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LAFA Winners - September 2023




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Best Picture

EAST - Dana Marisa Schoenfeld


Best Narrative Feature

Queen of Knives - Gene Pope, Jon Delgado


Best Narrative Short

Paradiso - Jonna Volz, Chris Paris, Curtis McConnell


Honorable Mention: Narrative Film

Grace - Michael Weil


Best Indie Feature

The Burden of Guilt - Lilton Stewart III


Best Indie Short

Dolore - Inias Céleste


Honorable Mention: Indie Film

1 - Yixuan Tu


Best Drama

Queen of Knives - Gene Pope, Jon Delgado


Best Comedy

Gary Internet - Carter Jay Allen


Best Dark Comedy

Love on the Island - Gabriel de Varona


Best Romantic Comedy

You, Me & Her - Selina Ringel, Dan Levy Dagerman


Best Romance Film

The Sound of Violet - Allen Wolf


Best Experimental Film

No More Love - Zafar Mehdi


Best Inspirational Film

The Sound of Violet - Allen Wolf


Best Musical/Dance Film

TONARI - Ben Tarquin, Sophia Noel, Lily Liu-Krason


Best Action Film

In Deep - Andrew Bachelor


Best Web/TV Pilot

EAST - Dana Marisa Schoenfeld


Best TV Series

EAST - Dana Marisa Schoenfeld


Best Virtual Reality

By My Side - Hiroshi Chida, Mariko Toribe, Kenji Ishimaru


Best Commercial

A Badge - Xiaojie Shen


Best Documentary

In Search of the Tallest: A Redwoods Adventure - Steve A Hall


Best Music Video

Bold - Myrriah Xochitl


Honorable Mention: Music Video

Mirage - Jad Rahmé


Best Student Film

Best Future Friend - Samara Luna Cohen


Honorable Mention: Student Film

Chimera - Adler James Tuck


Best Director (Feature)

Queen of Knives - Jon Delgado


Best Director (Short)

We Have Notes - Jordan McKittrick


Best First Time Director (Feature)

A Father's Story - Alexander Tyrell Athy


Best First Time Director (Short)

Runt - Bess Noakes-Kettel, Brendan Void


Honorable Mention: First Time Director (Short)

Welcome To Hell - Zachary Bradtke


Best Indie Filmmaker

Autumn Rain - Ken Shinozaki


Best Young Filmmaker

Telescope - Nicolás Dimópulos


Best Actor

The Sound of Violet - Cason Thomas


Honorable Mention: Actor

Pieces of Mess - Anson Zheng


Best Actress

The Sound of Violet - Cora Cleary


Honorable Mention: Actress

Queen of Knives - Alexandra Renzo


Best Actor in an Indie Film

Dolore - Antone Proler


Best Actress in an Indie Film

Grace - Moyale Guardini


Best Supporting Actor

Queen of Knives - Justin Sams


Best Supporting Actress

Queen of Knives - Barbara Tirrell


Best Young Actress

Loki and Me - Skye Hope


Best Duo

To Grieve or Not to Grieve - Donald Watson & Mariann Aalda


Best Ensemble

The Fall - Danny Cano, Kyle Schmidt, Lucille Gutierrez, Hauk Heimdallsman, Laura Olivier, Jose Rosete, Daniel Leiva, Timothy Kennedy


Best Cinematography

Grace - Pascal Combes-Knoke


Best Editing

Queen of Knives - Maria Cataldo


Best Score

What You Sow - David Heymann


Best Song

Mama Ines - Yeisy de los Milagros Rojas Rodriguez


Inspiring Woman in a Film

Mothers - Diaries of a quarantine - Camila Padua, Caterine Nascimento, Emma Luode Clementino, Gisele Braga, Jimena Berlanga, Juliana Bernardino, Juliana Sposito, Julyana Egito, Katie Tellos, Livia Eisler Hoffman, Marcela Prado, Michele Lopes, Patricia Falco, Raquel Salvia Esmeraldo, Victoria Elizalde, Luciana Sato


Best Costume Design

Loki and Me - Cara Haley


Best Trailer

Mad Scientists : A.I. Maxima - Antonia Tong


Best Original Story

Queen of Knives - Gene Pope, Lindsay Joy


Honorable Mention: Original Story

Love on the Island - Gabriel de Varona


Screenplay of the Month

Borderland Lowrider Challenge - Dan Williams


Best Feature Screenplay

Borderland Lowrider Challenge - Dan Williams


Best Short Screenplay

I See You - Ansh Pathapadu


Best Drama Screenplay

Blueberry Smoothie - Darren Lee Murphy


Best Comedy Screenplay

The Jellyfish Syndrome - Dan Burle, Sr.


Best Action Screenplay

Tiger Bones - Dastan Khalili


Best First Time Screenwriter

I See You - Ansh Pathapadu


Best Television Script

Two Harbors - Brian Lange Stemmler


Special Jury Award

9/10: Love Before the Fall - Daron Hagen



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