Independent Shorts Awards

The Runner

A heroin addict, and former track star, returns home to her sister’s house to begin the long difficult road to recovery.
Directed by Joel Alvarado (USA)

EZ Activist

A short comedy animation: Being an activist made easy by having all you need to be an activist in a box! EZ ACTIVIST! Media produced by the spring 2018 Graphic Arts class @ Bayview Hunters Point Center for the Arts and Technology.
Directed by Ryan Travis and Jevani Mclean (USA)


A young woman must undergo a routine medical exam with a nosy and judgmental doctor.
Directed by Norman Mackinnon (USA)

One Day in GaoYi

On the GaoYi village street, a public announcement is posted to recruit actors for government cultural activities, and the villagers watch with great interest. The announcement does not disturb the rhythm of their daily life.
Directed by Jiaxuan Xiao and Muqiu Qin (China)

Far Away

Facing the reality of their failures, victim of their incapacity, Léa and David have to take a radical decision in the hope of saving their relationship.
Directed by Nicolas Van Ruychevelt (Belgium)

Hers Truly

“Hers Truly” traces the emotional journey of a loving stepmother, Lakshmi who has to part with her 5-year-old daughter, Aditi owing to a custody battle; but instead, she decides to fight against fate.
Directed by Lakshmi Sathish (United Arab Emirates)