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11th Annual (2023) Award Nominations

Premier Awards

Filmmaker of the Year

Ben Richardson
Benjamin Carlucci
Cat Papadimitriou
Chip Hale
Chris Ethridge
Cooper Shapiro
Darien Sills-Evans
Erin Laine
Kaleigh Spencer
Laura Sweeney
Meg Swertlow
Michael Charron
Olivia Carter
Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
Rodrigo Moreno
Wojciech Lorenc

Margaret Ann Garza - Actor

David Lenik
Peter Stormare
Les Best
Brian Cobos
Erik Anderson
Darien Sills-Evans
Michael Patrick Sullivan
Chaz McCormack
Alan Maxson

Chris Boudreaux
Chris Tashima
Sherman Augustus
Logan Roberts
Donato De Luca
Christopher Chen

Best Director/Actor

Jonah Saeson
Erin Laine
Nessa Norich
Amy Peak
Danny Zanelotti
Jennifer Enskat / Cynthia Gray
Michael Fedele
Kaleigh Spencer
Amy McPeak
Ben Richardson
Brooke Linsalata
Jenny Ward
Veronica Mannion / Ariel Hart
Emily Ruhl

Tobe Hooper Award

Watcher
Jack of All Lanterns
The Cure
Loose Ends
Feast
Yes, Mother
Killer Abs
Mask of the Devil

Ditched
Penny
Closet Nightmares
Spectral Wind
Pete & Re-Pete

Screenwriter of the Year

Erin Elizabeth Keefer
Stuart Creque
John Kirk
Melissa Skirboll
Chris Esper
Naomi Lisner
Jeff Craig Bassetti
Jeff Kaminski
Jeanine Bartel
Rakefet Abergel
Darien Sills-Evans
Eliaz Rodriguez
Michael Charron
David N. Reyes
JoAnn Esposito Hess
Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
Melissa Sheridan, Amy Traurig

Margaret Ann Garza - Actress

Nicole Girt
Emily Ruhl
Julia Barnett
Rachel Bellini
Leila Annastasia Scott
Sarah J Bartholomew
Erin Laine
Julia Barnett
Jeanine Bartel
Tiana Stuart
Erin Day
Chloe Colleen
E.G. Daily
Cat Limket
Mika Dyo
Afton Quest

Best Writer/Director

Kaylin River Allshouse
And Kinzy
Richard Moreno
Benjamin Carlucci
Rebecca Charlotte Scott
Meg Swertlow
Evelyn Pecikonis
Chantelle James
Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
Tiana Stuart
April Yanko
Sam Upton
Jenny Ward
Gabrielle Fox
Jacob Shelton

LGBTQ Film/Script of the Year

Reflection
Rumors
DIVR
The PUF
Jelly Bean
The Perfect First Date

Female Filmmaker of the Year

Shanna Riker
Brooke Linsalata
Jordan Wilson
Vanessa Rae Lerma
Lucy Owens
Jenny Ward
Kaylin Rizer Allshouse
Laura Sweeney
Rozalyn Dione Mattocks
Gabrielle Fox
Katie Martin
Rachel Thomas-Medwid
Ness Norich
Shay Thurmon
Erin Laine

Meg Swertlow
Kaleigh Spencer
Carla Feldpausch Siegle
Melissa Skirboll

Announced at the Festival

BEST IN SHOW
PETER FISH 'ARFFER of the YEAR'
SHELLY AWARD
ERIC ADAIR - VETERAN AWARD
SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN FILM
DIRECTORS CHOICE

SHORT SCRIPT
FEATURE SCRIPT
ACTOR
ACTRESS:
SERIES
SHORT
TEXAS FILM
DIRECTOR
FEATURE



Texas Filmmaker of the Year

Tiana Stuart
Amy McPeak
Virginia Colmenares
Chip Hale
Lauren Himmelvo
Carla Feldpausch Siegle
Joe Marks
Jimmy Willden
Ronald Short
Chantelle James
Rodrigo Moreno
Katie Martin
Michael Charron
Grace Olivia Goen
Cody Leveski
Martha Louise Van Garza

