With a total budget of around 1,500 USD, ISA award-winning Vishnu Udayan didn’t think twice. To move on with “Waft”, an impressive example of how to do an amazing short film with no resources and, still, big in all senses.
“Sunflower Soup” follows a relapsed alcoholic in a post-pandemic world as he experiences the visions of his late wife and daughter and attempts to pave a lifestyle with whatever seems to be left.
Directed by Marissa A. Martinez (USA)
Critically-endangered Hawaiian monk seal pup “playing” with marine debris on Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Directed by Mary Piller (USA)
What happens when a sleepy beach town starts transforming? Surfers move in. Beach and surf revolution begins. Next, college students make it a bustling neighborhood of their own. Then come the entrepreneurs and work professionals, demanding better restaurants, better bars, better fitness options, and of course their own farmers market. Cost of living starts going up, pushing out original residents. Happened in New York City in the 80’s, then San Francisco in the 90’s. Now gentrification is spreading across the United States and perhaps the world. Join us in exploring this topic with Jewel of the Pacific. In the heart of San Diego, California. Pacific Beach.
Directed by Eladio Arvelo (USA)
On Halloween night, a little girl receives a spooky visit.
Directed by Francesca Nobili (USA)
Josh Kaukl is a nurse, a writer and a new filmmaker from Columbus, Ohio. A filmmaker on the rise whose second work, “Seed” was awarded by ISA, in June season, Silver Best Horror Short.
When a bully goes too far during a street-race, he never realized the depth of the mistake he was making until it was too late.
Directed by Carlos Hagene (USA)
A compelling surprise from the new independent French film production, awarded by ISA Best Film of the Month in May season. Learn more about this mandatory “Canicule”, directed by Leila Lamblin and Charly Destombes.
Jolie Chi, awarded ISA Gold Best Actress, brought us one of the most brilliant and funny performances of July season in Wanyin Tang’s “My Lunatic Lucy” (also awarded ISA Silver Best Comedy Short and Best Acting Ensemble).
ISA award-winning “The Door”, spoken in English, is the first work of Spanish actress and writer Lola Rùi as a director (and an actress at the same time). A big challenge for who just started to learn the language.