2018 HollyShorts Film Festival Awards Winners

Skin Directed by Guy Nattiv took the top prize for Best Short Film at the 14th edition of the Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival Awards Ceremony last night hosted by Gabrielle Loren.  Grand Jury Prize went to Souls of Totality Directed by Richard Raymond. Best Director went to Randall Christopher for The Driver Is Red. Best Short Shot on Film went to Trapeze USA by Mark Anthony Green. The Panavision Future Filmmaker Award went to Daniel Drummond for A Foreman. The HollyShorts 2018 Screenplay Competition Winner Presented by Seattle Film Summit went to Best Seller by Nora Kirkpatrick.

The 15th Anniversary of HollyShorts will take place on August 8-17, 2019 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters. The festival begins taking early bird submissions for next year’s festival on September 23, 2018.

HollyShorts Awards 2018 Full Winners List

Best Action
Mascarpone
Jonas Riemer

Best Animation
The Driver Is Red
Randall Christopher

Best Cinematographer
The Other End Of The Earth
Aaron Grasso

Best Comedy
Must Kill Karl
Joe Kicak

Best Coming Of Age
Melody
Bernard Kordieh

Best Diversity
Diwa
Aina Dumlao, Bru Muller

Best Documentary
Hula Girl
Amy Hill, Chris Riess

Best Drama
Phone Duty
Lenar Kamalov

Best Editing
The Sermon
Paco Sweetman

Best Female Director
Magic ’85
Annika Kurnick

Best Horror
Bite Size Horror
Andrew Laurich, Anthony Melton, Ben Franklin, Chris Leone, Jack Bishop, Jerome Sable, John Ross, Justin Nijm, Michael Thelin, Rob Savage, Toby Meakins

Best International
Matria
Alvaro Gago Diaz

Best LGBT
Pop Rox
Nate Trinrud

Best Music Video
Sea
Thor Brenne

Best Narrative
A Drowning Man
Mahdi Fleifel

Best Period Piece
Cypher
Lawrence Le Lam

Best Produced
Deer Boy
Paweł Kosuń, Agnieszka Janowska

Best Romance
Fill Your Heart With French Fries
Tamar Glezerman

Best Sci-Fi
Paleonaut
Eric McEver

Best Screenplay
1. Best Seller – Nora Kirkpatrick
2. Melville – Jeremy Storey
3. Conviction – Nino Mancuso

Best Student
Falling
Ewen Wright

Best Thriller
Baghead
Alberto Corredor

Best TV
Pickup
Jeremiah Kipp

Best VFX
UI Soon We Will All Be One
Johannes Mücke, Patrick Sturm

Best VR
A Yosemite Welcome…
Kevin Pontuti

Best Web Series
Little Italy, LA
Adriano Valentini

Honorable Mention
Magic Alps
Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotu

Kodak Honorable Mention
Always Remember Me
Nell Teare

Best Panavision Future Filmmaker Award
A Foreman
Daniel Drummond

Best Director
The Driver Is Red
Randall Christopher

Best Grand Jury
Souls Of Totality
Richard Raymond

Best Short Film Prize
Skin
Guy Nattiv

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