U.S Feature Film Awards

US Feature

Gianna
The Banality
Unpacking

Xanadu Hellfire
The Blonde Experiment
No No Girl

US Director - Feature

Brooke Linsalta
Michael Stevatoni
Alexandra Clayton/Michal Sinnott

Justin Armao
Veronica Mannion/Ariel Hart
Paul Daisuke Goodman

Cinematography - Feature

Gianna
The Banality
Unpacking

Xanadu Hellfire
The Blonde Experiment
No No Girl
Dark Sunrise
Breathing Happy
Mask Of The Devil

Feature Screenplay - Genre

A God Among Sheep -- The Rise of Maria Salvatore
Screeners
Hunted
Stiletto
DPPELGANGER HEIST
STARS, WON'T YOU HIDE ME?
The Lookout
GOLEMS
Suspension
Log

Feature Romance/Rom-Com

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Darke
THE SPONSOR
Nesselrode
What the Doctor Ordered
Purgatory is a Grocery Store
Twenty Last Summers

US Actor - Feature

Anthony Pavone
Sherman Augustus
Alan Maxson
Ryon Thomas
Chris Boudreaux
Chris Tashima
John Pacheco
Jonathan Stoddard
Scott Keiji Takeda

Produced Script - Feature

Gianna
The Banality
Unpacking

Xanadu Hellfire
The Blonde Experiment
No No Girl

F/X Feature

Gianna
The Banality
Unpacking

Xanadu Hellfire
The Blonde Experiment
No No Girl
Dark Sunrise
Breathing Happy
Mask Of The Devil

Feature Screenplay - Comedy

Dial It Back
Justice in Bulk
MARRIED WITH FRIENDS
The Adventures of Sock Man and The Tunnel of Doom
The Useless
The Prince of Walgrove Manor
Paw Mama
Rebels without a Claus
THEATER CRAWLERS
Lottery

US Actress

Brooke Linsalata
Karole Foreman
Dania Arancha
Sam Bianchini
Chloe Colleen
Macy Minear
E.G. Daily
Cat Limket
Mika Dyo
Keileigh Rodenbaugh

Editing - Feature

Gianna
The Banality
Unpacking

Xanadu Hellfire
The Blonde Experiment
No No Girl
Dark Sunrise
Breathing Happy
Mask Of The Devil

Feature Script: Horror/Thriller

A God Among Sheep -- The Rise of Maria Salvatore
Screeners
Hunted
Stiletto
Theater Crawlers
Stars, Won't You Hide Me
The Lookout
Golems
Suspension
Log

Feature Script - Drama

In Ottie's World
A Whisper From The Waves
As Good As She Gets
SIMPLIFY
Todd and the Nephilim
The Break-In
Frankie
Culture of Life
Who Let the Wallflowers Out?
Booker Carmichael and The Tree of Life
REVOLUTIONARY ANNA
A Reckoning
Porcini
Screams of the Silent

U.S. Short Film Awards

U.S. Short Film Actor

Michael Patrick Sullivan
Nathaniel Bumpus
Trevor March
Donato De Luca
Darien Sills-Evans
Adam Keller
Logan Roberts
Chaz McCormack
Howard Hendrix Powell
Marcus Jahn
Tommie Dickie
Christopher Sky
Trevor B aNgle
Michael Fedele

Drama Short

The Sweet Embrace
Got Your Back
Sfortunato
I'm Losing You
We Got Your SIx
DIVR
Completely Normal
Cost
Not Approved For Cancer Treatment
Mending
ACROSS
Father Daughter Dance
Draw Up and Stare
Spaceman
GOBLIN

Horror/Thriller Short

Siren
Power of Prayer
Yes, Mother
Kid Free Weekend
The Last Picture
Ditched
Penny
Moonlight Sonata, with Scissors
Closet Nightmares

F/X Short

D.A.D.
Feast
Loose Ends
Watcher
Loose Ends
The Shortest Night of Summer
Billy’s Clown
Mystery Meat

Closet Nightmares
Looking Back
Away

Cinematography Short

A Best Man
A Little Dead
Breakfast to Go
Closet Nightmares
Draw Up and Stare
Garden Spells
Goblin
Ice Cream. Sladoled.
Parents?
Billys Clown
Closure
Empty Miles
Best In The City
The Shortest Night of Summer

U.S. Short Film Actress

Julia Barnett
Silvia Dionicio
Afton Quest
Brianna Fogelson
Leila Annastasia Scott
Erin Laine
Kelly McCart
Dee Wallace
Mandy Evans
Natasha Lyonne
Catharine Daddario
Jeanine Bartel
Tiana Stuart
Erin Day

