Meet filmmaker Evan Cutler Wattles (US) – a 2020 Best Festival Theme Short: New York Stories Award Winner, and a Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay nominee for his film “Keep Me.”
Meet filmmaker Lee Milby (US) – our 2020 Best Music Video Award Winner, and a Best Director and 2020 Juror’s Award nominee for her video “Crazy” by J-Key.
Meet filmmaker Mark Clauburg (US), whose film “The Time in Between the Seconds,” won our Best Actress Award (Helen Laser).
Meet filmmaker Katie Colosimo (US) – a 2020 Best Experimental Short and 2020 Jurors Award nominee for her film “Realize Your Dreams.”
Meet filmmaker Dianne Diep (Australia) – a 2020 Best Festival Theme Short: New York Stories nominee and Best Actress nominee for her film “Cloud Gazing.”
Meet filmmaker Jahmal J. Holland (US) – a 2020 Best Actor nominee (Cuete Yeska) and Best Narrative Short nominee for his film “The Turnaround.”
Meet filmmaker Susan Kouguell (US) – a 2020 Best Experimental Short nominee for her film “Barbie Dream House.”
Meet filmmaker Margarita Mapa (Philippines) – a 2020 Best Animated Short nominee and Best Student Short nominee for her film “Quarantine.”
Meet filmmaker Jack Quint (US) – a 2020 Best Music Video nominee for “Slow Jam Girl.”
Meet filmmaker Carlos Renaso (US) – a 2020 Best Festival Theme Short: New York Stories nominee for his film “Soledad.”
Meet filmmaker Hiroya Sakurai (Japan) – a 2020 Multi-Award Winner for Best Experimental Short, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, and our prestigious Juror’s Award for his film “The Stream X (Ten).” This film was also nominated for Best Editing.
Meet filmmaker Razid Season (Bangladesh) – a 2020 Best Director nominee for his film “Kaddish.”
Meet filmmaker Hiroshi Shafer (Japan) – a 2020 Best Music Video nominee for “Some Things Stay The Same.”
Meet filmmaker Cherie Song (US) – a 2020 Award Winner for Best Dark Themed Short for her film “Me Llamo Jesus.”
Meet filmmaker Anthony von Seck (Canada), whose film “Limbo” won our Best Actor Award (TJ Riley) and was nominated for Best Narrative Short, Best Screenplay, Best Director, and our 2020 Jurors Award.
Meet filmmaker Jeffrey C. Wray (US) – a 2020 Best Narrative Short and Best Actor (Rico Bruce Wade) nominee for his film “Songs for My Right Side.”