Nominations: August 2023

The following projects (short films, TV & web series, and screenplays) are the finalists of the monthly round of Augustcompeting in 62 different categories.

These projects were shortlisted from an official selection pool with 41,7% acceptance rate, based on submissions from 22 countries and total runtime of 34:06:42, plus the short scripts.

The nominees are placed in the top 27,5%.

***Categories not listed have no submissions meeting the requirements, namely with minimum scores to make the cut***

***Categories TBA have 2 or less projects with cut scores for awards. The award winner(s) announcement for these categories is done along with the award winners of all of the other categories***

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Best Indie Short

A Short Trip to the Countryside by Regina Kräh (Germany)

Anno Domini by Vincent Nel (USA)

Tatara by Qunio Nozawa (Japan)

The Factory by Masoud Saadat (Iran)

Unrest by Matthew Crosby (USA)

Best Drama Short

Back to Heaven by Natpakorn Nangnoi (Thailand)

Blub Blub by Eddie Yukun Long (USA)

Deep Down by Zack Scott and Skylar Schanen (USA)

Matthew by Matt Servitto (USA)

The Rocking Chair by Jeno Hodi (Hungary)

Best Student Short

Cross Bay Bridge by Yihan Yang (USA)

Long Dance by Kenny Beckford (USA)

Millennium Project by Yifan Zhang (China)

Pink Flamingos Everywhere by Jordan Vescio (USA)

Screen Test by Adam Gephart Shimberg (USA)

Best Documentary Short

Daughters of the Mountain by Chuhan Wang (China)

Freedomtown: Not So Black and White by Morteza Rafiei (USA)

Murmur by Zhuoheng Liu (China)

Peering into the Prism of Lyra – Part I by Maia Lyon Daw (Netherlands)

The Urgency Of Now by KC Schulberg (USA)

Best Comedy Short


Best Crime Short

Cottonmouth by Hailey Naomi Irvin (USA)

The Tenant by Brigg T Bloomquist (USA)

The Way Women Are by Adam Tuliński (Poland)

Best Mystery Short


Best Horror Short

Dead Drop by Tiffany Melia (USA)

Lovely by Naomi Shroff-Mehta (USA)

Mine by Hesong Zhao (China)

Best Sci-Fi Short


Best Western Short


Best Animation Short

Little White Lies by Jisoo Kim (USA)

Mindy’s Dream by Jeff Blyth (USA)

One Hundred Thousand Light Years Between You and Me by Sixuan (Sirius) Huang (China)

Pacemaker by Brian Vincent Rhodes and Christopher Lennertz (UK)

This Life by Sumin Há (USA)

Best Women Short

Blubber by Chloë Levine (USA)

Mad Pierrette by Diana Bahirian (Canada)

My Mum Used to Call Me Sister by Sonia Marin (Italy)

Rexford by Riley D Robbins (USA)

The Snow Is Always Whiter by Dan Hertzog (USA)

Best Microfilm


Best Experimental Short

Her, Life, The Future… by Zabaldu Naraé (France)

Lola’s Cigarettes by Zilia Thien Nguyen (USA)

Unattended by Tora Johanne Turøy (Norway)

Best Music Video

Lea Lustenberger – Crossroad by Piet Esch (Switzerland)

Mendirman (I’m The One) by Nadir Sabirov and Khurshid Sabirov (Uzbekistan)

Set a Fire by Jehan Assria and Erik Bergamini (USA)

Best Web Series & TV Pilot


Best Web and New Media


Best Parody Short


Best Short Script

Mirror Man by Cameron Clayton Usher (UK)

Pembrook by L. E. Coleman (USA)

Tapper by Brandon James Tyrie (USA)

The Debt by Desmond Lewis (USA)

Wolf Street by Frank Mancuso and Christopher J Adams (USA)




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