2019 Film Festival Awards

The Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony took place on Monday, September 2nd. Clips were shown from each of three finalists in the categories of Animated Comedy, Animated Fantasy & Science Fiction, Animated Horror, Action, Comedy, Fan Film & Parody, Fantasy, Horror, Horror Comedy, Science Fiction, and 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. This was a juried competition. 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.

Best Short Film: Fred Needs a Friend
Best Animated Film: Spice Frontier
Honorable Mention: Hashtag
Spirit of Dragon Con: Ayesha Adamo (We Are The Prototypes)

Animated Comedy

1st Place: It’s Alive!
Finalist: Ouija
Finalist: Tutorial > SKIP?

Animated F&SF

1st Place: Spice Frontier
Finalist: Tiffany
Finalist: Yuukai-ANNA

Animated Horror

1st Place: Her Lips are Mine
Finalist: Anacronte
Finalist: Ferry

Action

1st Place: Escape from North Korea
Finalist: Brazen – Demon Huntress
Finalist: Robot Attack

Comedy

1st Place: Miracle Desert
Finalist: The Hammerhead
Finalist: Life XP

Fan Film & Parody

1st Place: Mash-Up Madness: A Parody Anthology
Finalist: The Lightsaber Maker
Finalist: Star Wars: The Toys Awaken

Fantasy

1st Place: Moon Drops
Finalist: Drūdly: Druids on Demand
Finalist: A Purgatory Story

Horror

1st Place: Fred Needs a Friend
Finalist: Lili
Finalist: Skarbnik

Horror Comedy

1st Place: Vinyl Destination
Finalist: Playtime’s Over
Finalist: Zombie Debt

Science Fiction

1st Place: At the End of the World
Finalist: The Arrow Falls
Finalist: Hashtag

Feature

1st Place: Artik
Finalist: Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons
Finalist: The Night Hunter

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