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2021 Lee Strasberg Film Festival

The Lee Strasberg Film Festival is an initiative set up by The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute to encourage students to create and showcase their self-produced films. On March 19, 2021, LSTFI hosted its 4th annual festival live on Zoom. This year featured an incredible lineup of 22 short films. Keep reading below to find the nominees and winners!

Best Supporting Actor

Julian Kingston, Therapy

Giovanni Marine, Therapy

Massimiliano Bruno, Bailabamba

Giacomo Coen, Bailabamba WINNER

Marius Bizau, Bailabamba

Best Supporting Actress

Silvia Morigi, Bailabamba – WINNER

Melissa Sarai, Therapy

Jesse Gallagher, Bad News

Tanja Blume, Criminal Eyes

Davini Malcolm, Two of Swords

Best Director

Yuval Barbi, Out of Milk

Andrea Walts, Bailabamba

Miles Lobo, The Negotiator WINNER

Amit Barnathan, 0.6 Ft. Apart

Paige Susan Anderson, Easy Beethoven

Best Screenplay

Out of Milk, Yuval Barbi WINNER

Grandma’s House, Eduardo Olmos and Dante Jiaya Liu

Easy Beethoven, Paige Susan Anderson

The Negotiator, Miles Lobo

Bad News, Nick Coleman and Nick Schultz

Best Actor

Eduardo Olmos, Grandma’s House

Miles Lobo, The Negotiator

Amit Barnathan, 0.6 Ft. Apart

Nick Coleman, Bad News WINNER

Michael Donato, Easy Beethoven

Best Actress

Leila Rusciani, Bailabamba WINNER

Yuval Barbi, Out of Milk

Xavi Ocean, 0.6 Ft. Apart

Paige Susan Anderson, Easy Beethoven

Miranda Kang, Thank you for Coming: Merci D’Etre Venue

Best of Fest

Out of Milk, Yuval Barbi

The Negotiator, Miles Lobo

Easy Beethoven, Paige Susan Anderson

Bad News, Nick Coleman

Bailabamba, Leila Rusciani WINNER

Winter HolidayClosed until January 3

The Lee Strasberg Institute will be closed until January 3, 2022. Have a wonderful Winter Holiday!