Independent Shorts Awards


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)

Secrets, Dreams, Faith and Wonder

“Secrets, Dreams, Faith and Wonder” is a multi-award-winning non-narrative “visual music” film; its five movements (the short-subject contains one section from each movement) use computer animation, painted film, and photographic sources (together with an original electronic-music soundtrack), and map loosely onto the sections of the catholic mass (but with an epistle lesson from Martin Luther King and a credo by Mahatma Gandhi).
Directed by Stephen Travis Pope (USA)

Ego Sum! (I Am!)

It’s night, rain. Father and amateur filmmaker, in the church are shooting a docummentary. The filmmaker captures in camera, paintings at the ceilling of the cathedral. They shift personal impressions about their meanings. They evoke God, angels, demons and men.
Directed by Waner Biazus (Brazil)


With an ice storm on his heels, Detective Clayton Douglas of the Allentown Police Dept. travels across the snow-covered road to what seems like the middle of nowhere. Out in this vast emptiness sits the massive state hospital.
Directed by Michael Yurinko (USA)

I Wanted To Tell You

A closed session, a man and a woman, will tell each other over the course of a whole evening, what they have not been able to express in five years of living together. How far can we take the incommunicability, which is growing day by day between two beings…
Directed by Cohen Bacry (France)