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LAFA Winners - November 2023


Best Picture

Blood Star - Lawrence Jacomelli

Best Narrative Feature

Blood Star - Lawrence Jacomelli

Best Narrative Short

Captain JJ - Jonathan Hogan

Honorable Mention: Narrative Film

Ellie - Vinny O'Brien

Best Indie Feature

The Actor - Richard Blake

Best Indie Short

Buttress - Nancy Payne, Emily Barber

Best Drama

Lollipop - Boyu Zhang

Best Comedy

Dirty Talk - Deck Metellus

Best Sci-Fi

Turing - Gissette Valentin, John Cihangir

Best Experimental Film

Noise Landscape - Che-Kuang Chuang

Best Musical/Dance Film

Echo - Xin Jiang

Best Fantasy Film

Mr NULLUS from NUSQUAM - Chenjia Ren

Best Action Film

Ellie - Vinny O'Brien

Best Web/TV Pilot

Vent and Chester - Peter Charles Bisuito

Best Commercial

See it. Believe it. Achieve it. - Rachel Hunter

Best Documentary Feature

Life To The Limit - Pavlo Peleshok

Honorable Mention: Documentary Feature

Big Stages - Kasia Wezowski, Patryk Wezowski

Best Documentary Short

CaSSIS. Mars Demystified - Tatiana Keller

Honorable Mention: Documentary Short

Beyond the Facade - Tiara Symone Jamison

Best Animation

PIGSY - Li Wei Chiu

Honorable Mention: Animation

Mary - Abdulaziz Khashabi, Abdulla Al-Janahi

Best Music Video

Henry Hsu X Flesh Juicer - Someone Else - Tomas Lin

Honorable Mention: Music Video

Metamorfosi - Milana Zilnik, Arty Sandler

Best Student Film

The Beggar's Story - Zi Wang

Honorable Mention: Student Film

What Goes Around - Nathan Calev

Best Microfilm

The Dancing Bees - Gwilym Evans

Best Director (Feature)

Blood Star - Lawrence Jacomelli

Best Director (Short)

The Film - Nadia Guo

Best First Time Director (Feature)

Wolfpack - Cédric Peyster - Le Roux

Best First Time Director (Short)

Nut Butter Dreams - Yvon Streacker

Honorable Mention: First Time Director

The Ironing Board - Haley Jiang

Best Young Filmmaker

Echoes of Time - Yijie Li

Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker

Lust - Ziwei Ren

Best Actor

Blood Star - John Schwab

Best Actress

Blood Star - Britni Camacho

Best Actor in an Indie Film

The Actor - Richard Blake

Best Actress in an Indie Film

Captain JJ - Cat Borovicka

Best Young Actor

Beyond the Gate - Sam Broom

Best Young Actress

Ellie - Penelope Kapudija

Best Cinematography

We Are Home - Mark Hobson

Best Editing

Life To The Limit - Petro Tzymbalo

Best Score

Unripe - Mariano Saulino

Best Song

Ego - Ava Della Pietra

Inspiring Woman in a Film

Big Stages - Tricia Brouk

Best Visual Effects

Beyond the Gate - Hunter Nickless, Darrien Murphy

Best Trailer

GEB - Xinhao Zhou, Yining Zoey Dang

Best Original Story

Buttress - Nancy Payne

Screenplay of the Month

Running Through Revolution - Sarah K Rossmann

Best Feature Screenplay

Running Through Revolution - Sarah K Rossmann

Best Drama Screenplay

Dreams of My Mother - Marcus Smith

Best Comedy Screenplay

RIP VAN WILSON - Phillip E. Hardy

Best Horror Screenplay

Recording in Progress - Aubrey Thurman

Best Thriller Screenplay

Nor Any Drop - Christopher J Halsne

Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)

The Beautiful Tenor - Peter Hurwitz

Best First Time Screenwriter (Short)

Hidden - Nicole Braeger

Best Television Script

Uptown Santos - Jonathan Ramirez

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