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Winners - Bi-Monthly Competition - March/April 2024




Best Feature Film:
Diamond Award: A Little Family Drama (Dir. Nadia Zoe)
Platinum Award: I want to live (Dir. Yunus Şevik)
Gold Award: Wholesome Grove (Dir. Eric Willis)

Best Short Film:

Diamond Awards:
Breakout (Dir. Jake Solomon)
Lequando (Dir. Roxanne Rapp & Eric James Gravolin)
Lures from the Light (Dir. Barry Worthington)

Platinum Awards:
The Last Ashlyn (Dir. AJ Moss)
Manic Pixie Dreamer (Dir. Duncan Star-Boszko)
Twalette (Dir. James Liakos)

Gold Awards:
THE PLAN (Dir. Angelo Donzella)
Beneath the surface (Dir. THOMAS VAN EPS)
Through the Ghost (Dir. Chip Hale)

Silver Awards:
THANK YOU SADE (Dir. Julie Fergus)
I Can't Save You (Dir. Stephen Michael Kelly)
The Way Out (Dir. Jason OHara)
Bronze Award:
The Communion (Dir. Julia Johnson)
God's Truck (Dir. David Biagini)

Best Documentary Feature:

Diamond Awards:
The Atlantis Puzzle (Dir. Jack Kelley)
All I Ever Wanted (Dir. Carlos P Beltran)

Platinum Award: Bake It Till You Make It (Dir. Jason Taglieri)
Gold Award: i 2 aye (Dir. Richard Philpott)
Silver Award: Alien Abduction: A Physical Case (Dir. Jared Sagal)
Bronze Award: THE JOURNEY FOR COMING OUT (Dir. Katsuhide Yamago)

Best Documentary Short:

Diamond Awards:
Everlasting Steps: The Path to Healing (Dir. Arthur James)
People & Wolves (Dir. Rachel Tilseth)

Platinum Awards:
STUD10 (Dir. Ivan Kristopher B Ilagan)
The Unprincipled (Dir. Joan Montreull)

Gold Award: RETURN TO KAWTHOOLEI: A Refugee Rapper's Journey to His Homeland in Burma (Dir. I am Knyaw, St. Paul Minnesota & "Hons Solo" Honey Moon & "Wah Fish Paste" Shakerpaw Wah)
Silver Award: The HoodTrophy Bino Story: Breaking the Generational Curse (Dir. Sam "Gebar" Gebremiche)
Bronze Award: Inside forbidden walls - Emperor Daoguang (Dir. Shihyun Wang)

Best Animation Short:
Diamond Award: Echoes (Dir. Christina Araujo-Williams)
Platinum Award: There's Nothing Wrong With Me (Dir. Artie Edward Romero)

Best Experimental Short:
Diamond Award: Six Metamorphoses After Ovid (Dir. Bronwen Pailthorpe & Emily Pailthorpe)
Platinum Award: Effigy House (Dir. Deb Ethier)
Gold Award: Pan Stackers (Dir. Moe Taylor)

Best New Mexico Short:

Diamond Awards:
The Haunters (Dir. Kaidin Saikouba Jarjusey)
Want to Let Go (Dir. Leah Marina Leyva)

Platinum Awards:
McCormick (Dir. Jaydin Martinez)
Where's Grandma?! (Dir. John FreelyKirk)

Gold Awards:
Intertwined (Dir. Michelle Adriana Martinez)
The Unknown Metal Box (Dir. Maddie Stambler & Madison Cavalchire)

Silver Award:
VAX (Dir. Stephen Burhoe)
JAMBO (Dir. Ilysa Spencer

Bronze Award: Eyes On Us (Dir. Lisa Spencer)

Best Pilot / Web Series:
Diamond Award: Union House Hotel (Dir. Freddy Moyano)
Platinum Award: The Sokka Show (Dir. Mimi Erskine, Alora Velvetski & Zachary Erskine)

Best Feature Script:
Diamond Award: SINGLE GIRL'S GUIDE TO NARCISSISTS (Diane Thomassin & Michael Miceli)
Platinum Award: The Last Train From Berlin (Kit Wilson)

Best Short Film Script:
Diamond Award: Bagel Dog (Tracy L Swanson)

Best Music Video:
Diamond Award: Lies (Dir. Chico Bennett)
Platinum Award: The Girl Who Faded Away (Dir. Brent Heise)
Gold Award: HEATED PASSION : A Cinematic Experience by BRiAN BiLLiONAiRE (USA) featuring talent in Brazil + Indonesia (Dir. BRiAN BiLLiONAiRE)
Silver Award: Daydream (Brandon Taylor)

Best Trailer:
Diamond Award: All I Ever Wanted (Dir. Carlos P Beltran)
Platinum Award: Winner Takes All: Royal Flush (Dir. Noah Crissman)

Best Director:
Diamond Award: Angelo Donzella (THE PLAN)
Platinum Award: Jake Solomon (Breakout)
Gold Award: Brent Heise (The Girl Who Faded Away)
Silver Award: Yunus Şevik (I want to live)

Best Screenplay:
Diamond Award: Esma Şevik (I want to live)

Best Actor:
Diamond Award: Jake Solomon (Breakout)
Platinum Award: Stephen Michael Kelly (I Can't Save You)
Gold Award: Freddy Moyano (Union House Hotel - Season 1)

Best Actress:
Diamond Award: Roxanne Rapp (Lequando)

Best Supporting Actress:
Diamond Award: Emelita T. Gonzalez (The Way Out)

Best Cinematography:
Diamond Award: Matthew Petrunak (Breakout)

Best Original Score:
Diamond Award: Lori Laitman (The Apple Orchard)
Platinum Award: Jimmy Bruno (Union House Hotel - Season 1)

Best Ensemble Cast:
Diamond Award: The Cast of VAX



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