Venice Shorts of California announced its winners

Venice Shorts of California has become a popular festival, selecting and awarding U.S. and international short films of all genres from all over the world. The city of Venice is known for its artistic roots, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice Canals and the popular Venice Beach. It has attracted many people from all over the world. Venice Shorts is an IMDb qualifying monthly and annual festival with screenings in its annual event. All the monthly award winners go through another selection proccess for the annual festival with cash prizes and promotions. In the meantime, the festival promotes and credits its monthly winners.

Award winners for the latest monthly festival were announced on March 20th as follows:




Best International Narrative:

"Nomeolvides" ("Forget-me-nots”)

Director: Miguel Berzal de Miguel



Best U.S. Narrative:

Blinded

Director: Cecilia Choi



Best Indie Short:

Deceivers

Director: Carolina Mejía & Diego Mejía



Best International Director:

Ernie

Director: Ray Panthaki



Best U.S. Director:

Making Peace

Director: Judah Ray



Best Producer:

Permafrost

Producers: Aeryn Lee & Gentry Lee



Best Script:

A Regular Guy

Writer: Charles Petrilla


Best Unproduced Script:

Pandora’s Adversaries

Writer: Jason Harley


Best Cinematography:

Artificial Dreams

Cinematographer: Steve Conway



Best Edit:

Drama19

Editor: Rubén Arnaiz



Best Actress:

Immigrant Mother

Actress:Adriana Kostetska



Best Actor:

Becoming Everything

Actor: Steve Leeds



Honorable Mention Actor:

Blinded

Actor: Leon M. Brown



Best Science Fiction:

PUNCH IT!

Director: Olivier PERRIER



Best Female Director:

Dress

Director: Paulina Lagudi Ulrich



Best Animation:

None Quarantined in Dreamland!

Director: Angela En-Yu Lao



Honorable Mention Animation:

The Music Box

Director: Joe Chang



Best Experimental:

Entropy

Director: Matan Portnoy



Honorable Mention:

O_CE_AN

Director: Priscila Guedes



Best Documentary:

We Will Grow

Director: Anna Keel



Best Horror:

What's in the Woods?

Director: Michel Dominguez Beddome



Best Comedy:

#richieneedsawife

Director: Rich Devaney



Best Composer:

The Long Hair

Composer: Brian Katona



Honorable Mention:

Boy Scientist

Composer: Ron J Danziger



Best Music video:

Child of The Government

Director: Jayli Wolf



Honorable Mention:

Highland Home

Director: Dan Schaefer



Best Thriller:

The Night That Never Happened

Director: Luis Enrique Rodriguez Ramos



Best Youth Actor:

Avery May for Opening Number




Best Youth Actress:

Elena Caricol for "Nomeolvides" ("Forget-me-nots”)






Best Web Series/TV Pilot-Series:

Bastet's Test

Director: Diogo Hausen



Best Student Film:

"The Beginning and End of Everything”

Director: Catherine Collins



Best Trailer:

RABBITSNAKE

Director: Jonny Stranger



Best First Time Filmmaker:

Expedition Ayiti

Director: Richard Serrao



Best LGBTQ:

Light as a Feather

Director: Cora Neiman