At its Palm Springs premiere at the 2019 Annual Queen Palm International Film Festival and Awards Show, ‘The Critic’ took home the Grand Jury Prize ‘Couronne d’Or’ as well as the Best of Fest ‘Queen Supreme’ Award for Best Short ‒ First-Time Filmmaker (Stella Velon)
In addition to becoming the "Festival Standout"' Royal Gem Diamond winner, 'The Critic' took home 7 other awards including two Gold awards for Best Short First-Time Filmmaker and Best Actress (Stella Velon).
‘The Critic’ joins the ranks of internationally acclaimed productions such as the Oscar-winning short film ‘Mr. Hublot’ (by Laurent Witz), and ‘Vinylmation: A Love Story’ (Disney Interactive), among others. The three categories for which the film was considered and won (all 3) are:
Short Film, Actress in a Leading Role (Stella Velon) & Women Filmmakers (Stella Velon)