Independent Shorts Awards

True Center

The road to recovery is an ‘…intricate, sacred journey.’ Follow Meaghan on her journey as she turns her trials into triumphs, and begins to live her life through inspirations, art & affirmations.
Directed by Ashley Karp (USA)

The Valley

In an unknown ancient era, on an imaginary land, two opposite armies on conquest come up against each other. But there is a deep valley separating them.
Directed by Can Erkan and Salih Toprak (Turkey)

Indebted

Claus, an aging world-renowned performer, is now performing for limited audiences with Anna, his assistant and lover. While struggling to stay relevant, he is performing the underground circuit with Dell, a young up and coming puppeteer. However, unlike his act, Claus may find that he is not in full control over his future, based on the deals he has made in the past, and the intentions fellow performers have for the future.
Directed by Jerry Kellie (USA)

Living

An award-winning drama about an Angel’s descent from Heaven to Brooklyn looking too clear the air, bridging a Gap fining common ground addressing an important key of life between Law Enforcement and Minorities…
Directed by Marcellus Cox (USA)

Blue Diamonds

A group of friends dealing with erectile dysfunction decides to resort back to their thieving ways to solve their problem and make some extra money in the process.
Directed by Patrick House (USA)

Long Time

A young boy dreams of doing gymnastics but does not dare to take action. Therefore, he chooses to camouflage himself to spy on the gymnasts more closely.
Directed by Cassandre Émanuel (Canada)

Repentance

A woman who has been beaten and abused by her husband kills him and spends her final day of freedom making peace with her friends.
Directed by Jack Welch (Australia)

Kate Allen Is Getting a Life

Kate Allen (20s) is an aspiring young novelist who’s failing in all aspects of her life. Her novel, ‘Death Metropolitan Style’, has been rejected by a series of publishing companies. Sharing an apartment with her gay roommate Joe (20s), Kate can barely pay her rent which has just been raised – again. Kate seeks help from her wealthy parents, Harold and Lily Allen (50s), who insist that it’s time for Kate to take charge of her life.
Directed by Linda Stuart (USA)

How We Roll: The Last Milers

‘Last mile’ has been used to describe the difficulty in getting people from transportation hubs like railway stations, bus depots, and ferry slips, to their final destination. Three colorful Bostonians offer their solutions to the ‘last mile’ commuter challenge. Employing spirited footage, stimulating interviews and person-on-the-street reactions, they spur us to rethink urban transportation. They examine pros, cons and the possible future of using their favorite vehicles. They explore the benefits and consequences of urban growth and increasing traffic. The film encourages audiences to think about how they can make their cities and towns a better place.
While pondering alternative modes of transport on the horizon, viewers may ask: Are these ‘last milers’ insightful visionaries, wicked agitators or exciting daredevils?
“How We Roll: The Last Milers” is a film with consciousness and meaning, in an enjoyable package.
Directed by Maryanne Galvin (USA)