Independent Shorts Awards

Lion

An isolated chalet in a snowy forest… A man blinded by alcohol… A woman unable to rebel… And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark… The silent night is broken with cries… the start of a terrible nightmare!
Directed by Davide Melini (UK)

Scouting for Light

Joël Dogué, 60 years old, member of Électriciens Sans Frontières, goes alone for the first time in an emergency mission in Haïti. In this portrait, we overcome the obstacles with him and discover the solutions designed by this handy-man who gives light to those who just got out of the darkness.
Directed by Coline Morand (France)

Illusion

This young man is beset by weird fancies, sometimes masked men come into his view, white, green and… masks. Who are they and what they want from him?
Directed by Mohammad Farahani (Iran)

Once Upon a Time: The Savannah

Masai Mara – Kenya. The sun rises and ignites the Savannah. A new day begins for all the animals who live in this habitat. The film invites you to follow a few of them over the course of the day.
Directed by Robert Henno (Belgium)

The Journey

A short film about one of the biggest problems today – modern day slavery and silent trades of Asia.
Directed by Jegen John Peter (Malaysia)

Sceptre

Stan put an end to crime in order to renew his relationship with his mother and to get closer with his little brother.
Directed by Rouben Manika (France)

Relivation

In 2025 deceased Hélène Toujours finds herself renewed and alive at the doorstep of her relatives due to modern science. But how happy is everybody with her return?
Directed by Wouter Springer and Wim Bax (Netherlands)

RevelationZ

Older Brother is early-released from prison after 50 years. Younger Brother seeks him out for closure. Two brothers, one secret.
Directed by Lawrence Whitener (USA)

Inner Thoughts

For a brief moment, take a glimpse inside the minds of four people as the viewer experiences what they are really thinking versus what happens in their daily lives.
Directed by Ember Crowley (USA)