Independent Shorts Awards

The Appointment

Gary is struggling with his wife’s affair, but today his demeanor is different when he visits the psychiatrist, Dr. Aron Sharma.
Directed by Shayla Ash (UK)

Jeffrey’s Radio

When 6-year-old Jeffrey dies a mysterious death, his parents move out to never to be seen or heard from again. When the Goldsteins purchase the house looking for a new start, Shortly after strange things begin to happen when 12-year-old Rebecca finds an old radio in her bedroom that’s gonna leash a reign of terror so sinister. It sends them packing and running for the hills. In this thriller/horror, they will learn the true meaning of “listen at your own risk”.
Directed by Kathryn L. Scurry (USA)

Unorganized Crime

The youngest son of a Mafia Don is finally about to become a made man, much to the dismay of several family members. When push comes to loyalty, he must prove to himself and his family he is worthy of their trust.
Directed by Nick Vallelonga (USA)

Aje Ijo Series: Rivers of Nine

“Aje Ijo” short dance film series centers the humanity, resiliency, vulnerability of black & African diasporic people (of all genders), interrogating the western gender binary and interrupting accompanying notions of masculinity and femininity. Our individual and collective complexity, survival, thriving, and ultimately our healing as a people are at stake, and compel the elaboration of this narrative. To this end, the film elicits elements of spiritual cosmologies of the African diaspora, particularly those that emerge from the Yoruba divine consciousness, Ifa, and the Orisa (deities) that comprise it.
Directed by Kiana Harris (USA)