The Best of Santa Monica Shorts

Santa Monica has been an artistic center for Southern California for generations, and many important American films were shot in Santa Monica. The city is believed to be the largest artistic concentration in any American city.


Santa Monica Short Film Festival is dedicated to international and American short films of all genres, aiming to find new voices and perspectives to celebrate the power of cinema, independent filmmaking and arts. The festival is committed to short filmmaking. It is with great pleasure for us to announce the winners of the monthly edition of Santa Monica Shorts.






Best U.S. Narrative & Best Directing:

Ilsa

Director: Willi Patton


Honorable Mention Short Directing:

A Curious View

Director: Justin Hughes


Honorable Mention Short Directing:

Wolfdog

Director: Nick Snow


Best International Narrative:

Walks

Director: Al J. Moran


Best U.S. Documentary:

Into the Mystic

Director: Peter Goetz


Best International Documentary:

Distressed

Directors: Toby Lord, Tim Elwin


Best Comedy:

Forehim

Director: Alyssa Kostello


Best Producer:

Bathtub Chronicles

Producers: Robert Sciglimpaglia

Rebecca Ruhm

Mario Garciduenas


Best Cinematography:

Oasis

Director & DOP: Adrien Servadio


Best Editing:

From Charlie, with Love

Director & Editor: Andres Ramirez


Best Composer:

Echoes of Kerberos

Director: Ross Kolton

Composer: Jeffrey Gold

Best Actor & Best Poster:

Falling Up and Up

Starring: Daniel Dasent


Best Actress:

Shevolution

Starring: Minerva Vier


Best Animation:

Nanakorobi (Seven Falls)

Director: Gaby Breiter


Best Horror:

Katu

Director: Oskar Johansson


Best Science Fiction:

The Counterfeit Mind

Director: Malek Haneen


Best Student Film:

One after another

Director: XIE, ZONG-YI


Best Thriller:

$700+

Director: Tom Aspy


Best Series-Web-Pilot:

Love Therapy

Director: Lauren E. Banks


Best Independent Short:

the rage

Directors: Aurélien Mathieu, Samir Mokeddem


Best Music Video:

Shots of Light

Director: Christian Scharfenberg


Best LGBTQ:

GURL

Director: Mika X


Best First Time Filmmaker:

Deployed

Director: Kate Robertson Pryor and David M. Weiss


Best Female Director:

THE GESTURE AND THE WORD

Director: Helen Alexis Yonov


Best Black and White DOP:

Looking for Love

Director: Patrick Reynolds


Best Musician:

Fadi Awad - Raise My Dust (Extended Live Mix)


Best Unproduced Script:

Out On A Limb

Writer: Antoinette Fernandez


Best Romantic Comedy:

Black Coffee

Director: Vito Lyles


Honorable Mention U.S. Documentary:

Expedition Ayiti

Director: Richard Serrao


Honorable Mention International Documentary:

The Child Murderess of Vesene

Director: Carl Eneroth