Dec 9, 2022 - Last night Super Shorts Los Angeles Film Festival celebrated the closing night of the 2022 edition. Out of almost a thousand submissions, an eclectic selection of 39 independent short films were selected to be screened at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
Festival host and manager Maarten Cornelis was more than pleased with this year's event. "SSLA celebrated its second year back at the Marilyn Monroe theater in West Hollywood. As our film festival is gaining worldwide attention, we were so happy to present local LA films combined with an array of international films. Thanks to the quality of the work, our festival is becoming one of the top short film festivals in California. I can’t wait to see what next year will bring."
Super Shorts LA Film Festival is pleased to share with you today the winners of this year's edition:
Best Narrative Film: Where Do We Go From Here (Italy) by Antonello Schioppa
Best Documentary Film: The Prisoner (Poland) by Łukasz Gierańczyk, Filip Drzewiecki
Best Experimental Film: The Dream Machine (France) by Michael William West
Best Animated Film: Ex Creta (USA) by Jon Portman
Best Underground Film: Forget Me Not (Italy) by Giuseppe Petruzzellis, Fabio Marin
Best Music Video: Once There Was III (USA) by Nina Mcneely
Best Super Short Film: Freewheelin' (Norway) by Finn Walther
Best Los Angeles Film: Goulash: The Lost Weekend (USA) by Shayan Vaziritabar, Bamshad Bashirtash
Best Actor (Gender Neutral): Kyle Chen in Idol
Best Director: Alex Leombruno (I Love You Don't Leave Me)
Congratulations to all!
ABOUT SUPER SHORTS With annual film festivals in Los Angeles, London and New York, Super Shorts Film Festival highlights independent short film talent from around the globe.
Talent Circle in London founded the Super Shorts International Film Festival in 2003, to focus explicitly on short films in all its forms and shapes. In its original incarnation, the festival came to an end in 2014. Inspired by that original movement, the Super Shorts Film Festival London was revived in 2018 at the Stephen Street location of the British Film Institute, and continued to emphasize lesser known, vanguard cinematic works and further its tradition of galvanizing budding talent. In 2021, under the wings of Cinematory LLC, Super Shorts Film Festival brought to life two new festivals at new exciting locations in New York and Los Angeles.
Super Shorts Film Festival creates an intimate atmosphere and space for unique visionaries and voices. True to their history, the different festivals screen films of both novices and veterans—with medium and low budgets—from all over the globe. Super Shorts Film Festival's goal is to create a warm, open atmosphere in which filmmakers, fans, critics, and producers can watch the films of emerging talents, explore new cinematic techniques and styles, and award cinematic excellence.