Mark Solter is an American cinematographer, director, screenwriter working in feature, commercial, and branded content. Mark has collaborated on a number of autonomous films worldwide, including The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder, Tin Matchbox Empty, Twins And Wives, Mangrove, 45rpm, and Everyone Writes Memoir. An mca-i silver reel and multiple film festival award winner, he is currently developing several scripted properties including A Pen for the Blind in the Knife Drawer, Gentleman Crook, Or Current Resident, and Total State Machine.
Official Selection
Fear Abides, Nightly Glistens
International Sound & Film Music Festival
Samobor
2022
Nominated: Best Cinematography
Fear Abides, Nightly Glistens
Liverpool Underground Film Festival
Liverpool
2022
Winner: Best Sound Design
Fear Abides, Nightly Glistens
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2022
Winner: Best Original Screenplay of a Short Film
Fear Abides, Nightly Glistens
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2022
Winner: Best Editing of a Short Film
Fear Abides, Nightly Glistens
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2022
Nominated: Best Director of a Short Film
Fear Abides, Nightly Glistens
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2022
Nominated: Best Lead Actor in a Short Film
Fear Abides, Nightly Glistens
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2022
Winner: Best Sound Design
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
South Europe International Film Festival
Valencia
2020
Nominated: Best Editing Of A Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
South Europe International Film Festival
Valencia
2020
Nominated: Best Cinematography In A Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
South Europe International Film Festival
Valencia
2020
Nominated: Best Lead Actor In A Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
South Europe International Film Festival
Valencia
2020
Nominated : Best Director Of A Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
South Europe International Film Festival
Valencia
2020
Winner: Best Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
South Europe International Film Festival
Valencia
2020
Winner: Best Sound Design
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2020
Nominated: Best Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2020
Nominated: Best Editing of a Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2020
Nominated: Best Lead Actor in a Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
North Europe International Film Festival
London
2020
Nominated: Best Indie Short
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Los Angeles Film Awards Annual Awards 2019
Los Angeles
2019
Winner: Best Sound Design
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
East Europe International Film Festival
Warsaw
2019
Nominated: Best Original Screenplay Of A Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
East Europe International Film Festival
Warsaw
2019
Nominated: Best Editing Of A Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
East Europe International Film Festival
Warsaw
2019
Nominated: Best Director Of A Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
East Europe International Film Festival
Warsaw
2019
Nominated: Best Cinematography In A Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
East Europe International Film Festival
Warsaw
2019
Nominated: Best Lead Actor In A Short Film (Jeffrey Gane)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
East Europe International Film Festival
Warsaw
2019
Official Selection
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
BLOW-UP International Arthouse FILM FEST Chicago
Chicago
2019
Winner: Best Sound Design Short 2019
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Marina del Rey Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Semi-Finalist
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
World of Film International Festival Glasgow
Glasgow
2019
Semi-Finalist
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
JellyFEST
Los Angeles
2019
Winner: Best Sound Design
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
West Europe International Film Festival
Brussels
2019
Winner: Best Cinematography in a Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
West Europe International Film Festival
Brussels
2019
Nominated: Best Original Screenplay Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
West Europe International Film Festival
Brussles
2019
Nominated: Best Lead Actor Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
West Europe International Film Festival
Brussels
2019
Nominated: Best Director Short Film
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
West Europe International Film Festival
Brussels
2019
Winner - Best Cinematography short film (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Silicon Beach Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
London International Motion Picture Awards
London
2019
BRONZE WINNER Best Short Film - Mystery / Thriller
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs
2019
Nominated: Best Music - short film (Norman Skipp)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs
2019
Award of Excellence Winner
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Global Shorts
Los Angeles
2019
Nominated: Best Cinematography - short film (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs
2019
Nominated: Best Film of the Month - March 2019
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Silver Award Winner - Best Director (Male) (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Gold Award Winner - Best Indie Short (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Platinum Award Winner - Best Original Score (Norm Skipp)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Platinum Award Winner - Best Cinematography (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Platinum Award Winner - Best Mystery Film (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Winner - Best Mystery Film (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
New York Film Awards
New York
2019
Winner - Best Actor In An Indie Film (Jeffrey Gane)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Winner - Best Mystery Film (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Top Shorts Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Winner - Best Indie Film (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Los Angeles Film Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Nominated - Best Sound Editing (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Indie Short Fest LAIFF
Los Angeles
2019
Nominated - Best Sound Mixing (Bret Mazur)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Indie Short Fest LAIFF
Los Angeles
2019
Nominated - Best Drama Short
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Indie Short Fest LAIFF
Los Angeles
2019
Nominated - Best Short (Overall)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Indie Short Fest LAIFF
Los Angeles
2019
Winner - Best Original Score (Norm Skipp)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Indie Short Fest LAIFF
Los Angeles
2019
Winner - Best Cinematography (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Indie Short Fest LAIFF
Los Angeles
2019
Winner - Best Mystery Short (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Indie Short Fest LAIFF
Los Angeles
2019
Finalist
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Eurasia International
Moscow
2019
Winner - Best Mystery Short (Mark Solter)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Olympus Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Winner - Best Sound Design (short)
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Golden State Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
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