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  Festival History ◊ 2008 ◊ Awards 

The Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival awards ceremony took place on Monday, September 1st.  Clips from each of three finalists in 15 categories (Animated Comedy, Animated Horror, Animated Fantasy & Science Fiction, Experimental Animation, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Horror, Horror Comedy, Science Fiction, Short Shorts, Suspense, Thrillers, and Drama, as well as the unofficial category of Machinima) were shown.  Brad Dourif then presented the awards.

Best Animated Short was chosen from the 1st place winners in the four animated categories.  Best Short Film was chosen from the 1st place winners in the eleven live-action categories.  An Honorable Mention was given to the film that, due to intense competition, did not place first in its category. 

Best Short Film: Al's Beef
Best Animated Film: Paper Shepherd
Honorable Mention: Tie: Centigrade & The Procedure

Animated Comedy

1st Place:  Max the Hero
Tofu the Vegan Zombie: Zombie Dearest 


Animated Horror

1st Place:  The Book Dealers
A Break in the Monotony
Getting Out


Animated Fantasy & Science Fiction

1st Place:  Paper Shepherd
First Time Out
Invisible Master


Experimental Animation

1st Place:  Transrexia
Destiny Manifest
Prometheus' Garden



1st Place:  Lowenstein's a Terrorist
Booth Girls
Small Talk


Dark Comedy

1st Place:  3 Stories About Evil



1st Place:  The Delivery
Lord of Dreams
Straighten Up And Fly Right


Dark Fantasy

1st Place:  Winter's Tale
Shamus the Myth


1st Place:  Reflections
The Bug


Horror Comedy

1st Place:  Harvest Moon
Casting Call of Cthulhu



1st Place:  The Demise
In For a Penny


Science Fiction

1st Place:  Outsource
The Glitch


Short Shorts

1st Place: The Diary of Anne Frank of the Dead
300 Pounds
Hard Stapled



1st Place:  By Appointment Only
Paint Shaker
This Is a Story About Ted and Alice     



1st Place:  Al's Beef
Dead Bones



1st Place:  Verboten
Leave You In Me
Safe House


Additionally, we presented one award determined by the attending filmmakers and three determined by the audience.  

Filmmaker's Choice:
Al's Beef

Audience Awards for films containing:
The Most Frightening: The Procedure
The Most spectacular Effects: Outsource                                               
The Best Villain: Verboten




Copyright 2008 DCI Film Fest.