Independent Shorts Awards

Yo Houdini!

Houdini escapes death, from his so-called burial 90+ years earlier and seeks his revenge.
Directed by Adam Steinfeld (USA)

The Interview

Where does true happiness come from? Your lover? Your material wealth? People’s Validation? What is the true value of your life? A man walks into an unconventional interview which may change his life.
Directed by Sidartha Murjani (Canada)

The Uppermost

A nun arrives at an old abbey where a mysterious death has taken place the week before. As she spends more time on the grounds, it becomes apparent that there is a dark past to this place which is much more than she can handle…
Directed by David Law and Aaron Little (USA)

The Crossing

In a world within worlds, Karel tries to find his way back to her. Together with Albert, for years the two have been working on their project “Forever”. And finally, they proved that time and consciousness consists of matter. If they can work the machine, Karel will not only be able to move through time but also through memories. And that’s how he finds her.
Directed by Jaak Erasmus (South Africa)

Magic H8 Ball

Burned by a cheating boyfriend (and some mild chlamydia) a heartbroken pushover turns to a mysterious Magic 8 Ball for the answers. But as he starts giving into his impulses, he risks his hurt turning into hate — and losing all control.
Directed by Dan Hass (USA)


Mort, tasked with moving people to the next life, longs for love and relationship, and with the aid of a simple waltz, he finds it in the unlikeliest of troubled souls.
Directed by Kianna Bliven (USA)

The Inuring

A bullied teenage girl finally confronts her sister to drag their fractured past out into the light.
Directed by James Hughes (UK)

The 12th Man

The Champions’ League final is being played by two Turkish teams in Istanbul. The fans start clashing and a civil war breaks loose. In the meantime, a family is on their way to Istanbul from a wedding. They enter a resting stop to eat and there they find out about the civil war. They have to take shelter at the resting stop.
Directed by Akın Ay (Turkey)