SNAFF 2021 Nominees & Winners

Best Short Screenplay

Nominees

Day of Z (The Beginning) – Written by Vester Banner III

Breach – Written by Ben Matthews

In Your Dreams – Written by Arteta Stephane

Congenital – Written by Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi

When The Clock Strikes – Written by Andrew Littlefield

Kidnapped by the Koi-Man from Kosmos – Written by Chuck Mittan

Any Filmmakers in the Audience – Written by James Edmunds

The Chenoo – Written by Adam Beilgard

A Widow’s Might – Written by Patrick Boberg

Fun and Games – Written by Wes Worthing

Dispatch – Written by Charlie Gandez

The System – Written by Joe Territo

Winner: The System – Written by Joe Territo

Best Dramatic Short

Nominees

Broken Bird – Director Rachel Harrison-Gordon

Riviera – Director Jason Fragale

Father By Law – Director Maria De Sanctis

Homegoing – Director Carlton Daniel Jr

The Burial – Director Jack Meggers

Winner: Broken Bird – Director Rachel Harrison-Gordon

Best Comedy Short

Nominees

Coffee Shop Names – Director Deepak Sethi

Still Wylde – Director Ingrid Haas

Blocks – Director Bridget Molony

Single – Director Ashley Eaken

I’m Happy, I Promise – Director Mimi Cave

Winner: Still Wylde – Director Ingrid Haas

Best Short Documentary

Nominees

The Foursome – Director Zack McTee

Dieorama – Director Kevin Staake

Broken Orchestra – Director Charlie Tyrell

Holding Silence – Director André Kloer

Call Center Blues – Director Geeta Gandbhir

Winner: The Foursome – Director Zack McTee

Best Horror Short

Nominees

Stucco – Director Janina Gavankar

Regret – Director Santiago Menghini

The Doe – Director Jennifer Lumbroso

Susie – Director Jordan Doig

Swipe – Director Niels Bourgonje

Winner: Regret – Director Santiago Menghini

Best Animated Short

Nominees

Mind My Mind – Director Floor Adams

At First Sight – Director Sjaak Rood

Blackheads – Director Emily Ann Hoffman

Echo – Director Barzan Rostami

Simulcast – Director Tyler Horn

Winner: At First Sight – Director Sjaak Rood

Best Music Video

Nominees

Prizm “All Night” – Director Victor Lord

The Anix “Black Space” – Director Ruslan Pelykh

Moonrunner83 & Megan McDuffee “Streets” – Director Joel Varjassy, Clayton Varjassy

Ruby Bones “Don’t Lose Your Head” – Director Brian Lonano

GRLwood “Get Shot” – Director Antonio Pantoja

Winner: Prizm “All Night” – Director Victor Lord

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short

Nominees

Help3 – Director Janek Tarkowski

FLAVA – Director Tarrell Christie

For the Goblins – Director Hypnus Yao

Those Beautiful Moments – Director Vasily Chuprina

For the Greater Good – Director Michael Gavin

Winner: Help3 – Director Janek Tarkowski

Best Foreign Short

Nominees

Help3 – Director Janek Tarkowski

Regret – Director Santiago Menghini

Mind My Mind – Director Floor Adams

At First Sight – Director Sjaak Rood

The Doe – Director Jennifer Lumbroso

Winner: The Doe – Director Jennifer Lumbroso

Best Student Short

Nominees

Broken Bird – Director Rachel Harrison-Gordon

Blocks – Director Bridget Moloney

FLAVA – Director Tarrell Christie

For the Goblins – Director Hypnus Yao

Father by Law – Director Maria De Sanctis

Winner: Blocks – Director Bridget Moloney

Best Made in Iowa Short

Nominees

Flava – Director Tarrell Christie

The Foursome – Director Zack McTee

The Burial – Director Jack Meggers

Sold Down the River – Director Karen Erbach-Lawlor

Tennyson – Director Hannah Rosalie Wright

Winner: Flava – Director Tarrell Christie

Audience Choice Award

Winner: FLAVA – Director Tarrell Christie

Director’s Pick

Winner: Coffee Shop Names – Director Deepak Sethi

Best of the Fest

Nominees

At First Sight – Director Sjaak Rood

Still Wylde – Director Ingrid Haas

Broken Bird – Director Rachel Harrison-Gordon

Help3 – Director Janet Tarkowski

Stucco – Director Janina Gavankar

Winner: Stucco – Director Janina Gavankar