We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Audience Awards for the Summer Shorts Video Contest 2023. It’s been an incredible journey filled with captivating and creative short films, and now it’s time to shine a spotlight on those that stood out. Before we dive into the winners, let’s clear up a couple of key points. Each participant was eligible to earn one Audience Award, ensuring fairness and diversity among our talented filmmakers.
In the Audience Awards section, we had two exciting categories: Most Voted and Highest Rated. The first category, Most Voted, celebrated the short films that captured the hearts and enthusiasm of our audience. The other category, Highest Rated, recognized the films that received the highest appreciation from our members. Both categories showcased the diverse talents and creativity of our filmmaking community.
The Audience Award Winners of the “Most Voted” Category
1st Place – Corpus Christi – Atánquez by Mariluz Guerra
Mariluz Guerra’s “Corpus Christi – Atánquez” took home the gold in the Most Voted category. This captivating short film struck a chord with the audience, earning the title of the most popular entry. For this incredible achievement, Mariluz Guerra has won a DXA-MAX, valued at $229. Congratulations on this well-deserved win!
2nd Place – Valerian | Animated Short Film 2023 by Zhi Ching Chang
Zhi Ching Chang’s “Valerian | Animated Short Film 2023” secured the second spot in the Most Voted category. It’s a testament to the film’s creativity and appeal. For this impressive work, Zhi Ching Chang is awarded a DXA-MICRO PRO+ with a value of $189. Congratulations on this remarkable accomplishment!
3rd Place – Eye M by Mark Parsia
Mark Parsia’s “Eye M” claimed the third spot in the Most Voted category. The film’s unique storytelling and visuals captured the hearts of many. Mark Parsia receives a DXA-MICRO PRO worth $149 for this outstanding achievement. Congratulations!
The Audience Award Winners of the “Highest Rated” Category
1st Place – Feathered Frenzy | Chaotic Evil Animated Short by Lynx Yiran Wang
In the Highest Rated category, Lynx Yiran Wang’s “Feathered Frenzy | Chaotic Evil Animated Short” soared to the top. This animated gem impressed our members, earning the highest appreciation. Lynx Yiran Wang is the proud winner of a DXA-MAX, valued at $229. Congratulations on this fantastic win!
2nd Place – Perception by Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson’s “Perception” grabbed the second place in the Highest Rated category. The film’s thought-provoking narrative resonated with our audience, resulting in a well-deserved win. Dustin Johnson receives a DXA-MICRO PRO+ with a value of $189. Congratulations on this remarkable accomplishment!
3rd Place – The Filmmaker Le Sequel by Jay Croot
Jay Croot’s “The Filmmaker Le Sequel” took the third spot in the Highest Rated category. The film’s unique storytelling and creativity earned it a well-deserved place on our podium. Jay Croot is awarded a DXA-MICRO PRO worth $149. Congratulations!
A huge congratulations to all the winners of the Audience Awards for the Summer Shorts Video Contest 2023! Your dedication and talent have shone through in your outstanding work. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your email, as we’ll be reaching out to collect a few details to send you your well-earned prizes.
We would like to express our gratitude to all the participants, voters, and our community for making this year’s contest a tremendous success. The diverse range of short films displayed the incredible creativity and storytelling prowess of our filmmaking community. We can’t wait to see what you all have in store for us next year!
Stay tuned for more exciting updates and events on StudentFilmmakers.com
Until then, congratulations again to the winners, and keep those cameras rolling!
A Big Special Thank You to Our Audience Awards Sponsor, Beachtek!