Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni has won a prestigious AWARD OF EXCELLENCE at BEST SHORTS COMPETITION, in the category of ACTRESS: LEADING, for her fiercely courageous and emotionally wrenching portrait of Lady Macbeth in the highly anticipated short film LADY M 5.1

The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mariano Baino (DARK WATERS, CARUNCULA, NEVER EVER AFTER) is a screen adaptation of Lady Macbeth's soliloquy from Shakespeare's play MACBETH, Act 5, Scene 1.

“I am so grateful to have won this award,” Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni says, “and I could not have done it without the magnificent support of our small but hard-working and dedicated production team. Director Mariano Baino allowed me to explore, and truly experience, every single emotion. I felt I was able to take my time to really live the character.”

When asked about working with his leading lady, Baino declares: “Coralina’s keen intuition and freedom of expression, along with an awe-inspiring childlike innocence, are enmeshed with extreme discipline, professionalism, as well as unrivaled work ethic and boundless energy!”

BEST SHORTS COMPETITION recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about Best Shorts and a list of recent winners can be found at BEST SHORTS COMPETITION.

In winning a Best Shorts Award, LADY M 5.1 joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award, including The Weinstein Company for Market Hours, Disney Interactive for Vinylmation: A Love Story and Laurent Witz's Oscar winning production Mr. Hublot. Rick Prickett, who chairs The Best Shorts Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “Best Shorts is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies as well as remarkable new talent. The Best Shorts Competition helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of Best Shorts is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”