Independent Shorts Awards

The Guitar

All homeless people have a past and a young boy learns this when he crosses paths with a heroin-addicted rocker with the prized guitar that the boy hopes to gift to his father.
Directed by Michael Boston (USA)

Perihelion: Örvény

Perihelion and director Norbert Porkoláb conjured up a new world in “Örvény”, the band’s brand new video.
Directed by Norbert Porkoláb (Hungary)

Ten Years Out

When the ultimate tragedy happens to Summers Moore and her family, she turns to art and the outdoors to turn grief into hope. Summers creates an amazing community along with her journey of grieving.
Directed by Meredith McKee (USA)

Glass

What was once the “American Dream” for Frank and his wife Nadine, has transitioned into a world that he no longer recognizes and refuses to accept. Frank has dedicated his life to hard work and the respect of his family and friends, and at a family dinner, sparks fly as he clashes with his children and their significant others.
Diversity and a profound sense of loss begin to expose cracks in the walls of Frank’s world. Hope is shattered and reborn with GLASS.
Directed by Brionne Davis (USA)

Future Hall of Famers

After a botched attempt to save the city the Future Hall of Famers have to answer to the Department of Homeland Security as to what happened, but no one can agree on who is to blame.
Directed by Cristian Duran (USA)

The Masked Flowers

A family of flowers becomes segregated from one another after a goblin casts a spell on their land. After realizing the grass is not greener on the other side, one flower proves that it truly wants to be itself. What will happen when this flower refuses to live the norm?
DIrected by Natalie Crema (Canada)

Fool-ish

Jared thinks he’s surprising his girlfriend with a gift, but he ends up the one with a surprise, his girlfriend also has a girlfriend!
Directed by Ethan Crenshaw (USA)

Dawn

An unexpected phone call breaks an old man ‘s quiet life.
Directed by Sharareh Aris (Iran)

The Projectionist

Movie Projectionist who is a frustrated actor sees himself in classic films. He eventually gets his wish and ends up in film, “Twilight Zone” style.
Directed by Greg Pursino (USA)

The Perfect Fit

A determined young actress gets the opportunity to audition for the role that her mother originated on Broadway. When tensions arise between the two, the girl must decide whether to play by her mother’s rules or her own.
Directed by Emory Parker (USA)