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Take a journey into a deranged man’s mind and struggle to decipher between fact and fiction.

In the gripping narrative of “Loved,” we follow the turbulent journey of Harold (Joseph Sernio), an unhinged plumber who jeopardizes his career and risks imprisonment after discovering his wife in an intimate encounter with another man. Venturing through the California desert in his camper, he passionately directs his anger and anguish towards a framed picture of his wife, seated beside him. In his fervent proclamations, he justifies his actions as acts of protection and fidelity to their wedding vows.

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WINNER LAURELS | NOMINATION LAURELS | OFFICIAL SELECTION LAURELS

Loved The Movie Best Short Film 2023
WINNERS
New Jersey Mystery & Crime Film Festival Best Film of 2023 LOVED Joseph Sernio
Best Thriller New York International Film Awards LOVED 6.33.16 PM
New York Cinematography AWARDS NYCA LOVED The Movie Best Cinematography Film
Best Thriller LA International Short Film Festival LOVED
Best Thriller New Jersey Film Awards LOVED 6.35.41 PM
Nyack International Film Festival Best Short Film Loved The Movie
Best Actor Joseph Sernio Best Shorts Competition Festival LOVED
Loved Movie - Film Festival Winner
Best Drama LA International Short Film Festival LOVED
Best Actor Joseph Sernio LA International Short Film Festival LOVED
Vancouver Film Festival LOVED Move Best Thriller Short Film
Best Supporting Actress New Jersey Film Awards LOVED
Best Indie Short Film Loved IndieX Film Festival LA
Award of Excellence Loved IndieX Film Festival LA
WINNER Award of Excellence Special Jury Mention LOVED Independent Shorts Awards LA
Best Actor Joseph Sernio LOVED Independent Shorts Awards LA International Film Festival
Best Male Director DJ Higgins LOVED Independent Shorts Awards LA International Film Festival
Best Thriller Short LOVED Independent Shorts Awards LA International Film Festival
Accolade Global Film Competition Best Short Film Loved
Accolade Global Film Competition Best Actor Joseph Sernio Loved
Accolade Global Film Competition Best Cinematography Loved
Athens International Film Festival Best Director LOVED The Movie DJ Higgins
The Brightside Tavern Film Festival Best Cinematography Troy Ruff Loved The Movie
The Brightside Tavern Film Festival Honorary Achievement In Producing Julie Robinson Loved The Movie
The Brightside Tavern Film Festival Best Actor Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
Best Short Film 2023 LA International Short Film Festival LOVED
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER Horror Underground Film Festival Loved The Movie W
Best Visual Effects New Jersey Film Awards LOVED 6.39.27 PM
London Indie Short Festival Loved Movie Official Selection
Best Actor Joseph Sernio Vancouver Independent Film Festival LOVED
Vesuvius International Film Fest Best Short Movie LOVED White
Loved Best Director DJ Higgins
Loved Best Actor Joseph Sernio
London Indie Short Festival Best Horror Film Loved The Movie
Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival Best Actor Joseph Sernio
Vancouver Film Festival LOVED Move Best Thriller Short Film
Loved Movie Best Cinematography Short White Vulture Film Festival
Loved Movie Best Action Short White Vulture Film Festival
Rome International Movie Awards Best Sound Design Zack Allen Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Original Score Cameron Merrell Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Producer Joseph Sernio Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Thriller Movie Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Sound Design Troy Ruff Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Poster Stephen Omark Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Film Trailer Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Original Score Isaiah Seward Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Producer Julie Robinson Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Actor Joseph Sernio Loved
Rome International Movie Awards Best Actress Debby Gerber Loved
Best Actor Director Awards in NY Best Actor Joseph Sernio
Washington Film Awards Best Cinematography Loved The Movie
Santa Cruz Independent Film Festival Best Actor Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
Montreal Independent Film Festival Loved Best Short Thriller Loved The Movie
The art of movie making festival best costume design Loved The Movie
Days of the dead film festival Winner best kill movie Loved the movie
Roosevelt IslandFilm Festival Winner Best Drama Film Loved The Movie
Loved The Movie Peoples Choice Award Best Psychodrama
The art of movie making festival best visual effects Loved The Movie
Independent Short Awards Loved The Movie Finalist
MLC Awards Best Actor in a Film Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
MLC Awards Best Actress in a Film Debby Gerber Loved The Movie
Grove Film Festival Best Film Award for Loved The Movie
Grove Film Festival Best Actor Award Joseph Sernio for Loved The Movie
AmiCorti International Film Festival Winner Loved The Movie
Richmond Film Network Best Cinematography Loved The Movie
Chicago Shorts Awards Best Thriller Loved The Movie
Northern Horror Fest Best Film Loved The Movie
NJ Horror Con Best Special Effects Winner Loved
MLC Film Awards Best Film of The Year LOVED The Movie Holly Lake Films
Hollywood International Golden Age Festival LOVED Best Narrative Short Film
