Independent Shorts Awards

Justice By Blood

Nick Payne is not your average detective. When it comes to getting the job done he always gets his man. When he comes across a case involving a woman who is being physically abused by her husband he steps in to protect her only for her to go back putting his badge on the line. As they become closer they discover they have a lot in common. Can he convince her to leave for good before it’s too late?
Written by Kathryn L. Scurry (USA)

The Storm

When Cameron Morris returns to his hometown to search for his mother following the aftermath of a deadly storm, he struggles to reconnect with his Aunt Evelyn and his brother Ethan in light of a family estrangement. When they are brought back together, tension builds up between them and Ethan questions his motives in returning home. The stakes rise after they find their mother deceased in the woods, and Ethan keeps her last will and testament out of Cameron’s hands. As another storm front approaches, Cameron confronts Ethan about the will and is overcome with rage and strangles his brother inside the storm shelter. After the storm passes, Cameron is overcome with grief and regret when he realizes the gravity of his blind anger.
Directed by Benjamin Crane (USA)

Sweet Soul in Exile

“Sweet Soul in Exile” is an odic encapsulation of the eviction of prominent sculptor, Deborah Masters from her loft of twenty years at 475 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY.
Directed by Tyler A. Chase (USA)

In Harm’s Way

“In Harm’s Way” is a short documentary diving into the controversial murder of Rachel Hoffman while she was working as a confidential informant for the police and investigates who was at fault for her untimely death.
Directed by Jacqueline Urteaga (USA)

Filmesque

In a near steampunk future, the great film director Federico Fellini is in trouble with his camera. Totò ‘The Clown’ will help him and both will make a ‘filmesque’ trip. An art cartoon, a tribute to the cinema.
Directed by Vincenzo De Sio and Walton Zed (Italy)

Inside Of Me

An introvert by nature, Patricia was numb to the world outside of herself-except for when she was immersed in the worlds of Goya, Cassatt, and Modigliani. That is until–he arrived — “Inside of Me” is at not so romantic story about love… and the love of pain.
Directed by Lena Marie Gonzalez (USA)