Genre Categories: Nominations of August 2023

The following projects (short films, TV & web series, and screenplays) are the finalists of the monthly season of August, competing in 65 different categories. These works were shortlisted from an official selection pool with acceptance rate of 40,9%, based on submissions from 17 countries with total runtime of 22:10:15, plus the short scripts.The nominations are placed in the top 30,9%.

***Categories not listed have no submissions meeting the requirements, namely with minimum scores to make the cut***

***Categories TBA have 2 or less projects with cut 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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Technical Categories: Nominations of August 2023


Best Indie Short


Best Drama Short


Best Documentary Short

Freedomtown: Not So Black and White by Morteza Rafiei (USA)

The Urgency Of Now by KC Schulberg (USA)

Uncanny Valley: Sauvage by Anthony A DiMaria (USA)

Best Romantic Short

Heavenly Flames by Quentin Ferrant (Canada)

The Unicorn that Never Lies by Chandler Riggs and Xavier Jimenez (USA)

Under the Willow by Diana Kuanysh (Kazakhstan)

Best Comedy Short


Best Dark Comedy Short

Blind by Cory Nixon (USA)

Empathy for the Devil by Dylan D Owens (USA)

Human Dropout by Mark 20.00 Martinez (USA)

New Friend by Stephen Marsiano (USA)

The Director’s Cut by Andrew Kevelson (USA)

Best Crime Short


Best Film Noir Short


Best Mystery Short


Best Thriller Short


Best Horror Short

Canary by Taka Tsubota (USA)

Interitus Adfectus by Ella Clover and Joey Povinelli (USA)

Kept by Alex Geschwind and Steven Celestin (USA)

Tap by Vanessa M. H. Powers (USA)

The Haunting Of Sunset Heights by Andrew Barahona (USA)

Best Sci-Fi Short


Best Animation Short

Little White Lies by Jisoo Kim (USA)

Mindy’s Dream by Jeff Blyth (USA)

Sow Don’t Sing – This Old Winner by Alysha Nunez (USA)

Best Women Short


Best LGBTQ Short

Kings of Taiwan by Syrus Sadvandi (Taiwan)

Qian Hua by Qianhui Yang (China)

The Kiki House of Vase by Syrus Sadvandi (Taiwan)

Best Experimental Short

Je by Zane (France)

Stanczyk: The King`s Jester by Olexiy Ryndin (Ukraine)

The Forest for the Trees by Alison Johnson (USA)

Best Microfilm


Best Screendance Short


Best Music Video


Best Web Series/TV Pilot

Rumors by Matthew Vieira (USA)

Story of Godia by Mouayed Zabtia (Libya)

The Nature Doc – Episode 1: Mating Season by Brady Jacquin (USA)

Best Web and New Media


Best Parody Short


Best Trailer/Teaser


Best Short Script

Body Count by Bill Pierce and John Kestner (USA)

Lipstick on a Pig by Annsh Maithani (USA)

Mikaela by José Oldenburg (USA)

Secret Lives, Restless Hearts by Esaias Wiseworth Alexander (USA)

Wolf Street by Frank Mancuso and Christopher J Adams (USA)

Technical Categories: Nominations of August 2023


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