Watch All of the 2016 NoBudge Award-Winning Short Films Right Here

The winners of the 2016 NoBudge Awards are in!

2016 was a crazy year and sure enough we're all ready to shake the dust and see what 2017 has to offer. Before you do, though, take a minute to check out the winners of the 2016 NoBudge Awards, which highlighted the work of great independent filmmakers that may not be entirely in the spotlight or on your radar. 

Below is a list of all of the winners, all of which are currently streaming, so be sure to watch them while you can. Also, click on the titles to read more about each film on NoBudge.

Best Film

Thunder Road (writer/director: Jim Cummings)

Best Drama

Her Friend Adam (dir. Ben Petrie)

Best Comedy

Savasana (writer, director, editor: Brandon Daley)

Best Director

I Remember Nothing (dir. Zia Anger)

Best Screenplay (tie)

Partners (writers: Jen Tulluck & Hannah Pearl Utt)

Killer (writer: Matt Kazman)

Best Cinematography

Shelly (DP. Jeff Melanson)

Best Editing:

Introducing: Bobby (editor: Roger Hayn)

Best Female Performance

Her Friend Adam (Grace Glowicki)

Best Male Performance

Thunder Road (Jim Cummings)

Best Experimental Film

Ouchiemongo (dir. Corey Hughes)

Spirit of NoBudge Honorable Mention:

Founded by filmmaker and actor Kentucker Audley, NoBudge is, as we've said before, "one of the premier destinations for true independent movies," and not only curate some truly magnificent short and feature films, but highlight them during their yearly awards, too.

Audley has made it his mission to curate the best and brightest short and feature films that the indie sector has to offer on NoBudge, and I highly recommend you head on over to the site and check out more titles     

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Best "comedy" wtf was that

January 4, 2017 at 11:24AM, Edited January 4, 11:24AM

Vladimir Miketa
Cinematographer & Editor

I really enjoyed "Shelly". Acting was strong in "Her Friend Adam" and "Thunder Road" but Shelly felt like a complete movie wrapped in a short format. I hope many aspiring NFS writers/directors can learn from it.

January 6, 2017 at 5:31AM, Edited January 6, 5:31AM


Where can we watch "I remember nothing",cause its only the teaser.

January 9, 2017 at 12:28AM, Edited January 9, 12:28AM