Romance/Rom Com Short

Garden Spells
A Best Man
OVERDUE
Jelly Bean

Genre Short

Blood Will Have Blood
Jack of All Lanterns
Billy's Clown
Devoid
3:33 A.M.
Parlay the Hard Way
Best in the City
City of Angels: The Mayor's Decree...
Split Second
A Little Dead

Editing Short

Completely Normal
DIVR
Fault Line
The Cure
Blood Will Have Blood
13th Stepping
Devoid
Ditched
Normal
Robot
The Last Picture
City of Angels: The Mayor’s Decree
Not Approved For Cancer Treatment

Horror/Thriller Short Script

STILL
Baubas
Gender Reveal Party
Light Sleeper
Reflection
A Day In The Neighborhood
Wolf Hollow
Killer Crush

Romance/Rom Com Short Script

Killer Crush

Comedy Short Script

Be Careful
Blood Is Thicker
Church Ladies
DOGZ
Neath Port Talbot

Comedy Short

Watcher
Parents?
Pulling the Plug on Mom
I Would Do Anything For Love
The Cure
Great Mistakes
Mixed Signals
Milk Snake
Ta-Da!
The Perfect First Date
Heir Mail
D.A.D.
The Problem With Time Travel
Who Killed the Coach?!
13TH STEPPING (SHORT)
Ice Cream. Sladoled

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short

Chat History
Together Forever
Away
Robot
PARTNR
The Shortest Night of Summer

Short Film Director

Shanna Riker
Jacob Shelton
Chris Ethridge
Mara Beier/Matthew Beier
Courtney Sposato/Mark Sposato
Rosalyn Dione Mattocks
Carla Feldpausch
James Sims
Draw Up And Stare
Christopher J Hall
Dylan Tuccillo
Jordan Wilson
Chris Sciacco
Zoey Martinson

Produced Script Short

Got Your Back
Power of Prayer
Pulling The Plug On Mom
Across
Heir Male
PARTNR
Pete & Re-Pete
The Sweet Embrace
Who Killed The Coach
Ta-Da
3:33 AM
I Found Something
Overdue
Penny
The Problem With TIme Travel
Mixed Signals

Drama Short Script

A Better View
Drunken Psychiatry
Rumors
Asian Thread
Scarred
LOVELY BIG BUFFALO
Ends Meet
TOUCHED

Texas Film Awards

Texas Genre Short

Feast
Tell Me A Story
Killer Abs
NORMAL
Spectral Wind
Pete & Re-Pete
I Found Something
Cost To Life
Loose Ends
Looking Back

Texas Actor

Les Best
Dan Burkarth
Donato De Luca
Erik Anderson
Brian Cobos
Sonny Robertson
John D'Aquino
Tommy Bo
Todd Allen
Connor Bock
Larry Cassady

Texas Produced Script

Shame-Ful
Short Term Solution
Looking Back
A Thousand Times A Day
Purgatory
Miss Susie Had A Steamboat
Killer Abs
Breathing Happy
Tell Me A Story
You Need To Leave
Loose Ends
I Found Something
Pete & Re-Pete
Mannequins

Texas Drama Short

You Need To Leave
A Hard Pill To Swallow
FAULT LINE
Closure
Empty Miles
A Thousand Times A Day
The Magician
Shame Full
Strings

'Allison Wood' Texas Actress

Giselle Muñoz
Rachel Bellini
Ruth Johansson
Leila Annastasia Scott
Julia Barnett
Jamie Hundt
Mandy Evans
Lara Williams
Isabel Himmelvo
Miya Goodwin
Katelyn Nacon
Sarah J Bartholomew
Isabel Brown

Texas Comedy Short

Twinsies
MANNEQUINS
Miss Susie Had A Steamboat
Purgatory
Breakfast To Go
The Hostage Situation
First Day
Dead Man's Hand
Looking Back
Short Term Solution

Texas Feature

Breathing Happy
Tattoos In South Texas
Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom
The Innocents

Series Awards

Series Actress

Annabeth Gish
Elizabeth Raquel Ramirez
Déjà Dee
Emily Ruhl

Best Series

HANGMAN
Most Likely To
Intersection
Anyl Malik: Grand Blessings
All About Manos
Crosses In The Dust
13th Stepping
Just The Bit

