Nominations: November 2021

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

These projects were shortlisted from an official selection pool with a 39,8% acceptance rate, based on submissions from 25 countries and a total runtime of 57:40:57.

The nominees represent 27,4% 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

A Dead Sea by Nahd Bashir (Israel)

Baladas by Ricardo Kalife (Mexico)

Rock Hard with the Clown by Tyler Kirby (USA)

Summer Reverie by Chloe Tang (USA)

Wait For The Dog by Ian Rowe and Dillon Petrillo (USA)

Best Drama Short

Abi by Mohamed Jaza and Mohadeseh Jalilvand (Iran)

Mirror by James Mello (USA)

Naji by Hosein Torkjoosh (Iran)

Song of the Same Night by Kary H Sarrey, Jason J Sarrey, Jay Rho, Ryan Foregger, Yong Duk Jhun, and Lai Tsz Alson Yeung (USA)

Under Construction by Azize Cansu Turan (Turkey)

Best Documentary Short

Dead On Arrival by Dominic Tierno (USA)

Home Free by Leslie Grisanti (USA)

Life’s Good by Jackson Tisi (South Korea)

Nine by Jane Musky (USA)

The Accessible Outdoors by Mitchka Saberi and Francisco Lopez (USA)

Best Comedy Short

Glen by Jeremy Brull (Australia)

Reparenting by Rusty Sarhan (USA)

Those Men Who Made That Movie by Vinay Choudary (USA)

Ye Olde Mandate by Chris Owsiany (USA)

Zero by Tim Hamilton (New Zealand)

Best Romantic Comedy Short


Best Dark Comedy Short

A Made Bed by Elizabeth Serra (USA)

A Nice Jew by Sam Syrett (USA)

Dark Tales by Michael Yosef (USA)

Killing Kitty by Greg Rencken (USA)

The Tunnel by Alexey Knauer (Japan)

Best Action Short

Assassin League by Matthew Michael Wasiewicz (USA)

Las Parcas by Ivan Mulero (USA)

One Chumpion by Edward Swingler (USA)

Best Crime Short

Jump Seat by Aaron Colborn (USA)

Righteous Thieves by Sterling Calhoun (USA)

The Case by Patrick House (USA)

Best Thriller Short

Jordan Jones by Natalie Lomske (USA)

Professional Experience by Marco Felipe Rossi (Brazil)

Who is Linda? by Federico Rabinovich (USA)

Best Film Noir Short


Best Mystery Short

Trapp/E.D by Therese Gotlib (Mexico)

When It’s Your Turn by Brandon Smallwood and Stephanie Alecia Rose (USA)

Who is Linda? by Federico Rabinovich (USA)

Best Horror Short

Corporate Drone by Tara Grundmanis (Canada)

Dark Tales by Michael Yosef (USA)

Forsaken by Kevin Brame (USA)

I Miss Us by Roth Rind (USA)

Let Them Eat by LaShaunte Wade (USA)

Best Sci-Fi Short

Jim of Earth by Justin Arwood (USA)

Las Parcas by Ivan Mulero (USA)

The Vessel Series: She’s The One by Rizky Budiyanto (Singapore)

Best Animation Short

Giselle by Emmanuel Shiu (USA)

My Ex Boyfriend by Cissi Efraimsson (Sweden)

Oliver by Liddy Salter (USA)

Scarlet Red by Toon Loenders (Belgium)

Sina ma Tinirau by Vilsoni Tausie Hereniko (USA)

Best Children Short

Foiled by Hao-Wei Timothy Chang (USA)

George’s Chick by Renzi Li (USA)

The Way You Smile by Bricen X (USA)

Best Women Short

Alalia by Savannah Abrishamchian (USA)

And The Heavens Must Have Cried by James Camali (USA)

Nine by Jane Musky (USA)

Reverie by Laura McDonald (Australia)

Trapp/E.D by Therese Gotlib (Mexico)

Best LGBTQ Short

Drag Queens Must Die! by Robby Kendall (USA)

Happy Hour by Kimberly Ortiz (USA)

Reverie by Laura McDonald (Australia)

Spin by Lisa Marie Tedesco (USA)

Temple by Nick Virk (UK)

Best Microfilm

An Open Paradox by Tim Mountain (UK)

Combattre by Hayden Livesay (USA)

Dear Bassey by Emily Nkanga (UK)

Giselle by Emmanuel Shiu (USA)

How Was Your Experience? by Sammy Cooperstein and Ger Skinder (USA)

Best Experimental Short

Dear Bassey by Emily Nkanga (UK)

Faith Interrupted by Marquis Simmons (USA)

Paint On Paint # 8 by Vasco Diogo (Portugal)

Portals by Adam Hans (USA)

Unearth the Landscape by Johanne Chagnon (Canada)

Best Student Short

Bea, Seriously by Hanna Gray Organschi (USA)

Homeward Bound by Annalee Dimpfel (Canada)

Message from the Mermaids by Marley Rankin (USA)

Retrieval by Advait Dewasthalee (USA)

Yes No Maybe by Isabella Herrera (USA)

Best Screendance Short


Best Music Video

All Cosmologies by Vasco Mendes (Portugal)

Deep Redd by Lionel Monsanto (USA)

Freaks by Doltyn Snedden (USA)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot

Dichos by Mary Angélica Molina (USA)

Dungo’s Palace by Nathan H Colby (USA)

The Vessel Series: She’s The One by Rizky Budiyanto (Singapore)

Best Web and New Media

Do Something by Peppur Chambers (USA)

Everybody’s Got Something by Julia Hamilton Ogilvie (USA)

Stay Connected by Celine Zabout (USA)

The Subaru Sagas by Danielle Swanson, Brian Larios, Walter Kartman, and Anne Arreguin (USA)

Why I Give by Koko VanDernoot (USA)

Best Mobile Short

Sea by Sergio M. Villar (Spain)

The Letter of Werther by Young Man Kang (South Korea)

Why I Give by Koko VanDernoot (USA)

Best Parody Short

Fye Farm by Amani Hagmagid (USA)

Rules of Redweed by James Thomas Baras-Miller (Australia)

The Audition or So You Think You Can Be America’s Next Top Idol with the Stars by Kaleb Rittenhouse and Meredith Mantik (USA)

Best Trailer/Teaser


Best Short Script

End Of Days by Danny Alex (USA)

Screaming For Milk by James Blanco and Daniel Teller (USA)

Should Be Giraves by John S McCloskey (USA)

The Girl and The Tractor by Lucas Pimenta (Brazil)

Wired by Edward Tarrell Galloway (USA)




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