Yale in Hollywood Fest has concluded its 4th annual global edition and the Yale in Hollywood Fest Awards 2023 are now available for streaming online.

“We at Yale in Hollywood Fest would like to congratulate this year's award winners, as well as thank our distinguished filmmakers and dedicated jury,” says Hannah Earl, Yale In Hollywood Fest short films programmer. “This community of storytellers continues to exemplify the standard of excellence for which we strive.”

Programmer Melissa Dawn Johnson hosted the awards where Johnson presented the inaugural Career Achievement Award to producer, writer, and director Justin Noble ’07.

Programmer Hannah Ruth Earl presented the second Visionary of the Year Award to writer and director Cory Finley.

Head Juror of Comedy and Dramatic Short Films Robinne Lee presented Best Comedic Short Film to “The Strawberry Jam” by Laura Lionetta, Best Dramatic Short Film to “Lemon Shark” by Kate Nowllin, and Special Jury Prize to “Victor vs. the Metaverse” by Dellah Napier and Lucy Powers.

Head Juror of Documentary and Experimental Forum Elizabeth Greer presented Best Documentary Short Film to “Aka Deadlee” by Yuchen Fang and Quentin Lee, and Best Experimental Short Film to “Fragments” by Alexandra Délano Alonso and Daniela Alatorre Benard.

Johnson concluded the event by announcing 2024’s dates for Yale in Hollywood Fest from December 6-7, 2024 with a developing venue sponsorship from The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Related: Yale in Hollywood Fest announces full lineup for its fourth annual global virtual film festival

Founded and headed by Kevin Winston, Yale in Hollywood is a volunteer-run organization based in Los Angeles that connects Yale students and alumni to the entertainment industry. Yale in Hollywood’s Social Chair Quentin Lee is the festival director for Yale in Hollywood Fest 2022. Hannah Ruth Earl and Melissa Johnson are short films and features programmers respectively.


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