TV Script Drama

Mike Goes Fishing
The Sum Of Our Sins
Coahoma
Mayday
Step-Mother, Dearest

Series Actor

Peter Stormare
Anthony Ruiz Jr.
Jason Echols
Anyi Malik
Dusty Lachowicz
Christopher Chen
Alexis DeLaRosa
Shelly Desai

TV Script - Comedy

All-Sports Mental Health Camp
Area 50
PTSDee
MR. DIY
The Pushpocket
The PUF
Pundits

Series Director

Sam Upton
Vanessa Rae Lerma
Meg Messmer, Charlene Fisk, Avery O Williams, Alycia Cooper
Darien Sills-Evans
Danny Herb
Christine Kane
Emily Ruhl
Adam Taylor, Rob Neilson

TV Script Genre

Mike Goes Fishing
TALION
7 Years After (Pilot)
Invisible Pilot
Kita Manitou Pilot
Land of Tornadoes

Documentary Awards

Documentary Short

THEIR LAST RIDE - the final journey
Texas Wines
Sunset at Dry Creek
My Brother, My Hero Forever!
Heartbreak Country
Want To Hear Something Funny
Tattoos in South Texas

Documentary Editing

THEIR LAST RIDE - the final journey
Texas Wines
Sunset at Dry Creek
My Brother, My Hero Forever!
Heartbreak Country
Want To Hear Something Funny
Tattoos in South Texas
A Break For Impact
Behind the Bucket: A Garrison Story
Hog Haven
Roots of Fire
The Innocents
Stacked
Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom

Documentary Feature

A Break For Impact
Behind the Bucket: A Garrison Story
Hog Haven
Roots of Fire
The Innocents
Stacked
Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom

Documentary Director

Neta Rhyne
Robert Burks
Budro Partida
Ken Vose
Edward Tyndall
Ellen Olis
Christine Kane
/Aaron Hose

Michael Thomas Determan, Tom Rosy
Christopher Beeson
Abby Berendt Lavoi, Jeremey Lavoi
Eli Elan Gonzalez jr
Wojciech Lorenc
Brett Scheske
Ya'Ke Smith

International

International Director

Cat Papadimitriou
Navin Ramaswaran
Rolfin Nyhus, Steven Brumwell
Kay Shioma Metchie
Hannah van Dijk
Lee Chambers
Hilary Phillips
Richard Rowntree

International Feature

Dark Sunrise
Mask of the Devil

International Actor

Izad Etemadi
Ralph Ineson
Cole Vandale
Style Dane
Greg Gibbons
David Lenik
Kemal Yildirim

International Short

Berlin
Add To Wish List
Waving
Weeds Are Flowers, Too
Mystery Meat
Wicked Plans

International Actress

Nicole Girt
Caroline Biedka
Lauren Knight
Cat Papadimitriou
Jenn Pogue
Krissi Bohn
Brittany Palmer
Jessica Lee
Elly Gerspacher

Student/Video

Student Screenplay

Berlin
Add To Wish List
Waving
Weeds Are Flowers, Too
Mystery Meat
Wicked Plans

High School Filmmaker

Drew Smith Dear Past Self
Mason SMith Lax Bros
Brooklyn Rice The Boy
Clowning Around Kelvin Finnie
Bullied Kelvin Finnie

Animation

Announced at festival

Varsity Film

Dear Past Self
Lax Bros
The Boy
Clowning Around
Bullied

College Filmmaker

Camila de los Santos Speed
Katherine Morein
Orlagh Heverin
Sean Furey
Adrian Pacini
Ellen Olis
Larissa Salazar
Joe Marks
Olivia Carter
John Donaldson
Amber Duhon
Sydney Hendrix
Cooper Shapiro
Virginia Colmenares
Jaclyn Goldstein

University Film

Closet Nightmares
Generations
Deoch Dance
Syntax
Dear June
Want To Hear Something Fun?
SACRIFICIOS
Closure
Social Media Virgin
Surface Deep
I'm Fine
Hell And back
The Adventures of Brooklyn Barnes
A Hard Pill To Swallow
Buzzbrews

Music Video

Abandon
Down & Out
Haunted
Saturn
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