Independent Shorts Awards

Moving On

A man must choose to stay faithful to his marriage vows or move on with the new woman he’s in love with.
Directed by Michael Lewis (USA)

One O’clock

A young man happily moved into his new apartment. For the first few months, things appeared normal. After a while, strange things start to happen; shower mysteriously turns on, sounds of someone cleaning the dishes and footsteps walking down the hallway. And at every one o’clock he hears a girl humming to the beat of a song.
Directed by Vibol S. Sungkriem (USA)

The City I See

When I walk in Tehran, the things I see are quite normal for me. It has become so commonplace that I do not really see anything. But when I am shooting pictures of parts of the city with a broken video camera, and then seeing these pictures, I encounter a new city. I’m gazing at these crash-images of the city and creating a new city in my mind.
Directed by Sina Khanahmadi (Iran)

The Concourse

When an overworked, high-strung airline pilot is stranded at an airport, he is forced to spend the night with the only other traveler around, a free-spirited young man bent on showing the pilot how to live a little. But when the two new friends try to part ways the next morning, they are brought back together for a shocking revelation.
Directed by Jonathon Kane (USA)

Author A Parody

A high school teacher, recently laid off, unintentionally finds new life and fame as a steamy adult novelist with hilarious consequences.
Directed by Kailin Gow (USA)

Actor Reel

Charlie, a night shift security guard, finds himself working in an abandoned old church alone.
Directed by Vibol S. Sungkriem (USA)

Good Business Sense

A businessman proposes to his girlfriend in a private dining room at a fancy restaurant. He uses a business presentation, of course, which upsets her. Luckily a sympathetic waiter is at the ready to make sure things don’t veer too far off course.
Directed by Emmett Loverde (USA)


A man tangled in the violent criminal world of bare-knuckle fighting pursues a misguided attempt at redemption.
Directed by Laura Groombridge (Australia)

Nobody Dies Here

Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.
Directed by Simon Panay (France)

Hoody Man

Sometimes the one preventing you from moving forward is yourself.
Directed by Philip Rachid (United Arab Emirates)