Film Arts and Hearts Best Male Actor Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
Best Horror Film-Offshore Film Festival LOVED
LOVED The Movie Best Short Film Winner Northeast Film Festival
Best Actor Joseph Sernio for LOVED the movie Catskill International Film Festival
CARE Movie Awards Best Thriller Movie LOVED The Movie
Best Visual Effects Audience Choice Award for LOVED the movie Catskill International Film Festival
Best Horror Thriller Film LOVED the movie Catskill International Film Festival
CARE Movie Awards Best Visual Effects LOVED The Movie
Best Actor Joseph Sernio for Loved at Open Gate International Film Festival
Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest Best Actor Joseph Sernio LOVED
Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest Best FILM LOVED
Best Editing Troy Ruff CAL Film Festival California LOVED THE MOVIE
Best Film LOVED CAL Film Festival California LOVED THE MOVIE
Best Actor Joseph Sernio CAL Film Festival California LOVED THE MOVIE
NOMINATIONS
Cannes World Film Festival BEST NARRATIVE Short Film Loved The Movie
New Jersey Film Awards Finalist LOVED The Movie
Best Thriller Film LOVED New York International Film Awards
Best Thriller Nominee New Jersey Film Awards LOVED
Hollywood International Golden Age Festival Loved Movie Semi Finalist
IndieX Film Festival Award Nominee LOVED
IndieX Film Festival Semi Finalist LOVED
Independent Shorts Awards International Film Festival LOVED Best Short Film Nomination Joseph Sernio DJ Higgins
FINALIST Award of Excellence Special Jury Mention LOVED Independent Shorts Awards LA
Loved Movie Joseph Sernio DJ Higgins New York International Film Awards NYIFA
Brightside Film Festival Nomination Best Thriller Loved The Movie
Brightside Film Festival Nomination Best Director Loved DJ Higgins
Brightside Film Festival Nomination Best Actress Loved Debby Gerber
Brightside Film Festival Nomination Best Actor Loved Joseph Sernio
Brightside Film Festival Nomination Best Cinematography Troy Ruff Loved The Movie
Venice Shorts Film Festival LOVED The Movie Nominee W
Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival Loved The Movie Finalist
AmiCorti International Film Festival Loved The Movie Finalist
Vesuvius International Film Fest Best Short Film Nomination Loved The Movie Holly Lake Films
London Indie Short Festival Loved Movie Semi Finalist
Nashville Independent Filmmakers Festival Loved Movie Semi Finalist
Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival Best Actor Joseph Sernio Loved
2023 Semi Finalist-Santa Monica Film Awards Loved The Movie
Santa Cruz Independent Film Fest Semi Finalist Loved The Movie
San Francisco Arthouse Short Festival Semi-Finalist Loved The Movie
Cannes World Film Festival Finalist Loved The Movie
Washington Film Awards Finalist Loved The Movie Best Short Film
Best Action Thriller Short Film Loved The Movie
MAGMA Best Directing In Film Loved The Movie
MAGMA Best Thriller Movie Loved The Movie
MAGMA Best Drama Film Loved The Movie
MAGMA Best Horror Film Loved The Movie
Sydney World Fest Best Cinematography Loved The Movie
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Nominee Best Short Film 2023 LA International Short Film Festival LOVED
Best Thriller Film Nomination Loved The Movie Lonely Wolf International Film Festival Awards
Best Directing Film Nomination Loved The Movie Lonely Wolf International Film Festival Awards
Best Horror Film Nomination Loved The Movie Lonely Wolf International Film Festival Awards
Montreal Independent Film Festival Nominee Loved The Movie
Loved Best Director Awards New York DJ Higgins
Loved Best Actor Awards New York Joseph Sernio
Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival Best Actor Nomination Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
The Art of Movie Making Festival Nominated Loved The Movie
Climax Awards Best Short Film Loved The Movie
Best Lead Actor Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
Best Lead Actress Debby Gerber Loved The Movie
Best Performance In A Film Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
Loved The Movie Best Stunts Days Of The Dead Film Festival
Days Of The Dead Film Festival best Actor Nomination Joseph Sernio Loved
Best California Film Days of The Dead Film Festival Loved The Movie
Days Of The Dead Film Festival Best Special FX Nomination Loved
Richmond Film Network best director nomination DJ Higgins for Loved The Movie
Richmond Film Network best actor nomination Joseph Sernio for Loved The Movie
Richmond Film Network best cinematography nomination troy ruff for Loved The Movie
Richmond Film Network Nomination Best Editing Troy Ruff for Loved The Movie
Richmond Film Network Best Production Design Nomination Loved The Movie
Richmond Film Network Best Film Nomination Loved The Movie
Chicago Shorts Film Festival Loved The Movie
Independent Short Awards Best Actor Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
Independent Short Awards Best Thriller Movie Loved The Movie
Independent Short Awards Best Editing Movie Loved The Movie
Northern Horror Fest Bergen International Film Festival NJ Best Film Nomination Loved The Movie
Northern Horror Fest Bergen International Film Festival NJ Best Actor Nomination Joseph Sernio
Festival of Cinema Best Breakthrough Actor Nomination Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
Festival of Cinema Best Cinematography Nomination Loved The Movie
NJ Horror Con Best Actor Nomination Joseph Sernio
Best Score Soundtrack NJ Web Fest LOVED The Movie
