Independent Shorts Awards

The 4th Floor

Having lost his mother, a young man changed his house on a psychiatrist’s advice and with the help of his friends. After a while, he found that his neighbors were a mother and son whose name is the same as his. He heard the neighbor lady’s voice talking to his son and couldn’t put up with this situation at first but, then, he decided to role play and respond to her. The friends of the young man started to get worried about him on seeing his behaviors.
Directed by Pedram Ganji (Iran)


There was the last day of the action movie shooting. The film crew is set to finish the last scene with a trick and go home. Suddenly it was found out that stuntman refuses to perform the trick – jump through fire.
Directed by Mariya Yevtushenko (Ukraine)


8 or infinity? Life or love? What should you choose?
Directed by Andrew Vandaele (Netherlands)

Super Cut Free Way

“Super Cut Free Way” is a silent film made with an iPhone 5c and a combination of several creative video apps. It’s ethical and political aim is to think about a new kind of digital primitivism in cinema where technological determinations and limitations are faced as an expansion of imaginative possibilities. The flux of images, made during a two year period, follows a free poetic order documenting the medium’s experimental specificity.
Directed by Vasco Diogo (Portugal)

Pillow Talk

“Pillow Talk” is a web series about the quirks of monogamy and the complexities of human intimacy.
Created by Ezra Ani and Micah Smith (Israel)

Non-Hitchcockian​ Bathroom

This film is a conceptional conversion of  Hitchcock’s film. In fact, this is not Hitchcock’s film anymore. The audience face with a new experience of the bathroom sequence of “Psycho” with a new reading. The scene has been “de-horrified” by means of slow-motion technique and expanding the pictures during 15 minutes. It also makes new concepts of communication.
Directed by Saeed Nejati (Iran)


A skiers reflection from a melting reality. We follow Bodhis monologue towards enlightenment between the cityscapes and grand mountains. When finally coming to the conclusion that what is needed is an open mind, a belief and understanding in more than the actual.
Directed by Victor Dunerman Daggberg (Sweden)

Sleigh My Name

Written entirely in rhyme like a Christmas carol and played for laughs and entertainment, “Sleigh My Name” is a comic mash-up between a Christmas movie and “Breaking Bad”, full of inventive ideas and irreverent humor. But not exactly fun for the whole family, younger views be warned.
Directed by David Ince (UK)


In this comedy, Tyler is overwhelmed by the pressure of his hypochondriac mother with the desire for him to find a girlfriend and have a baby. He goes out on a mission to find a relationship at a speed dating event but an unlikely person may be the prize.
Directed by Ty Cooper (USA)

Dawg Gone Day

A socially-awkward, self-professed gamer/geek, sets off for some serious r&r in nature – by booking a scenic, hilltop Airbnb. But his plans for fun in the sun quickly head south… after one of the homeowner’s uber pampered poodles goes missing.
Written by Jean Buschmann (USA)