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The USA Film Festival announced the winners of the 36th Annual National Short Film & Video Competition. The awards program took place on Closing Night of the 44th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas.  One Armed Man, directed byTim Guinee, won the First Place award for Fiction; Confusion Through Sand directed by Danny Madden won the First Place award for Animation and Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution directed by Matthew VanDyke won the First Place award for Non-Fiction.

 Chosen from more than 500 U.S. entries, the winners included:

FIRST PLACE / FICTION $1,000 
One Armed Man, Tim Guinee, director 

FIRST PLACE / ANIMATION $1,000
Confusion Through Sand, Danny Madden, director

FIRST PLACE / NON-FICTION $1,000
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution, Matthew VanDyke, director

First Place Winners in the Fiction, Animation and Non-Fiction categories that meet Academy eligibility requirements qualify for consideration from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information on Rules & Eligibility for the Academy Awards, please visit www.oscars.org/rules

THE STUDENT AWARD $250 
Samnang, Asaph Polosky, director 

SPECIAL JURY AWARDS $250 each
5cm, Jordan Schiele, director Children of the Peacock, Travis Andrade, director For the Birds, Tara Atashgah, director A Long Walk, Chinonye Chukwu, director

THE TEXAS AWARD $250
A Quiet Strength, Bobbie Baird, Hannah Caggiano, Deborah Hammond, Tommaso Spinelli, co-directors

In addition to the Jury awards, FESTIVAL-AWARDED PRIZES also went to the following official selection short works:

Across Grace Alley, Ralph Macchio, director
The Bakerman and the Bunnymen, Scout Raskin, director
Dress, Henry Ian Cusick, director
Looms, The Funk Brothers, directors
Ni-Ni, Melissa Hickey, director
Thursday, Milcho Manchevski, director
Tobacco Burn, Justin Liberman, director

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