Nevada Short Film Festival Spring 2021

By Mikel Fair

The 1st edition of the Nevada Short Film Festival will take place on Saturday March 27, 2021 at the West Wind El Rancho 4 Drive-In Theater, 555 El Rancho Drive, Sparks, Nevada 89431 presented by Film Festival Circuit. The official selection laurels are publicly available. (LINK) All film and series episode submissions were submitted via FilmFreeway. Please check out our FilmFreeway waiver code list and save 20% on future film festival submissions. The official NSFF Shirts, Sweatshirts and clothing are now available in our online store. The Nevada Film Festival is a great opportunity to network with others in the Film and Television Industry. Please join us for our next virtual networking meeting co-hosted by Mikel Fair, author of the Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook. If you are interested in attending the NSFF in the future, or to get updates, please join our emailing list. The screening schedule and tickets for this event are now available on sale via Eventbrite.



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Spring 2021 Film Award Winners

  • Best Actor - Dustin Ardine in Angel of Mercy, Directed by Paul Deorio (United States)
  • Best Actress - Azusena Saray in Look Out, Directed by Steve Delgado (Nevada)
  • Best Animated Film - Viviana, Directed by Jack Hillebrecht (United States)
  • Best Cinematography - Lead The Way, Directed by Josh Carrasquillo (France/Ireland/Michigan)
  • Best Comedy Film - Nifty Fifties - Sledgehammer and Muck, Private Investigators, Directed by Devin Dugan (United States)
  • Best Dark Comedy Film - Tweaks, Directed by Jasper Warry (United Kingdom)
  • Best Dark Drama Film - Tutu Grande, Directed by Derek Sitter (United States)
  • Best Director - Into Light, Directed by Jessica Graham (California)
  • Best Documentary Film - Unfiltered Through Their Eyes, Directed by Frank Fazzio (United States)
  • Best Drama Film - Aida, Directed by Christopher W. Graham (California/Japan)
  • Best Editing - High Flying Jade, Directed by Katherine Sweetman (Vietnam)
  • Best Ensemble Cast - Collision, Directed by Kast Hasa (United States)
  • Best Experimental Film - The Winter, Directed by Xin Li (Australia)
  • Best Fantasy Film - Sang Del Drac, Directed by Vincent McLean (California)
  • Best Horror Film - Abasement, Directed by John Washburn (New York)
  • Best International Film - Hearts and Stripes, Directed by Sorin Pavelesco (Canada)
  • Best International Micro Film - Waiting Games, Directed by Thea Balich (United Kingdom)
  • Best Micro Film - A real man, Directed by Aurélien Mathieu (France)
  • Best Nevada Film - Every Ride Is For You, Directed by Debra Weistar (California)
  • Best Picture - Angel of Mercy, Directed by Paul Deorio (United States)
  • Best Relationship Drama Film - Food Time, Directed by Craigen Z Oster (Michigan)
  • Best Science Fiction Film - ZAP! Directed by Philip C. Sedgwick (United States)


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Spring 2021 Official Film Selections

  1. Bark, Directed by Laura Coleman and Anthony Penney (Florida)
  2. DENNIS: The Man Who Legalized Cannabis, Directed by Brandon Moore (California)
  3. Fugetsu-Do, Directed by Kaia Rose (Washington D.C.)
  4. Grian Dubh (Black Sun), Directed by Sonic Barometer (Ireland)
  5. Lost Vegas, Directed by Megan Landry (Canada)
  6. Seeding the Sea, Directed by Sarah Redmond and Caroline Almy (North Carolina/Belize)
  7. Smoke and Baloney, Directed by Shirley Moore (Canada)
  8. Stage, Directed by Kazuya Ashizawa (Japan)
  9. Unconventionally Sheltered, Directed by Austin Long (Arizona)
  10. Vocal Painting, Directed by Carl Eneroth (Sweden)



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Spring 2021 Screenplay Award Winners

  • Best Comedy Screenplay - Just By Chance, Written by Antoinette Fernandez (Massachusetts)
  • Best Dark Comedy Screenplay - The Revver, Written by Mike Hanson and Kelly Moothart (South Dakota)
  • Best Drama Screenplay - Lone, Written by Bill Redding (United States)
  • Best Dark Drama Screenplay - The Hope Chest Has A Secret Drawer, Written by Laura Frenzer (New York)
  • Best Fantasy Screenplay - Zeda The Hunter, Written by Alexandru Ranta Gheorghe (Romania)
  • Best Horror Comedy Screenplay - VoiDead, Written by Karina Karina (California)
  • Best Horror Screenplay - New Moon 5280, Written by Dean Harakas (Colorado)
  • Best Relationship Drama Screenplay - Broken. Written by Lori Bachynski (Canada)
  • Best Science Fiction Screenplay - First Generation, Written by Mark Renshaw (United Kingdom)
  • Best Screenplay Award Winner - Bugtussle, Written by Derek Sitter (Oregon)
  • Best Teleplay - Still Got The Juice “When I Knew You” Episode 5, Written by Antoinette Fernandez (Massachusetts)


Best Drama Screenplay Award Finalists

  1. A Lasting First Impression, Written by Kayla Romanowski (United States)
  2. Life after Oblivion, Written by Tommy Anderson (California)
  3. Lone, Written by Bill Redding (United States) - Winner
  4. The Assassination of Lost Innocence, Written by Qiana C. (United States)


Best Relationship Drama Screenplay Award Finalists

  1. Broken. Written by Lori Bachynski (Canada) - Winner
  2. Last Year's Tomorrow, Written by Steven Heil (Wisconsin)
  3. Out On A Limb, Written by Antoinette Fernandez
  4. The Drive Back, Written by Justin Guidroz (Virginia)



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Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

From 1999-2015 I worked on location in the television and film industry as a location sound mixer, production manager and field producer. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Today, I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit LLC, a US based company that manages international film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Our team is passionate about showcasing new independent films, videos, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays of all genres.

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