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Winners

Official Selection

May - 2023

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SPECIAL AWARDS:

Special Award: Short Film Of  The Month

Shadow Puppets, By Penn Pauletich. United States

Special Award: Feature Film Of The Month

Phoenix Incident, By Keith Arem. United States

--- SHORT FILM AWARDS ---

Best Drama Short Film

Lucinda´S Pandora, By Sylvia Piechocki Gonzalez. Germany

                       

Best Comedy Short Film

Shooting Your Own Shadow, By Joseph J Parisi, Michael Amman. United States

 

Best Experimental Short Film

Poco Ma Molto, By Leone Antonio Vallenari. Italy

 

Best Thriller Short Film

Shadow Puppets, By Penn Pauletich. United States

 

Best Social Short Film

Vax, By Barak Shpiez. United States

 

Best Horror Short Film

Vigil Hours, By Marko Marinkovic. Serbia

 

Best Terror Short Film

Jingle Hell, By Sean Cruser. United States

 

Best Action Short Film

Better Love, By David Sexta. Armenia

 

Best Romance Short Film

Maranam, By Gopala Boddepalli. India

 

Best Indie Short Film

Julia, By Víctor Muñoz. Spain

 

Best First Short Film By The Director

The Last Dinner, By Marie-Ange Casalta. France

           

Best Student Short Film

Burn The Flower, By Peipei Liu. China

 

Best Animation Short Film

The 7th Night: Maomao Revisits, By ahLoong. Malaysia

 

Best Documentary Short Film

Faith In Blackness: An Exploration Of Afrolatine Spirituality, By Charles Reynoso. United States

--- Short Films: Cast & Crew Awards  ---

Best Director In A Short Film

Penn Pauletich / Shadow Puppets

Director Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Barak Shpiez / Vax

Director Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Sean Cruser / Jingle Hell

 

Best Female Director In A Short Film

Marie-Ange Casalta / The Last Dinner

Female Director Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Peipei Liu / Burn The Flower

Female Director Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Sylvia Piechocki Gonzalez / Lucinda´S Pandora

 

Best Young Director In A Short Film

Leone Antonio Vallenari / Poco Ma Molto

Young Director Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Lichen Chen / Insufficient-Sense

 

Best Director In A Documentary Short Film

Charles Reynoso, Michael Lopez / Faith In Blackness: An Exploration Of Afrolatine Spirituality

 

Best Screenplay In A Short Film

Penn Pauletich / Shadow Puppets

Screenplay Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Peipei Liu / Burn The Flower

Screenplay Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Marie-Ange Casalta / The Last Dinner

 

Best Lead Actor In A Short Film

David Alvarado / Shadow Puppets

Lead Actor Honorable Mention In A Short Film 

Roger Bart / The Last Dinner

Lead Actor Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Cade Carradine / Vax

 

Best Lead Actress In A Short Film

Poonam Basu / Jingle Hell

Lead Actress Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Marielle Alessandra / Julia

Lead Actress Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Huimin Dong / Burn The Flower

 

Best Supporting Actor In A Short Film   

Murphy Martin / Jingle Hell

Supporting Actor Honorable Mention In A Short Film

François-Xavier Demaison / The Last Dinner

 

Best Team Performance In A Short Film

Poonam Basu, Tyler Beveridge, Murphy Martin, Shalini Bathina, Keith Szarbajka / Jingle Hell

 

Best Cinematography In A Short Film (Ex Aequo)

Sean Cruser, Kim Cohen / Jingle Hell

Thomas Vanden Dolder / Shadow Puppets

Cinematography Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Caleb Philips / Vax

 

Best Lighting In A Short Film

Vax

Lighting Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Darko Belovukovic, Predrag Kovacevic, Mladen Peric / Vigil Hours

Lighting Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Lucinda´S Pandora

 

