Independent Shorts Awards

Hero Complex

Marlow is the new kid in school and finds it hard to be recognized, especially with popular bullies around. As we all know, the only one way to beat a villain is to become a superhero!
Directed by Mohamad AlYamani (USA)

The Crow’s Head

A young woman enters the narrow streets of an old town. There she meets a signpost with a headless crow on it and follows the direction arrow.
Directed by Pete Berger (Switzerland)

Eh girl

A mesmerizing journey through the reactment of 9 famous paintings featuring women.
Directed by Cassandre Émanuel (Canada)

The Maze

A young man lives a dream where is trapped and looks for help by going to a psychoanalyst to investigate his mind. The dreams, however, are chosen by a doctor where the people often stop by.
Directed by Franco Lucchetti and Mauro Villani (Italy)

My Dear Friend

F1 and F2 are best friends. But things start deteriorating in the friendship when F2 starts getting distracted by his bright successful future waiting for him on the horizon. In the process, F1 goes through varied emotions as F2 moves further away from him and the friendship. A dangerous emotion takes control of F1 and he starts finding ways to bring this friendship back to equilibrium. To what extent will F1 go to make this happen? Will F2 ever be his dear friend again?
Directed by Kevin Shadrach (India)

Jahan Nostra “Embrace The Rain”

The video follows its lead, Alex Manon, through moments in his life as a homeless teenager in Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn, NY). Manon, who makes his acting debut in the video, brings to life the video’s poignant subject matter.
Directed by Jamil Hannibal Wilson (USA)

Death Mask

“Death Mask” is an art-house, style music video to the music of Dowsabel’s “FLAWED LULLABY #2,” composed & performed by Chris Wells.
Directed by Josh Kaukl (USA)


A man is dead. Five women hated him. One killed him. Now, to hide the body…
Directed by Courtni Saizon (USA)


“Reaction” is the story of an innocent latchkey girl navigating the busy streets of Los Angeles, California. Traveling alone has certainly caused her to become savvy and sophisticated. However, meeting up with her best friend uncovers her trusting and childlike personality. In the end, her innocence may result in a terrible loss.
Directed by Mma-Syrai Alek (USA)


Daydreams of dancers flood the thoughts of a woman as she says goodbye.
Directed by Josiah Cuneo (USA)