The Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony took place on Monday, September 3rd. Clips were shown from each of three finalists in the categories of Animated Comedy, Animated Drama, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Fan Film, Fantasy, Horror, Horror Comedy, Science Fiction. 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. This was a juried competition. The Spirit of Dragon Con was awarded to a filmmaker(s) for a film that embodied the overall essence of both the film festival and the convention.
| Best Short Film: Baghead
Best Animated Film: The Legend of Rasputin
Honorable Mention: Sound From the Deep
Spirit of Dragon Con: The Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story team