Nominees: 2021 Annual Awards

See also

All Nominated Films (I): 2021 Annual Awards

All Nominated Films (II): 2021 Annual Awards

Best Indie Short

Ilsa by Willi Patton (USA)

Merpeople by Qunio Nozawa (Japan)

Piece of Mind by Oliver Lavery-Farag (UK)

Best Drama Short

Dragunov by Robin Kirwan (UK)

The Black Kite by I-Hui Lee (Taiwan)

The Smuggler by Adrian Serecut (Romania)

Best Documentary Short

From Up Above by León Boltvinik (Mexico)

Saigon Sentinal by Chris Noltekuhlmann (Germany)

Unemployment Hotline by Nikos Campbell (USA)

Best Comedy Short

Armpit! by Mathieu Nolhier (UK)

Here’s to the Mammoth by Toni Heye (Germany)

Pit Stop by Cody Lee Brown (USA)

Best Romantic Comedy Short

Alone Again (naturally) by Diana Mantis (USA)

Inevitability or How Dima Fell In Love with Inna by Anzor Mulkoev (Russia)

Will You Marry Me by Issah Contractor (Canada)

Best Dark Comedy Short

Dead People Problems by Paul William Dawkins (Australia)

Sunny Afternoon by Rickie O’Neill (Ireland)

Waiting for Deading by Paul Sestakov (USA)

Best Action Short

Falling Sparrow by Justin Wang Powell (USA)

Fubar by Tom Van Immerseel (Belgium)

Hammer Down by Simon Hatt (USA)

Best Crime Short

Lockbox by Jake Noecker (USA)

Pap’s Manifesto by Chris Danuser and Casey Clark (USA)

Symptoms May Include Shortness of Breath by Ben Hess (USA)

Best Film Noir Short

Dirty Game by Smaro Angelakopoulou (Greece)

How’dy! by Keene McRae (USA)

Incognito by Jacky Song (USA)

Best Mystery Short

Fading Scar by Ronald Huang (China)

I Still Am by Simon O’Keefe and Tara Lynn Rye (USA)

Ora by Lorenzo Calder-Smith (UK)

Best Thriller Short

33 Floors by Chris Austen (UK)

The Queue by Laurie Waplington (UK)

Your One And Only by Alice Biletska (USA)

Best Horror Short

Doulas Beach by Fernanda García (Mexico)

Pare by Lauren Sick (USA)

Sonant by Vik Ramen (USA)

Best Fantasy Short

Here Cut Salon by Kenneth Ma (USA)

Merpeople by Qunio Nozawa (Japan)

The Valravn by Spencer Hetherington (Canada)

Best Sci-Fi Short

Hipersensoria by Isaac Zambra and Jose Luis Gil Bolio (Mexico)

The Time Travelers’ Dilemma by Nico Nepola (USA)

Zealandia by Bruno du Bois (New Zealand)

Best Western Short

Perdition by Paul N Foster (USA)

The Ballad of Emma Wright by Carlos Diaz (USA)

Too Damn Long by Ian Lettire (USA)

Best Animation Short

Hope by Abdulla Al-Janahi (Qatar)

Still With You by Ryan Livesay (USA)

Windup by Yibing Jiang (USA)

Best Children Short

Big Fish by Jiahe Li (China)

Morning Flavors by Damir Yaqouti and Hassan Yaqouti (Morocco)

The Last Supper by Michael Risley (USA)

Best Women Short

Ecdysis by Roscoe Portelli and William Stanforth (Australia)

McCrorey Rd. by Shane Coffey (USA)

Ukde by Ecem Çelik (Turkey)

Best LGBTQ Short

Arena by Myles Clohessy (USA)

White Horses, Silver Mine by ZIyi Jin (Mexico)

With a Woman Like You by Rakel Conk (Peru)

Best Microfilm

Blindsight by Danil Krivoruchko (USA)

I Walk On by Dorota Fórmanowska (Poland)

The Kitchen Hierarchy by Namoh Kongdhana (Thailand)

Best Experimental Short

Cats and Dogs by Joost Biesheuvel (Netherlands)

Elevation Zero by Raed Barance and Anthony Bravo (USA)

The Phoenix by Farzin Nobarani (Iran)

Best Student Short

Shimmer Summer by Tong Mao (China)

The King of Nowhere by Victor Harder Hesel (Denmark)

The Monkey King by Yingqi Ren (USA)

