The Dragon Con Independent Film Festival awards ceremony took place on Monday, September 7th. Clips were shown from each of three finalists in the categories of Animated Comedy, Animated Fantasy, Animated Musical Film, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Fan Film, Fantasy, Foreign Language, Horror, Horror Comedy, Science Fiction, Steampunk, 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.
| Best Short Film: Dust
Best Animated Film: Claire & the Keys
Honorable Mention: Dread
Spirit of Dragon Con: Trip Hope (Here Comes the Bride, Savant: Kali 47, Thresher)
Animated Musical Film