Independent Shorts Awards

Our Way to Fall

A young girl on the playground is unsatisfied with her life until she encounters a girl who changes her perspective.
Directed by Zoey Peck (USA)

The Witch

A witch, through spells and treats, attracts two children who find themselves abandoned in a forest, her motives will be revealed in the end.
Directed by Claudia Dapiran (Ireland)


Tamina reunites with Ridley, only to reject his fanatical pursuit of extraterrestrial life. Yet he seems changed from when she knew him previously. When strange things begin to happen at their remote base camp, Tamina must choose whether or not to take a leap of faith and experience the unimaginable for herself.
Directed by Timothy Puder (USA)


Cody loves his wife and does all that he is supposed to do but his wife has a dark side that no one can ever imagine.
Directed by Tina B (USA)

The Unthinkable

Matthew tries to convince his father-in-law to get dressed to attend his wife Samantha’s funeral. However, Atticus suffers from Alzheimer’s and Matthew must retell Atticus about his daughter’s death.
Directed by Mari Jeaneth Olan (Philippines)


Yeon-Hee visits a bar after breaking up with her boyfriend. She tells a bartender what has happened to her. Since bartender and Yeon-Hee shares similar break-up situation, they start to have feelings for each other…
Directed by James Jun Hyun Lim (South Korea)

State of Cyclocross

The film is a meditation on the sport of cyclocross. It explores its counter-cultural past, its existence today and what needs to be done to sustain it moving forward. Incorporating voiceover by multiple current and former professionals and national champions, it was filmed in Super 8 in a single day in January at the United States Cyclocross National Championships in Reno. Additionally, the film also incorporates still photography which was shot that same day using vintage film cameras and legacy lenses.
Directed by Drew Coleman (USA)