Independent Shorts Awards

Look At Me For A Moment

The story is about a woman who has a pregnancy-related depression and worries about her baby’s birthday, which had a bitter memory since that day! Directed by Muhammad Gharibi and Reza Sheikhlany (Iran)

Red Glory

Short documentary about humankind’s first walk on the moon with Apollo 11, NASA’s first test mission of Orion for beyond low-space orbit, and Mars 1, the upcoming first manned mission to the red planet.
Directed by Marcelle Abela (Malta)


In 1966 hundreds of school kids became witness to one of the biggest UFO sightings in history. What they have in common is five words: ‘I know what I saw.” Directed by Shane Gardam (Australia)


Strange phenomena have occurred following the fire of the Institute of Biomedical Research of the Armies. Max tells us his version of the facts.
Directed by Mr. Bouhaïk (France)

Summer Run

A man, who loves running, is fascinated by a desperate girl who lives in isolation in a house in the Umbrian countryside. The encounter will leave a mark on both their lives.
Directed by Cecilia Brianza (Italy)


An experimental dark comedy film following a decapitated head in its attempt to escape from one very determined caretaker.
Directed by Tiffany Liu (USA)

The Unwanted Gift

Evan receives an odd birthday gift at his front door. His friend, Ron, tries to warn him about its seriousness, but Evan’s phone is in the way.
Directed by Joshua Sowden (USA)


A first-of-its-kind silent LGBTQ film in India, “Sisak” makes waves before the visuals of this short hit the shore. Set in the fast-paced environs of the usually bustling Mumbai local train system, it details a romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day train journeys.
Directed by Faraz Arif Ansari (India)


Edera is a woman whose perception is altered by schizophrenia. She struggles to distinguish between what’s real and the deception of her self-destructive and manipulative mind. She finds in her love for Chris her only way to reality and truth. It’s a lonely journey into love, betrayal and courage.
Directed by Jeremiah Kipp (USA)