SNAFF 2022 Nominees & Winners

Best Dramatic Short
Nominees
Warsha – Director Dania Bdeir
Brutalia, day of labour – Director Manolis Mavris
Bed Bugs – Director Kaitlyn T. Busbee
A World Free of Crisis – Director Ted Hardy-Carnac
CLARE – Director Lauren Minnerath
Winner: Brutalia, day of labour – Director Manolis Mavris

Best Comedy Short
Nominees
My First Dick – Director Kate McCoid
We Should Get Dinner! – Director Eliza Jiménez Cossio, Lexi Tannenholtz
Meat Friend – Director Izzy Lee
Turning Forty – Director Justin & Kristin Schaack
Artistic Character – Director Vasily Chuprina
Winner: My First Dick – Director Kate McCoid

Best Short Documentary
Nominees
Big Water Summer: A Creation Story – Director Sophie Harris
Underdogs – Director Alex Astrella
Stranger Than Rotterdam with Sara Driver – Director Lewie Kloser, Noah Kloster
Coming Home – Director Margot Bowman, Naim Naif
My Duduś – Director Tom Krawczyk
Winner: Big Water Summer: A Creation Story – Director Sophie Harris

Best Horror Short
Nominees
Guts – Director Chris McInroy
Wild Bitch – Director Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash
What a Harvest – Director Austin Rivera Davison, Matt Shapiro
Caregiver – Director Rafael De Leon
Burlington Paranormal – Director Zachary Eli Lint
Winner:  Guts – Director Chris McInroy

Best Animated Short
Nominees
Bestia – Director Hugo Covarrubias
Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC
Five Cents – Director Aaron Hughes
Soft Animals – Director Renee Zhan
Life Is a Particle Time Is a Wave – Director Daniel Zvereff
Winner: Bestia – Director Hugo Covarrubias

Best Music Video
Nominees
A Feast that Never Comes – Director Maria Juranic
The Anix & Julien-K – Your Lies Are Like Fire – DirectorOscar Gutierrez
Daedric – Wretched – Director Kate Voskova
LOVESBLIND – letdown – Director Emille Lacsa
Saving Silhouettes – Director Kristopher J. Gathercoal
Winner:  A Feast that Never Comes – Director Maria Juranic

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short
Nominees
CENSOR OF DREAMS – Director Leo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez
The Last Minute Till Midnight – Director Adam Orton
No Shortcuts – Director Patrick Boberg
W.U.B.L.O (Weird Unidentified Baby-Like Organism) – Director Matt Pierce
Photalgia – Director Michael McCallum
Winner: CENSOR OF DREAMS – Director Leo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez

Best Foreign-Language Short
Nominees
Warsha – Director Dania Bdeir
Brutalia, days of labour – Director Manolis Mavris
A world free of crisis – Director Ted Hardy-Carnac
Bestia – Director Hugo Covarrubias
Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC
Winner:  A world free of crisis – Director Ted Hardy-Carnac

Best Student Short
Nominees
Bed Bugs – Director Katilyn T. Busbee
Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC
Underdogs – Director Alex Astrella
Soft Animals – Director Renee Zhan
Moonlight Dancer – Director Gray Fagan
Winner: Underdogs – Director Alex Astrella

Best Burlington Made Film
Nominees
Burlington Paranormal – Director Zachary Eli Lint
LOVESBLIND – Letdown – Director Emille Lacsa
World War II – Director Russ Fry
Toc (A Tony Doc) – Director Bret Royer, Tony Miller, Ashlyn James, Abe Kershner
The Woods Gather – Director Seth Alan Jacobs
Winner: LOVESBLIND – Letdown – Director Emille Lacsa

The “That Person” Award
Emille Lacsa

Best First-Time Filmmaker
Nominees
Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC
We Should Get Dinner! – Director Eliza Jiménez Cossio, Lexi Tannenholtz
Wild Bitch – Director Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash
My Duduś – Director Tom Krawczyk
Tourist Trap – Director Vera van Wolferen
Winner: Wet – Director Marianne BERGEONNEAU, Lauriane MONTPERT, Mélina MANDON, Cloé PEYREBRUNE, Elvira TAUSSAC

The Local History Preservation Award
Russ Fry

The Writer’s Block for Best Short Screenplay
Nominees
BOWEN – Written by Dustin Wood
Once Bitten Twice Shy – Written by Wes Worthing
Turn Over – Written by Richard Devon Endacott
Dog – Written by Paul Huenemann
Love to Go – Written by Bernhard Riedhammer
Never Alone – Written by Verlisha Thomas
Americans at Work – Written by Ben Matthews
Dreidel – Written by Glenn Lissner
The Magician – Written by Alexander James Dingeman
The Space Between – Written by Emille Lacsa
Winner: Turn Over – Written by Richard Devon Endacott

Best Iowa Made Film
Nominees
Bed Bugs – Director Kaitlyn T. Busbee
The Last Minute Till Midnight – Director Adam Orton
Pre-Existing – Director Kevin Isaacson
Into the Open – Director Hayden Froehlich
Burlington Paranormal – Director Zachary Eli Lint
Winner: Bed Bugs – Director Kaitlyn T. Busbee

The Audience Choice Award
Torch – Director Matty Weiland

Director’s Award
Don’t Go Where I Can’t Find You – Director Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair

Best of the Fest
Warsha – Director Dania Bdeir

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