Genre Categories: Nominations of October 2023

The following projects (short films, TV & web series, and screenplays) are the finalists of the monthly season of October, competing in 65 different categories. These works were shortlisted from an official selection pool with acceptance rate of 44,3%, based on submissions from 11 countries with total runtime of 25:42:22, plus the short scripts.

The nominations are placed in the top 32%.

***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 October 2023


Best Indie Short

Abrazo by Paola Baldion (USA)

At Sea by Zach Moshe (USA)

Blue Nostalgia by Enrique Chiriboga (USA)

City of Angels by Qiujun Ma (USA)

I’ve Got A Feeling by Jorge Anthony Ramirez (USA)

Best Drama Short

90 Miles by Leslie Lluvet (USA)

Complexity by Brandon Leake and Cleve Brown (USA)

We’ll Get Through This by Jonathan Chao (USA)

Best Documentary Short


Best Romantic Short


Best Comedy Short

Brian & Connie by Ryan Gimeson (USA)

How To Get Over Your Super Hot Ex by Wayne Chen Delgado (USA)

In The Boxes by Théo Vernoux (France)

Into The Wild by Max Woods (USA)

Only Dates by Lukas Battle and Thomas Lanese (USA)

Best Dark Comedy Short

Always in Sight by Mario Davila (Mexico)

Dripping with Tension by Ben Murphy (USA)

It Heads Home by Richard Louprasong (USA)

Superdead by Brian Jarvis (USA)

Things To Do Before You Turn 18 by George Tsereteli Ortiz (USA)

Best Film Noir Short


Best Mystery Short


Best Thriller Short

Everything is Quiet Now by Dallin Hodgkin (USA)

The Need by Michael Rognlie and EE Tallent (USA)

Viral by Al Chang (USA)

Best Horror Short

13 Steps by David Lawrence (USA)

Ophelia by Jeff Burton (USA)

The In-Between Place by Noah Sokolsky (USA)

Best Gore Short


Best Sci-Fi Short


Best Fantasy Short


Best Adventure Short


Best Animation Short


Best Women Short

Airmen by Alicia Borja and Logan Satterlee (USA)

Hi, I’m Vera by Carolina I. García (Spain)

Seen by Olivia Martini (USA)

The Voice Behind The Story by Paolo Pagliacolo (USA)

Y by Tamara Cook (Australia)

Best LGBTQ Short


Best Experimental Short


Best Microfilm


Best Music Video

Ego by Adam Lukowski (USA)

Gibberish by Alexander McKee (USA)

Rae Isla – Free to Love by Adrienne Ackerman and Rae Isla (USA)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot


Best Short Script


Technical Categories: Nominations of October 2023


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