Performance Nominations: November 2022

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Best Director (Female)

Alx Suljic for High Expectations (USA)

Diane Carol Harder for The Time Is Right (Canada)

Kate McMahon for Marda’s Gift (USA)

Lauren McLaughlin for Free (UK)

Sarah Hanner for Bläckfisk (USA)

Best Director (Male)

Fousseyni Maiga for Seven (Mali)

Isaac Ruth for Searchers (USA)

Jay William Thomas for Aquae Vitae (USA)

Mathias Kessler for Das Resort (Austria)

Usman Mukhtar for Gulabo Rani (Pakistan)

Best Student Director (Female)

Alexandra Siambekos for Yia Yia & Papou (USA)

Freda M. Del Rosario for River (USA)

Jingjing Tang for Living Dead (USA)

Laura Rindlisbacher for Cargo (UK)

Suzie Jane Pastor for What The Hell! (France)

Best Student Director (Male)

Corey Marr for Liminal Times (USA)

Daniel Gonzalez for Domingo (USA)

Josh Ohea for Soft Landing (USA)

Kyle Stocking for Her Motive (USA)

Matthew Pelton for A Triptych About Water (USA)

Best First Time Director (Female)

Carly M. Steyer for Spinning (USA)

Gabrielle Carrubba for Down By The Water (USA)

Molly Rose Heller for eXcape (USA)

Nita June for How To Love Me (USA)

Veronica Nichols for Perspectives (USA)

Best First Time Director (Male)

Brad Banacka for More…More…More… (USA)

Julian Vargas for Wants and Needs (USA)

Thomas van Kampen for Mixed Signals (Canada)

Tyler Appian for Dark Web (USA)

Zhiyao Ding for No Remedy (China)

Best Young Filmmaker (Female)

Haeri Jeon for The Home (South Korea)

Meichen Jiang for Recalling (China)

Sasha Nelson for Fish Out Of Water (USA)

Best Young Filmmaker (Male)

Eugene Yoo for Street Chess: Community, Care, and Competition (USA)

Ezra Atkins for Dreams of a Forgotten Memory (USA)

Lachlan James Reck for A Ghost Story (Australia)

Best Actress

Carly Glenn for I Didn’t Mean To Go Mental (USA)

Christine Renaud for Searchers (USA)

Sarah Hanner for Bläckfisk (USA)

Best Actor

Ari Frenkel for How to Live (USA)

Govind Singh Bisht for 10/10 (India)

Ryon Thomas for Soft Landing (USA)

Best Supporting Actress


Best Supporting Actor

Todd Lien for After Sunset, Dawn Arrives (USA)

Christopher Meister for I Didn’t Mean To Go Mental (USA)

Tarun Singhal for 10/10 (India)

Best Child/Young Actress


Best Child/Young Actor


Best Acting Duo

Carly Glenn and Katie Maringer for I Didn’t Mean To Go Mental (USA)

Greta Bellamacina and Racheal Ofori for Free (UK)

Kim Marie Austin and Steven Byrket for Révérence (USA)

Sari Arambulo and Jessica Garza for A Reason To (USA)

Susannah Laing and Sarah McCardie for Chrysalis (UK)

Best Ensemble Cast

Joshua Leomiti, Jessica Staples, Ashanna Bri, John Fau, Romeo Johnson, Kyle Maddox for The Deceiver (USA)

Kelly Lynn Warren, David Leeper, Bailey Frankenberg, and Jon Meyer for Aquae Vitae (USA)

Mickey O’Sullivan, Ashton Swinford, Antoine McKay, Katie Maringer, Dennis Garcia, Christopher Meister, and Carly Glenn for I Didn’t Mean To Go Mental (USA)

Olivia Fildes, Eva McEntee, Louis Dickins, Zara Carter, Daniel Howden, Eugenia Garcia Rahi, Sara Guerra Puello, Anna Rasheed, and Lydia Hollowmoor for This Idea of Love (Australia)

Sebastian Spence, Ellen Dubin, Russell Yuen, Nicole G. Leier, and Stephen Park for The Time Is Right (Canada)




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