Best Art Direction In A Short Film         

Kurt Gough / Shadow Puppets

Art Direction Honorable Mention In A Short Film

You Wang, Se Weon Nam / Burn The Flower

Art Direction Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Swarnima Singh, Humza Mian, Sandeep Nelluri, Naeema Butt / Maranam

 

Best Editing In A Short Film      

Lucinda´S Pandora

Editing Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Vax

 

Best Original Score In A Short Film (Ex Aequo)

Víctor Muñoz / Julia

Barak Shpiez / Vax

Original Score Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Adn Baroque / The Last Dinner

 

Best Production In A Short Film

Vax

Production Honorable Mention In A Short Film

David Sexta / Better Love

Production Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Penn Pauletich, Thomas Vandendolder  / Shadow Puppets

 

Best Sound Design In A Short Film

Ben Huff / Jingle Hell

Sound Design Honorable Mention In A Short Film 

Luke Harper / Shadow Puppets

Sound Design Honorable Mention In A Short Film 

Nemanja Mihajlovic / Vigil Hours

 

Best Costume Design In A Short Film

Vax

Costume Design Honorable Mention In A Short Film

Tyler Beveridge / Jingle Hell

 

Best Make Up In A Short Film

Yun Nam  / Jingle Hell

--- AUDIENCE AWARDS ---

First Audience Award: Vax, By Barak Shpiez. United States

Second Audience Award: Jingle Hell, By Sean Cruser. United States

Third Audience Award: The Last Dinner, By Marie-Ange Casalta. France

---OTHERS---

Best Music Video         

Sainted Sinners - Againts The Odds By Frank Kollbi,  By Frank Kollbi. Switzerland

 

Best Poster 

Phoenix Incident, By Keith Arem. United States

--- FEATURE FILM AWARDS ---

Best Comedy Feature

My Nail Guy, By Cang Nguyen. United States

 

Best Thriller Feature

Phoenix Incident, By Keith Arem. United States

 

Best War Feature

Origen Malsano, By Claudiu Cristian Prisecaru. Romania

--- FEATURE FILMS: CAST & CREW AWARDS  ---

Best Director In A Feature Film

Keith Arem / Phoenix Incident

Director Honorable Mention In A Feature Film 

Cang Nguyen / My Nail Guy

 

Best Screenplay In A Feature Film

Keith Arem / Phoenix Incident

 

Best Lead Actor In A Feature Film

Thuan Nguyen / My Nail Guy

 

Best Lead Actress In A Feature Film

Phuong Titi / My Nail Guy

 

Best Cinematography In A Feature Film

Brandon Cox / Phoenix Incident

 

Best Editing In A Feature Film

Corey Brosis, Paul Covington, Keith Arem / Phoenix Incident

 

Best Production In A Feature Film

Adam Lawson, Keith Arem / Phoenix Incident

Production Honorable Mention In A Feature Film 

Sebastian Grigore, Dragos-George Cheptanaru, Claudiu-Cristian Prisecaru / Origen Malsano

 

Best Production Design In A Feature Film

Quoc Cong / My Nail Guy

 

Best Sound Design In A Feature Film

Elvis Gabriel Mihalachioaei / Origen Malsano

Best Costume Design In A Feature Film

Raluca Aionițoaei / Origen Malsano

 

Best Vfx In A Feature Film

George Loucas, Baked Fx / Phoenix Incident

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Live Screening

 

Shadow Puppets, By Penn Pauletich. United States

Vax, By Barak Shpiez. United States

Jingle Hell, By Sean Cruser. United States

The Last Dinner, By Marie-Ange Casalta. France

Burn The Flower, By Peipei Liu. China

The 7th Night: Maomao Revisits, By Ah Loong. Malaysia

Vigil Hours, By Marko Marinkovic. Serbia

Faith In Blackness: An Exploration Of Afrolatine Spirituality, By Charles Reynoso. United States

Lucinda´S Pandora, By Sylvia Piechocki Gonzalez. Germany

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