Nominations: March 2023

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 45,4% acceptance rate, based on submissions from 21 countries and total runtime of 47:30:10, plus the short scripts.

The nominees are placed in the top 28,3%.

***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

Bu:sy by Yury Hurzhyi and Paul Koliadych (USA)

Code 103 by Romana Vujasinovic (Serbia)

Heroes And Puppets by Shang Jung Wu (Taiwan)

Sticks & Stones by Emily Singer (USA)

To Say Goodbye Is To Die A Little by Michele Ly (USA)

Best Drama Short

August by Eli McGowan (USA)

Forgive Us Our Transgressions by Walter Richardson (USA)

Garbage by Di Zhang (USA)

Midnight Girl by Kerri Randles (USA)

The Return by Bo Tanas (Canada)

Best Student Short

An Ideal of Liberty by Noel Paganotti (USA)

August by Eli McGowan (USA)

Happy Noodle by Helen Chan (USA)

Mudi by Qin Luo (China)

We Were Kids Back Then by Rafael Alvarado (USA)

Best Documentary Short

Love, Jamie by Karla Murthy (USA)

Oppenheimer After Trinity by Trent J. DiGiulio and Larry L. Sheffield (USA)

Politics, Traders, Farmers by Dicky Huang (Taiwan)

Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom by Jason Killian Meath (USA)

When Wire Was King: The Transformation of Telecommunications by Jennifer A. Manner (USA)

Best Comedy Short

Big Fat Joke by Charlie Gudgeon and Tavish Gudgeon (Canada)

Full Disclosure by Mia Rovegno (USA)

Murphed by Hadley Ian Perkins (Australia)

Stacy’s Mom by Michael Gribble (USA)

Za by Sam Silverstein (USA)

Best Romantic Comedy Short


Best Dark Comedy Short

Men in Cars by Molly Vernon (USA)

Old Time Radio: Your Move by Joel Harlow (USA)

Swedish Pete by Max Peterson Corman (USA)

The Leak by Adam Nelki (UK)

You Feel Me? by Laura P. Valtorta (USA)

Best Action Short

Half Samurai by Rashad Haughton (Japan)

The Assassin’s Apprentice 2: Silbadores of the Canary Islands by Russ Emanuel (USA)

The Wrong Guy by Alberto Scisco and Andrea Navicella (Italy)

Best Film Noir Short


Best Mystery Short


Best Thriller Short


Best Horror Short

Behind the Red Curtain by Cooper Miller (USA)

The Field by Isaac Stovall (USA)

Water Dawg by Christopher Baiza (USA)

Best Sci-Fi Short


Best Fantasy Short

Daedalus by Katerina Munis (USA)

Half Samurai by Rashad Haughton (Japan)

Like No Place by Dominic Czarnota (USA)

Best Animation Short

Billy Buckaroo by Mike Maloney (USA)

Italian Slow Journey by Leonardo Simone Ponzano (Italy)

Timeless (Orchestral Version) by Susan Mey Lee Lim, Christina Teenz Tan, and Samudra Kajal Saikia (USA)

Best Children Short


Best Women Short

Daylight by Yaa Asantewaa Faraji (USA)

Escape by Andres Di Bono (USA)

Something Wild by Emily Jayne Adams (USA)

Best Microfilm

Hey There! by Camille Blundell (USA)

In The Tall Grass by Doug Graves (Germany)

Iscariote by Louis Tolleron (France)

It Was Us by Robert dos Santos (USA)

Italian Slow Journey by Leonardo Simone Ponzano (Italy)

Best Experimental Short

Gynarchy by Kelly Sarri (USA)

Paquet by Ava Dunn (USA)

The Silent Smile by Adan Chavez (Mexico)

Best Screendance Short


Best Music Video

Don’t Pop My Bubble by Camille Solari (USA)

Hands On Me by Tre Major (USA)

If I Fall For You by Olivia Mitchell and Kerry Furrh (Slovakia)

Russick Smith – The Architecture of Vapor by Benjamin Hess (USA)

The Rebellion by Gabriel Hostetler (USA)

Best Web Series & TV Pilot

A Time for Love: Something Beautiful by Dennis O’Neill (USA)

Badvertisements by Tyler Council (USA)

Conspiracy Cases: The Wasp Woman by Jeffrey Paul Agosta (USA)

Runestone by Robert C Bruce (USA)

Transparency by Chef Beanz (USA)

Best Mobile Short


Best Parody Short


Best Trailer/Teaser


Best Short Script

Full Disclosure by Mia Allegra Rovegno (USA)

In The Corner Of My Eye by Bret A. Arnold (USA)

Once Upon a Time in Russia by Valerii Georg Zhmak (Bulgaria)

Stop. Play. Forward by Luigi Rizzo (Italy)

Zaheera and The Jinn by Victoria Dook (Singapore)




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