Genre Categories: Nominations of May 2023

The following projects (short films, TV & web series, and screenplays) are the finalists of the season of May, competing in 65 different categories. These works were shortlisted from an official selection pool with acceptance rate of 48,7%, based on submissions from 17 countries with total runtime of 23:42:03.

The nominations are placed on the top 38,9%.

***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 May 2023


Best Indie Short

Colored White by Alicia Buckner (USA)

My Little Astronaut by Israel Torres (USA)

No Air for Angels by Erin Elizabeth (USA)

The Reel by Zachary “Jesushands” Fernandez (USA)

To Mitchell by William Terry Woodward (Australia)

Best Drama Short

Good Lok by John Dorsett (USA)

Hello, Mom by Zhifan Zhang (China)

Invidia’s Lens by Michael Kearney (USA)

To The Moon by Jaiden Reese (Canada)

Traction by Natthasak Jaithita (Thailand)

Best Documentary Short

I Walked With Heroes by Andre Degas (USA)

La Lumbre en Nuestra Floresta by Arnold Trujillo (USA)

Live To Farm by Jared Gagnon-Palick (USA)

Seven Thousand Souls by Sanjin Miric (Czechia)

Song & Spirit by Gage Masterson (USA)

Best Romantic Short


Best Comedy Short


Best Dark Comedy Short

Finding Melania by Sarah Calver and Evie Fehilly (UK)

Good Grief by Hamish Macgregor (Australia)

Revamped by Patrick Norris (USA)

Best Action Short


Best Crime Short


Best Film Noir Short


Best Mystery Short

Ben by Sebastian Hou (USA)

Goodshit by Ryki Jaco (Argentina)

The Reel by Zachary “Jesushands” Fernandez (USA)

Best Thriller Short

Ben by Sebastian Hou (USA)

Eyes in Shadow by Shufeng Jin (Japan)

The Fatal Affair by Carter Stoudt (USA)

Best Horror Short

Danny by Mary-Madison Baldo (USA)

Follow The White Rabbit by Richard Poche (USA)

God Hospital by Dan Fite, Jr. (USA)

Best Sci-Fi Short

Built for Sin by Alessandro Ceschi and Ai Wan (China)

Departure by Sam Siske (USA)

Syotos by S Edward Eastep (USA)

Best Fantasy Short


Best Animation Short


Best Women Short


Best LGBTQ Short


Best Experimental Short

A Wind-blown Glow Story (Fairy Tales for Kidult Project 1) by Hojung j Lee (South Korea)

Non Invited by Calamus (France)

Old New Age by Vasco Diogo (Portugal)

The Lunatic by Kasia Damulewicz (Poland)

Until The Break by Ivan Timofeev (Canada)

Best Microfilm

Myself by Taylor Olandt (USA)

Non Invited by Calamus (France)

The Righteous by Stephen Michael Kelly (USA)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot

Cam Girl – Season 1 Episode 2 by Ian Gregory Trutt (USA)

Delay of Game by Brian Gilleece (USA)

Eltingville by Chris Roberti (USA)

Live To Farm by Jared Gagnon-Palick (USA)

True Stories With Titles – Episode 1 Space by Rob McLean (Canada)

Best Web and New Media


Best Mobile Short


Best Parody Short


Best Short Script

Partners by Nicholas Ryon Joseph and Jerry Ferrell (USA)

Suburbia’s Children by Pierce Christian Altier (USA)

The Amber Alert by Zichen lan (China)

The Confession by David Silverman (USA)

What Liba Felt by Nik Perring (UK)

Technical Categories: Nominations of May 2023


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