Independent Shorts Awards

August 25

A taut thriller with an unexpected twist, “August 25” tests the bonds of love, trust, and sacrifice that we share with each other. Bonds that defy nature and reality.
Directed by Gautam Parvi (India)

Love Hurts

What happens when a woman gets pushed to the limits? Denise has taken enough abuse from her husband and now fears for her son Timmy life. So she takes matters into her own hands.
Directed by Ron Lammer (USA)

Last Call

Forgiveness comes at a price: a married couple struggles to come to terms with the recent tragic death of their six-year-old daughter. The young man responsible walks free from the court but returns home only to find his dysfunctional family adding to his mental condition.
Directed by Harrington Day (UK)

Voodoo Vanessa

“Voodoo Vanessa” is a new web-series created from the mind of Caribbean Born Sonalii Castillo. Full of dark humor and surprises, we will be taken on a fun ride with this funny and out of this world character.
Directed by Sonalii Castillo (USA)

Real Love

“Real Love” takes place in Dec 1991, one month after Magic Johnson’s HIV announcement. Breon has just found out his girlfriend has HIV, he tells his brother, and his brother reacts to the news.
Directed by Robert L Butler Jr (USA)


Danny has taken a vow of silence after breaking up with his eccentric girlfriend, Electra. Led by his best friend Virgil and a mysterious man in a park with superhero wisdom, Danny fights to overcome his depression.
Directed by Luke Rocheleau (USA)

Behind The Light: A Mashup Documentary

“Behind The Light: A Mashup Documentary” starring singer/songwriter Sarah Smith and film director Stacy Poulos. This mashup behind-the-scenes documentary is a story of two small-town women, one a Canadian pop-rock star, the other an award-winning Californian filmmaker. Armed with a crew of five, they reached international recognition and wound up sharing a first-run movie marquee with a major feature film. This is the first feature short film created with ‘selfie videos.’ Music, television and film enthusiasts will enjoy following the journey of this award-winning music video as it comes to fruition.
Directed by Stacy Poulos (USA)

Into The Light: Sarah Smith

Take an inspiring journey with Sarah Smith, best adult contemporary artist, as she belts out a heartfelt riveting performance from reflection to healing.
Directed by Stacy Poulos (USA)


A young girl gets taken into quarantine and gets more than what she bargained for.
Directed by Rosemberg Mercado (USA)