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Best Shorts Competition Deadline: March 25, 2011

Best of Show
Les Films du Varech (France), La Carte, short film, involves a man living in a color postcard who falls in love with a woman living in a black and white postcard. Can their worlds come together? This is a wonderful to watch, joyful comedy with inventive visual manipulations. Director Stefan Le Lay delivers short entertainment at its best. LINK  
P.J. Harling (United Kingdom)Dipper, short film, is a day in the life of a pickpocket with a twist didn’t see coming. The best movies are always entertaining with strong character development; Dipper excels at both. This visually attractive, carefully crafted comedy keeps viewers guessing, has talented stars. This audience-pleasing film stands-out. LINK   
Awards of Excellence

Down In Front Films LLCPitch Black Milk, short film
EncruzihadaFilmes, Itda (Brazil)Heaven Garden, short film
Grey SquirrelPatrimony, short film
Hou YuJing (China)China Migrant Worker, short documentary
Insight Entertainment/USCCity of Angels, short film
Jill Golick Enterprises Ltd. (Canada)Ruby Skye P.I.: The Spam Scam, webisode
Joy Gohring18, short film
LumiartPiece of Paper, short film and direction
Majid Sarvini (Iran)Empty Paper-Bag, short film
Marigold Films, LLCThe Getaway, short film
Max SilverChair, short film
MJM-Pictures (Germany)Quirk of Fate, short film
NuReality ProductionsLibrary of Dust, short documentary
Robert KolodnyShelter, short film
Rogue Cowgirl ProductionsDating in the Middle Ages, short film
Sun Arts & Production (Taiwan)New Energy: Animation Collection, 3-D
Synthetic Pictures, Hot Dogs & Hand Grenades, short film
Teddy MediaThe Broken Bicycles - Next To Me, music video
Teraton PerspectiveNobody But Her, short film
Three Legged Race FilmLambs, leading actor
Yusuf Sumer (Turkey)Kaka Nirvana, short film

