Genre Categories: Nominations of April 2023

The following projects (short films, TV & web series, and screenplays) are the finalists of the season of April, competing in 65 different categories. These works were shortlisted from an official selection pool with acceptance rate of 49,3%, based on submissions from 15 countries with total runtime of 26:31:33.

The nominations are placed on the top 36%.

***Categories not listed have no submissions meeting the requirements***

***Categories TBA have 2 or less projects with eligible scores for awards. The announcement of the award winner(s) for these categories is done along with the award winners of all of the other categories***

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Technical Categories: Nominations of April 2023


Best Indie Short

After School Special by Jason Mendoza (USA)

Broken Mirror by Ashwin Vijay Agrawal (India)

Dumdum by Giancarlo Diaz (USA)

Garbage by Di Zhang (USA)

Takbir by Jordi Calvet (Spain)

Best Drama Short

Half-meter by Zebang Yang (China)

Playback by Gideon Aroni (Australia)

Rabbit by Isabella Ivoš (USA)

Best Documentary Short

Adam “Blunose” Lopez by James Valdez (USA)

Flo Jo: A Daughter’s Love by Shannon Dion (USA)

Healthy Hero by Satchin Panda (USA)

Islandtrification by Lani Cupchoy (USA)

Water Mill at Badi by Khabu (China)

Best Comedy Short

100% Guaranteed by Wesley Fleming (USA)

Half Measures by Alex Morrison (Australia)

ZA by Sam Silverstein (USA)

Best Dark Comedy Short

Oll Korrect by Antonin Féraud (France)

Sarge’s Last Request by Doug Wilder (USA)

The Scavenger by Revaz-Giorgi Arveladze (USA)

Best Action Short


Best Crime Short


Best Film Noir Short


Best Mystery Short

Atonia by Zach Drummer (USA)

Light On by Juan Octavio Lume (Chile)

Midnight Travels by Christian Barillas (USA)

Nightmare Therapy by Kendrick Whiteman (USA)

Purgatory by Alec Patchin (USA)

Best Thriller Short

Hamartia by Nicole Sofia (Canada)

Playback by Gideon Aroni (Australia)

The Forgotten by Michael Joseph (USA)

The Marked by Reggie Austin (USA)

The Sacred Bees by Kay Qiao (USA)

Best Horror Short

It Listens by Paul Alanis (USA)

Latch by Ashton Arthur Shemet (USA)

The Curse of Horus by Patrick Andreas Marcher (Denmark)

Best Fantasy Short


Best Women Short

Aloha Soul Food by Lani Cupchoy (USA)

Escape by Andres Di Bono (USA)

What If by Maria Alejandra Hernandez (USA)

Best Experimental Short


Best Microfilm

Dumdum by Giancarlo Diaz (USA)

Hey There! by Camille Blundell (USA)

Remote Workers | Visit Cascais by António Aleixo (Portugal)

Sarge’s Last Request by Doug Wilder (USA)

The Hallway by Lusha Li (China)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot

Badvertisements by Tyler Council (USA)

Bento Banana 1-4 by Ari Grabb (USA)

What If by Maria Alejandra Hernandez (USA)

Best Mockumentary/Docucomedy Short


Best Parody Short


Best Short Script

Delvin by Terry Luke Podnar (USA)

Shrink by Theodore Keana Lewis Andrews (USA)

Spotter by Brandon James Tyrie (USA)

Stillbirth by Conor Tadhg Curtin (USA)

Stop. Play. Forward by Luigi Rizzo (Italy)

Technical Categories: Nominations of April 2023


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