2022 submissions are now being accepted
BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM
The New World
A silent short film about a fairy who yearns to leave her world behind in favor of ours, but what must she give up to do so?
Dream Seekers Productions. Directed by Peter Dukes
BEST HORROR/THRILLER FILM
One man investigates the gruesome and ritualistic murder of a family, but must piece the fateful night together through two separate accounts.
A George Tunis film
BEST COMEDY FILM
Nate (Chuck Church) hits a dog with his car and must decide whether or not he should tell its lonely owner (Dana Powell) about the accident.
Writer/Director Kim Noonan
BEST DRAMA FILM
Randall is a hard-working, yet fragile, soul who faces his inner demons from behind a drag queen persona while pursuing the dream of a lifetime.
A Eric Casaccio film
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
A ‘one take’ slow-motion music video shot on the phantom camera is an elegant visual translation of a powerful piece of music.
A 2FC Limited production. Director, Frazer Churchill
FLAPPERS FUNNY FILM CONTEST WINNER
RUNYON: Just Above Sunset
In this spoof of every “Everest” documentary ever made, Eddie Pepitone finds his true mission: To summit to the top of Runyon Canyon, and sit in the famed “chair” that overlooks all of Los Angeles from an elevation of 1,300 ft.
A Creative Mindworks Productions and NoMold Productions film
SONIC SOUND-OFF WINNER: BEST BAND
A band of five friends from the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, founded in 2009, marked by the release of their first six-song EP, who have since then have made a full length CD titled “In The Open.”
James Ghaleb (lead singer, guitarist, songwriter)Brian Zaghi (bassist) Ian Meltzer (drummer) Nick Depsky (pianist) and Eddie Smith (rapper, percussionist)
FEATURED SELECTION AWARD: NARRATIVE FILM
Wong Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest (World Premiere)
After playing sold out houses from Alaska to Los Angeles to New York City, to Yale, Kristina Wong’s unforgettable one woman tour de force performance of Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is finally captured in her first-ever movie through the thoughtful direction of Michael Closson.
FEATURED SELECTION AWARD: SHORT FILM (Animation)
Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest
The true story of the survival and escape of 8-yr-old Jewish girl Ingrid Pitt.
Producer, Zhu Shen. Animator Perry Chen. Director, Kevin Sean Michaels. Collaborating Director, Bill Plympton
FEATURED SELECTION AWARD: ANIMATED FEATURE
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Oddesssey
(3D World Premiere)
Dave, a young photon, IS forced out of the Sun on a journey of discovery. He must get to the Cassini Space Craft and save it from the forces of the Void, only Dave does not know exactly what he must do or where the Cassini Space craft is.
Jupiter 9 Productions – Directors, Harry Kloor and Dan St Pierre
FEATURED SELECTION AWARD: DOCUMENTARY
Adventures In Plymptoons
Animator Bill Plympton follows his path from rainy days in his Portland childhood drawing indoors to a self-made career as an independent animator. The film includes interviews with family, friends, colleagues, critics, and fans.
An Alexia Anastasio film