Best Supporting Actress Debby Gerber NJ Web Fest LOVED The Movie
Best Actor Joseph Sernio NJ Web Fest LOVED The Movie
Best Director DJ Higgins NJ Web Fest LOVED The Movie
Outstanding Short Film NJ Web Fest LOVED The Movie
Outstanding Thriller Movie NJ Web Fest LOVED The Movie
Northeast Film Festival Best Short Film LOVED
Northeast Film Festival Best Actor Joseph Sernio LOVED
Northeast Film Festival Best Director DJ Higgins LOVED
Best Visual Effects Nomination for LOVED the movie Catskill International Film Festival
Best Actor Nomination Joseph Sernio for LOVED the movie Catskill International Film Festival
Best Actress Nomination Debby Gerber for LOVED the movie Catskill International Film Festival
FilmHaus Film Festival Best Thriller 2023 Nomination Loved The Movie
Best Film Nomination for LOVED the movie Catskill International Film Festival
Cal Film Festival best Actor Joseph Sernio Loved The Movie
Cal Film Festival Best Sound Design Zack Allen Loved The Movie
Cal Film Festival Best Editing Troy Ruff Loved The Movie
Best Actor in a film Joseph Sernio LOVED
Best Special Effects in a Film Loved Holly Lake Films
Best Stunts Nominations LOVED The Movie
Best Original Song in a film, LOVED, Cameron Merrell
OFFICIAL SELECTION
SmodCastle Film Festival 2023 Official Selection LOVED Movie Staring Joseph Sernio
Open Gate International Film Festival Official Selection LOVED The Movie
Catskill International Film Festival Official Selection LOVED the movie
AmiCorti International Film Festival Italy Loved Movie Official Selection
Marilyn Monroe Film Festival Loved Movie Official Selection
Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival Loved The Movie
Official Selection New York International Film Awards LOVED
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New Jersey Film Awards Loved The Movie Joseph Sernio DJ Higgins
New York Cinematography AWARDS NYCA LOVED The Movie Joseph Sernio Troy Ruff
Independent Shorts Awards International Film Festival LOVED Official Selection
Point Lookout Film Festival Loved The Movie
HORROR Underground Film & Screenplay Festival LOVED The Movie
Accolade Global Film Competition LOVED Joseph Sernio
Athens International Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
Indie Short Film Festival Accepted LOVED Movie
Hollywood Blvd Film Festival LOVED Movie
The Brightside Film Festival Loved Movie
IndieX Film Festival Official Selection LOVED
Venice Shorts Film Festival LOVED The Movie Official Selection W
Vancouver Film Festival Official Selection LOVED Movie. DJ Higgins, Joseph Sernio, Julie Robinson, Troy Ruff
Cranford Film Festival Loved The Movie Official Selection
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Vesuvius International Film Fest Loved Movie Holly Lake Films
Swedish International Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
Nyack International Film Festival Loved Movie Official Selection
Santa Monica Film Awards Loved The Movie Official Selection 2023
LENS FAME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Official Selection Loved The Movie
Garden State Film Festival Loved Movie Joe Sernio, DJ Higgins
Nashville Independent Filmmakers Festival Loved Movie Official Selection
Santa Cruz Independent Film Fest Loved The Movie
San Francisco Arthouse Short Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
Washington Film Awards Official Selection Loved The Movie
White Vulture Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
Rome International Movie Awards Loved The Movie Official Selection
MLC Awards Official Selection Loved The Movie
Worldfest Houston International Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
Sydney World Fest Official Selection Loved The Movie
Best Shorts Film Festival 2023 LOVED Movie
Montreal Independent Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
Richmond Film Network Loved The Movie Joseph Sernio DJ Higgins Loved
Roosevelt Island Film Festival Loved The Movie Official Selection
Days of the Dead Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
Northwood Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
Hollywood International Golden Age Festival Loved Movie
Long Island International Film Expo Official Selection Loved The Movie
Grove Film Festival Loved The Movie Official Selection
Loved The Movie Festival of Cinema NYC Official Selection
Markham Canada International Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie
RED Movie Awards Official Selection LOVED The Movie
Festival of Cinema Official Selection Loved The Movie
Northern Horror Fest Official Selection Loved The Movie
Cabin In The Woods Official Selection Loved The Movie
Official Selection NJ Webfest Loved The Movie
New Jersey Mystery & Crime Film Festival Official Selection
Studio City Film Festival Official Selection
Official Selection Northeast Film Festival LOVED
International Film Arts and Hearts Film Festival Official Selection LOVED The Movie
Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival LOVED The Movie
Official Selection Offshore Film Festival Loved The Movie
Loved Movie Cannes World Film Festival Official Selection
Loved The Movie Official Selection Newark International Film Festival NewarkIFF
Buzz Vicious International Film Festival Official Selection LOVED
CARE Awards Official Selection LOVED the movie Joseph Sernio
Golden Door International Film Festival Loved The Movie Official Selection
Official Selection Northeast Horror Film Festival LOVED the movie
Cal Film Festival Official Selection Loved The Movie

