Independent Shorts Awards

Review of “Futureworld”

The story of ISA award-winning “Futureworld” is definitely what makes this short film extraordinary and intelligent, but another significant strength of this movie is the animation itself.

Sharecrop: Delta Cotton

“Sharecrop: Delta Cotton” features stories from the life of Sylvester Hoover, who was born into a cotton sharecropping family in the Mississippi Delta in 1957. Hoover recounts his family’s struggles to access education and voting rights. He also paints a vivid picture of daily life and the unrelenting toil of even the young children on cotton plantations.

The Last Great American Web Series (episodes 2-4)

This new American satirical comedy features sex, murder, recycling, and heartbreak in a small seaside town— all the while taking you on a nostalgic, genre-bending journey through the tv shows you know and are embarrassed to love.
Directed by Morgan Gould and Nate Trinrud (USA)

The Debator

A socially awkward college freshman is determined to win the most important debate competition of his life.
Written by Sophie Wang (Canada)

Swingline

On the verge of graduating college, an ambitious pre-med student is verklempt after a friend commits suicide and his plans for post-graduation fall apart. He deals with it the only way he knows how, to destroy the life of his notoriously difficult professor and seek solace from his friends.
Directed by Alexa Tariff (USA)

Blown Away (Enchufados)

What would you do to get a job? The staff at Blown Away take their work very seriously. Yet, if there’s a promotion, things can be dangerous…
Directed by Sadie Duarte (Spain)

Last days to submit your project

This has been a wonderful season with powerful award-winning projects and amazing newcomers. Also with projects from countries for the first time represented in ISA competition as Andorra, Chile, and Malta.

Oh My God

Hugo, the worst god in a “God Company” gets a case from Ron that he wants to be killed by the one he hates most.
Directed by Yyuqing Zhang (USA)

Stop / Eject / Rewind

An off-kilter young man constructs a time machine to impress his female coworker with the intention of taking her to the future.
Directed by Elliott de Neve (USA)