Independent Shorts Awards

Emmanouel

Emmanouel is out-there. For some, he is an annoying weirdo, while for others, he is a prophet and an invisible light. With only a beer he forgets everything and, like a child, he smiles with the eyes, to remind us that life is …playing.
Directed by Eirini Polydorou (Greece)

Platonic

After a dream about a murder scene, a professor discovers a pregnant woman in her house. When she enters, details about the crime resurface.
Directed by David Leidy (USA)

Refuge

We follow to unlikely people create a relationship with few words and even fewer actions. We all are just looking for a place to call home. Our refuge.
Directed by Andrew Caviston (USA)

Four-Sided

Based upon the critically acclaimed novel, A Four-Sided Bed, by Elizabeth Searle, and starring transgender pioneer Rain Valdez, “Four-Sided” is an impressionistic romance exploring the dynamics between four lovers encircling a transgender woman’s rites of passage and her co-dependent “sister”. Each reacting differently when it comes to accepting their sexual identities and desires, unveiling uncomfortable truths.
Directed by Vittoria Colonna (USA)

Johnny Colorado

Johnny, a drug-addicted wayward deplorable, runs into the harsh realities of the workforce.
Directed by Alejandro Espinoza and Michael Benton (USA)

House Hunting

Hunters sneak inside our homes to steal our most private moments and anonymously post the video for all the world to see.
Directed by Patrick Andrew Higgins (USA)