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Best Shorts Competition Deadline: December 17, 2010

Best of Show
Carlo De Rosa (Switzerland), Larsen, short film, is moving and full of sweet surprises. It is time for Zora to find her way instead of always looking for it. When her lover, Gérald, leaves his wife and moves in with her, Zora must make a choice. The director clearly is an emerging talent, and Laurence Iseli, as Zora, makes the movie. LINK   
Wonder Wheel PicturesDeath of a Nation, short film, features an abused and emotionally scarred teen who seeks solace from a gay rights activist. The activist’s unintended arrogance and unwillingness to listen moves the teen to rage and hatred. When dismissed the teen recoils with violence. This is a well-crafted and intense film. LINK    
Awards of Excellence

4proof film (Romania)Colivia, short film
Bryan World Productions, LLCGraffiti Verite' 11 (GV11) Don't Believe da Noize! Voices from the Hip-Hop Underground, short documentary
Jordan SchmelzerHamburgz, tube length videos
Kevin Chan (Singapore)Yours Truly, short film
Lauren ShawA Drop in the Bucket, short documentary
NYU: Tisch School of the ArtsVenus, music video
Pao Paixao (Switzerland)Prémices, short film
Productions Forever (France), A Child of Light, special purpose film
Snowball's Chance ProductionsSweet Sweet Baby, leading actress (Bea: Bilgin Turker)
Spotlight Media Productions AG (Switzerland)Die Praktikantin (The Apprentice), short film
Spring Arbor UniversityEmpty Morning, videography
Tolerance Through KnowledgeThe Desperate, short film

Awards of Merit

Academy of Art UniversityThe Sea Gulls, short film
Ameenah KaplanCasebolt & Smith: The Breakfast, experimental
Amos PosnerPerspective, short film
Ansje Germann (Germany)Star Trip Chattabago, pilot program/series and reality programming
Black Lake Films (United Kingdom)Now Retired, short film
Black Line Studio, Inc. (Canada)Wrong Turn, short film
Blue in Black EntertainmentFatal Abortion, short film
Brian ForrestWalser Subaru Salesman, commercial/infomercial
Café Aziza, Inc.Desert in the Coffeehouse, short documentary
CMM Productions (Malta)The Tal Qadi Stone, documentary and research
Cooper VacheronEssentially Ellington, filmmaker 17 years and younger
Dancing PicturesMe and Gus: My Body Makes Music, pilot program/series
Dave RockThe Burying Beetle, short film
Deena DeNaro-Bickerstaffe (United Kingdom)Reverse the Wave, experimental/remixes/mashups
Elswarro CinemaPost Traumatic, short film
EnLighthouse EntertainmentPlight of the Earth Fairy, short film
Fire Born FilmsHow to Kiss a Frog, short film
Fisk Group, Do You Have A Minute?, short film and leading actor (Canvasser)
Frank LucatuortoAbigal, creativity/originality and script/writer
Giulio Reale (Italy)Full of Life, short film
Gregory MartinSurf, Sand, and Silversides: The California Grunion, short documentary
Hidden Diva Productions, Animation: A Palette of Possibilities, short documentary
Jacob SillmanGet on the Bike, commercial
James DeCosmoHow to Make a Stop Motion Film, experimental
Jody KemmererSky Dancer, short documentary
Jon Foss & Alyssa DelaneyThe Red Shoes, short film
Kent State UniversityJMC, Breaking News, short film
Kevin Chan (Singapore)Yours Truly, sound overall impact and sound editing/mixing
Kinosaur FilmsDrift, short film
kiperfilmsVoice Journey, short documentary
Loras CollegeCharlie Bit Me: All Grown Up, tube length videos
Moniqua PlantePillow Talk, leading actress
New Relic MediaThe Path: Fall of the Pemberton Mill, mobile media - social media
Nuh! Productions (Australia)Whispers, short film
NYU: Tisch School of the ArtsVenus, editing
Pacific Coast Entertainment, Inc.Tick Tock, short film
Paul KrizanThe Story of Us, short film
Peter LevinStone on Stone, short documentary
Piedmont CollegeDon't Text and Drive, public service programming/PSA
RedThorn ProductionsBefore Breakfast, short film
Rose Noble EntertainmentViola Concerto, editing
Sarah BrillWrong Guy Right, short film
Shalamar Records/Three Alexander MusicA journey from the N-Side: an unscripted profile of a jazz/poet, short documentary
Snowball's Chance ProductionsSweet Sweet Baby, short film and direction
Somnium ProductionsSweet Ninja Brown, short film
Sophie Vigors & Clare Griggs (Australia)Snow-Wight and the Stripper, webisode
Spring Arbor UniversityWatch Me, dramatic impact
Theatre WestThe Reel Housewives of Theatre West, webisode
Tica ProductionsLuck of the Draw, short film
Tuvi Arbel (Israel)Home Sweet Home, short documentary
University of Tennessee School of ArtCafé, experimental/remixes/mashups
Zhuo Chen (Australia)Hang in There, short film