2024 Short. Sweet. Film Fest. Award Winners

Best of the Fest

ACTS IN PARTS

Best Short. Sweet. Film.

Lunchbox

Drama

Best

Beyond The Sea

Outstanding

Wider Than The Sky

Honorable Mention

The Visit

Last Days of the Lab

Rabies

Comedy

Best

Everything I Learned When My House Burned Down

Outstanding

El Conquistador

Honorable Mention

This is Not Norway

Big George

Documentary

Best

Why

Outstanding

Di Sarno- The Story of Emilio’s Ballato

Honorable Mention

Street Photographer

It’s Not The Critic Who Counts

Murderabilia

Animation

Best

El Ombligo de la Luna

Outstanding

Try Hard

Honorable Mention

Kakomando

Scenes of the Absurd

Local Film

Best

Culantro Fino

LUCID

Honorable Mention

Long Dark Road

Student Film

Best

Blue Hour

Outstanding

Old Friend Cleveland

Honorable Mention

The Steak

Ariane’s Baby

The Deadman’s Quarters

International Film

Best

Seasalter Road

Outstanding

Death Anniversary

Honorable Mention

Goodbye Fish

Soraya

Horror Film

Best

Bisected

Outstanding

MANICURE

Honorable Mention

Óbito

The Gatekeeper

LGBTQ Film

Best

ROCKY ROAD ON CHANNEL THREE

Outstanding

Rabbit Hole

Honorable Mention

The Fishing Net

Hold My Hair

Experimental Film

Best

Doorway

Outstanding

This Is Not a Film

Honorable Mention

Sugar and Matchsticks

Static Wind

Music Video

Best

Dreaming of You(th)

Outstanding

ego (Ava Della Pietra)

Honorable Mention

BLYTH

Casket – “WWBWB444U?”

Wish Queen – “Magic”

Pilot or Series

Best

Insufferable

Outstanding

Slobopoly

Honorable Mention

Making It

Environmental Film

Best

Tales of Jan Mayen

Outstanding

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops

Honorable Mention

Lunatic

Salt Sellers

Action or Thriller

Best

KIN

Outstanding

NAP

Honorable Mention

Terminal

The 31st Amendment

Cycles

Fan Fiction Film

Best

Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Aztecs

Family Film

Best

PENTACLUB [The Club of Five]

Outstanding

Dear Daughter

Honorable Mention

The Naming of the Things

Screenplay

Best

Pour Myself a Cup of Ambition

Outstanding

The Inheritance

Honorable Mention

Basil King

The Ukrainian Prisoner

Short. Sweet. Film Competition. Awards

Best Film

Pariah – 3 Zero 9

Outstanding Film

Guys – Entertainment Media Studios Productions

Honorable Mention Film

An Eye For An Eye – The Freke Showe

Best Actor

Jake Barcus – Entertainment Media Studios Productions

Outstanding Actor

Ryan “Rip” Farley – Bright Night

Honorable Mention Actor

B.J. Halsall – The Freke Showe

Best Actress

Sofia Castellanos – 3 Zero 9

Outstanding Actress

Rachel Anderson – 3 Zero 9

Honorable Mention Actress

Manda Mance-Wilkinson – Lock 29

Rachel Husband – Team Peele

Best Acting Ensemble

Entertainment Media Studios Productions

Outstanding Acting Ensemble

3 Zero 9

Honorable Mention Ensemble

Team Diggler

Best Cinematography

Steve Mers – Entertainment Media Studios Productions

Outstanding Cinematography

James Williams – 3 Zero 9

Honorable Mention Cinematography

Moses Rivera – Hooliganz Productions

Best Directing

James Williams – 3 Zero 9

Outstanding Directing

Jake Barcus – Entertainment Media Studios Productions

Honorable Mention Directing

Annalie Reed, Oliver Dickson, Riley Cooper – Team Sofia

Best Editing

Jake Barcus – Entertainment Media Studios Productions

Outstanding Editing

James Williams – 3 Zero 9

Honorable Mention Editing

Morgan, Mikey, Max, Dean – Lock 29

Best Musical Score

Jesterz Kourt

Outstanding Musical Score

3 Zero 9

Honorable Mention Musical Score

Ryan Chester – The Freke Showe

Best Sound

Entertainment Media Studios Productions

Outstanding Sound

3 Zero 9

Honorable Mention Sound

White Midnight

Best SPFX

Ryan Chester – The Freke Showe

Outstanding SPFX

Jill Burgner – Entertainment Media Studios Productions

Honorable Mention SPFX

Jenna Cooper – Bright Night

Best Writing

James Williams – 3 Zero 9

Outstanding Writing

Jake Barcus – Entertainment Media Studios Productions

Honorable Mention Writing

Dr. Scott E. Brosius – Bright Night

Jesterz Kourt

Audience Choice Awards

Wednesday

Opening Night Student Films

Snapshot

Opening Night Documentary and Fan Fiction

Taking Flight

Opening Night Comedy and Drama

Paradiso

Opening Night International Films

Hole

Thursday

Student Program 1

Murray Wallace and The Greatest Pitch

Student Program 2

All Together Now

Student Program 3

Trail Bound, Heart & Sol

Student Program 4

Hametown

Friday

Local Filmmaker’s Night

The Back of Your Eyelids

Comedy & Drama

El Conquistador

Friday Horror

Sætnere

Short. Sweet. +

Hold My Hair

Saturday

Comedy & Drama 1

Cart Return, Big George

Animation & Music Videos

Casket – “WWBWB444U?”, Try Hard, Wingblights

Saturday Student Films

Lambkin

International Films Program 1

Lose Me Not

Comedy & Drama Program 2

Trapped

International Films Program 2

The Fishing Net

Experimental and Drama

Incantations

Horror & Local

Beast of the Toil

Action/Thriller & Drama

Terminal

Comedy & Drama Program 3

Peter the Grave

Sunday

Local Filmmaker’s Matinee

At Sea

Environmental Films

Alvin & The Existential Crisis

Comedy & Drama 1

The Little Death

International Film Program

Ghoul

Comedy & Drama Program 2

A Box of Chocolates

Documentary

Murderabilia

Best of the Fest

Lunchbox

Short. Sweet. Film Competition. Program 1

Funnybone Productions

Short. Sweet. Film Competition. Program 2

Cinema Central

Short. Sweet. Film Competition. Program 3

Industrial Magic