BEST DIRECTOR (Narative)
Martin Barigel, for Augenblicke

Schenker’s neighbors won’t let him rest. Half asleep, he has to face questioning by an inspector about a dead woman, and his nightmare begins.
An into foCus Production. Directed by, Martin Bargiel

BEST DIRECTOR (Animation)
Kazuya Murata, for FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST:
The Sacred Star of Milos

THE U.S. WEST-COAST PREMIERE. Adapted from the storyline of the Fullmetal Alchemist [FMA] the Japanese manga and the FMA: Brotherhood anime. It is the second film based on the popular Franchise, the first being FMA: CONQUEROR OF SHAMBALA, which premiered in Japan on July 2nd, 2011.

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Sam Gipson, in The Insides of a Lamb

With scarce guidance from her father, and a boyfriend pressuring her for sex, Delia is in need of a good friend.
An Illmoral Films Production

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Emma Karawady, in Death Wish

Julie, a who-like little girl, is startled awake on Christmas Eve… “Santa?” – No:
Standing in the doorway is DEATH.
Directed by Chad Costen

BEST VOICE ACTING
Spike Spencer, for Supa Pirate Booty Hunt:
Music Saves Lives PSA

Captain Zack Steviers, his sidekick Daniel the Turtle, and Nat and Sean from the music group 3oh!3 team up to collect life-saving donations.
Director/Producer, Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy. Writer Steven Sievers

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Greg Williams, for Tell-Tale

An ice-cold femme fatale and her naive husband deny they murdered a police informant.
A Loki film. Directed by Greg Williams

BEST FILM EDITING
Nicholas Goodman, for Help Me Please

When happiness meets boogie nights (20 years later).
A Pedro Brenner film

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Red Princess Blues

In this twisted modern day fairy tale ZOE, a young teenage girl, is lured into an after hours carnival tent by the sleazy rock n roll carney RIMO, she then gets more then she bargained for.
An Alex Ferrari film

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Divination

A fake psychic has been performing bogus seances for years. Until the psychic discovers that you can’t con and rob the loved ones of the dearly departed… and not pay a price.

BEST CHARACTER DESIGN / BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN / BEST ART DIRECTION / BEST SOUND EDITING (Animation)
Supa Pirate Booty Hunt: Music Saves Lives PSA

Captain Zack Steviers, his sidekick Daniel the Turtle, and Nat and Sean from the music group 3oh!3 team up to collect life-saving donations.
Director/Producer, Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy. Writer Steven Sievers

BEST MUSIC / BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (Animation)
Defective Detective (USA)

A washed-up detective’s imagination runs wild, as he tries to solve the most critical case of his career.
Producer, Avner Geller, Director Stevie Lewis