Independent Shorts Awards

To Almeria

Life is a journey, not a destination, and some journeys matter more than others.
Directed by Stephen Gallacher (Spain)

Transfer

A young man who knows a thing or two about cars comes to the aid of a lovely young lady in distress whose engine refuses to start up in the cold. In gratitude, she invites him to a party at her house with some friends. He’s shy and can’t quite believe such a pretty lady has invited him to spend time with her socially. Then the party gets serious.
Directed by Vibol Sungkriem (USA)

Balance

It’s a story about the soldiers who are sacrificing their lives and resist in order to the people of the city and future generations live in peace…
Directed by Barzan Rostami (Iran)

Alveus

The game of your life. If you lose, you die. If you win, you got to play again.
Directed by Shamila Lengsfeld (Germany)

Loneliness of a Woman

The Afghan worker and the wife of the homeowner are alone at home and when the husband returns home, the Afghan worker is dead…
Directed by Hossein Hojati Nejad (Iran)

Sweetheart

Three young women are tormented by a dark figure who is somehow connected to their past.
Directed by Alex Zamora (USA)

Blocked

Renee is a wildly successful author, suffering from a debilitating case of writer’s block. With a book due to her publisher in the next couple of days, she must confront and conquer the blank screen. As she attempts to complete the book, she’s visited by a muse, Elena. She offers Renee a serious lesson on friendship, love and the importance of artistic integrity.
Directed by Calvin J Walker (USA)

Villain

A high school senior comes to terms with the education system and his relationship with it.
Directed by Sam Gannuch (USA)

For Muriel

“For Muriel” is a comedy about Elaine and Helen, two ladies pushing 70, and their younger friend, Jenn, as they plot to rob a bank.
Directed by Rebecca Shapiro (USA)

Tell Me Twice

“Tell Me Twice” follows main character Nat, who unexpectedly runs into her ex at a party. This surprise meeting forces her to confront her buried feelings as she tries to rekindle the relationship.
Directed by Caitlin Stickels (USA)