Stay tuned for our 2024 awards to be announced on August 25th!

Festival Awards


Best Feature - Sponsored by the Oregon Film Office

Innovative Sound Experience Award

  • Alice in Cyberland
  • A Pretty Good Movie WINNER!
  • Cognitive Silver

Best Animated Feature

  • Titina Silver
  • Return to Kellogg
  • Quantum Cowboys  WINNER!

Visionary Use of Technology in a Short Film

  • Shelf Life WINNER!
  • Yellow Dove Aftermath
  • Belonging: FAREWELL
  • Dark Cell
  • New Air Silver

Best 3D Animated Short

  • Run Totti Run Silver
  • The Sprayer
  • Manō
  • Moirai, Thread of Life
  • Regular Rabbit WINNER!
  • Yellow Dove Aftermath  

Best 2D Animated Short

  • Operation Frankenstein
  • The Adventures of Baxter & Clyde
  • ON/OFF Silver
  • The 7th Night: Mao Mao Revisits
  • Echo WINNER!
  • Saint Android

Outstanding Sci-Fi World Building

  • The Sprayer
  • Dark Cell
  • New Air
  • Hibernation Silver
  • Lost in the Sky WINNER! 

Innovative Sound Experience Award

  • The Beatles Vs. The Stones
  • Yellow Dove Aftermath
  • New Air Silver
  • Regular Rabbit
  • Moirai, Thread of Life

Best Dramatic Short

  • Mespil in the Dark Silver
  • Our Males and Females  WINNER!
  • Nativity
  • The Fourth
  • Le Ballon Bleu (The Blue Balloon)
  • Lost in the Sky

Best Sci-Fi Short

  • Fieldtrip
  • Dark Cell Silver
  • New Air
  • Nativity
  • Awake (17 minutes) WINNER!
  • Lost in the Sky

Best Animated Comedic Short

  • Chihuahua Drama
  • Regular Rabbit Silver
  • Critterz WINNER!
  • Deadline
  • P.F. Chang’s Signature Rice
  • Chikn Nuggit: Chee & Cofi 

Best Comedic Short

  • Fieldtrip Silver
  • Eindis Ends It All WINNER!
  • Take Me to Your Influencer
  • The Narrator

Best VFX in a Short

  • As Seen on TV
  • Fear Incarnate
  • Dark Cell Silver
  • Fieldtrip
  • Le Ballon Bleu (The Blue Balloon) WINNER!

Best Use of Unreal Engine

  • Hibernation
  • Belonging: FAREWELL WINNER!
  • The Lucky

Best Music Video

  • The Beatles Vs. The Stones Silver
  • The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth
  • Lipstick of the Brave
  • Austin Karimloo WINNER!
  • Elvis Presley – Unchained Melody

Best Microshort

  • Two Wongs WINNER!
  • An Axe to Grind Silver
  • Stronger than you think
  • You are Not Alone
  • Gamer

Best Animated Short Short

  • Cool for You WINNER!
  • Lonely Island
  • Shelf Life
  • Awake (5 minutes)
  • Living a Different Life
  • Little t Silver

Best Student Film - Sponsored by the Portland Film Office

  • The day, at the Beach 
  • Lonely Island WINNER!
  • Sprout Silver
  • How to Survive the Heatwave
  • Saint Android
  • The most boring Granny in the whole world

Best Oregon Short -Sponsored by the Portland Film Office

  • As Seen on TV WINNER!
  • Exquisite Corpse
  • Pinto the Mean Bean
  • The Gorgon Cycles
  • The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth WINNER!

