Genre Categories: Nominations of September 2023

The following projects (short films, TV & web series, and screenplays) are the finalists of the monthly season of September, competing in 65 different categories. These works were shortlisted from an official selection pool with acceptance rate of 42,6%, based on submissions from 16 countries with total runtime of 33:41:51, plus the short scripts.

The nominations are placed in the top 29,9%.

***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 September 2023


Best Indie Short

Five Questions by David Arrow (USA)

No, Prime Minister! by Yuri Riklis (Israel)

Wandering Alone by YuRi (China)

Best Drama Short

Dear Ernie by M.D. Walton (USA)

I Walk With Ghosts by Grant Clover and Michael Metzler Jr. (USA)

Making Beethoven Proud by Brian Naughton (USA)

Purpose by Jennifer Arjune (USA)

The Son Rises by Alexander G. Seyum (USA)

Best Documentary Short

Lionheart by Robert Kroger (USA)

Preschool to Prison by Karen Baptiste (USA)

Wire and Water by Robert Kroger (USA)

Best Romantic Short


Best Comedy Short

Christmas at Doug’s by Dean Harder (Canada)

The Ride by Chad Ansermet (USA)

Xander by Jonathan Chao (USA)

Best Dark Comedy Short

Crooked Alley by Jade Janet (USA)

Cult by Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid (USA)

Dog Breath by James Westbrook (USA)

The Manson Sisters by Douglas Bladimir Lopez (USA)

Who Invited The Robots? by Jack Schneiderman, Todd Wallace, and Dan Rathke (USA)

Best Film Noir Short


Best Mystery Short


Best Thriller Short

A Call by Chengyu Guo (USA)

Happy for You by Scott Talbot (USA)

Illusion Macabre by Matteo L’Hospital (France)

Relapse by Michael Bitanga (USA)

Swindle by Zach Koepp (USA)

Best Horror Short

Seat by Yimao Zhang (China)

Smashing Pumpkins by Mason Mecartea and Hunter Romanillos (USA)

Thieves Under The Moon by Martín Pérez Vallejos (Peru)

Best Sci-Fi Short


Best Fantasy Short


Best Animation Short

In The Shadows by Nico Isaque Barrett (USA)

Limit by Qing Kong (China)

Pacemaker by Brian Vincent Rhodes and Christopher Lennertz (UK)

Speedman by Joe Bowers (USA)

Who Lost a Dream? by Asaf Rahamim (Canada)

Best Children Short


Best Women Short

Good Girl by Jenny Kleiman (USA)

Self Service by Keshet Gadish (Israel)

Wings of an Angel – Mother’s Love by Lei Tian (China)

Best LGBTQ Short


Best Experimental Short


Best Music Video

Cozey by Mitchell Abraham and Zachary Ostapchenko (USA)

December Fades – Sunrise by Joel Umbaugh (USA)

I Did The Wrong Thing by Diego Munoz (USA)

Best Web Series/TV Pilot

Bad Atmosphere by Mason Sperling (USA)

Corpse Control by Christopher Ragozzino and Dave Krause (USA)

Flawsome: Sex, Drugs & Recipes by Claudia Pickering Dzienny (Australia)

Uptown Girlz by De’Angelo Maurice Young (USA)

WordLotto by Johnny Baca (USA)

Best Web and New Media


Best Mockumentary/Docucomedy Short


Best Short Script

Beauty Heist by Leeya Rose Jackson (USA)

Blood Will Have Blood by John Kestner (USA)

Go Get Larry by L.E. Coleman (USA)

Technical Categories: Nominations of September 2023


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