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Short Film Results

2018 Short Film Competition Results


Written & Directed by Cate Smierciak

Cate Smierciak a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and half of Wanderkino Productions, along with Nick Clifford. Her short film, CLAIRE, premiered at the Nashville film festival and screened in numerous others, including the Mt. Hood film festival, where it won best narrative short. Cate has also produced a number of short films, premiering at festivals such as Cannes Critics’ Week, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and The Hamptons International Film Festival.

Cate holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, where she studied Radio/Television/Film, Art Theory & Practice, and participated in the Animate Arts program. In 2009, she received a DAAD Artist Scholar Grant to study directing at the HFF Konrad Wolf, Potsdam, Babelsberg.


Written & Directed by
Isabella Tan

Written & Directed by
Aly Rana


Written & Directed by
Benjamin Caro

Gloria Talks Funny
Written & Directed by
Kendall Goldberg

A King’s Betrayal
Directed by David Bornstein
Written by Ari Grabb

Left Hand
Written & Directed by
Skyler Lawson

Our Albertinia
Written & Directed by
Chantel Clark

Phone Duty
Written & Directed by
Lenar Kamalov

Save and Continue
Written & Directed by
Michael Felker

Sophie’s Quinceañera
Written & Directed by
Keith Powell

These Things Take Time
Written & Directed by
Jerell Rosales

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