Nominations: December 2018

The following projects are the finalists of the round of December competing in 60 different categories. These projects were shortlisted from a 29,9% acceptance rate official selection pool, based on submissions from 36 countries with a total runtime of 79:31:03:

Indie Short Fest

Best Short (Overall)

9,8 m/s2 by Michael Vaynberg (USA)

Irish Goodbye by Adetokumboh M’Cormack (Sierra Leone)

Kommando 1944 by Derek Quick (USA)


Best Foreign-Language Short (Overall)

Anábasis by Carlotta Napolitano (Spain)

Poacher by Tom Whitworth (Kenya)

Tell Him by Virginia Bach (France)


Outstanding Achievement (Special Jury Nomination)

As The Earth Turns by Richard H. Lyford (USA)


Best Indie Short

9,8 m/s2 by Michael Vaynberg (USA)

Blood Means Nothing by Mark Oxtoby (UK)

The Getaway Kid by Jordan Lavery (Canada)


Best Drama Short

Anábasis by Carlotta Napolitano (Spain)

Goodbye Mondays by Michael Salmon (UK)

Headway by Camila Rizzo (USA)


Best Documentary Short

The Undamaged by Rožle Bregar, Matic Oblak, and Miha Avguštin (Slovenia)

The Unit: Lessons On Living & Dying by Peggy Callahan (USA)

Where Flowers Bloom by Cam Be (USA)


Best Comedy Short

Blown Away (Enchufados) by Sadie Duarte (Spain)

Fartman by Thinky Siqi Xiao and Majik Jingwei Zhou (USA)

Tiny House by Owen Williams (USA)


Best Romantic Comedy Short

Graffiti by Divyansh Sharma (USA)

Joe by Kaye Tuckerman (USA)

When ‘HE’ Intervened by Nihal Vasudevan (USA)


Best Dark Comedy Short

Bleating Edge by Ben Pacocha (USA)

Damsel by Scott Langford (USA)

The Master of Cuchillo by Rodrigo Sebastian Gonzalez (Mexico)


Best Action Short

Poacher by Tom Whitworth (Kenya)

The Assassin’s Apprentice by Russ Emanuel (USA)

Undaunted by Matt Strelecki (USA)


Best Crime Short

F A L L by Vigil Bose (USA)

Poacher by Tom Whitworth (Kenya)

Protecting Tony by Dat Nguyen (USA)


Best Film Noir Short

And Then She Came at Midnight by Jonathan Zuroff (USA)

The Hit by Kieran Freemantle (UK)

The Master of Cuchillo by Rodrigo Sebastian Gonzalez (Mexico)


Best Mystery Short

F A L L by Vigil Bose (USA)

Say After Me by Luying Zhang (USA)

The Mystery of Le Madelon by Demetrius Hill (USA)


Best Thriller Short

9,8 m/s2 by Michael Vaynberg (USA)

F A L L by Vigil Bose (USA)

Saigone by Max Kane (USA)


Best Horror Short

Lion by Davide Melini (UK)

Lobisome by Juan De Dios Garduño (Spain)

The Desecrated by John Gray (USA)


Best Fantasy Short

Dark Specter by Richard Tatum (USA)

Lion by Davide Melini (UK)

Simon Says by Katherin Hussein (USA)


Best Sci-Fi Short

Born To Die by Thomas McQuillan (UK)

Subject 16 by Brett Hodgson (USA)

The Window by Stephen McKinnon (Canada)


Best Western Short

A Memento Of Life by Reamonn Joshee (Canada)

Bleating Edge by Ben Pacocha (USA)

Only God Forgives by Tino Luciano (USA)


Best Children Short

Boy Racer by Barry Fahy (Ireland)

Prince in a Jar by Youchen Miao (USA)

Team Teenettes by Brian Morelan and Bianca Poroliseanu (Canada)


Best Animation Short

Futureworld by Christopher Angus (Canada)

God I Need A Girlfriend by Stefan Janoski (USA)

Post Mortem by James Todd (UK)


Best Women Short

Bambi by Aly Honore (USA)

Union by Micky Levy (USA)

Utopia by Mahdi Ghorbani (Iran)


Best LGBT Short

Freefall by Krit Komkrichwarakool (Canada)

INFRA Story by Fabrice Briseux (France)

Irish Goodbye by Adetokumboh M’Cormack (Sierra Leone)


Best Music Video

Silver Light by Brad McDermott (Canada)

Social Butterfly by Dane Parsons (Australia)

The Letting Go by Tyler McElrath (USA)


Best Web Series/TV Pilot

Mothersh1p by Nathan Schiefelbein (USA)

Subverse by Joseph White (USA)

The Grimoire Chapters: Rem by Michael Davis (USA)


Best Experimental Short

Kuo’s Eyes by O.B. De Alessi (Italy)

Life Depart by Manuel Kamunen (Finland)

Touttay (Parrots) by Shashank Shekar Singh (India)


Best Microfilm

Boy Racer by Barry Fahy (Ireland)

Out of Order by Trifun Sitnikovsk (Macedonia)

The End of the World by Stephan Andre Nielsen (UK)


Best Mobile Short

Fling by Laurent Ziliani (USA)

Hunger by Michel Wild (Switzerland)

Super Cut Free Way by Vasco Diogo (Portugal)


Best Drone Short

Clouds by Ludovic Veltz (France)

Shikisai: Four Seasons of Tohoku by Kenichi Sasaki (Japan)

Where Is My Mind by Clay Folden (USA)


Best Parody Short

Kissy Cousins Monster Babies and Morphing Elvis by Wayne Keeley (USA)

Lil Detectives: The Case of Kashmir by Chad Repko (USA)

Runner Boys by Dante Dunlap (Canada)


Best Student Short

After Dark by Clara Grunwald (France)

Arachnoid by Michael Safarian (USA)

Intimate by Gianmarco Formica (UK)