Winners Circle 2018
Best Short Short
When two young black women are pulled over by a police officer, there is only one way to ensure they stay alive...The Button.
Best Web Series
SchloerBITS is a comedic web series that originated as a creative outlet for actress Amy Schloerb. She is a one-woman creative force and does all the BIT writing, BIT directing, BIT producing, BIT editing, BIT distributing and, of course, stunts.
Following the recent death of her brother, 'Sam' Danzinger finds herself on an unexpected journey. After making unlikely friendships with her brother's eclectic group of buddies, she and the gang honor his last wishes by relay running his ashes from Los Angeles, California to Lubbock, Texas to spread his remains at Buddy Holly's grave.
A part-time writer and hermit gets the wake up call of his life when a tenacious new neighbor bangs on his window looking to borrow a cup of sugar.
Best No-Budget Film
Dick Pickford and her ragtag group of lady detectives help the once desperate femme fatale, Vee Cooter, solve her case of who sent her anonymous dick pics. And to also find out, "What monster ruins dog petting?"
Best Student Film
Help Wanted is a quirky comedy about a frustrated mother who can no longer live with her son's lack of motivation. She decides to force him out of the house to find a job. She employs stealthy antics to ensure his success but a knock upside the head from fate may be all he needs.
This bilingual short follows an overworked Cuban-American millennial rushing to pack for a trip to Havana. When her eccentric Abuelo drags her on a last-minute hunt for a rare car part, she confronts her own privilege in a race against the clock.
by Carla Miles
"How to Make a Reality Star"
"Based on Experience"
"Death Comes Knocking"
& Frances Kao