LAFA Winners - September 2021




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Best Picture

Medusa - Sophie Levy


Best Narrative Feature

Medusa - Sophie Levy


Best Narrative Short

Flower Boy - Daniel Catton, Dylan Sprayberry


Honorable Mention: Narrative Short

Breaking & Entering - Michael William Hogan


Best Indie Feature

Everything I Am - Robbie Fatt


Honorable Mention: Indie Feature

Mary Tyler, Millennial - David Schrader


Best Indie Short

Shadow Glass - Jay Lee


Honorable Mention: Indie Short

Equus Landing - John Mannion


Best Drama

Flower Boy - Daniel Catton, Dylan Sprayberry


Honorable Mention: Drama

The Chosen Path - Eric Iglesias


Best Comedy

Lucky Sisters - Peilin Xie


Honorable Mention: Comedy

Pizza Boy - Paul Kruse


Best Dark Comedy

Twohey - Liam Penn, Chance McAdam


Best Parody

Burn Expert Reviews Burn Injuries in Movies - Matthew Quaid


Best Thriller

Depth of Pyaar - Mukesh Asopa


Best Horror

Spirit In The Studio Apartment - Girault Seger, Alexa Elmy


Best Romance Film

Welcome Home Ned and Wendy - Lindsey Ferguson, Jordan Plotner


Best Sci-Fi

Laephlexa - Madeleine Elaine Case


Best Inspirational Film

Living Years - Brenda Gillis


Honorable Mention: Inspirational Film

Lens - Chad Gerber


Best Musical/Dance Film

Sergi & Irina - Àlex Tejedor, Miquel Verd


Honorable Mention: Musical/Dance Film

The Well - Loretta G Thomas


Best LGBTQ Film

Arena - Myles Clohessy


Best Fantasy Film

Crimson - Keerian Flammang


Best Crime Film

To Be Melo - June Mock


Best Web/TV Pilot

Arena - Myles Clohessy


Best TV Series

Why Are You Like This - Jessie Oldfield, Adam Murfet


Best Documentary Feature

Man In The Arena - Michael Barnes


Honorable Mention: Documentary Feature

Becoming Wacky Chad - Isaac Deitz


Best Documentary Featurette

Sitting Tall: The Patrick Anderson Story - Ryan Marley


Honorable Mention: Documentary Featurette

The Collapse - Joshua Moroles, Robert Espericueta


Best Documentary Short

The Simple/Crazy Life of Henry Cole - Melvin Audaz


Honorable Mention: Documentary Short

Making A Picture - Steve Osemwenkhae


Best Animation

I Wanna Be a Tree - Chang Xu


Honorable Mention: Animation

Operation Berlin - Mat Charles


Best Music Video

Breakout - Garrett Edward Randol


Honorable Mention: Music Video

Farishton - A R Rahman


Best Student Film

Lucky Sisters - Peilin Xie


Honorable Mention: Student Film

Shallow Depths - Luke Riether


Best Microfilm

Caroline - Natalie Denise Sperl


Honorable Mention: Microfilm

The Mirage - Mamady Condé


Best Director (Short)

Twohey - Liam Penn, Chance McAdam


Honorable Mention: Director (Short)

Lucky Sisters - Peilin Xie


Best First Time Director (Feature)

Medusa - Sophie Levy


Honorable Mention: First Time Director (Feature)

Red Carpet - Scott Altman


Best First Time Director (Short)

Persona - Hongjin Chen


Honorable Mention: First Time Director (Short)

Korrinty - Aziz Chennaoui


Best Indie Filmmaker

Awakened - Ben Corlett


Honorable Mention: Indie Filmmaker

Leonidas - Renier Beukes


Best Young Filmmaker

The Return: A Covid-19 Story - Jeff Huang


Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker

In Scope - Peter Zhu


Best Actor

Flower Boy - Khylin Rhambo


Honorable Mention: Actor

Leader - Jack Daw


Best Actress

Medusa - Roxane Mesquida


Honorable Mention: Actress

Breaking & Entering - Kiri Hartig


Best Actor in an Indie Film

Inner Ability - Jordan Scott


Best Actress in an Indie Film

Shadow Glass - Ava Hall


Best Supporting Actress

AViL - Sarah Brown Carter


Best Young Actor

In Scope - Kaysan Dhanji


Best Young Actress

The Coin - Kiley Opsal


Best Child Actor

Depth of Pyaar - Akshay Asopa


Best Child Actress

AViL - Tehya Mae


Best Duo

Medusa - Anamaria Vartolomei & Arnaud Valois


Honorable Mention: Duo

Stage Dad - Edie Yvonne & Jb Bogulski


Best Ensemble

Depth of Pyaar - Mukesh Asopa, Siobhan Johnson, Jasmine Sawant, Akshay Asopa, Kamal Nandi, Raina Desai, Gurbir Bal Gogo, Lina Yakovlieva, Steve Kasan, Romel Harripersaud, Alina Lapteva, Yvette Haynes, Krzysztof Abbas, Magalie R Bazinet, Mahalia Sinclair Parker, Kevin Tracy


Best Cinematography

The Chosen Path - Violetta D'Agata


Honorable Mention: Cinematography

Persona - Tianqi Chen, Jason Luo, Scott Yan


Best Editing

Medusa - Sophie Levy, Sanabel Cherqaoui


Honorable Mention: Editing

Everything I Am - Robbie Fatt


Best Score

Medusa - Olivier Marguerit


Honorable Mention: Score

Between Giants - David Deaton, Maxwell Frost


Best Song

The Chosen Path - "Home" - Sergei Stern, Camila Llano


Best Virtual Reality

THE QUEST: Everest VR - Alex A Harz


Best Trailer

Bronx River - Zach Uthman, Richard Troche


Honorable Mention: Trailer

Reborn Redemption - Andrea Ward


Best Commercial

Forever Connected - Vinícius de Barros Gonçalves, Tom Silveira


Best Original Story

MEDUSA - Sophie Levy


Honorable Mention: Original Story

HEaRD - Danielle Savre, Tia Napolitano


Screenplay of the Month

Shadowmen - Dan A Loschack


Best Feature Screenplay

Lives of Red and White - Hayley Jean Reeves


Honorable Mention: Feature Screenplay

Summer 2012 - Mohamad Alghandour


Best Short Screenplay

Not An Exit - Sid Kramer


Best Drama Screenplay

The Red Wagon - Sophia Chou, Todd Lien


Best Comedy Screenplay

Why I Had To Kill You While You Slept - Anthony Marinelli, Lisa Riva, Bradley Griffiths


Best Thriller Screenplay

Depth of Pyaar - Mukesh Asopa, Twinkle Asopa, Kyle Climans


Best Fantasy Screenplay

Shadowmen - Dan A Loschack


Best First Time Screenwriter

Legend and The Vitamites - Lisa Pha


Honorable Mention: First Time Screenwriter

The Curb - Justin Moodie


Best Television Script

Burt & Mildred Go West - Randy Zobel


Honorable Mention: Television Script

On Patrol - Linda Rebman


Special Jury Award

The Judges - Amy Santos


Special Jury Award

Don't Change Your Husband - John McCloskey


Special Jury Award

Leader - Chris Overton


Special Jury Award

The Coin - Taylor Rountree, Luke Riether


Special Jury Award

86ED - J.J. Hendricks


Special Jury Award

Verdinger - Saschko Steven Schmid


Special Jury Award

Follow Me - Phineas Alexander



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