LAMA Fall 2023 Winners & Selections

Best Narrative Short

Best Documentary Short

“ Prescribed Shadows  “

Dir. by RJ Hall

1st Place Winners

“ Chasing Cargill  “

Dir. by Isaac James Ipsen

Tragedy, Vengeance, Blood - This is a gritty tale in the American West of a man who lost his childhood, and wants to make the man who took it pay dearly.

Audience Award

“  Bleeding Grey ”

directed by Ehrich Rosen

Have you ever wondered if medications always lead to a happy and peaceful life? Do medications ever have life altering side effects? Prescribed Shadows is a short film that tells the story of one man’s journey of how one medication has the power to change everything, but not always for the good.

Best International Film

“ The Pencil  “

Dir. by Thomas Calvin Schultz

Sara, a struggling artist who discovers a unique pencil that can solve all her problems. But her dreams turn into a nightmare when a malevolent demonic creature from Kazakh legends gets unleashed.

Best Student Film

“ A Work Of Heart  “

Dir. by Sager L'Khrebani Al Nuaimi

In Renaissance Italy, a gifted painter becomes entranced by a merchant's wife when commissioned to paint her necklace. Their forbidden connection fuels a creative fire, resulting in a masterpiece that transcended art as we know it.

Best Music Video

Best Script

“ Sacred Sun  “

by Michael Louis Gould

“ Upside  “

Dir. by Sean Cartwright

A horrific animal experiment carried out by the military at a solar energy plant in the southern deserts of North America sets off a series of strange, ominous events.

Upside is a modern fairytale that showcases a dystopian world ruled by women who hunt men for pleasure and force them to fight & perform against each other for their survival. The film is a commentary on consumerism, ownership, and lusting after one’s desires.

Best Cinematography

“ A Work Of Heart “

Dir. by Sager L'Khrebani Al Nuaimi

Best Costume Design

“ Chasing Cargill “

Dir. by Isaac James Ipsen

Best Editing

“ Magician: Game of Detective “

Dir. by Tanxuan Shi

Best Production Design

“ Chasing Cargill “

Dir. by Isaac James Ipsen

Official Selections, Category “Best” and Honorable Mention Winners

“ A Matter Of Time “

Dir. by Angel Estrada Fuentes

“ Bleeding Grey “

Dir. by Ehrich Rosen

“ Magician: Game Of Detective “

Dir. by Tanxuan Shi

“ The Catastrophe “

Dir. by Kendall Christianson

“ The Right Choice “

Dir. by Peter Banachowski


“ Carnevil “

by Anthony Cross

“ Everglow “

by Mohammed Mamdouh

“ Max and Maria “

by Rosalyn Rosen

“ Paradise Destroyed “

by Robin Neil Chambers

“ The Shroud Trinity “

by Frank McEvoy

“ The SICKEN: AWAKENING - Chapter 1 “

by Danny Alex


Category Winners

Honorable Mention


Dir. by Mariana Conde & Mariana Conde

“Caught Inside”

Dir. by Dwight Thompson

“Chuck Ransom”

Dir. by Arian Harandi

“Daddy Come Home”

Dir. by Mendel Katz & Yisrael Dubov


Dir. by Thanos Kermitsis

“Jaysin Voxx 'Hands on Me'”

Dir. by Carlos Hurtado


Dir. by Nancy C. Mejia

“The Courier”

Dir. by J.Mackye Gruber

“The Equation of Life”

Dir. by Gerry Orz

“The Stop”

Dir. by Marc Ruiz

“Two and a Quarter Minutes”

Dir. by Joshua Ovalle

Official Selections