The Award Winners of Venice Shorts


Venice Shorts announced the latest winners of its monthly edition and the list is filled with very promising talents from all over the world. The Californian based festival has become very popular by indie filmmakers from U.S. and all over the world and they have offered groundbreaking ways for indie filmmakers to be promoted and featured through the festival. All the monthly winners will also be further nominated for the annual awards. The festival also offers monthly screenings through L.A. Independent Film Channel for filmmakers who are interested to further promote and screen their films. Venice Shorts chooses the award winners in various categories and also recognizes some of the talents with honorable mentions.

Here is the full list of the winners:



Best U.S. Narrative Film & Best Cinematography

Esther's Choice

Directed by: Alia Azamat Ashkenazi Cinematography by: Guillermo Cameo



Best U.S. Directing

Bathtub Chronicles

Directed by: Rebecca Ruhm




Best International Narrative Film

The Little Pest

Directed by: Lucas Pouliquen




Best International Directing

Oasis

Directed by: Andrew De Zen


Best Producer

Bathtub Chronicles

Produced By:

Robert Sciglimpaglia - Mario Garciduenas - Rebecca Ruhm






Best First Time Filmmaker

Bacon

Directed by: Geoff Bell








Best Female Filmmaker

Gehenna

Directed by: Tequoia Urbina




Best Animation

Can I Have a Mask?

Directed by: Sahan Jayawardena


Best LGBTQ

CHRYSALIS

Directed by: ALAA SAFI





Best Science Fiction

Invasion 2040

Directed By: Cesar Alejandro Turturro





Best Thriller

The Politness of Kings

Directed by: Saifi Haroun



Best Emerging Star

Kate Jean Hollowell

For writing, directing, producing and starring in Are They Smiling?



Best Music Video

Nocturnes

Directed by: Brad Devine

Best Comedy

Bucko & Junior

Directed By: Jordan Rader


Best Series

Is A Violist

Directed By: Isabel Hagen


Best Composer

Under Pressure

Composed By: Galo Ortiz



Best Actor

Jesse Allis for 5 Stages


Best Actress

Lia Peralta for Bathtub Chronicles


Best Youth Actor

Ambz Negro for Lost Between The Trees


Best Youth Actress

Léontine Doncieu for The Little Pest

Best U.S. Documentary

Life Without Parole: The Sammy Gladden Story

Directed by: Mackenzie Robertson


Best International Documentary

The Beatles and Us

Directed by: Chris Purcell



Best U.S. Experimental

Xitey

Directed by: Carlos Torres


Best International Experimental

The Nameless Call - Inside Costa Rica

Directed by: Wow Tapes


Best U.S. Student Film

How We Fare Well

Directed by: Dale Campo


Best Horror

Sonant

Directed by: Vik Ramen











Honorable Mention Drama

Borrowing

Directed by: Joe Stramowski


Open My Eyes

Directed by: Solveiga Serova

The Last Waltz

Directed by: Jean-Baptiste Delannoy


Honorable Mention Documentary

Aged out

Directed by: Kyle Stefanowicz


4/8 | Beirut

Directed by: Patrick Kohl


D-REP: Fight for Life

Directed by: Michael Mazzanti


Honorable Mention Science Fiction

Zealandia

Directed by: Bruno du Bois


Honorable Mention in Student Filmmaking

Milk

Directed by: Jennifer Kolbe


A Call Above the Clouds

Directed By: Leeni Linna