Award Winners of August 2021

Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of August 2021. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions from 31 countries with a total runtime of 49:06:01.

This is the final outcome:

Official Selection – 41,3%

Award Winners – 31,2%

The full lists of awards winners and finalists are available in the following sections:







All awards (from Platinum to Honorable Mentions) can be added to IMDb. All selected projects receive a laurel and custom certificate of achievement.

Some of the award-winning films will be screened at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA, and their crews invited to attend and participate in a public Q&A (*). All of the award-winning projects are now in the pool from which it will be chosen the nominees for the annual awards.

The shortlist for the annual awards is based on the group of award winners of the 12 monthly qualifying seasons from the annual cycle May 2021-April 2022. All nominated projects will be screened at the Independent Shorts Awards 2022 Hollywood Annual Awards event in August, held also at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. The nominations will be announced in June 2022.

(*) Important note on COVID-19: Although currently postponed, but about to be resumed, all of the Independent Shorts Awards live screenings and Q&As will be rescheduled for the first safe opportunity, merged in extended events. Until then, Independent Shorts Awards has optional streaming opportunities for those who want to join via ISA TV channel.

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