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LAFA Winners - June 2021


Best Picture

Incognito - Jacky Song

Best Narrative Feature

Kaunn Con Haii? - Ashrit Wadhwa

Honorable Mention: Narrative Feature

Goitaca - Rodrigo Rodrigues

Best Narrative Short

Incognito - Jacky Song

Honorable Mention: Narrative Short

Anomaly - Michael Jeanpert

Best Indie Feature

I'm Sorry Darby - Alex Newberry

Best Indie Short

Shift - Chad Crenshaw, Davis DeRock

Honorable Mention: Indie Film

Faultless - Barry Heins

Best Drama

Spread - Drew Anthony

Honorable Mention: Drama

One Afternoon - Yumin Zhang

Best Comedy

The Longest Day of the Year - Lauren Hoover

Honorable Mention: Comedy

Act The Script - Jerry and Joe Long

Best Dark Comedy

The Rite Girl - Cody Theilman

Honorable Mention: Dark Comedy

The Butcher - Bruce Liang

Best Thriller

Obscura - J.H Deakins

Best Horror

Ghost Me - Anisha Savan

Honorable Mention: Horror

Art Kills - Chris Pittas

Best Romance Film

Roshogulla - Lucky Hansraj

Best Sci-Fi

Immortal - Oscar Millar, Lawrence Murphy

Honorable Mention: Sci-Fi

Anomaly - Michael Jeanpert

Best Experimental Film

Birth of A Muse - Michal Kar

Honorable Mention: Experimental Film

What is the Difference? - Mandev Khalsa

Best Inspirational Film

Break Every Chain - Tim Searfoss

Honorable Mention: Inspirational Film

Sebastian and Max's Grand Canyon Adventure - Max King

Best Musical/Dance Film

Killing Time - Gregoire Manhes

Honorable Mention: Musical/Dance Film

Tricot - Jacopo Greco d'Alceo

Best Fantasy Film

Stereotype - Nahyun Beak, Dahyun Beak

Honorable Mention: Fantasy Film

The Breath of Life - Anna Gerasimova

Best Crime Film

Poezda - The Peril - Alexander Korsak

Best Web/TV Pilot

River City - Jal Michael, RC Nelson

Honorable Mention: Web/TV Pilot

Ludi Tunes - Ludmilla Muse

Best Web Series

River City - Jal Michael, RC Nelson

Best Documentary Feature

Tomorrow: Women|Murder|Redemption - Renford Reese

Best Documentary Short

Cogs - first step into the society - Minah Son

Honorable Mention: Documentary Short

Growing Peace in the Middle East - Steven Hoffen

Best Animation

//Blinded - Baptiste Leroux

Honorable Mention: Animation

The Cookie Cutter - David Rocco Facchini

Best Music Video

Jordan Hart - "Freedom" - Michael Joseph McDonald, Joe Bluhm

Honorable Mention: Music Video

"Youniverse" x Hirie - Hans Boysen

Best Student Film

Still With You - Ryan Livesay

Honorable Mention: Student Film

Exodus - Colin Sanders

Best Microfilm

Pumpkin Pal - Suh Woo Choi

Honorable Mention: Microfilm

Narc - Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd

Best Director

Incognito - Jacky Song

Honorable Mention: Director

Astronauts - Mariano Cabaco

Best First Time Director

Coffee and Cake - Manuel Endraß

Honorable Mention: First Time Director

Volcano - Yutong Lu

Best Indie Filmmaker

Calling for Backup - Ellery Marshall

Honorable Mention: Indie Filmmaker

The Blue Pendant - Diego Ramirez

Best Young Filmmaker

Leave - Rohan Sehra

Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker

Impact - Jeff Huang

Best Actor

Immortal - Oscar Millar

Honorable Mention: Actor

Spread - Juston Graber

Best Actress

Incognito - Autumn Harrison

Honorable Mention: Actress

Astronauts - Suzie Léger

Best Actor in an Indie Film

