The Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival awards ceremony took place on Monday, September 5th. Clips were shown from each of three finalists in the categories of Animated Comedy, Animated Fantasy, Animated Science Fiction, Action, Comedy, Dark Fantasy, Fan Film, Fantasy, Foreign Language, Horror, Horror Comedy, Science Fiction, as well as Feature. The finalists, as well as the winners, are listed below. Best Animated Short and Best Short Film were chosen from the 1st place winners in the genre shorts categories. An Honorable Mention was given to a film that, due to particularly intense competition, did not place first in its category. The Spirit of Dragon Con was awarded to a filmmaker that embodied the overall essence of both the film festival and the convention. This was a juried competition.