Grand Jury Prize & Best First-Time Filmmaker

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)

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Stella Velon

Stella Velon


"Stella Velon's The Critic was named best short." ‒ The Hollywood Reporter

At an awards ceremony held at the historic Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, The Critic was named Best Short Film at the 13th Method Fest Independent Film Festival.

'The Critic' Is a Festival Standout at the Queen Palm International Film Festival

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).

Winner 3 Awards of Excellence | Best Shorts Competition

‘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)

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