The 2022 edition of AFI Fest ended, winners have been announced. AFI Fest is Academy Award Qualifying with the prize Grand Jury Prize. We are listing here only the short film winners, as we usually do, so visit the news page linked above on AFI Fest website to know about all the other awards.


Grand Jury Prize – Live Action Short
Birds by Katherine Propper

Grand Jury Prize – Documentary Short
Haulout by Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev

Grand Jury Prize – Animated Short
Sierra by Sander Joon


Special Jury Mention for Ensemble Acting – Live Action Short
Yokelan, 66 by Yi Tang

Special Jury Mention for Screenwriting – Live Action Short
How To Be A Person: How To Get An Abortion by Sindha Agha

Special Jury Mention for Lead Acting – Live Action Short
An Avocado Pit (Um Caroço de Abacate) by Ary Zara

Special Jury Mention for Cinematography – Documentary Short
Kylie by Sterling Hampton

Special Jury Mention for Historical Relevance – Documentary Short
Not Even For A Moment Do Things Stand Still by Jamie Meltzer.”

Special Jury Mention for Sound Design – Hybrid Documentary and Animated Short
The Spiral by María Silvia Esteve

Special Jury Mention for Editing – Hybrid Live Action and Animated Short
It’s Raining Frogs Outside (Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol) by Maria Estela Paiso