Awards of Merit

A Pro-Vision ProductionRiding Bikes with the Dutch, movie trailer
A World At WorkPlus One, short film
Academy of Art UniversityPrincess and Knight, short film
Adam SiegelAppleseed Elementary, webisode
Al'Myra CommunicationsReplikaaa, experimental
Amit TishlerMage of The Gropetesque, animation
Amy TaylorDeadman, short film
Anstein Mikkelsen (Norway)Guovssahasa Nieda (Dancing Virgin), experimental
Apremont Productions, Plastics, leading actress (Savanah Lee)
Aragón Cinematagráfica (Spain)El hijo del Mar, short film
Barbara BirdToward Daylight, short documentary​
Blood, Sweat n TearsBreaking Out, short film
Blue Mesa ProductionsLow Riders, short film
Blues Kids FoundationSanta Jones, animation
Bobby LewisThe Trees Are Falling, short documentary
Brown Doggy PicturesThe Edge of Joy, short documentary
Brynmore WilliamsUnchastened, short documentary
Bunnybeez ProductionsDer Struwwelpeter, short film
BYkids, My Country is Tibet, short documentary
Chip HacklerTwo Hours in the Dark, short film
D.W. GibsonPants Down, short film
Dafne Cinema (Spain)Atroz, short film
Dan PellarCancer and Cake, short film
Darren Horne (United Kingdom)Closure, experimental
David Evans ImagesA New Picture of Health, short film
David Whittet (New Zealand)Amiri & Aroha, short film
Decoy Collective GmbH (Switzerland)Halbschlaf, short film
Diego Llamazares (Spain)The Hive, experimental
Dooboo's Take Films (South Korea)Spring is Coming, music video
Dreamdog 5 ProductionsGolden Minutes, short film
Duilio Zaffaroni (Italy)Fairies and Faun, experimental
EditLabGrounded, special purpose film, direction and script/writer
Electric Eyes (United Kingdom)Relative Sin, short film
EncruzihadaFilmes, Itda (Brazil)Heaven Garden, direction
Fractal Films (Australia)Push Bike, short film
Fran Tarr Productions, LLCBethlehem to Brooklyn: Breaking the Surface, short documentary
Francisco GuijarroMexican Cuisine, short documentary
Gary DavisThe Movie Critic, short film
Gianfranco Borgatti, La Cummare, 3-D
Illumine ProductionsChallenging Impossibility, short documentary
Interfaze ProductionsThe Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, short
Ivalo Frank (Germany), Echoes, short documentary
Jacob RamonTwo Wheels, short documentary
Javier VivasJaybird, short film
Jed Dwyer Films30288, short film
Joe Cat FilmsCountry Pirates, short film
Jon Foss, The Red Shoes, cinematography
Kublacom Pictures (Canada)This is My Witness, short documentary
Lacy Burke ProductionsCar Date, short documentary
Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso (Italy), La Città di asterix, short documentary
Lillehammer University College (Norway)Spokelset Martin, short documentary
Loki (United Kingdom)Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother, short film
LumiartPiece of Paper, creativity/originality
Lunar Pig ProductionsFour Horses, short film
Marsibil Saemundardottir (Iceland)Freyja, short film
Martin & Arvizo ProductionsDreaming in a Time of Hate, short film
Matt RyanNothing But Besties, short film
Max Francos (Spain)NAKBA, experimental
Michael JovicZijo's Journey, short documentary
Michael RaabIt's Cool To Adopt, music video
Michael Slowe (United Kingdom)Hounds & the Huntsman, short documentary
MilroeMind ProductionsNice & Rough, short film
Minute Navigator LLCCellphones and Gorillas, web series
MischiefBig Country Blues, webisode
Monsoon CompanyPost-Nup: Uppers, webisode
Mrinalini Dakshayani SriramNotes of Silence, short film
New Masters FilmCongratulations: You've Won the Lottery, short film
Ninguna Ciencia Inc. (Puerto Rico), Palomitas, short film
Parousian PicturesBeneath the Veneer of a Murder, short film
Paul Christie (United Kingdom), Infliction, short film
Philadelphia Folklore ProjectEatala: A Life in Klezmer, short documentary
Pieutopia ProductionsThe Formal Proposal, short film
Powwow Films, Inc.Doppelganger Avenue, short film
Quill and CameraAfter The Denim, short film
Race Man Tell-A-Pictures, LLCThe New "N" Word, short film
Red Shoe Productions (Malaysia)Like Toy Dolls, short film
Regent UniversityDawn Bloom, short film
Richard TibbettsRun, Drop, and Glide, short film
Rising Tiger FilmsWait For Me, short film
RNG FilmsAnother Day Another Life..., short film and dramatic impact
Robert KirschtenOld Family Movies: Poetry Video, history/biographical
Robert Lemon¿Tacos or Tacos?, short documentary
Rough Actor ProductionsStuck, short film
Samourais Films (France)Amnesie Internationale: Je Ne Savais Pas, commercial/psa
SFTG Films (Canada)Saved From the Grave, short film, leading actor (Reid: Andrew Prashad) and make-up
Stev ElamThe Gadfly, short film
Stuart FrommUndiscovered Winter, short documentary
Studio TrifusionOnce on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, short film
Sun Arts & Production (Taiwan)New Energy: Animation Collection, contemporary issues/awareness raising
Tachyon FilmsYellow, short film
Ticking Sands ProductionsMarshall, Texas, short film
Tiekara Productions, Inc.Slip Cue, special purpose film
Tigress LindseyChosen Path, short film
Timescape EntertainmentThe Machine, short film
Toy Gun FilmsYou Told a Lie, music video
Tracy Lucca, The Israelites, short film
Tyler CarterDreamGiver, animation
UMOJA WorksBed of Fire, short film and original song (Bed of Fire)
Unitec Institute of Technology (New Zealand)If We Are To Be Eaten By Wolves, short film
University of Southampton (United Kingdom)Triumph, short film
University of the West of England (Spain)When the Sun Hits Hardest, short documentary
Wahine Films, Inc. (Canada)Ubuntu, short documentary
WingSpan PicturesLove Is All You Need?, short film and direction
Wright Walker Productions (United Kingdom)P O V, short film
Yamination Studios (United Kingdom)The History of Denim, animation
Young & Running ProductionsWho I Am, music video
Zipheron Design LabsReason for Math: Gauss's Addition, special purpose films