Cal Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - WINNER - Joseph Sernio
  2. Best Crime Thriller - WINNER - LOVED
  3. Best Editing - WINNER - Troy Ruff
  4. Best Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio (Link)
  5. Best Editing - Nominated - Loved/Troy Ruff (Link)
  6. Best Sound Design - Nominated - Loved/Zack Allen (Link)

Open Gate International Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - Joseph Sernio - WINNER
  2. Best Actor - Joseph Sernio Nominated
  3. Best Actress - Debby Gerber - Nominated
  4. Best Horror - LOVED - Nominated

Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest 

  1. Best Actor - WINNER - Joseph Sernio
  2. Best Film - WINNER - Loved
  3. Best Actor - Joseph Sernio - Nominated
  4. Best Director - D.J. Higgins - Nominated

The Care Award

  1. Best Visual Effects - Loved - WINNER
  2. Best Thriller - Loved - Winner

Catskill International Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - Joseph Sernio - Nominated
  2. Best Supporting Actress - Debby Gerber - Nominated
  3. Best Visual Effects - Loved - Nominated (Audience Choice)
  4. Best Horror Thriller - Loved - Nominated (Audience Choice)
  5. Best Actor - Joseph Sernio - WINNER
  6. Audience Choice - Best Horror Thriller - Loved - WINNER
  7. Audience Choice Best Visual Effects - Loved - WINNER

New Jersey Mystery & Crime Film Festival

  1. Best Film of 2023 - WINNER - Loved

Film Arts & Hearts Int. Film Festival

  1. Best Male Actor - WINNER - Joseph Sernio

Offshore Arts & Film Festival

  1. Best Horror Film - WINNER - LOVED

Cabin In The Woods Film Festival

  1. Best Death Scene - WINNER - LOVED

Northeast Int Film Festival

  1. Best Short Film - WINNER - LOVED
  2. Best Short Film - Nominated - LOVED
  3. Best Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  4. Best Director - Nominated - D.J. Higgins

MLC Awards (August 2023)

  1. Best Film of The Year - WINNER - LOVED
  2. Best Actor - WINNER - Joseph Sernio
  3. Best Supporting Actress - WINNER - Debby Gerber

