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)
Fan Film & Parody
1st Place: Artik