Award Winners of October 2023: Technical Categories


Best Producer: Siddharth Kasyap for Azadi (India)

Best Female Director: Paola Baldion for Abrazo (USA)

Outstanding Achievement Award (Female Director): Julia Marchese for I Know What You Need (USA)

Best Male Director: Chris Merrill for The Suck (USA)

Best Student Female Director: Sienna Petersen and Josh Chapp for The Fisherman (USA)

Best Student Male Director: Weihua Feng for The Drowning Fish (China)

Best First Time Female Director: Xiangyi Zhu for On the Road (USA)

Best First Time Male Director: Anshul Vijayvargiya for Azadi (India)

Outstanding Achievement Award (First Time Male Director): Yu-Le Chang for Shadow Under the Bed (Taiwan)

Best Young Female Filmmaker: Sirui Wang for Patriots (China)

Best Young Male Filmmaker: Tyler Rockwell for Ocean’s 14 (USA)

Best Actress: Carmen Serano for Roberta’s Rules (USA)

Best Actor: Jim Meskimen for The Suck (USA)

Best Supporting Actress: Colleen Giddings for Still Scattered (USA)

Best Supporting Actor: Page Kennedy for Roberta’s Rules (USA)

Best Child/Young Actress: Kayden Tokarski for My Melancholy Baby (USA)

Best Child/Young Actor: Wachin Tanah for Shadow Under the Bed (Taiwan)

Best Acting Duo: Kathleen O’Grady and Paola Baldion for Abrazo (USA)

Best Ensemble Cast: O-T Fagbenle, Colleen Giddings, Jeff Lorch, Hannah Simone, and Sonal Shah for Still Scattered (USA)

Best Production Design: Jynnifer Macomber for I Know What You Need (USA)

Best Original Screenplay: Jeff Lorch and Tierney Michon for Still Scattered (USA)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Julia Marchese for I Know What You Need (USA)

Best Cinematography: Indeana Underhill for The Suck (USA)

Best Editing: Ellen Schwartz and Michael Bromberg for Festival (USA)

Best Sound Design: Book Chien for Shadow Under the Bed (Taiwan)

Outstanding Achievement Award (Sound Design): Jassem AlAbdulsalam for My Content (Kuwait)

Best Sound EditingWhy Jerusalem Matters (USA)

Honorable Mention (Special FX): Joe Castro for Dirty Freaken Joe – Sci-Fi Sam (USA)

Best Visual FX: ArChin Yen for Shadow Under the Bed (Taiwan)

Honorable Mention (Visual FX)On the Road (USA)

Best Costume Design: Daddy (USA)

Honorable Mention (Makeup and Hairstyling): Jamie Noble for Roberta’s Rules (USA)

Best Original Score: Josh Chapp for The Fisherman (USA)

Best Original Song: Azadi by Siddharth Kasyap, for Azadi (India)


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