Independent Shorts Awards

Into The Light: Sarah Smith

Take an inspiring journey with Sarah Smith, best adult contemporary artist, as she belts out a heartfelt riveting performance from reflection to healing.
Directed by Stacy Poulos (USA)

Heme

A young girl gets taken into quarantine and gets more than what she bargained for.
Directed by Rosemberg Mercado (USA)

Mamba

After being left for dead at the hands of her brother, a rogue assassin goes after his most trusted employee, ‘The Gatekeeper’, to stake information and leave his empire in ruins.
Directed by Sam Puefua (USA)

The Liquid Ladies

Rendered with a fifties avant-garde sensibility, The Ladies model, move, and transform, all to minimalist hand-made percussion.
Directed by Kathy Rose (USA)

The Wolves

Like wolves, souls travel in packs. From world to world, life to life, they reincarnate, assuming different roles within the pack.
Written by Shytei Corellian (USA)

Pulse

“Pulse” is based on a true event where Amanda loses her girlfriend Karla in a shooting caused by a homophobic.
Directed by Alejandra Hou (USA)

Tobaccoland

We focus on the Tuscan Tiber Valley, where the Kentucky Tobacco has been grown over the centuries and used to produce the well-known Tuscan Cigar.
Directed by Lucia Braccalenti (Italy)

Parasomnia

Marcus finds himself awakening in other people’s bodies everytime he goes to sleep, and the only way back is by committing suicide.
Directed by Vlad Micu (Romania)

The Red

There is a man who wants color in his life, and there is a man who won’t allow him.
Directed by Mohammadreza Keshavarz (Iran)

Caution: Spikes

Big game hunter Jack Peterson travels to a small island off the coast of Lousiana to hunt “Big Bubba,” a 400-pound wild boar that carries $25, 000 in prize money. Even though no hunter has ever managed to kill the elusive boar in 10 years and news reports have been issuing warnings about a missing girl who recently disappeared there, Jack is determined to hunt Big Bubba at any cost. Things take an eerie twist when he arrives on the island and meets Penelope, an eccentric paranormal investigator who tells him to leave. It’s not long until both Jack and Penelope realize they are the ones who are being hunted — and the enemy is thirsty for blood!
Directed by Jax Price (USA)