Nominations: March 2022

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

These projects were shortlisted from an official selection pool with a 38,9% acceptance rate, based on submissions from 20 countries and a total runtime of 66:01:58.

The nominees represent 23,9% 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

Broken Service by Chris Guiral (USA)

Purple Case by David Sarian and Kostya Yezagelian (USA)

Sunflowers by Nguyen Ho (USA)

That’s Just Me by Dan Löwenstein (UK)

Voices and Locks by Ilham Bakir (Turkey)

Best Drama Short

Broken Boy by Ahi Black (USA)

Lie Still by Ida Marie Meurs-Gerken (Denmark)

Niko & Eleanor by Samantha Severin (USA)

Trust by Diane Lansing (USA)

Wailing Silence by Erik Thompson (USA)

Best Documentary Short

Beirut After 40 by Anthony Merchak (Lebanon)

If These Locs Could Talk Rough by Jahbrielle Henning and Brittney Butler (USA)

Ruth Burotte: Solo – But Not Alone by Aaron Glickman (USA)

Taste That! by Brenda Turteltaub Feldstein (USA)

The Last Hunter by Ziling Chen (China)

Best Comedy Short

A Girl From a Box by Alxis Ratkevich and Chloe Taylor (USA)

Forest Giants by Augusta Mariano (USA)

Lucky Undies by Sam Silverstein (USA)

Mammas by Carine Hazan (France)

Parents Together Forever by Keith Farrell (UK)

Best Dark Comedy Short

100 Candles by Julian Lucas (Australia)

Hanging Buddy by John R Kestner (USA)

Hard Up by Kari Melissa Kennon (USA)

Best Action Short


Best Crime Short


Best Thriller Short


Best Film Noir Short

Call of The City by Owen Thomas Meinert (Canada)

The Fourth is of a Devil by Revaz-Giorgi Arveladze (Georgia)

Untitled by Joseph Thomas (USA)

Best Mystery Short

Clear Water by Zhicheng Zhang (USA)

In Menstrual Frames by T. B. Johnson (USA)

Littoral by Sergey Irodov (UK)

Scraps by Tony J Rivas (USA)

Somnium by L.E. Woods (USA)

Best Horror Short

Eostre by Sam Saxby (UK)

Prophet by Maggi Hel (Iceland)

Where’s Weirdo by Duncan Peake (Australia)

Best Sci-Fi Short

Buddy Bot by Joey Jordan (USA)

Fitz by Vahan Bedelian (USA)

I Am Here by Adam Nowak (Poland)

Lilith by Adrian Marquez Barrios (USA)

Lucky Night: A Junkers Tale by Nickolas Nielsen (USA)

Best Fantasy Short

Escape to Niramaya by Makarand Nalgirkar (USA)

Glory & Injustice by Jamieson Tabb (USA)

Scraps by Tony J Rivas (USA)

Sugar & Spice by Winston Verdult and Kate Lee (USA)

The Lady of the House of Love by Selena Jin (UK)

Best Animation Short

Detached by Emory Allen (USA)

Guts by Byung Gun Park (USA)

How To Lose Weight and Look Great by Nolan Wang (USA)

Strictly Bathroom by Yin Fu (USA)

Verse by Trace McNabb (USA)

Best Women Short

Blitz by Emily Dhue (USA)

Lie Still by Ida Marie Meurs-Gerken (Denmark)

Olive by Flora Charlotte Lopategui (UK)

The Ex by Fabianne Gstöttenmayr (USA)

Unattached by Fanny Texier (France)

Best LGBTQ Short

Slammer! The Prison Girl Movie Musical by Jay A Nagle (USA)

Somnium by L.E. Woods (USA)

Unbarred by Melissa Davidson (Australia)

Best Microfilm

Gift of Life by Neela Gerayli (USA)

Olive by Flora Charlotte Lopategui (UK)

Seeing Red by Adam Chambers (USA)

Stains by Roger Villarroya (USA)

Uncle Blank by Christopher David Harrell (USA)

Best Experimental Short

Bright Like The Sun by Thida Nathalie (UK)

Lotus by Angelika Fürstler and Austin Ahlborg (France)

Mother by Valentina De Amicis (Italy)

Oblivion by Giviko Arakhamia (Georgia)

The Ex by Fabianne Gstöttenmayr (USA)

Best Student Short

Dark Wind by Hörður Skúlason (Iceland)

Enclosed by Yi Yang (USA)

Milk by Ádám Ferenczi (Hungary)

Smother by Nayon Lee (Hong Kong)

Where The Bird Goes by Troy Charbonnet (USA)

Best Screendance Short


Best Music Video

Bellringer by Nolan Huber-Rhoades (USA)

Kingmaker by Nathan Mudry (USA)

Skin by Jesse Samos Leaman (Australia)

Syzygy by Indigo Suave (USA)

When Skies Were Blue by Rhode Breaker (USA)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot

Abstraction by Tash Ann (USA)

Olive by Flora Charlotte Lopategui (UK)

Servants by Sarah Tither-Kaplan (USA)

The Back Pages Season 2: #perfect by Kendall Bryant Jr (USA)

WIC 300 by Robert Moon (USA)

Best Web and New Media


Best Mobile Short

Bitter, Sweet by Jonny Diaz (USA)

Tale of Two Violins by Pauline A Greenlick (USA)

Upon Demise by Rhode Breaker (USA)

Best Parody Short


Best Trailer/Teaser


Best Short Script

Colosseum by Adam Jay Crawford (USA)

Mister Hipster Meets the Barista by Warren Paul Glover (Australia)

Ms Broome’s Secret by Ima von Wenden (UK)

Now Hear This by Megan McLain (USA)

The Last Fool by Ernest Anemone (USA)




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