2019 Film and Screenplay Awards

Thank you to all the filmmakers and patrons who attended this year’s Short. Sweet. Film Fest. Besides having the most submissions we ever received, we also had our highest attendance numbers!
A big thank you to everyone at the 9 hotel and of course the dedicated film fest staff, judges, and hosts. So many wonderful people come together to celebrate film.
Please join us in celebrating our awards winners. See you next year!
Best of the Fest – The Unconditional
Best Short. Sweet. Film. – Bride of Frankie
Best Drama – The Cape
Outstanding Drama – Characters
Honorable Mention – Silence
Honorable Mention – Novela Picaresca
Best Comedy – The Chair
Outstanding Comedy – Chuchotage
Honorable Mention – Sac de Merde
Honorable Mention – The Real Santa
Best Documentary – Lost in Carranza
Outstanding Documentary – Below Average Brain
Honorable Mention – Rust Belt New Americans
Honorable Mention – My Paintbrush Bites
Best Animation – Iskabittle
Outstanding Animation – Icons
Honorable Mention – My Secret School Days
Honorable Mention – That Snat!
Best Local Film – The Autumn Prince
Outstanding Local Film – Down Again
Honorable Mention – My Name is Marc, and You Can Count on It
Honorable Mention – Van’s Ice Cold Lemonade
Best Student Film – Anything and Everything
Outstanding Student Film – I Speak for the Trees
Honorable Mention – Party of Two
Honorable Mention – Eternity
Best International Film – Hands Free
Outstanding International Film – Coward
Honorable Mention – Who Sank Your Ships?
Honorable Mention – Danny & the Bot
Best Horror Film – Lord, Have Mercy
Outstanding Horror Film – Dirt
Honorable Mention – Unexpected Company
Honorable Mention – Don’t Look Into Their Eyes
Best LGBTQ Film – Foible
Outstanding LGBTQ Film – ASIO
Honorable Mention – Feelings for Her
Best Music Video – Grow Old
Outstanding Music Video – Energy
Honorable Mention – Pangea
Honorable Mention – Old Friends
Best Experimental Film – Young + Beautiful
Outstanding Experimental Film – Advent Calendar
Best Fan Fiction Film – Bucketheads
Best Screenplay – Concealed Carry
Outstanding Screenplay – Evangeline
Honorable Mention – The Robbering

2018 Film and Screenplay Awards

Thank you to all the filmmakers and patrons who attended this year’s Short. Sweet. Film Fest.  This year was by far our highest attended festival!

Congratulations to the 2018 award winners:

Best of the Fest: Birthday Night
Best Short. Sweet. Film: Last Call Lenny

Best Drama: How You Are to Me
Outstanding Drama: Bear with Me
Honorable Mention: The Last Embrace, Walking Supply

Best Comedy: Norman Pinski Come Home
Outstanding Comedy: Rekindled
Honorable Mention: Able, The Last Drop

Best Nonfiction: Sisterly
Outstanding Nonfiction: Pieces of String: A brief history of the artist Robert Winokur
Honorable Mention: ABC, Skuggi (Shadow)

Best Animation: Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon
Outstanding Animation: The Man with a Plan
Honorable Mention: Muscle Memory, Blows with the Wind

Best Local Film: Gotta Groove Records
Outstanding Local Film: Wish You Were Here
Honorable Mention: Revolution, Loss and Found

Best Student Film: Human Kaleidoscope
Outstanding Student Film: Backpedals
Honorable Mention: I Have to Kill My Professor, All or Nothing

Best International Film: Backstory
Outstanding International Film: Cobblers Hands in Asakusa
Honorable Mention: Born, Bone, Boon, The Sad Monk

Best Horror Film: Three
Outstanding Horror Film: Checkmate
Honorable Mention: Possession, The Sleeping

Best LGBTQ Film: Love, Steve
Outstanding LGBTQ Film: Sisak
Honorable Mention: Like Father, Easy, a 3-Minute Love Story

Best Experimental Film: Shot
Outstanding Experimental Film: Molasses & Lemon

Best Music Video: Annihilation
Outstanding Music Video: Only Rain Without You
Honorable Mention: Our Pain, Unscathed

Best Screenplay: Dakota Caves – 2 Miles
Outstanding Screenplay: Sugar
Honorable Mention: Melvin’s Palate, The Marker