Best Experimental Short

  • Red Threads WINNER!
  • The Narrator Silver
  • Artifacts of you, artifacts of me
  • Ghost in the Machine
  • The Lucky
  • Behind the Sky

Best Experimental Animation

  • Of Wood WINNER!
  • Revelation
  • Hold Me Down
  • Exquisite Corpse
  • Moirai, Thread of Life Silver
  • The Gorgon Cycles

Best Children’s Short

  • The Right One Silver
  • Le Ballon Bleu (The Blue Balloon) WINNER!
  • My Dear Aunt Sally
  • Take Me to Your Influencer

Best Animated Short for Children

  • Operation Frankenstein Silver
  • The Adventures of Baxter & Clyde WINNER!
  • Cool for You
  • Critterz
  • Mano
  • HAM 

Best Object Animation in a Short Film

  • Deadline
  • Of Wood WINNER!
  • HAM Silver
  • Diomysus

Best Stop Motion Microshort

  • But What
  • Sleepy WINNER!
  • Flower Silver
  • Ruff and Buff
  • Outlet 

Best Episodic

  • Chateau Laurier WINNER!
  • Belonging: FAREWELL Silver
  • The Good Advice Cupcake: Fashion, Friendship, and Growing Up
  • ChiknNuggit: Chee & Cofi

Best Documentary Feature

  • Utopia Silver
  • Copyright Infringement WINNER!

Best Documentary Short

  • The Story of Sky Song
  • MUSHKILE’ Silver
  • Diomysus WINNER!
  • Earthling
  • Idaho Babe

Best Music

  • I Saw Myself Dead
  • Small World
  • The Widowmaker and the Soul’s Expression
  • Hold On
  • The Fate of Cysalion Silver
  • Yellow Dove Aftermath  WINNER!

Best Acting in a Short

  • Mespil in the Dark – Aidan Gillen WINNER!
  • Eindis Ends It All – Weslie Lechner
  • New Air – Elizabeth Turner
  • Dark Cell – Alain Figlarz
  • Fieldtrip – Laurentiu Ciccur
  • Of Males and Females – Kamel El Basha Silver
Isaac Adamson

Isaac Adamson

Portland-based screenwriter Isaac Adamson has written film and TV projects for Netflix, Lionsgate, Fox, AMC and a host of others. His script “Bubbles” was the #1 screenplay on the 2015 Black List and he’s the author of five published novels. He’d rather be playing soccer, though, or noodling around on guitar, or doing just about anything besides writing. 


Signe Baumane

Signe Baumane is a Latvian born, Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator. She has made 17 award-winning animated shorts but is best known for her first animated feature Rocks In My Pockets which premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014 where it received a FIPRESCI Prize. The film went on to over 130 international festivals. It opened theatrically in the U.S. through Zeitgeist Films.

Signe’s new animated feature My Love Affair With Marriage (2022) tells the story of a spirited young woman’s quest for perfect love and lasting marriage. It premiered in June 2022 at Tribeca Festival and has screened at over 80 festivals winning twelwe awards. It was nominated by European Film Academy as Best Animated Feature.

Signe is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow in Film for New York Foundation for the Arts. She has a degree in Philosophy from Moscow State University.


David Winning

46 Features, 29 Series, over 180 TV credits, David Winning is a US/Canada Dual Citizen and veteran film & television Director and Producer. He has experience in all genres including sci-fi, horror, drama, action, theatrical release, movies-of-the-week, episodic, romance, westerns, Christmas movies, comedy, family, kid’s series, live audience multi-cam, situation comedies, web-based, etc.  Started 2017 on the Netflix/SYFY Channel action series VAN HELSING, a post-apocalyptic take on the vampire rising based on a graphic novel, directing multiples including the third Season Finale and opening the explosive fourth season. He has directed 26 Christmas and family films for the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime, including 3 Films in the popular Blake Shelton TIME series, 2 final Films in the FATHER CHRISTMAS series, a top #5 NEW YORK TIMES PICK: THE TREE THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS and UNLEASHING MR. DARCY, which broke the Network record on social media with 47 million tweets. He has worked for NETFLIX, HALLMARK, SYFY CHANNEL, LIFETIME, NICKELODEON, PARAMOUNT, MGM, 20TH CENTURY FOX, HBO, LIONSGATE, among others and has directed in locations including Scotland, Budapest, Vancouver, Montreal and Los Angeles.

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