NEW YORK
2022

SUPER SHORTS NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2022 AWARD WINNERS REVEALED

Sept 26, 2022 - The Super Shorts New York Film Festival celebrated its 2022 edition last week with three screening nights showing shorts from around the globe. Festival manager and host Maarten Cornelis: "New York Super Shorts was happy to be working again with the great team of the Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. We had a great turn out, and thanks to our sponsors, we were able to give away some free tickets too. This year, we introduced new categories like Best Director and Best Actor (Gender Neutral) and we screened an amazing selection thanks to our Festival Director, Kris De Meester. About 1,200 films were submitted to the festival and 37 of them made it into the official 2022 selection. I am happy to say that thanks to this year's success, we will be back a the Film Noir Cinema next year and will be able to offer a free ticket to every guest! See you next year!"
 

Super Shorts New York is pleased to share with you today this year's award winners: 

 

BEST NARRATIVE FILM: MAMMA (Norway) by Aslak Danbolt. “It’s Christmas Eve, and Synnøve is searching for her drug-addicted daughter Michelle in an almost desolated city.”

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: SCARS (Canada) by Alex Anna. “Alex Anna’s body is a canvas: her scars come to life to tell a new story of self-harming. Live action and animation intertwine in this short and poetic documentary, both intimate and universal.”

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM: LOSING IT (Austria) by Sascha Vernik. “After losing the tool he relies on most, a fraud information worker decides to go back in time to prevent it.”

 

BEST SUPER SHORT FILM: DYNAMITE (France) by Jim Vieille. “April 2020. Lêg always stays locked up at home, engrossed by screens that all broadcast the same image: a burning car. But is it the outside world that smoulders or Lêg himself?”

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO: ONCE THERE WAS III (USA) by Nina Mcneely. “Three women bound to a shared soul oscillating between the throes of brutality and piety. A visceral display of true sisterhood- they suffer together, thrive together and bleed together.”

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM: UPSODOWN (Australia) by Nathan Ceddia. “An omniscient narrator leads us through various surreal worlds exploring the disconnect between humanity and nature. We are reminded that all living things are connected and collectively shared, on this planet - our home.”

 

BEST UNDERGROUND FILM: THE PRISONER (Poland) by Łukasz Gierańczyk, Filip Drzewiecki. “One night with an ex-convict on the streets of Vancouver. Inspired by cinéma-vérité.”

 

BEST NY FILM: TRASH DAY (USA) by Caroline Vokas. “America's abundance of discarded goods is examined through New York City dumpster divers.”

 

BEST DIRECTOR: ASLAK DANBOLT (Mamma). 

 

BEST ACTOR (GENDER NEUTRAL): ALEX LEOMBRUNO (I Love You Don't Leave Me).

Congratulations to all!

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2022

 

Cabin Ban (Norway) by Finn Walther

Posted No Hunting (USA) by Alisa Stern

Atlas (France) By Jim Vieille

Upsodown (Australia) by Nathan Ceddia

Losing It (Austria) by Sascha Vernik

Before the Earthquake (Sweden) by Gustav Hugo Olsson

Dynamite (France) by Jim Vieille

Islands (USA) by Shaun Hu

DOPO YUMEmories (USA) by Jordan Galland

Monster Encounters (Germany) by James Smith

Below 10 (Iran) by Hossein Fallah Abadi

Landfall (USA) by Kate Weare, Jack Flame Sorokin

How to Film a Sigh (USA) by Claire Kinnen

Idol (Australia) by Alex Wu

T2:NY1 (USA) by Alexander Ratter

Once There Was III (USA) by Nina Mcneely

She Survived (USA) by Judi Polanco

Ute (Poland) by Maciej Pisarek

Scars (Canada) by Alex Anna

Fox vs Pigeon (USA) by Sydney Rebecca Maggin

Black Action Figures (USA) by Dave Steck

Débâcle (Canada) by Catherine Arsenault

To America (USA) by Arya Jo Singh

Obituary (Iran) by Moein Zarrabi

Phosphor (USA) by Jacob Basri

Us (Portugal) by Nelson Fernandes

Mamma (Norway) by Aslak Danbolt

The Quiz Show (USA) by Jodie Grubb

A Feast That Never Comes (USA) by Maria Juranic

The Prisoner (Poland) by Łukasz Gierańczyk, Filip Drzewiecki

a story that doesn't have to do with me (USA) by Kymberly McDaniel

Death, by Koji (USA) by Julian Liby

Before We Collide (UK) by Guy Gooch, Gregor Petrikovic

Trash Day (USA) by Caroline Vokas

Anima Possession (Hong Kong) by Wai Mo Chan

The Psychlist (Norway) by Martin A. Walther

I Love You Don't Leave Me (USA) by Alex Leombruno