Best Music Video

2 Down by Sam Farage (Finland)

Miyagi & Andy Panda – Yamakasi by Egor Tarasov and Vladimir Ivanov (Russia)

Pseudonym by Paul Boyd (USA)

Best Screendance Short

Boiled by Dariusz Jasak and Aleksander Kowalski (Poland)

Lulu by Ben Shirinian (Canada)

Out of Breath by Sojeong Yoon (South Korea)

Best Director (Female)

Daria Geller for Him and Her (Israel)

I-Hui Lee by The Black Kite (Taiwan)

Nasrin Golreyhan for Doll (Iran)

Best Director (Male)

Jacky Song for Incognito (USA)

Keene McRae for How’dy! (USA)

Toni Heye for Here’s to the Mammoth (Germany)

Best Student Director (Female)

Alice Biletska for Your One And Only (USA)

Wu Yu Fen for There (Taiwan)

ZIyi Jin for White Horses, Silver Mine (Mexico)

Best Student Director (Male)

Ronald Huang for Fading Scar (China)

Victor Harder Hesel for The King of Nowhere (Denmark)

Yingqi Ren for The Monkey King (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female)

Grace Van Dien for Monsters and Muses (USA)

Smaro Angelakopoulou for Dirty Game (Greece)

Tong Mao for Shimmer Summer (China)

Best First Time Director (Male)

Jeffrey Smith Quizon for Wellspring (Philippines)

Robin Kirwan for Dragunov (UK)

Shane Coffey for McCrorey Rd. (USA)

Best Actress

Caitlin Gerard for Your One And Only (USA)

Sarah Boberg for Restless (Denmark)

Stacy Ann Rose for Life… (USA)

Best Actor

David Triacca for Pap’s Manifesto (USA)

Jizhong Zhang for The Monkey King (USA)

Søren Poppel for The King of Nowhere (Denmark)

Best Supporting Actress

Brooke Lyons for Perdition (USA)

Jaime King for McCrorey Rd. (USA)

Stephanie Kurtzuba for Pap’s Manifesto (USA)

Best Supporting Actor

Dennis Coard for Ecdysis (Australia)

Justin Huen for Shevolution (USA)

Michael Paré for The Curse of Stone Hill (USA)

Best Child/Young Actress

Abigail Dylan Harrison for Hammer Down (USA)

Ema Pacaut for Automne (France)

Sofia Salas for Pap’s Manifesto (USA)

Best Child/Young Actor

Benedikt Haager for Fish Out Of Water (Austria)

James Gasson for The Last Supper (USA)

Sima Liyang for Shimmer Summer (China)

Best Acting Duo

Michaela McManus and Grace Van Dien for Monsters and Muses (USA)

Miriam Sekhon and Evgeniy Kharitonov for Him and Her (Israel)

Molly Ryman and Walter Weaver for Pit Stop (USA)

Best Ensemble Cast

Autumn Harrison, Tom Wade, Jodi Bianca Wise, and Greg Kriek for Incognito (USA)

Gloria Cole, Jaime King, Kick Gurry, Nikko Austen Smith, Bianca Berry Tarantino, Tommy Bertelsen, and Tony Martinez for McCrorey Rd. (USA)

Tobias Schäfer, Peter Kotthaus, Stephan Wilhelm Müller, Tanja Bunke, Mathias Harrebye-Brandt, Eva Löser, Frédéric Stromenger, and Rainer Meifert for Here’s to the Mammoth (Germany)

Best Original Screenplay

Brandon Bernath and Keene McRae for How’dy! (USA)

Jordan Dotson, Zack Zhang, and Jacky Song for Incognito (USA)

Yingqi Ren for The Monkey King (USA)

Best Cinematography

John Xu for Fading Scar (China)

Logan Fulton for Incognito (USA)

Rob Webster for How’dy! (USA)

Best Editing

Hernan Barangan for How’dy! (USA)

Jeffrey Hurrell for Zealandia (New Zealand)

Mengfang Yang for Incognito (USA)

Best Visual FX

Chris Austen for 33 Floors (UK)

Danil Krivoruchko for Blindsight (USA)

Seung Joon An, Jiwon Kang, and Min Jae Kim for Bon Appetite (South Korea)

Best Original Score

Devin Johnson for How’dy! (USA)

Kevin Tan for Incognito (USA)

Pancho Burgoes-Goizueta for The Monkey King (USA)

See also

All Nominated Films (I): 2021 Annual Awards

All Nominated Films (II): 2021 Annual Awards

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