Independent Shorts Awards

Pulled into Focus

When you meet that someone, the one person that can you didn’t know you were looking for. Before they came life just felt you were under water but didn’t even know it at the time. One person can change everything, they can pull your life back into focus.
Directed by Nathan Benham (UK)

Louie (KR.ONE) Gasparro 5POINTZ

A short documentary featuring Louie (KR.ONE) Gasparro and when his love for graffiti was rekindled at the legendary 5Pointz graffiti mecca in Long Island City, New York. Louie reminisces about what 5Pointz means to him and to the wider graffiti art world.
Directed by Eirini Alligiannis (Australia)

Detour

Growing from a young girl, who just loves drawing, to an accomplished artist striving for perfection, “Detour” explores how a tattoo artist discovered her calling in life after having faced rejection, self-doubt, and personal failure.
Directed by Nicolai Brix (Denmark)

Jeu de Scène

Self-mockery of an unknown classical composer in the 21st Century.
Directed by Joe Hoster, Edouard Lichtenauer, David Morand-Katsouli (AD), and Marc Wyler (AD) (Switzerland)

The Call of Madness

Late for school two siblings decide to take a secret route through the forest, rather than leading to the school the path leads to madness.
Directed by Xaiver Mikell (USA)

With a Side of Fries

When Clarence and his wannabe rapper/producer cousin Dante Wess collaborate on making the next big hit single, Clarence must overcome a strange addiction in order to find redemption and prove his worth.
Directed by Justin Feinman (USA)

Raggity Anns

Three women go through independent relationship struggles of their own while trying to remain true to their friendships to one another.
Directed by Rachel Neal (USA)

Horror, Sex and Hair Curlers

Today, Françoise is spying on her husband Robert, who she suspects of cheating on her. The hairdresser is right to trust her instinct… She spots Robert stepping inside a gay sex club with a young man, as handsome as he is mysterious.
Françoise is furious but she has no idea how weird and horrific this day is about to get!
Directed by Philippe Solange (France)

Canicule

On a hot summer night in Paris, Lou, 26, is throwing a party at her place. As the time goes by, she appears to be at a crossroad in her life, slowly realizing she is not personally fulfilled as she thought she was. A chapter will close that night, leaving room for a brand new start.
Directed by Leila Lamblin and Charly Destombes (France)