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LAFA Winners - August 2023


Best Picture

5 Ways to live before you die - Yulma Garcia, Sandra Orellana, Julio Mendez

Best Narrative Film

Next - Jennings Rice, Chelsea Alden

Honorable Mention: Narrative Film

Blub Blub - Eddie Yukun Long

Best Indie Film

Welcome To The Neighborhood - Jason Lee Segal

Honorable Mention: Indie Film

Let Me - Francesco Dattilo

Best Drama

Five Questions - David Arrow

Best Comedy

A Guys Guy - Freddy Falcon, Josh M Levine

Best Dark Comedy

Assassins Guild of America - Chad Daniel Ayinde

Best Parody

The To-DoN'T List - David J Porras

Best Horror

Anya - Chris Davies

Best Inspirational Film

Emma and the Talent Show - Tyler Comeau

Best Musical/Dance Film

Spells Before Destiny - from the musical "This is Love" - Akisai M

Best Crime Film

Pigeon - Paul Sliwinski

Best Action Film

The Master - Lynn Liu

Best Web/TV Pilot

Bad Atmosphere - Mason Sperling

Best TV Series

VLA - Rita Pereyra

Best Commercial

The Multiverse of Happy Generation - Hsun-Chun Chuang

Best Documentary Feature

PEP-Scotland - Renford Reese

Best Documentary Short

5 Ways to live before you die - Yulma Garcia, Sandra Orellana, Julio Mendez

Honorable Mention: Documentary

Skate or Cry - David Cook, Wes Greene

Best Animation

The Egg - Zilan Lin

Best Music Video

Hangman - Charlie Chappell

Honorable Mention: Music Video

Soma - Manuel Yasir Baldoceda

Best Student Film

Incessant - Jianing Zhao

Honorable Mention: Student Film

Rules are Made.... - Juliet Lucas

Best Director

VLA - Rita Pereyra

Honorable Mention: Director

Five Questions - David Arrow

Best Indie Filmmaker

Rules are Made.... - Juliet Lucas

Best Young Filmmaker

Lost and Found - Ray Wu

Best Actor

A Guys Guy - Timothy Oaks

Best Actress

Next - Jennings Rice

Best Actor in an Indie Film

Welcome To The Neighborhood - Brandon Burtis

Best Actress in an Indie Film

TAPE - Selena Lee

Best Duo

The Song of the Shrike - Ben Longthorne & Christian Faber

Best Cinematography

Because We Were Happy - Kevin Kohjus

Inspiring Woman in a Film

Skate or Cry - Tia Pitman

Best Original Story

Fragments - Matthew Luppino

Honorable Mention: Original Story

Blind Truth - Laura Burnett

Screenplay of the Month

Cult Fan - Gina Lee Ronhovde

Best Feature Screenplay

Cult Fan - Gina Lee Ronhovde

Best Short Screenplay

Before & After: By Madison - Janice L. Walker

Best Drama Screenplay

The Four Of Us Are Dying - Jesse Dorian

Best Horror Screenplay

Strays - Adam Hampton

Best Thriller Screenplay

PEN PAL - Niles Welikson

Best Sci-Fi Screenplay

Closer to The Sun - Sara Althani

Best Television Script

Brock Street P.I. & The Mystery of the Basement Man - Steph Kowal

Honorable Mention: Television Script

The Perfect Picture - Tungamirai Lerato Makubire

Special Jury Award

The Sicken: Awakening - Danny Alex

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