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2020 ShortList Award Winners

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TheWrap’s online short film festival, The ShortList, features twelve of the top award-winning short films that have premiered at major festivals over the past year, making it the most highly-competitive film festival of its kind. In recent years, winners have gone on to win an Academy Award, a Cesar and to make features and series from the stories chosen as ShortList finalists.  Films were streamed and voted for on ShortListFilmFestival.com and TheWrap.com from August 6-19, 2020.

2020 ShortList Finalists

Award-Winning Shorts

These 12 films from around the world have won awards at major film festivals, and are eligible for both an audience and industry prize.

-Ship: A Visual Poem

Directed by Terrance Daye

USA, 2019

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Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa

Directed by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Mike Attie

USA, 2019

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Broken Orchestra

Directed by Charlie Tyrell

USA, 2019

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Cosmic Fling

Directed by Jonathan Langager

USA, 2020

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Girl In The Hallway

Directed by Valerie Barnhart

Canada, 2018

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How To Make A Rainbow

Directed by Ryan Maxey

USA, 2019

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No More Wings

Directed by Abraham Adeyemi

United Kingdom, 2019

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Sticker

Directed by Georgi M. Unkovski

Macedonia, 2020

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Directed by Keisha Rae Witherspoon

USA, 2019

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The Clinic

Directed by Elivia Shaw

USA, 2018

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The Devil’s Harmony

Directed by Dylan Holmes Williams

United Kingdom, 2019

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White Eye

Directed by Tomer Shushan

Israel, 2019

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Student Shorts

These 4 shorts were selected by some of the top film schools in the country to represent The ShortList's student film category. They are eligible for an audience award, based on your votes.

Drifting (UCLA)

Directed by Hanxiong Bo

China & USA, 2019

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Ghazaal (Chapman)

Directed by Ragini Bhasin

USA, 2019

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Kindred Kings (UNCSA)

Directed by Trey Gray

USA, 2020

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Welcome Back (USC)

Directed by Tiffany Kontoyiannis

Ecuador & USA, 2019

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2020 Jury

Gabriel Osorio

Academy Award-Winning Director

Gabriel Osorio won the audience and jury prizes at TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival in 2014, and went on to win more than 50 international awards, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. He graduated…

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Roger Ross Williams

Oscar & Emmy Winning Director

Roger Ross Williams is an Oscar and Emmy award-winning director, producer and writer and the first African American director to win an Academy Award ®, with his film Music By Prudence.  “Beautiful,” “Uplifting,” “Extraordinary,” “Triumphant,”…

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Gena Konstantinakos

Vice President, Originals | Topic Studios

Gena Konstantinakos is an award-winning filmmaker and development executive. She is currently VP, Originals, for First Look Media’s Topic, where she develops and oversees a diverse slate of scripted and unscripted original programming for the…

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Trevor Groth

Film Executive, 30WEST

Trevor Groth is an executive at 30WEST, an investment and advisory company with offices in Los Angeles and New York that provides capital and strategic guidance to high caliber creative projects and forward-thinking companies operating throughout…

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Dilcia Barrera

Film Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Dilcia Barrera is a Film Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. For over a decade, Dilcia has worked for international film festivals including a tenure as Programming Director of the Los Angeles Latino International Film…

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