2023 ShortList Film Festival

June 28 – July 16, 2023

Congratulations to our 2023 Shortlist Winners

Industry Prize

Nathan Truesdell

“When the LAPD Blows Up Your Neighborhood”

Audience Prize

Sean Wang

“Nai Nai & Wài Pó”

(pictured: composer Giosuè Greco)

Student Audience Prize

Ralph Parker III

“Sammy, Without Strings”

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Acceptance Speeches

Finalists Panel Conversation


The Wrap’s ShortList festival celebrated the best in award-winning shorts from around the world. The Shortlist streamed 12 finalist films for two weeks, and announced the winners on Wednesday July 12.

Prizes worth $10,000 from Kodak, Blackmagic Design, Scriptation, and The Camera Division were handed out to the 2023 winners.

JurorsPast WinnersSponsors

The Finalists


Moments in the lives of Austin teenagers during the heat of Texas summer.

TheWrap ShortList Film Festival 2023 "Cousins" by Karina Dandashi


Two cousins born in separate countries reunite in Brooklyn when a run-in with an ex turns the night even more chaotic.

Florrie R. Burke in "Love, Barbara"

“Love, Barbara”

A look at the iconic legacy of pioneering lesbian experimental filmmaker, Barbara Hammer, through the lens and love of her partner of over 30 years, Florrie Burke.

TheWrap ShortList Film Festival 2023 "Meantime" by Michael T. Workman


After Tim’s work-related stroke leads to troubling health complications, his son Michael returns home to Montana as they reckon with the past that haunts Tim.

TheWrap ShortList Film Festival 2023 "More Than I Want to Remember" by Amy Bench

“More Than I Want to Remember”

One night at her Congo home, 14-year-old refugee Mugeni sets out on a solo...