Winners of Venice Shorts of California




Venice Shorts objective is to discover and recognize indie shorts film and screenplays of all genres from all over the globe. Emerging U.S. and international independent talents have been officially selected and competed alongside Oscar winning artists and nominees of Venice Shorts in the past couple of years.


The festival aims to discover indie film projects but also encourages established names in the industry to take part in creation of short films as producers, directors, actors and writers.


The festival has been growing in popularity and ranks as one of the most popular visionary online festivals on FilmFreeway. It is our pleasure to announce the winners of Venice Shorts in LA Indies.



Best Narrative Film

Hypernormality Director: Jordan Illel Cardoso

Honorable Mention Narrative

Gratification

Director: Andrés Hernández Covarrubias


Best Documentary

Shadow Girls Directors: Salma Phillips, Abiola Matesun




Best Indie Short

RAT

Director: Sarah Gordon

Best First Time Filmmaker

Who's Whose

Director: Laura Salagnac

Best Experimental

Paysages

Director: Mathieu Lévesque


Best Web/TV Pilot-Series

PRISONER

Director: Ingrid FRANCH


Best LGBTQ

Look In My Eyes

Director: Eddie Baca

Best Animation

No man's Land

Director: Kim HyunJong





Best Music video

Cash Money Honey

Director: Will Branner


Best Horror

Pill

Director: Steven Belcher


Best Thriller

Black Adalia

Director: John Williams



Best Science Fiction

Mary's Room

Director: Christopher Mitchell



Honorable Mention Science Fiction

SHE

Director: Eugenio Villamar



Best Short Film Producer & Honorable Mention Directing

Producers: Sabrina Cooper and Jonathan J. Williams

Bend In The Road

Director: PJ Germain




Best Comedy

Reparenting

Director: Rusty Sarhan


Best Student Film

Fools Gold

Director: Shailesh Singh


Best Short Film Editor

Deanna Devi

Biscuit Dust




Best Unproduced Script

ZUMRUT

Writer: Sena Tunali

Best Trailer

You Can Kiss Me

Director: Jan Jalenak

Best Short Film Director

Director: Brian Yuran

Bengal


Best Short Film Actor

Bob Mclean

AviL


Best Short Film Cinematographer

Eyal Gamili Holtzeker

The Story of Cuba

Best Short Film Actress

Kiri Hartig

Breaking & Entering




Best Short Film Script

A.J. Ciccotelli

I.W.S.K.

Best Female Director

Larissa James

Creature

Best Youth Actor/Actress

Phoenix Wilson Irvine and Neila Manson

Real World


Best Composer

Grace Fisher

A Critter Fable



Best Poster (Artist

Hedy