It is hard not to be impressed with “El Perdón (Forgiveness)”, the debut short film of Spanish Paola García-Sanjuán Machado. Awarded Platinum Best First Time Director and Gold Best Drama Short and Best Acting Duo (Victor Sevilla and Lola Marcelli) in July season of ISA.
Awarded Platinum Best Film Noir Short and Best Crime Short, “Monster City” is an incredibly fast-paced film shooted in Beijing. A brilliant example of the new independent Chinese film production coming from the hands of a film student.
Chinese film director Jiage Tong brought us “Seventy”, awarded by ISA in July season, Best Director (Female), Best Student Director and Best Student Short. A brilliant film set in a remote Chinese village, about an old single man who plans to hold a funeral for himself.
We are so honored to have for the first time at Independent Shorts Awards films from Austria, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Peru, Thailand, and Vietnam. And a new record-breaking of the number of countries.
Welcome aboard and best of luck to all!
ISA award-winning film director Jean-Luc Julien statement ISA award-winning film director Jean-Luc Julien statement on his Bronze Award for Best Comedy Short and Honorable Mention for Best Microfilm for “Courage”.
In Independent Shorts Awards, “The Eve” was recognized with 8 awards, to add to the total of 227 conquered so far. A remarkable tour in the film-festival international circuit for the debut work of Italian filmmaker Luca Machnich, who is preparing now his first feature horror film.
Dowon Kook, from South Korea, brought us “Ouroboros”, a unique cinematic experience awarded by ISA Gold Best Women Short, Gold Best Experimental Short and Bronze Best Director (Female). A short film absolutely mandatory.
ISA award-winning Amanda Abicalaffe statement and interview on her awards for Best Women Short and Best Student Director for “Feet on Fire”.
David Leidy introduced to ISA “Faded Love”, a disturbing and visually powerful short film about a toxic, sickly psychosexual game. An irreverent and unconventional work recognized with 6 awards.
Awarded by ISA, in July season, Silver Best Acting Duo and Silver Best Actress, “Liberal Jews” is a challenging 45-page script short film based essentially in an acting performance of high caliber. Learn more with the director Aaron J. Balk.