It has been said that the Stage 32 community is the most creative community on Earth, and as evidence by our 2nd Annual Short Film Contest we couldn't agree more! We are in total awe of the incredible talent that shined through this year's contest submissions. Our judges reported to be blown away by the impressive pool of talent from all over the world!
We had a landmark number of submissions and entrants films ranged from dark comedies to supernatural dramas, comedies, stop animation, historical backdrops and everything in between. Proving further that creativity is universal, we had an impressive 48 countries submit films to the contest and there are 13 countries represented in the finals!
This talented group of finalists will move on to be judged by our prestigious judges (including several Oscar winners), and the final curated short film program winners will be announced in December and go on to screen at 3 Film Festivals next year: Hollyshorts Film Festival, Richmond International Film Festival & The Academy-sponsored Sunscreen Film Festival.
Without further ado, join us as we congratulate the 2nd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest finalists!
|833||Vijay D. Varu||London|
|7 YEARS BEFORE||Maged Mohamed||Germany|
|AD INFEROS||Ellie Shoja||Los Angeles, CA|
|AMOR FATI||Thomas Morelli||Italy|
|AWFUL PRETTY||Alexandra Williams||Los Angeles, CA|
|BOYCOTT BAND||Habib Yazdi||North Carolina|
|DEAN'S WELL||Micah Williams||Pasadena, CA|
|DRYAD||Thomas Vernay Cumulus||France|
|ELIZA||Mikko Löppönen||Helsinki, Finland|
|GLASS HOUSE (GLASSHUS)||Thale Espenes||Norway|
|GOOD MORNING, SUNSHINE!||João Lourenço||Porto, Portugal|
|KEVIN||Ashay Javadekar||Bear, DE|
|MONSTERS||Steve Desmond||Los Angeles, CA|
|MOTHER||Gregory G. Allen||Hawthorne, NJ|
|MUST ESCAPE||Vadym Shapran||Kiev, Ukraine|
|NEON||Mark J. Blackman||England|
|NORA||Skyler Lawsen||Indianapolis, IN|
|ON TIME||Xavier Neal-Burgin||Lancaster, CA|
|SISTERS||Taylor Shortall||Los Angeles, CA|
|SIX LETTER WORD||Lisanne Sartor||Los Angeles, CA|
|STEP 8||Rick Lenzing||Amsterdam|
|SUNFLOWER SINGS||Emma Selinski||Solvang, CA|
|THE IMPOSSIBLE JOY||Timon Birkhofer||Los Angeles, CA|
|THE LIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON||David Steiner||Paris, FR|
|THE QUANTUM LIGHTER||Pau Escribano Valls||Barcelona, ES|
|THIS IS HOW||Paulia Lagudi||Los Angeles, CA|
|TO INFINITY (A L'INFINI)||Jordan Abrams||Los Angeles, CA|
|VILE||Nick Cammilleri||North Hills, CA|
Check back here on the 2nd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Contest page on December 14th for when we announce the Winners!
Congratulations to the finalists and best of luck!
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