Awards & Recognition


Bfffy the robot reveals this year's winners.  Congratulations to all selected fillmakers, finalist, and  winners!

Best Feature Length Live Action

Selected from film submissions from around the world.


Once upon a time in the future: 2121

Directed By Serpil Altın

Country: Turkey

Silver Medal

The Founder Effect

Directed By Justin MacGregor

Country: Canada


Best Live Action Short Film

Selected from non-university, non-student film submissions from around the world.


Dark Cell

Directed By Jean-Michel Tari

Country: France

Silver Medal


Directed By Ryan M. Kennedy

Country: United States


Best Animated Short Film

Selected from non-university, non-student animated film submissions from around the world.



Directed by Maing Caochong

Country: China

Silver Medal

The Dark Odyssey 2 - Ice Nexus

Directed By Michael Lavine

Country: United States


Best Comedy SciFi Short Film

A special breakout category selected from international submissions.


Oldmen Rule

Directed By Alexander Gavrilov

Country: Russian Federation

Silver Medal


Directed By Daniele Guarnera

Country: Italy

Best Student Short Film

Selected from international college and university programs, filmmakers over the age of 18.



Directed By Pablo Sánchez

Country: Columbia

Silver Medal

The Black Sphere

Directed By Tristan Reed

Country: United States


Best Young Filmmakers

Selected from international student filmmakers ages 18 and under.


The Last Liftoff

Directed By Collin Nelson

Country: United States

Silver Medal

The Muralist

Directed By Ella Grace Helton

Country: United States


Best in Brooklyn

A special breakout category recognizing exceptional films from Brooklyn.

WINNER Feature Film

Found In Time

Directed By Arthur Vincie

Country: United States

WINNER Short Film


Directed By Francesco Paolo Cordaro, Andrea Cordaro

Country: United States

Silver Medal

Be Nice To Fish

Directed By Samuel B Russell

Country: United States


Best Documentary Short Film

Selected from film submissions from around the world.


The UFO Movie They Don't Want You To See

Directed By Brian Dunning

Country: United States

Silver Medal

Mission Asclepios

Directed By Patrik Soergel

Country: Switzerland

Honorable Mentions

Best audio and sound design.


If Birds Fly

Directed By Jack Westly Pullman

Music By: Moviestar

Country: United States


People's Choice Awards

A special breakout category of films upvoted by festival attendees.

WINNER - Short Film

Zone 234

Directed By Csilla Szuhanyik

Country: Hungary

WINNER - Feature Film

Super Beef

Directed By Nicholas D'Agostino

Country: United States

Honorable Mentions - Top Upvoted Films

These are the next 12 most upvoted films after the winners and receive recognition due to popularity amung festival attendees.

  1. The Muralist
  2. Flying Submarine
  3. The Breakaway
  4. Post Infest
  7. Debris
  8. Reformat
  9. Once upon a time in the future: 2121
  10. It Was Up There
  11. A Tree Once Grew Here
  12. The Space Between Us