Independent Shorts Awards


This young man is beset by weird fancies, sometimes masked men come into his view, white, green and… masks. Who are they and what they want from him?
Directed by Mohammad Farahani (Iran)

Once Upon a Time: The Savannah

Masai Mara – Kenya. The sun rises and ignites the Savannah. A new day begins for all the animals who live in this habitat. The film invites you to follow a few of them over the course of the day.
Directed by Robert Henno (Belgium)

The Journey

A short film about one of the biggest problems today – modern day slavery and silent trades of Asia.
Directed by Jegen John Peter (Malaysia)


Stan put an end to crime in order to renew his relationship with his mother and to get closer with his little brother.
Directed by Rouben Manika (France)


In 2025 deceased Hélène Toujours finds herself renewed and alive at the doorstep of her relatives due to modern science. But how happy is everybody with her return?
Directed by Wouter Springer and Wim Bax (Netherlands)


Older Brother is early-released from prison after 50 years. Younger Brother seeks him out for closure. Two brothers, one secret.
Directed by Lawrence Whitener (USA)

Inner Thoughts

For a brief moment, take a glimpse inside the minds of four people as the viewer experiences what they are really thinking versus what happens in their daily lives.
Directed by Ember Crowley (USA)

A Very Merry Unbirthday

In a world filled with sad and suicidal fairy tale characters, Cindy, a female assassin wearing just one shoe, reluctantly looks for her last target, while encountering a variety of weird and unusual personages before she finally have a terrifying face to face encounter with the target.
Directed by Kiyanoush Jahaandideh (USA)

The Nurses of Blackchapel

A woman has been confined to a mental institution. She pretends to have extrasensory perceptions and the power to cause people’s deaths by accident or suicide, merely by playing with figurines, and she can’t get rid of that power whatever she does.
Directed by Richard Paraiso (Germany)