New Jersey Web Fest

  1. Best Actor in a Thriller - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  2. Bet Supporting Actress - Nominated - Debby Gerber
  3. Best Director in a Thriller - Nominated - D.J. Higgins
  4. Outstanding Short Film - Nominated - LOVED
  5. Outstanding Thriller - Nominated - LOVED
  6. Best Score / Soundtrack - Nominated - Isiah Seward

New Jersey Horror Con

  1. Best Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  2. Best Special Effects - WINNER - Rafif Haj Ahmad

Chicago Shorts Awards

  1. Best Thriller - Winner - Loved

Festival of Cinema NYC

  1. Best Cinematography - Nominated - Troy Ruff
  2. Best Breakthrough Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio

Northern Horror Fest

  1. Best Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  2. Best Film - Nominated - Loved
  3. Best Film - Winner - Loved

Richmond Film Network

  1. Best Cinematography - WINNER-  Troy ruff
  2. Best Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  3. Best Production Design - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  4. Best Cinematography - Nominated Troy ruff
  5. Best Director - Nominated - DJ Higgins
  6. Best Film - Nominated - Loved

AmitCorti Film Festival (Italy)

  1. Winner - Loved

Grove Film Festival

  1. Best Film - Nominated - Loved
  2. Best Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  3. Best Film - WINNER - Loved
  4. Best Actor - WINNER - Joseph Sernio

MLC Awards

  1. Best Actor - WINNER - Joseph Sernio
  2. Best Actress - WINNER - Debby Gerber

Days of The Dead Film Festival

  1. Best Stunts - Winner - Loved
  2. Best California Made Film - Nominated - Loved
  3. Best Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  4. Best Special Effects - Nominated - Loved
  5. Best Kill - WINNER - Loved

Independent Shorts Awards

  1. Best Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  2. Best Thriller - Nominated - Loved
  3. Best Editing - Nominated - Troy Ruff

Roosevelt Island Film Festival

  1. Best Drama - Winner - Loved

Northwood Art & Music Film Festival

  1. Voted the most suspenseful in our best of fest category!
  2. People's Choice Best Psychodrama - Winner - Loved

The Art of Movie Making Festival 

    1. Best Visual Effects - Winner - Loved
    2. Best Costume Design (History) - Winner - Loved
    3. Best Costume Design (Modern) - Winner - Loved

MLC Awards

  1. Best Lead Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  2. Best Supporting Actress - Nominated - Debby Gerber
  3. Memorable Individual Performance - Nominated - Joseph Sernio

The Art Of Movie Making Festival

  1. Nominated

Santa Cruz Independent Film Festival

  1. Winner - Best Actor - Joseph Sernio

Montreal Independent Film Festival

  1. Best Short Film - Nominated - Loved
  2. Best Short Thriller - Winner - Loved

Washington Film Awards

    1. Best Cinematography - Winner - Loved Troy Ruff

Rome International Movie Awards

  1. Best Thriller - Winner - Loved
  2. Best Trailer - Winner - Loved
  3. Best Poster - Winner - Loved
  4. Best Producer - Winner - Joseph Sernio, Julie Robinson
  5. Best Actor Winner - Joseph Sernio
  6. Best Actress - Winner - Debby Gerber
  7. Best Sound Design - Winner - Zack Allen / Troy Ruff
  8. Best Original Score - Winner - Isaiah Seward, Cameron Merrell

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Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - Nominee - Joseph Sernio

Best Actor & Director Awards NY

  1. Best Actor - Nominee - Joseph Sernio
  2. Best Director - Nominee - D.J. Higgins
  3. Best Actor - Winner - Joseph Sernio

Lonely Wolf international Film Festival

  1. Best Horror - Nominated - Loved
  2. Best Thriller - Nominated - Loved
  3. Best Directing - Nominated - Loved

Cannes World Film Festival

  1. Best Narrative Short - Nominated - Loved

Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - Nominated - Joseph Sernio
  2. Best Actor - Winner - Joseph Sernio

Nyack International Film Festival

  1. Best Short Feature Film - Winner - Loved

London Indie Short Festival

  1. Semi-Finalist - Nominated - Loved
  2. Winner - Best Horror - Loved

White Vulture Film Festival

  1. Best Action/Thriller - Semi-Finalist - Loved
  2. Best Action Short - Winner - Loved
  3. Best Cinematography - Winner - Loved

