Nominations: February 2022

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

These projects were shortlisted from an official selection pool with a 60,2% acceptance rate, based on submissions from 14 countries and a total runtime of 28:16:39.

The nominees represent 38,1% of all submitted projects.

***Categories not listed have no submissions meeting the requirements***

***Categories TBA have 2 or less projects with eligible 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


Best Drama Short

Breathless by Wayne Yu (China)

Drill by Vyacheslav Bigdan (Ukraine)

Here Together by Naomi Christie (USA)

Opposite Direction by Mina Nabil Yousef (Egypt)

Still by Marc Martinez (USA)

Best Documentary Short

Butchering South Mountain Family Style by Chuck Clifton (USA)

Dream Chasers by Harrison Chambers (USA)

The Children Of An Endless Dream by Aris Katsigiannis and Giannis Michelopoulos (Greece)

Best Comedy Short

A Cobra Halloween by Cameron Rice (USA)

Crabs in a Bucket by Alex Hashim (USA)

Smooth Ride by Helena Westerman and Finella Waddilove (UK)

Best Romantic Comedy Short


Best Dark Comedy Short


Best Thriller Short

Metempsychosis by Sam Iwata aka Liu (China)

Solicitors! by John M. Rizzo (USA)

The Games We Play by Ritendra Datta (USA)

Best Mystery Short

Lip Reader: Game Of Detective by Tanxuan Shi (China)

The Games We Play by Ritendra Datta (USA)

Vestige by Tori Layne (USA)

Best Sci-Fi Short

Callisto’s End by Nathan Schiele (USA)

Green Food by Xiaoli Liu (USA)

Void by Jonathan E Munoz (USA)

Best Animation Short

Almost Christmas by Xinyuan Zhao (USA)

Be Free by Samuel Owonte (Canada)

In the Fray by Allyson Lorraine Glenn (Canada)

Best Children Short


Best Women Short

‘Til Morning by Ana Moioli and Ryan Cairns (USA)

Ang Motel by Jon Matthews (USA)

In Our Own Hands by Jennifer Varenchik (USA)

Life Drawing by Gregory Earls (USA)

Numb by Carlos Moreno Jr (USA)

Best LGBTQ Short


Best Microfilm

Hues by Tori Layne (USA)

My Best Friend Caroline by Sarah Corean (USA)

Things She Wants by Kevin Andrew Heslop (Canada)

Best Experimental Short


Best Student Short

Bris Me Goodbye by Elinor Howells (USA)

Callisto’s End by Nathan Schiele (USA)

Magician: Game of Detective by Tanxuan Shi (China)

PG-13 by Rakim Johnson (USA)

Strings to the Heart by Dylan Grey Martin (USA)

Best Screendance Short


Best Music Video

Dead Of The Night by Minh Huynh (Australia)

Gold – James Marriott by Ted Nivison (UK)

Invisible by Clint Mourino (USA)

The Deadly Rhythm by Nils Nygårdh (Sweden)

You Keep Haunting My Dreams by Arturo Velasco (Mexico)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot

All City’s a Stage by Grant Hao-Wei Lin (USA)

Closest Kin by Roderick D. Rascoe V (USA)

Turf Valley by Adam Rodgers (USA)

Best Short Script

Good Grief by Josh Nadler (USA)

Guise by Paul Grammatico (USA)

Quick Fix by Kenny Adebanjo (UK)

The Book of Revelation by Lauren Rantala (USA)

The Weight of Blood by Allie Sweeting (Canada)




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