Winners of Venice Shorts

The award winners of Venice Shorts were announced through the festival on June 1st. All the winners are further nominated to be an official selection of the annual festival with further awards. Venice Shorts has brought together emerging talents with well known and established names in the short film industry. The festival provides the options for all the award winners to screen films through Venice Shorts throughout the whole month. The festival is dedicated to short film talents from all over the world. It is our pleasure to announce the winners of Venice Shorts of California.






Best Narrative Short:

The Body of Levi

Director Freddy Cheung


Best U.S. Documentary:

A PILGRIMAGE INTO TIBET

Director: Mark Gould


Honrable Mention Documentary:

Atomic Cover-up

Director Greg Mitchell


Honorable Mention Documentary:

Trazzeri

Director: Giovanni


Best Experimental Documentary:

Cosmonauts

Director: Данила Гулин


Best U.S. Indie Short:

AMERICAN’T

Director: Erick Geovanny Balderas Ortiz


Best International Indie Short:

Close To The Edge

Director: Arne Duppler


Best Female Director:

I Walk On

Director: Dorota Fórmanowska


Best Youth Directors:

Just One Day

Directors: Ethan Daniels, Peyton J Evans


Best First Time Filmmaker:

Welcome Home

Director: Dana Crypto


Best Experimental:

Heiopei

Director: Susanne Deeken


Best Experimental Animation:

Transit Line

Director: Juliane Ebner


Best LGBTQ :

Solitude

Director: Mia Krys


Best Animation:

Forget Me Not

Directors: Courtney LeBlanc, Saige Guevara


Honorable Mention Animation:

E=MC ³

Director: Victor Stabin


Honorable Mention Animation:

Testimony: 52nd St. and the Invisible Violence of UPenn

Director: Amelia Carter


Best Web/Series/Pilot:

The Reminder

Director: Shahriar El Kosht


Best Sitcom:

Recipes For Love - Episode 1 "Brownie Points"

Director: Danny Donnelly


Best Thriller:

LIPS & TIPS

Director: Christian Koch


Best Music Video:

RO MYRA "Irene" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Director: Ben Hess


Honorable Mention Music Video:

Drinking Again

Director: Clint Mouriño


Best Horror:

The Abandoned- Short

Director: Leigha Kingsley


Best Sci-Fi:

The Aspirant

Director: Adam Orton


Honorable Mention Sci-Fi:

NOMANKIND

Director: Mehdi Hadi


Best Student Film:

Love Letter

Director: Veronica Badell


Honorable Mention Student Film:

Three Clicks

Directors: Bryan Auman, Kayla Moore


Best Student Director:

Elegy

Director: Parish Sharma


Honorable Mention Student Director:

Meant For You

Director: Sasha Rangel Garcia


Best Student Animation:

Final Deathtination

Director: Marika Tamura


Best Comedy:

The Check

Director: Paul Santoli


Honorable Mention Comedy:

Door Salesman Dave

Director: Ross Henson


Best Unproduced Screenplay:

Promises

Writers: Faye Brenner, Detra Hicks


Honorable Mention Short & Best Trailer:

Sila ( The Adventures of )

Director: Jeff Brownell


Best Short Film Director:

Reduction in Force

Director: Joey Fingers


Best Short Film Producer:

All blood runs red

Director: Paul Mignot


Best Actress:

KateLynn Newberry for Reduction in Force


Best Actor:

Josef Säterhagen for The Breath


Best Cinematography:

The Body of Levi

DOP: Will Park


Best Edit:

All Blood Runs Red

Editor: Tao Delport


Honorable Mention Indie Short:

RENDEZVOUS

Director: Dylan Hoang


Best Composer:

The Breath

Composer: Andreu Jacob


Honorable Mention Animation & Music:

The Sky Grey (Boredom) as a part of Alphabet Book on Human Conditions

Directors: Yelena Makarczyk, Maria Kurachova

Composer: Sergey Chipenko


Best Poster:

The Dark Valley

Director: T.J. Morehouse