Washington Film Awards

  1. Best Short Film - Semi-Finalist - Loved

Cannes World Film Festival

  1. Best Short Film - Finalist - Loved

Santa Monica Film Awards

  1. Best Short Film - Semi-Finalist - Loved

Point Lookout Film Festival

  1. Best Director - Winner - DJ Higgins
  2. Best Actor - Winner - Joseph Sernio

Vesuvius International Film Festival

  1. Best Short Movie - Winner - Loved
  2. Best Short Movie - Nominated - Loved

Nashville Independent Filmmakers Festival

  1. Semi-Finalist - Nominated - Loved

Hollywood International Golden Age Festival 

  1. Semi-Finalist - Nominated - Loved
  2. Best Narrative Short - Winner - Loved

HORROR Underground Film & Screenplay Festival

  1. Best Cinematography - Winner - Troy Ruff

New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA)

  1. Best Cinematography - Winner - Troy Ruff

The Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival 

  1. Best Thriller - Nominated - Loved
  2. Best Director - Nominated - DJ Higgins
  3. Best Actor - WINNER - joseph sernio
  4. best supporting actress - nominated - debby gerber
  5. Best Cinematography - WINNER - Troy ruff
  6. Honorary Achievement in Producing - WINNER - Julie Robinson
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Athens International Film Festival

  1. Best Director - Winner - DJ Higgins

Accolade Global Film Competition
Our judges base their decisions on the quality, creativity, and technical aspects of each piece. The award appropriately reflects the endless hours you and your team have spent creating your outstanding production! Congratulations on your achievement! Link

  • Lead Actor Award of Merit - Winner - Joseph Sernio
  • Cinematography Award of Merit - Winner - Loved
  • Best Short Film Award of Merit  - Winner - Loved

Independent Shorts Awards International Film Festival 
Loved was chosen through submissions from 18 countries with total runtime of 28:37:33 , Official Selections of 44.5%, and Award Winners - from 36.1%. View the winners HERE.

  • Best Film of The Month - Nomination - Loved (Link)
  • Award of Excellence (Special Jury Mention) - Winner - Loved
  • Best Thriller Short - Winner - Loved
  • Best Male Director - Winner - DJ Higgins
  • Best Actor - Winner - Joseph Sernio

IndieX Film Festival
Loved was shortlisted from a pool of submissions from 11 countries with a total runtime of 14:14:39, and the following breakdowns: Official Selection - 40.2%, Nominations - 35.6%, Award Winners - 29.6%

  • Best Short Film - Nomination - Loved
  • Award of Excellence - Winner - Loved
  • Best Indie Short - Winner - Loved

Best Shorts Festival

  • Bet Lead Actor - Winner - Joseph Sernio

Vancouver Independent Film Festival

  • Best Lead Actor - Winner - Joseph Sernio

NYIFA (New York Independent Film Awards)

  • Best Thriller - Nominated
  • Best Thriller - Winner

Indie Shorts Festival LA

  • Best Short of the 2023 season (Special jury award) - Nominated
  • Best Short of the 2023 season - (Special Jury Award) - Winner
  • Best Thriller - Winner
  • Best Actor - Winner - Joseph Sernio
  • Best Drama - Winner

Ne Jersey Film Awards

  • Best Actress - Winner - Debby Gerber
  • Best Visual Effects - Winner - Troy Ruff
  • Best Thriller - Winner - Loved - Download

Los Angeles Film Awards

  • Best Short Film

Lensfame International Film Festival 

  1. Best Thriller - Winner - Loved
  2. Best Director - Winner - DJ Higgins
  3. Best Actor - Winner - Joseph Sernio
  4. Best Producer - Winner - Joseph Sernio
  5. Best Producer - Winner - Julie Robinson
  6. Best Producer - Winner - Troy Ruff
  7. Best Writer - Winner - DJ Higgins
  8. Best Cinematographer - Winner - Troy Ruff

"This little thriller had me more grabbed than anything I can remember since Jaws"
~ Ronald Vidor
Cinematographer, JAWS
5-Star Movie Review Loved The Movie 2023

"It's Like Breaking Bad Gone Mad!"
~ Horror Underground FF
Wildsound Festival TV
5-Star Movie Review Loved The Movie 2023

"We are giving this powerful indie spirit thriller with a Hollywood feel a 5-Star Rating!"
~ Karynne Summars
Imagemakers & Influencers Magazine
5-Star Movie Review Loved The Movie 2023

"Our most intense short film of the season! Voted most suspenseful film!"~ Northwood Film Festival
5-Star Movie Review Loved The Movie 2023