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2023 Monthly Winners

Winners for various genres and categories are selected by our screening committee each month. Winners for each month are announced on the first day of the proceeding month and posted on our website and social media outlets. To view the winners of a specific month, choose the corresponding accordion link below. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Good luck!

Adam S. Gelles
Best Actor
Little Green Bastards

Russell Emanuel
Best Movie Poster
Staycation

Shamnas PP
Best Mobile Short
Beyond the Wall

Brigid Turner
Best Female Filmmaker
Wounds

January 2023
FEATURE FILM AWARDS

Best Feature

Uncle Saeed

 

SHORT FILM AWARDS

Best Drama Short
Joyriders

 

Best Comedy Short
Dance With Me

 

Best Horror Short

A Witch on Your Chest

 

Best Thriller

Loved

 

Best Animation Short

The Dream God

 

Best Experimental Short

Entity Line

 

Best International Short

God and Co.

 

Best Microshort

Gloom

 

Best New Jersey Short

Bye, Love

 

Best Mobile Short

Health – A Constitutional Right

 

Best Music Video

Control

 

Best Trailer

The Applicants

 

Best Movie Poster

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

Best Concept

Close Encounters of the Lucas Kind

 

ACTING AWARDS

Best Actor

Ryan Osbourn (Bye, Love)

 

Best Actress

Hannah Lawrence (Joyriders)

 

Best Supporting Actor

Eric Slodysko (A Witch on Your Chest)

 

Best Supporting Actress

Debby Gerber (Loved)

 

Best Ensemble

God & Co.

 

Best Young Actor

Riana Emma Balla (Rift)

 

TECHNICAL AWARDS

Best Director

Simon Lex (Dance With Me)

 

Best First-Time Director

Mohammad Bagherifard & Mohammad Mazroee (Uncle Saeed)

 

Best Female Filmmaker

Laura Daragó (Rift)

 

Best Cinematography

Alvin Sloan (Joyriders)

 

Best Editing

Jeff Mellin (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?)

 

Best Visual Effects

Troy Ruff (Loved)

 

Best Special Effects Makeup

Kathryn Milewski (A Witch on Your Chest)

 

Best Sound Design

Tom Jeeves (Gloom)

 

Best Original Score

Pranav Datla (A Witch on Your Chest)

 

SCREENPLAY AWARDS

Best Feature Screenplay

“Don’t Tell Me What to Do” by Dexter Williams & Brimo Morales

 

Best Short Screenplay

“The Last Flare” by Luigi Salerno