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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 Youth Actress:

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

Best U.S. Narrative:


Director: Cecilia Choi

Best Indie Short:


Director: Carolina Mejía & Diego Mejía

Best International Director:


Director: Ray Panthaki

Best U.S. Director:

Making Peace

Director: Judah Ray

Best Producer:


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:


Editor: Rubén Arnaiz

Best Actress:

Immigrant Mother

Actress:Adriana Kostetska

Best Actor:

Becoming Everything

Actor: Steve Leeds

Honorable Mention Actor:


Actor: Leon M. Brown

Best Science Fiction:


Director: Olivier PERRIER

Best Female Director:


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:


Director: Matan Portnoy

Honorable Mention:


Director: Priscila Guedes

Best Documentary:

We Will Grow

Director: Anna Keel

Best Horror:

What's in the Woods?

Director: Michel Dominguez Beddome

Best Comedy:

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 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:


Director: Jonny Stranger

Best First Time Filmmaker:

Expedition Ayiti

Director: Richard Serrao


Light as a Feather

Director: Cora Neiman


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