14th HollyShorts Winners: 'Must Kill Karl,' 'Little Italy, LA' & More

hollyshorts winners 2018

The 14th edition of the Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival came to a close last night at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood with a standing room-only Awards Ceremony hosted by Gabrielle Loren. Best Short Film top Award Presented by Buffalo 8 went to Skin Directed by Guy Nattiv. The film received a tremendous amount of attention during it’s premiere at the festival held at the TCL Chinese Theater earlier in the week.  Grand Jury Prize went to Souls of Totality Directed by Richard Raymond. Best Director went to Randall Christopher for The Driver Is Red. Best Short Shot on Film Presented by KODAK went to Trapeze USA by Mark Anthony Green. The Panavision Future Filmmaker Award went to Daniel Drummond for A Foreman. The HollyShorts 2018 Screenplay Competition Winner Presented by Seattle Film Summit went to Best Seller by Nora Kirkpatrick.
 
The 15th Anniversary of HollyShorts will take place on August 8-17, 2019 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters. The festival begins taking early bird submissions for next year’s festival on September 23, 2018.

And the winners are: 

Best Web Series
Little Italy, LA
Adriano Valentini

Best Action
Mascarpone
Jonas Riemer
 
Best Animation
The Driver Is Red
Randall Christopher
 
Best Cinematographer
The Other End Of The Earth
Aaron Grasso
 
Best Comedy
Must Kill Karl
Joe Kicak
 
Best Coming Of Age
Melody
Bernard Kordieh
 
Best Diversity
Diwa
Aina Dumlao, Bru Muller
 
Best Documentary
Hula Girl
Amy Hill, Chris Riess
 
Best Drama
Phone Duty
Lenar Kamalov
 
Best Editing
The Sermon
Paco Sweetman
 
Best Female Director
Magic '85
Annika Kurnick
 
Best Horror
Bite Size Horror
Andrew Laurich, Anthony Melton, Ben Franklin, Chris Leone, Jack Bishop, Jerome Sable, John Ross, Justin Nijm, Michael Thelin, Rob Savage, Toby Meakins
 
Best International
Matria
Alvaro Gago Diaz
 
Best LGBT
Pop Rox
Nate Trinrud
 
Best Music Video
Sea
Thor Brenne
 
Best Narrative
A Drowning Man
Mahdi Fleifel
 
Best Period Piece
Cypher
Lawrence Le Lam
 
Best Produced
Deer Boy
Paweł Kosuń, Agnieszka Janowska
 
Best Romance
Fill Your Heart With French Fries
Tamar Glezerman
 
Best Sci-Fi
Paleonaut
Eric McEver

Best Screenplay
1. Best Seller - Nora Kirkpatrick
2. Melville - Jeremy Storey
3. Conviction - Nino Mancuso

Best Student
Falling
Ewen Wright
 
Best Thriller
Baghead
Alberto Corredor
 
Best TV
Pickup
Jeremiah Kipp
 
Best VFX
UI Soon We Will All Be One
Johannes Mücke, Patrick Sturm

Best VR
A Yosemite Welcome...
Kevin Pontuti
 
Honorable Mention
Magic Alps
Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotu
 
Kodak Honorable Mention
Always Remember Me
Nell Teare

Best Panavision Future Filmmaker Award
A Foreman
Daniel Drummond
 
Best Director
The Driver Is Red
Randall Christopher
 
Best Grand Jury
Souls Of Totality
Richard Raymond
 
Best Short Film Prize
Skin
Guy Nattiv

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