Venice Shorts of California: A Great Festival for Indie projects

Venice Shorts is a monthly competition and an annual festival dedicated to short films of all genres from U.S. and international filmmakers. All the monthly award winners can be further selected for the annual festival.


Emerging U.S. and international talents have been officially selected and competed with Oscar winning directors and producers of Venice Shorts such as Ross Kauffman and Gus Van Sant. The festival encourages indie filmmaking and supports filmmakers with promoting film and script projects. Venice Shorts of California encourages filmmakers from all backgrounds to submit their projects and they aim to award a diverse group of filmmakers. It is with great pleasure that we announce the latest winners of Venice Shorts. Venice Shorts is one of the most popular festivals on FilmFreeway.



Best Narrative Film: Tutu Grande

Dir: Derek Sitter


Best Indie Short: ME, SSIAH

Dir; Jae-Hyun Park

Best Short Director: Dir: Thomas Hacikoglu WODEN - Let me explain to you the language of the sword


Best Short Producer; The Sweetest Girl Producers: PYanatha Desouvre & Harry J. Jeudy


Best Short Film Actress: Molly O Neil For Gemini



Best Short Film Actor: Juston Graber For Spread


Best Short Cinematography:

Jacky Shun Man Cheung For Nostalgia


Best Short Script; The System

Writer: Ramazan Demir

Best Short Editor: Daniel Dasent For Falling Up and Up.


Best Science Fiction: Dual

Dir: Sam Brosnan



Best Female Director: Myra Aquino For Take Care


Best Animation: Nanakorobi (Seven Falls) Dir: Glenna Burmer, Gaby Breiter


Best Experimental: A moment of whiteness just before...

Dir: Johanne Chagnon

Best Documentary: Seawolf

Alexander Sworik

Best Horror: PRESAGE

Dir: FELIPE CUNHA



Best Comedy; Bernard Checks In

Dir: Michael Basta

Best Composer:

Tixinda

Luis Alberto Alvarez

Best Music video: Searise

Dir: Joseba Elorza

Best Thriller: Here comes the wolf

Dir: Rohart Julie



Best Youth Actor:

Maximillian Florio Barimani For Dreams of escape

Best Youth Actress:

Vanessa Molinelli For Dinette


Best Web Series/TV Pilot-Series: The Madams

Dir: Meredith Yinger

Best Student Film: Dreams of escape

Dir: Alexander Rahnami Mannstaedt


Best Trailer; Pandemic Stories

Dir: Raphaello

Best First Time Filmmaker: Blood Money

Dir: Walter King


Best LGBTQ: Lamentation: Iconic

Dir: Rachael Servello

Best Unproduced Script:

The George Sanders Affair

Writer: Michael Ellis

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