter (Canada)Candice and Amirah, Film Short

Tom Rodgers (Australia)Billy Blue Eyes, Film Short

Tommy Petroskey (USA)Johnny, Direction

Tony Giroux (United Kingdom)My Name Is., Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising

Traci Brown (USA)Truth, Lies and Coverups, Television – Pilot Program, Women Filmmakers

Travis Dunn (USA)WeSEEabilities: Evan and Christopher, Disability Issues

Vadim Moskalenko (Russia)The Plantain, Actor: Leading (Sergey Sharovatov as Andrey), Film Short

WCB (Australia)WCB: Sigil, Music Video

Yuri Sasamoto (Japan)WHO IS BAD ??The shouting of Rock-and-roll Samurai?, Women Filmmakers, Original Score (Composed by Altruist)





























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