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Check out the latest winners of Venice Shorts












Venice Shorts of Los Angeles is an annual live event with a seasonal competition which has devoted itself to the promotion and recognition of international and American short films. Every season, the festival committee promotes film and script projects and provides exposure and publicity to artists working on a variety of short film genres from all over the world. The annual festival screens the finalists of the year at the cinema in Los Angeles and invites filmmakers and artists to various networking events, red carpet ceremonies and further screenings through Venice Shorts. It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the Spring/2023 seasonal fest.



Best Narrative Short

War of Colors Director: Emir Kumova


Best Documentary Short

Plantas de los Dioses Director: Julieta Lozano Prieto


Best Indie Short

Road Home Director: Stepan Sokolov




Best Director & Best Editor

Immortal

Director: Mark Zibert



Best First-Time Filmmaker

The Return Director: Bo Tanas



Best Actress

Shanie Schwartzman Because of This



Best Actor

Peter Stormare

H A N G M A N



Best Experimental

Scheherazade's eastern dream Director: Katayoun Afrooz




Best Animation

Emergence

Director: Nick Pascoal





Best Web/TV Pilot-Series

Kombucha Cure

Director: Dr. Cecilia Choi



Best LGBTQ

The Straight and Narrow

Director: R. Kayeen Thomas



Best Thriller

Stiffed

Director: Matthew Kui



Best Science Fiction

The Recycling man

Director: Carlo Ballauri




Best Music video

The Rebellion Director: Gabriel Hostetler



Best Horror

Room Tone

Director: Michael Gabriele



Best Comedy

ZA Director: Sam Silverstein



Best Producer

Ashley Eberbach-Tomik Mansoori-Alix Van Aernam

Radio Telescope


Best Cinematographer

Director: Angel E. Vera

Creation



Best Composer

Christina Giannone

The Ghost in The Machine



Best Youth Actress

Lauren Jude Rosa

Five and a Half




Best Youth Actor

Navi MBAKOP

NUMB



Best Student Film

CUFFED Director: Parker Caston



Best Screenplay (Produced)

Escort

Writer: Asmit Pathare



Best Unproduced Script

BROAD SHOULDERS

Writer: Samson Ari Ziegelman




Honorable Mention Narrative Short

Grace

Director: Diego Lopez





Honorable Mention Short Documentary

When I Get Grown—Reflections of a Freedom Rider

Director: Chris Preitauer





Honorable Mention Indie Short

Brothers till the End

Director: Roman Mitichyan





Honorable Mention Short Director

American Dream

Director: Angela Garcia Combs





Honorable Mention Web/TV Pilot-Series

H A N G M A N

Director: Sam Upton





Honorable Mention Short Director

Confines

Director: Richard Bazley





Honorable Mention Composer

"Boreal Twilight" Kristopher Carter



Honorable Mention Music Video

Poison the Well Director: Kalliope Poulianos










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