KITS Film Awards

The beauty of Paramount Pictures Studios hosting the 2023 KITS Film Awards created a magical ambiance that celebrates the artistry, accomplishment and creativity of our young filmmakers.

Prepare for an unforgettable evening as we roll out the red carpet to celebrate the brightest youth and young adult filmmakers in Los Angeles at the KITS Film Awards!

Witness the glamour, the talent, and the magic of storytelling brought to life on the silver screen as we premiere screenings of KITS National Short Screenplay Competition & Script-to-Screen short films.

We recognize excellence in filmmaking and advocacy through the Jordan Award, the Gary Burrell Humanitarian Award, as well as KITS Film Awards in the following categories:

  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Ensemble Cast
  • Best Actor
  • Best Film

And the KITS FILM AWARD goes to..........

Wendy Raquel Robinson

Host

Senator Caroline Menjivar

Gary Burrell Humanitarian Award

Randal Wells

Jordan Award

Tajh Bellow

Presenter

Ty Burrell

Presenter

Christine Devine

Presenter

Mike Estime

Presenter

Zach King

Presenter

Reneé Lawless

Presenter

Bishop Moore

Presenter

James Pickens, Jr.

Presenter

Avery Pohl

Presenter

Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Presenter

Kara Saun

Presenter

Robin Winston

Presenter

Serenity R.

Best Supporting Actor, Ages
12-17, “Mind Games”

Sci P.

Best Supporting Actor, Ages
18-24, “Unconditional”

“In This House”

Best Ensemble Cast,                Ages 12-17

“Unconditional”

Best Ensemble Cast,                Ages 18-24

“In This House”

Best Screenplay, Ages 12-17

“Unconditional”

Best Screenplay, Ages 18-24

Dereon D.

Best Actor, Ages 12-17, “In
This House”

London J.

Best Actor, Ages 18-24,
“Unconditional”

“In This House”

Best Film, Ages 12-17

“Unconditional”

Best Film, Ages 18-24

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Ty Burrell, Wendy Raquel Robinson
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Robin Winston, NBC4, Today in LA, Traffic Anchor, News Anchor, Best Film, Presenter
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The Winners

In This House
Speak, KITS National Short Screenplay Competition
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at Paramount Pictures Studios

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DJ Soraya Bleu
Biscuit Filmworks, Wieden + Kennedy, Script-to-Screen, commercial, Golden Ticket
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KITS Sponsors