The Shortie Awards Name Finalists and Winners

WASHINGTON, DC- The ninth annual Shortie Awards: International Film & News Festival named winners at a ceremony held May 22 at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC.

Results include:

Live Action
Ages 7-10
- F-  – Barrett Elementary, Arlington, VA (winner)
- The Glue Blues – Dryden Elementary School, Arlington Heights, IL
Ages 11-14
- The Curse of the Golden Mop – Gunston Middle School, Arlington, VA (winner)
- Puppy – Rosie Sobrinski, Stroudsburg, PA
Ages 15-18
- Getting Garrett – Anne Martens, Broomfield, CO (winner)
- Park Bench – Ally Robinson, Philadelphia, PA

Ages 7-10
- Three Cups of Tea – Barrett Elementary, Arlington, VA (winner)
- The Tree of Brooms – Kidscam, Mechelen, Belgium
Ages 11-14
- Mouse’s Adventure – Valve Film School, Oulu, Finland
- Repunzelofomous – Henry Kamp, Denver, CO (winner)
Ages 15-18
- Once Upon a Time – Marion Tucker, Edina, MN
- Whipus Wendy and the Bank Bandit Bust – James Heelis, Orem, UT (winner)

- A Crecer Como Una Persona – Bryan DeLeon, Lynn, MA (winner)
- Deandre “The Bull” – Jake Torchin, St. Louis, MO

- The Game – Zario DeCola-Heller, Philadelphia, PA
- Stop Human Trafficking – Abdulah Hakim, Mumbai, India (winner)

Ages 7-10
- Starship McKillop – McKillop Elementary, Melissa, TX (winner)
- Viking News – Hermitage Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
Ages 11-14
- Channel 30 Team B – East Middle School, Lawrence, MA
- SMS Live – Salisbury Middle School, Allentown, PA (winner)
Ages 15-18
- Super Action News – Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong (winner)
- WCAT Wildcat Television – Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown, PA

- Alex’ Story – Alex Thomas & Cathy de la Cruz, Venice, CA
- Twenty Years from Now – Karen Rose, Melissa, TX (winner)

Audience Choice
- The Curse of the Golden Mop – Gunston Middle School, Arlington, VA

International Choice
- Don’t Go Down Through the Woods – Royd Nursery Infant School, Sheffield, England

The festival focuses on nurturing imagination and choice making in students, and is one of the only competitions in the world providing expert analysis and critique to each entrant, in addition to prizes.

Get Shortie information at, Twitter (@shortieawards), or, and watch films at:

Stephanie Misar
8101 A Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

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