Independent Shorts Awards


In the vein of “Black Mirror” and “The Twilight Zone”, this short film pulled from a collection of anthology stories tackles a heartbroken woman who orders a lifelike android so she can have one last moment with the man she loves. Will she finally find the closure she has been looking for or will a major malfunction change her life forever?
Directed by Chris Vanderhorst (USA)


Two girls make decisions that change the lives of their audience forever.
Directed by Israel Ekanem (Canada)

Tale Of A Man Who Whispered To Flowers

Brian, owner of Brian’s Flowers is a pillar of his community. He is friendly, jovial, great at his job and he loves flowers. Beneath it all, he holds a sinister secret.
Directed by Israel Ekanem and Monica G. Bell (Canada)

Words Left Unsaid

A woman imagines a conversation hinting at marriage that she wishes would have happened before her boyfriend was shipped off to war.
Directed by Jonathan Marshall Thompson (USA)

Stalk His Ass

“Stalk His Ass” is Chapter 2 of a 3-part short film (web) series titled, “Camille: My Life In Chapters”. In the film, a young woman seeks divine intervention as a last resort when she can’t resolve the conflict between her head and heart when it comes to her new relationship.
Directed by Shauntay Cherry (USA)

A.E Wells: A Man and His Park

A young man from Wisconsin fought through tragedy and War to help build a community, in Nebraska. Using his vast wealth and love of his brother to create one of the greatest parks in the history of the state.
Directed by Donald Dodge (USA)

Monster City

This independent crime short film is made by a Taiwanese student who studies in the Director Department of Beijing Film Academy. This film describes that Zhang Bing, a college student of journalism, got a video of a crime by chance, and during the investigation, he gradually found his deepest desires.
Directed by Lo-Tien Li (China)


Embarrassed by her un-American look, Fen betrays her younger sister on their first day at church, fueling an unprecedented outburst since their immigration.
Directed by Feng I Roan (USA)

Bad Sex Face by The Tim Lancaster Conspiracy

“Bad Sex Face” is the third single off of Tim Lancaster’s album ‘The Tim Lancaster Conspiracy.’ “Bad Sex Face” sets one foot in the world of goth and the other in the underworld of industrial. As the song clanks forward, driven by a heavy robotic drum and cutting guitar, Lancaster issues cold, distant imperatives. Gary Numan would be proud. In the video, we visit the kind of after-hours club that the Wachowskis dream about. Speaking to Punknews about the tune, Lancaster said, “‘Bad Sex Face’ has a dark, dream-like feel to it and I knew the video would require something really special to capture this concept. I wanted something stunning and memorable. Director Giovanni Martins took my simple idea and created a gorgeous and striking work of art. It’s hard to imagine the song without this video now. This is probably the ultimate compliment a musician can give a director.”
Directed by Giovanni Martins (USA)


A career-focused pilot and his very proper mother embark on what may be their last road trip.
Directed by John Bruner (USA)