Obscura - Olivier Paris

Best Actress in an Indie Film

Ada - Beth Waite

Best Supporting Actor

Astronauts - Mariano Cabaco

Best Supporting Actress

The Rite Girl - Jacqueline Jandrell

Best Young Actress

Oh, the Guilt - Mahtab Zargari

Best Child Actor

The Gangbuster - Oscar Clitheroe

Best Duo

Anomaly - Roberto Calvet & Fleur Geffrier

Honorable Mention: Duo

A Lion's Heart - Kevin Kapellas & Sara Nunez

Best Ensemble

Spread - Juston Graber, Drew Anthony, Rachel Alig, Jesse Tayeh, Mandeep Bevli, Ashley Alva

Best Cinematography

Incognito - Logan Fulton

Honorable Mention: Cinematography

Anomaly - Thomas Cousin

Best Editing

Immortal - Lawrence Murphy

Honorable Mention: Editing

Incognito - Mengfang Yang

Best Score

Immortal - Oscar Millar

Honorable Mention: Score

Spread - Benjamin Sturley

Best Song

You are not Alone - Gyuli Kambarova

Honorable Mention: Song

For My Homies - Ludmilla Muse

Best Sound Design

Oh, the Guilt - Ryan Ray

Inspiring Woman in a Film

Oh My Stars - Anna Stranz

Best Visual Effects

Niid Feel It - Satochi Norse, Beelple

Best Trailer

Providence - Damon Darrell, Lynia Love

Best Commercial

Energize Your Communications - Christoph Göttel

Honorable Mention: Commercial

Sarawak - Business Events Sarawak

Best Original Story

Goodbye to Yesterday - Chae Talley

Honorable Mention: Original Story

Velvet Crush - Michael Boston

Screenplay of the Month

Rails Run Parallel - Orso Vesperini, Guy Laudereau, Aurèle N’Dja, Terry Newman, Carole Starcevic

Best Feature Screenplay

Long Black Veil - Mick Rocks

Honorable Mention: Feature Screenplay

An Island Apart - Paul G. Andrews, Tasha Walton

Best Short Screenplay

FreeBird - Michael Joseph McDonald

Honorable Mention: Short Screenplay

David - Matthew Forbes

Best Drama Screenplay

Rails Run Parallel - Orso Vesperini, Guy Laudereau, Aurèle N’Dja, Terry Newman, Carole Starcevic

Honorable Mention: Drama Screenplay

Taking Mona - Matthew Walsh

Best Comedy Screenplay

I Hate Cindy Lovelet - Paul-Anthony Surdi

Honorable Mention: Comedy Screenplay

Stand Tall! - Vincent J. Paterno

Best Horror Screenplay

Revelatory - Patrick Mediate

Best Thriller Screenplay

ASK: American Serial Killer - Cristian Xavier

Honorable Mention: Thriller Screenplay

The Riviera Set - Christopher Angel

Best Romance Screenplay

Kindred Spirits - Hayley Jean Reeves

Honorable Mention: Romance Screenplay

Heavy Hitter - Liesel Galletly

Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)

All the Things You Made Me Do - Brian Carufe

Honorable Mention: First Time Screenwriter (Feature)

The Gorilla Group - Eric Diamond, Anthony Guilianti

Best First Time Screenwriter (Short)

The Last Revolt - Tina Steffan

Honorable Mention: First Time Screenwriter (Short)

The Jackal - Guy H. Fisher III

Best Television Script

Natural History - Stephen John Tantoco

Honorable Mention: Television Script

Losing the Plot - Nicola Morris, Rupert Bogarde

Special Jury Award

Forget Me Not - Courtney LeBlanc, Saige Guevara

Special Jury Award

A Call From 2020 - Emily Yii En Li

Special Jury Award

Lights - Viktorija Pashuta, Lika Osipova

Special Jury Award

Warrior Spirit - Sarah Lois Dorai

Special Jury Award

Lake of Fire - Carlos Vidal Herrera

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