Independent Shorts Awards

Divine Beauty

Short docudrama based on the Passion according to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, the Daughter of the Kingdom of the Divine Will, and the Catholic visionary Barnabas Nwoye.
Directed by Marcelle Abela (Malta)

After The Storm 2

As a multi-title pageant holder, Ava ST. Pierre learned how to achieve her best on stage with focus, vigor, poise and exquisite beauty. As a star athlete from age of eleven, Ava learned how to optimize the power of physical strength and mental endurance.
But for this gifted woman, life was rarely easy; for most of her childhood, she lived out a secret nightmare.
Directed by Ava ST. Pierre and Sheree’ Cogburn (USA)

Little Trees

Owen and Vivian feel trapped. Their parents are in a constant state of hostility towards one another and their relationship is growing worse by the day. After a vicious fight between their mother and father, Owen and Vivian chose to run away. Owen drives them to a remote location in the woods of central Pennsylvania where the siblings attempt to begin a new life without their insufferable parents.
Directed by Max Kane (USA)

The Quiet With Him

A young prostitute mother, doing all that she can to provide for her newborn, discovers a glimmer of her grand self-worth despite suffering in an elongated time of self-hatred.
Directed by Jeremy Tatara (USA)

Lungs of London: Episode 3

Xavier and Zayn continue to build on their idea of Lungs of London as reach new heights. They gain recognition for their work but still something holds them back. With all the glory they forget the one person who gave that kickstart. Kane awaits in the darkness of their mistakes.
Directed by Brandon Novis (UK)

Mr. Larraín

Sebastián Larraín is a man that hides his sociopath instincts from society, but after being affected by the attitudes of his neighbor and surroundings, his past traumas arise making his psychopathic side to start murdering.
Directed by Gonzalo Menéndez (Chile)

August 25

A taut thriller with an unexpected twist, “August 25” tests the bonds of love, trust, and sacrifice that we share with each other. Bonds that defy nature and reality.
Directed by Gautam Parvi (India)

Love Hurts

What happens when a woman gets pushed to the limits? Denise has taken enough abuse from her husband and now fears for her son Timmy life. So she takes matters into her own hands.
Directed by Ron Lammer (USA)