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Boston Short Film Festival Closes Another Great Edition, Announces Award Winners Of 2023

July 17, 2023 - “The 2023 Boston Short Film Festival was a major success,” says Festival host and manager Maarten Cornelis. “The 8th edition of the festival took place for the first time at The Capitol Theater, and we had a great turnout of not only film makers but also an attentive and excited audience. It’s always amazing to see the films that come out of the festival. Boston has a great cultural history and scene and our festival is happy to be part of what makes this city so special!”



Cherrypicked from almost 2000 entries, this year’s edition of the Boston Short Film Festival featured a great selection of 62 short films originating from the U.S. and around the world. (The festival’s newest online section, the OFF ON Selection, remains available for streaming until July 21, more info on the website: www.bostonshortfilmfestival.org).


With this year's panel of jury members having cast their final votes, the Boston Short Film Festival is delighted to announce to you today the award winners for its 2023 edition:


Best Narrative Short Film

OUR MALES AND FEMALES (JORDAN) BY AHMAD ALYASEER


Best Documentary Short Film

BEFORE PANDEMIC AND WAR, THERE WERE BED BUGS AND LOVE! (LITHUANIA) BY NURUZZAMAN KHAN


Best Animated Short Film

UNDER A SHOOTING CONTRAIL (USA) BY RIKA NAKAYAMA


Best Underground short Film

DISAPPEARING ACTS (USA) BY SARAH E. JENKINS

Best Experimental short Film

LIMITS (SWITZERLAND) BY SIMON DE DIESBACH


Best LGBTQ+ Film

OUR MALES AND FEMALES (JORDAN) BY AHMAD ALYASEER


Best Super Short Film

WRITING OF APE (SWEDEN) BY GUSTAV HUGO OLSSON

Best Actor (F/M/X)

CAMILLE WORMSER IN JUST RIGHT (USA) BY CAMILLE WORMSER

Best Boston Film

JEROME (USA) BY GIANFRANCO FERNÁNDEZ-RUIZ


Congratulations to al filmmakers! And finally, a big thank you to all guests for coming out to enjoy four evenings of short film cinema, we hope to see you all back next year.



ABOUT BSFF:

BSFF believes in short films. Recognizing the important role shorts have in cinema, storytelling, and culture, BSFF wants to help empower the next generation of artists. The Boston Short Film Festival is an annual event showcasing shorts films with an edge. The BSFF focuses on the unconventional, the unusual, the underground, the intuitive, the innovative, the minimalistic and the true artists of our time.


 

Source: Boston Short Film Festival, 17/07/2023

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