The Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony took place on Monday, September 4th. Clips were shown from each of three finalists in the categories of Animated Comedy, Animated Fantasy, Animated Fantasy & Science Fiction, Comedy, Fan Film, Fantasy, Horror, Horror Comedy, Science Fiction, and Thriller. 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 for a film that embodied the overall essence of both the film festival and the convention. This was a juried competition.
| Best Short Film: Creatures of Whitechapel
Best Animated Film: Citipati
Honorable Mention: The Suitor
Spirit of Dragon Con: Andreas Feix for Citipati
Animated Fantasy & Science Fiction