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2024 Nominations

Best Drama

  • “First Day of Vacation”
  • “My Dear Aunt Sally”
  • “Pressed”
  • “One Last Time”
  • “The Naming of Things”
  • “Call Failed”
  • “Testament”

Best Comedy

  • “When a Blind Man Cries”
  • “Punch the Boss”
  • “Fred the Super Computer”
  • “Tree of Life”
  • “Vance and the Afterlife”
  • “Just Desserts”
  • “Good Girl”
  • HiF

Best Horror/Thriller

  • “Last Night With The Devil”
  • “3:33 a.m.”
  • “Misprint”
  • “Where’s Toby?”
  • “100 Proof Warlock”
  • “Noes Goes”
  • Cutter

Best NJ Short

  • “Heart of Gold”
  • “The Prof”
  • “Girl From the Ground”
  • “Noes Goes”
  • “In Four Years”

Best Music Video

  • “You Feel It Too – Moxy the Band”
  • “Home”
  • “Gold In Them Hills”
  • “Clout Chaser”

Best Animation

  • “Bear Hugs”
  • “Sinking”
  • “Red Iron Road: In the Heat”

Best Documentary

  • “Slaves to Water”
  • “Rossi & Company”
  • “This is Why We Train’ – The Sea Grit Beach Patrol
  • “Finish On Top”
  • “America Divided”

Best International Short

  • “Slaves to Water”
  • “Ten out of the Ten”
  • “Let Me Free”
  • “Conquest”
  • “Meet Me En Reve”
  • Hedgehog

Best Ensemble

  • “When a Blind Man Cries”
  • “Heart of Gold”
  • “Punch The Boss”
  • “Tree of Life”
  • “Testament”
  • “Cleaners”

Best Screenplay

  • “Anything for Love”
  • “The Light at the End”
  • “Rat King”

Best Cinematography

  • “Fred the Super Computer”
  • “Ten out of the Ten”
  • “Meditations of Ecclesiastes”
  • “Tree of Life”
  • “Vance and the Afterlife”

Best Actress – Comedy

  • Sarah Kaczowski in “When A Blind Man Cries”
  • Alexandra Rey for “Good Girl”
  • Markie Farnsley for “Tree of Life”
  • Carly Zien for “Vance and the Afterlife”
  • Amanda Blake Davis for “Fred the Super Computer”
  • Ashton Clay for  “A View to a Beehive”

Best Actress – Horror/Thriller

  • Rose Lane SanFilippo for “Last Night With the Devil”
  • Logan Floyd for “Where’s Toby?”
  • Mila Milosevic for “3:33 a.m.”
  • Makayla Patton for “Noes Goes”
  • Zoe Dean for ‘Death to the Bourgoisie

Best Actress – Drama

  • Jenna Briggs for “First Day of Vacation”
  • Stacy Van Gorder for “One Last Time”
  • Jessica Harmon for “Meet Me En Reve”
  • Sarah Ceballos for “Hero”
  • Tara Willy for “Call Failed”
  • Chelsea Lane for “My Dear Aunt Sally”

Best Actor – Comedy

  • Steve Hanisch for “When a Blind Man Cries”
  • Ryan Hitchcock for “Fred the Super Computer”
  • Chris Maloney for “Punch the Boss”
  • Alex Oliver for “Tree of Life”
  • Glenn Coenen for “HiF”

Best Actor – Horror/Thriller

  • Alex Joseph Pires for “Last Night with the Devil”
  • Kim Fischer for “Misprint”
  • Adam Keller for “3:33 a.m.”
  • Derek Roche for “100 Proof Warlock”
  • John Michael Hardin for “Cutter”

Best Actor – Drama

  • Christopher Orangeo for “First Day of Vacation”
  • Gadi Rubin for “The Naming of Things”
  • Brody Stowers for “My Dear Aunt Sally”
  • Hedi B. Asencio for “In Four Years”
  • Jesse Robinson “AJ’s Story”
  • Michael Fedele – “The Better Man”

Best Supporting Actor – Comedy

  • Devin Dean for “When A Blind Man Cries”
  • Sam Anthony for “Cleaners”
  • Kevin Pullias for “Just Desserts”
  • Ryan Pinkston for “Tree of Life”
  • Matt Webb for “Punch the Boss”
  • Geert Dekkers for “HiF”

Best Supporting Actor Horror/Thriller

  • Jefferson White in “Misprint”
  • Hamid Whab for “Noes Goes”
  • Bill Timoney for “100 Proof Warlock”
  • Hunter Nickless for “Haunted for Life: Beyond the Gate

Best Supporting Actress – Comedy

  • Katy Milewski for When a Blind Man Cries
  • Regina Gibson for “When a Blind Man Cries”
  • Ashley Newbrough for “Tree of Life”
  • Heidi Crane for “Good Girl”
  • Marcia Haufrecht for “A View to a Beehive”

Best Director – Comedy

  • Christian Cordes for “Just Desserts”
  • Sam Kimbrell for “Fred the Super Computer”
  • Christopher Orangeo for “When a Blind Man Cries”
  • Mike Hermosa for “Tree of Life”
  • Taryn Grace for “Punch the Boss”
  • Jenny Kleiman for “Good Girl”

Best Director – Horror/Thriller

  • Lizzie Finn & John Leary for “100 Proof Warlock”
  • Adam Volerich for “Misprint”
  • Naveen Sagar for “Where’s Toby?”
  • Stephanie Ruiz for “Nose Goes”
  • Matthew Marin for “3:33 a.m.”
  • Torin Scott for “Last Night With The Devil”
  • Eden Wright for “Cutter”

Best Director – Drama

  • Jesse Eastman and J. Allen for “First Day of Vacation”
  • Lee Raphael Koppel for “Call Failed”
  • Jack Foley “Heart of Gold”
  • Gadi Rubin for “The Naming of Things”
  • Debra Markowitz for “One Last Time”
  • Tom Procida for “My Dear Aunt Sally”
  • Jessica Landry for “Testament”

Best Student Film (College)

  • Bear Hugs
  • Broken
  • Personalized Futures
  • Courage

Best Student Film (High School)

  • America Divided
  • The Last Liftoff
  • Killer Krush
  • Tribute to Starry-Eyed Girl
  • Laughing Matter
  • Cry of the Yellow Moon

Best International Short

  • Hedge Hog
  • Broken
  • Earthrise
  • Meet Me En Reve
  • Red Iron Road – In The Heat
  • Testament

Best Supporting Actress – Horror/Thriller

  • GiGi Grace for “Noes Goes”
  • CeCe Rogina for “Where’s Toby?”
  • Claire Kirchoff for “Cry of the Yellow Moon”
  • Brie Ramirez for “Haunted for Life: Encounter
  • Maura Moreau for “Death to the Bourgeoisie”

Best Supporting Actor – Drama

  • Juri Henley-Cohn for “The Naming of Things”
  • Israel Oyedapo “AJ’s Story”
  • Jack Foley  “Heart of Gold”
  • Ian Fidance for “Courage”

Submit your film today and join the fun on April 5-6, 2024!