1941
Director Asim Abdulaziz Abdullah Ahmed

Spotlight Gold Award


400 Days Later
Director Stephen Bell

Spotlight Gold Award


Alice Unloved

Director Peter Evanchuck

Spotlight Silver Award


A Man in Chain
Director Alireza Mirasadollah

Spotlight Platinum Award


Anagnorisis
Director Arturo Dueñas Herrero

Spotlight Gold Award


An Angel Whispers
Director Ben Allison

Spotlight Gold Award


Angels Ladder
Director John Powers

Spotlight Gold Award


Another Sunset
Director Ayako Karasawa

Spotlight Gold Award


Are as I
Director Victor Rottier

Spotlight Silver Award


Artless
Director Sophia Knight

Spotlight Silver Award


A Study In Conservation
Director Anna Ramey Borden

Spotlight Gold Award


A TATTOO for Christmas
Director Lee Ryan Coston

Spotlight Gold Award


A Unique Opportunity
​Director David Babich

Spotlight Platinum Award


Babylon: Ghetto, Renaissance, and Modern Oblivion
Director Jessica Gould

Spotlight Silver Award


Baking Memories
Director Michelle Caruso

Spotlight Silver Award


Behind the Screen
Director Michelle Caruso

Spotlight Gold Award


BioPetz
Director Tyler Council

Spotlight Gold Award


Blood Of The Land
Director Konate' Hendricks

Spotlight Silver Award


Blue Door
Director Lorenne Fey and La

Spotlight Silver Award


Bound
Director Danielle Wheeler

Spotlight Silver Award


BUMPASS
Director Brent Bartholomew

Spotlight Silver Award


Childish
Director Ryan Lucht

Spotlight Silver Award


Christmas Cheer
Director Alyssa Giese

Spotlight Gold Award


Cold Case Killer (Music Video)
Director Tari Kristine Robins

Spotlight Silver Award


Curb Service
Directors Andrew Huggins, John R Sexton

Spotlight Gold Award


Dajla: Cinema and Oblivion
Director Arturo Dueñas Herrero

Spotlight Gold Award


Dark Energy
Director Crystal Rivers Badeaux

Spotlight Bronze Award


DORIS HEATS UP BLACK BEAN SOUP
Director Stephanie Lee Bourgeois

Spotlight Silver Award


Emma and the Squares
Director Elisabeth Ness

Spotlight Silver Award


Eternal Rest
Director Oli Tarquin

Spotlight Silver Award


Evening Into Night
Director A.J. Ogilvie

Spotlight Gold Award


First Love
Director Ziyao Susan Xie

Spotlight Silver Award


First Time Home
Directors Heriberto Ventura, Noemi Librado Sanchez, Esmirna Librado, Esmeralda Ventura

Spotlight Gold Award


First Week Out
Director Charles Fritschner

Spotlight Silver Award


F*** Child Support - The animated movie
Directors Jason DBKS Hampton, Juan Atomz/ Atomz Club Studios

Spotlight Bronze Award


Ganush: The Pursuit of 5 Stars
Director Vseant Nath

Spotlight Gold Award


GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES 
Directors Christopher R. Owens, Alyssa Dann

