City Of Salt – Best Women Filmmaker, Best Cinematography & Best Actress Award For "Lauren Catherine" (United States)
When a community in Salt Lake City UT is turned upside down from the disappearance of a high school girl named Theo in the midst of her father’s political campaign, an exploration into the different accounts of what went on reveals a much deeper story. Theo’s bloody belongings are discovered in the mountains next to a creek with a suicide note, but her body is nowhere to be found. It is up to Detective Stanley and Detective Hobbs try to unravel the mystery, and it becomes apparent that Theo had come out as gay just weeks before she vanished. With each clue found, more questions arise, and the detectives begin to suspect that not everything is what it appears to be in Zion Creek. A story of love, loss, vice, and choices, City of Salt jumps back and forth in time to reveal what happened to Theo and demonstrates just how far people will go to bury what’s been latent underneath the surface.
Amys Victory Dance – Honorable Mention (United States)
On May 1, 2009, Amy Jordan a New York City based former professional dancer crossed the street and was hit and ran over by a 15 ton New York City Express bus pinning her under the wheel, knocking her unconscious. As she regains awareness, she remembers having no feeling on the right side of her body. Her first thought, “Am I ever going to dance again?” Her second thought was “ If I survive the night there will be a Victory Dance ! “
The Corona Dialogues – Best Web Series (United States)
A five episode web-series. Family dynamics, honest and poignant, make for dark comedy. Set in the video-conferencing world of pandemic-stricken America, this tightly contained five episode series takes us through sibling rivalries, paternal secrets and the most ill-conceived date in history.