After witnessing a liquor store robbery degenerate into a liquor store slaughter, Terrance finds himself trapped and attempts to escape
Two young hitmen try to get made by taking out a rival mob boss. The storyline of “Rookies”, awarded Bronze Best Crime Short in ISA’s July season. A short film by experienced writer, director, and actor John Anthony.
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)
After the romantic drama “Gift Giver”, Canadian film director Trent Newton brought us a challenging, dark narrative in the impressive thriller short “Contrition”, double awarded in ISA’s July season.
“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)
Awarded Silver Best Animation Short in ISA’s July season, “Shipwrecked” brings attention to a newcomer British female filmmaker. In a four-minute film, Sabrina Marengo managed to create a brilliant and funny portrait of one of the most disturbing phenomena of the so-called modernity.
Chris Vanderhorst, the director of “Lifelike” (awarded Best Sci-Fi short in ISA’s July season), reveals how long it took to bring life to this film about a heartbroken woman who orders a lifelike android.
Directed by Brian Vaughan (Australia)
Emily and Zara are two girlfriends that went out one night to party. Little did they know, they would find themselves later trying to escape from a group of kidnappers.
Directed by Alfonso von Ziegler (USA)
This autobiography documents the filmmaker’s heart-rending personal journey to reconcile with her estranged mother, who is about to undergo hip surgery in Tokyo.
Directed by Haruka Motohashi (Japan)
When a group of dudes in the greater Los Angeles area, self-categorized as “pretty boys,” decide that their looks have ruined their romantic lives, they set out to reverse the curse.
Directed by Chance Calloway (USA)