Spotlight Bronze Award


Gladiolus: Part 2
Director Jason Li

Spotlight Silver Award


Grave Talk
Director Andrew Huggins

Spotlight Silver Award


Green Eyed Monster
Director Ken Merritt

Spotlight Silver Award


HER
Director Stephanie James

Spotlight Bronze Award


Her Resolve
Director Marissa Dingman

Spotlight Gold Award


Hidden Writer - The Interactive Film
Directors Dawn Kim, Yejin Lee

Spotlight Gold Award


Horizon
Director Daniele De Muro

Spotlight Gold Award


How Speaking About Suicide Can Save Lives
Director Marissa Dingman

Spotlight Silver Award


I Got a Thing for Blondes
Director Aaron Donahue

Spotlight Gold Award


I'll Never Love Again
Director Clarence Williams IV

Spotlight Bronze Award


iLL Opera - Chapter VII : Already
Director Kenny Cash

Spotlight Gold Award


Inamorata
Director Pelan Le

Spotlight Silver Award


Intractable
Director Jon Beach

Spotlight Gold Award


Jesse's Gift
Director Ken Merritt

Spotlight Silver Award


Jim
Directors Kasper Juhl, Frederik Carlsen

Spotlight Gold Award


Junction Zero
Director Robert Howat

Spotlight Gold Award


KATE ALLEN IS GETTING A LIFE
Director Linda Stuart

Spotlight Gold Award


Labyrinth of Life
Director Sally Davies

Spotlight Silver Award


Last Call
Director Paul Zecharia

Spotlight Silver Award


Left for Dead
Director Tab Ballis

Spotlight Bronze Award


Life Coach
Directors Melissa Weisman, Jay Scala

Spotlight Silver Award


Mary Maid
Director Amber Neukum

Spotlight Gold Award


MATCHES by Neverlyn
Director Casey Wieber

Spotlight Gold Award


Melody's Story
Director Elisabeth Ness

Spotlight Gold Award


Men in Jacks
Director Rowland Jordan

Spotlight Silver Award


Montage Life
Director Hsieh I Shan

Spotlight Gold Award


Moving Forward
Director Chaun Lee

Spotlight Silver Award


My Dear Corpses
Director German Golub

Spotlight Gold Award


Night Shift
Director Sara Boutine

Spotlight Gold Award


No Words
Director Annette Wilson

Spotlight Silver Award


Off On Buttons
Director Kyle Klubal

Spotlight Gold Award


PLAYED BY RECORD
Director Danny Rio

Spotlight Bronze Award


Power of Prayer
Director Taylor Noland

Spotlight Gold Award


Preservation
Director Benjamin L. Connell

Spotlight Gold Award


Professor Henry Bowfax's Fantastic Journey Through Time!
Director Robert Howat

Spotlight Silver Award


Ramona Pringle
Director Magda Baez

Spotlight Gold Award

Red
Director Ronald McDougall

Spotlight Gold Award


Red Zone Shuffle
Director Renee Luke Jordan

Spotlight Silver Award


Reverie
Director Caitlin Gray

Spotlight Silver Award


Ronnie <3
Directors Ross Bullock, Gage Warren

Spotlight Silver Award


Rumi
Director Victor Dowell

Spotlight Silver Award


Sea of Voices
Director Sam Cooper

Spotlight Gold Award


Sewa~Cida Thoughts; The Beginning of the End
Director Thomas Byrd

Spotlight Silver Award


She Had It Coming
Director Gedde Watanabe

Spotlight Platinum Award


Sighted
Director Susan G. Reid

Spotlight Gold Award


Skeletons
Director Adam DeCarlo

Spotlight Platinum Award


Skeleton Tiger
Director Natalie MacMahon

Spotlight Silver Award


So Deaf
Director Emmanuel Stewart

Spotlight Bronze Award


Spore
Director Travis Vermilye

Spotlight Gold Award


Star And Moonboy In: Shine A Little Love
Director Oranda Dillard

Spotlight Gold Award


Stevie & Wanda
Director Jacqueline Kennedy

Spotlight Bronze Award


Storefront: Statesboro Blues
Director Jonathan Hunt

Spotlight Gold Award


Strange Uncle Gerry

Director Peter Evanchuck

Spotlight Silver Award


Sunset in Winter
Director Kelley Lockman

Spotlight Gold Award


Survey
Director Kelly Whitlock

Spotlight Silver Award


Swing Thoughts
Director Eric L Williams

Spotlight Silver Award


Talk with Us
Director Fabio Costa Prado

Spotlight Silver Award


Tears Teacher
Director Noemie Nakai 

Spotlight Platinum Award


Ten Points of Joy
Director William Carl Grout

Spotlight Bronze Award


The Barber
Director Sergiy Pudich

Spotlight Platinum Award


The Bible Says - Dangers of Vaping
Director Doug Stroup

Spotlight Silver Award


The Curse of Cain
Director Aaron Christian Paderewski

Spotlight Gold Award


The Dentist
Director Lawrence Terrill

Spotlight Silver Award


The End of the World
Director Sarah Lang

Spotlight Gold Award


The Fool's Role In The Nothing Universe
Director Brett Sixtysix

Spotlight Bronze Award


The Forgotten Place
Director Oscar Rene Lozoya

Spotlight Platinum Award


The Game Just Got Real

Director bellopropello

Spotlight Gold Award


The Lodge
Director Pam Walton

Spotlight Silver Award


The Long Drive Home
Director Elisa Clark 

Spotlight Silver Award


The Mark
Director Devin E. Haqq

Spotlight Platinum Award


The Old Guards
Director Will Branner

Spotlight Silver Award


The Pageant
Director Kasey O'Brien

Spotlight Gold Award


The Pandemic, The Panther & The People
Director Richard Jordan

Spotlight Silver Award


The Parts That Stay
Director Sarah Alison Hodges

Spotlight Gold Award


The Show Must Go On!
Director Inseong Lee

Spotlight Silver Award


The Spinning Man

Director Jordan Rosenbloom

Spotlight Gold Award


The Vet
Director Marshall Krich

Spotlight Silver Award


The Wick
​Director Sabine Crossen

Spotlight Platinum Award


Tipsy
Director Melissa Weisman

Spotlight Silver Award


Told You So
Director Owen Bishop

Spotlight Bronze Award


Tossed Out
Director Michael K.Bell

Spotlight Silver Award


Total Darkness
Director Dylan Gallimore

Spotlight Gold Award


Trafficked
Director Doug Stroup

Spotlight Silver Award


Trusting Chloe
Director Todd Long

Spotlight Silver Award


Überfrog
Director Tuomas Kurtakko

Spotlight Platinum Award


UMOYA
Director Jason Sterling

​Spotlight Silver Award


Unmasked Voice A Covid 19 Story
Director Gavin Thagard

​Spotlight Silver Award


Victoria's Foil 

Directors Brett Forrest, Brian Ryu

Spotlight Gold Award


Wade in the Water
Director Betsy Stern

​Spotlight Silver Award


Wander
Director LeAnn Schmitt

Spotlight Gold Award


Welcome to the Friend Zone
Director Christopher Allen Richardson

​Spotlight Silver Award


When the Dust Clears
Director Joshua Williams

Spotlight Gold Award


Worth It
Director Christopher Allen Richardson

Spotlight Bronze Award


Zaak's Dream
Director Zaak Fresh

​Spotlight Silver Award


Zealandia
Director Bruno du Bois

Spotlight Platinum Award









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Platinum Awards

​celebrate truly remarkable films with the highest scores from our panel. 
Gold Awards

celebrate incredible films with the second highest scores from our panel.
Silver Awards

awarded to unforgettable films with the third highest scores from our panel.
​Bronze Awards

awarded to films with high artistic achievement with the fourth highest scores from our panel.

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