BEST ACTOR WINNER – MAURICE WHITFIELD – “Variable”
Written & Directed by Chris Valenziano
A scientist working to discover the secrets of time travel gets a visit from a familiar face — himself, one day in the future. Now, he must follow his mysterious alter ego on a mission to correct the timeline he has created, forcing him to decide between himself, his family and the future.
BEST ACTRESS WINNER – CHANTAL MAURICE – “Corey”
Written & Directed by Steven St. Pierre
A young dad, whose wife battles drug addiction, fights to protect his daughter and to stop the cycle.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY WINNER – CHRISTOPHER L. WALTERS – “Blue Birds”
Directed by Zolian Hu
Casey, a wealthy architect, frustrated by the confinement of his wheelchair confronts his wife, Jayne, about his assumption that she has been unfaithful. A quarrel erupts over the nature of their marriage, and whether or not to adopt a child into a household where there is already misplaced caretaking. The fight escalates into physical violence leaving them both with a new understanding of their relationship to one another.
BEST WRITING WINNER – DAVON GILLIAM – “Postal”
Written & Directed by Davon Gilliam
A vet Mail Carrier takes action in solving the murder of his daughter.
BEST DIRECTOR WINNER – DANNY BLANDA – “Grey Area”
Directed by Danny Blanda
2 people are surprised by an unexpected guest.
BEST SHORT FILM OR WEB SERIES WINNER – “RUOK” (Short Film)
Written & Directed by Jay Russell
Best friends Alex and Brian have a bitter fight, entirely via text message, when one of them sleeps with the other’s crush. But, just as things seem to settle, an unexpected development may lead to yet another riff.
EXCLUSIVE WAVEMAKER WINNER – “BESTIES”
Written & Directed by Christina Richardson
“Have a one night stand” is not the most common relationship advice to get from your best friend. But Rayven and Eric are not typical besties. Follow along as these best friends navigate personal & professional relationships and their relationships with themselves.