Independent Shorts Awards

Oh My Dog!

A clumsy airport worker is busy taking out the luggage from a plane. When one of the boxes falls and gets opened by accident, the worker will be startled by what he finds inside… Based on a true story!
Directed by Marco Comandini (Italy)

Cooper

“Cooper” is a story about a 15-year-old high school basketball player who never gets a fair chance to play due to the politics in the school sports. Will cooper prevail?
Written by Cleveland O. Mcleish and Bettina Horton (USA)

The Boys Room

Suraj is a city boy who comes back to visit his best friend, Sachin, to the village. But he is faced with a problem: going to the toilet out in the open.
Directed by Pearlina Malik (India)

A Bias Tape

The world inside a music box reveals the twisted narrative that replays generation after generation. Barbie and a ventriloquist puppet find themselves trapped within their socially constructed identities and narratives with little hope of escape.
Directed by Lynnette Taylor (USA)

This Just In!

A mockumentary web series about a local morning show team that truly leaves “breaking news”… well, broken!
Directed by Evan Michael Pinsonnault, Zak Johnson and Ken Gayton (USA)

Peacocking

The man has obviously taken a pick-up artist class, wearing silly hats and making negs. Does he have a shot with the woman across the bar? She doesn’t think so.
Directed by Charlie Brown (USA)

Contrition

A revenge driven woman tracks down and murders someone she believes to be a serial killer. Then all hell breaks loose.
Directed by Trent Newton (Canada)

Mite

Nevzat tries to get some weed from the dodgy neighborhood of Istanbul and faces the reality of ‘survival of the fittest.’ But is he ‘fit’ enough to keep up?
Directed by Firat Demir (Turkey)