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Literally Short Film Awards

Literally Short Film Awards

Literal Magazine

It is with great honor that Literal Magazine presents the Literally Short Film Awards results. On June 26 and June 27, join us for a night of art, film, music, food, drinks and incredible talent. Purchase your tickets here!


1st Place

by Jakob Maqe, Denmark
Prize: $5,000 USD, Phantom 2 Vision+Quadcopter with Hard Case and Extra Battery Bundle, Script Translation into Spanish

2nd Place

by Sarah Saidan, Iran
Prize: Blackmagice Pocket Cinema Camera, Script Translation into Spanish

3rd Place

by Amanda Kernell, Sweden
Prize: GoPro Hero4+ Black/Surf Camera

Official Selection

by Martin Edralin, Canada

by Zachary Heinzerling, USA

by Sean Kusanagi, Hannah Gregg, USA

by Stephen McNally, United Kingdom

by Michael Mohan, USA

by Ian Samuels, USA

by Stella Kyriakopoulos, Greece

The Jury

MV5BNDM1OTM0MTQxN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjg2NTg1MjE@._V1_SY317_CR30,0,214,317_AL_Kat Candler

Kat is a writer and director best known for her film Hellion, starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, which premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Candler’s film was also a Sundance Creative Producing Lab participant and San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant recipient. It was released in theaters through IFC Films.

ALoStarAmy Lowe-Starbin

Amy is a screenwriter based in LA. Her most recent feature dramedy, Kelly & Cal, premiered at South by Southwest in 2014, and was honored with the Gamechanger Award for first-time director Jen McGowan. Starring Juliette Lewis, Cybill Shepherd, Jonny Weston and Josh Hopkins, the film received rave  reviews and was picked up for a theatrical release by IFC. She thinks the best comedy is made of equal parts wit and empathy, and looks forward to making you laugh.

photo_smith_headshot1Patrick Smith

Independent Animator Patrick Smith is known for his sublime and bizarre hand-drawn interpretations of people, our emotions, and identity.  His films have been featured on MTV, PBS, FX, Nickelodeon, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Huffington Post. Currently, Smith and his studio are producing the third season of the PBS series “Blank on Blank” an innovative animated show that visually illustrates rare audio interviews of famous artists, actors and musicians.



Friday, June 26

*(dress code: cocktail attire)*

6:00 p.m.
Open Doors, Drinks and Food by The Phoenix on Westheimer
Art Exhibition by Jonathan Leach
6:30 p.m.
Opening Night Speaker – Anthony Brandt, composer & co-founder of Musiqa
6:45 p.m.
Saxophone Duo
Dan Gelok & Mas Sugihara
7:00 p.m.
Winning Film Screenings & Filmmaker Awards
8:15 p.m.
Drinks and Music

Saturday, June 27

4:00 p.m.
Matinee Screenings –
Official Selection & Awarded Films (10 minute intermission)

7:30 p.m.
Night Time Screenings –
Official Selection & Awarded Films (10 minute intermission)



Awards Ceremony Pass  $15
This pass will grant you access to Friday night’s ceremony for the screening of the 3 winning films. A complimentary drink ticket will be included.

Film Festival Pass  $12
This pass will grant you access to Saturday’s screenings of Literally Short’s Official Selection (including the winning films). There will be two rounds of 10 films played, one at 4 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Re-entry is allowed!

VIP Pass
This pass will grant you access to both the Friday event (yes of course, the complimentary drink ticket is also included) and Saturday’s screenings!


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5425 Renwick Dr.
Houston, TX 77081


Posted: June 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

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