Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of June 2020. These projects were shortlisted from a TRT 88:00:12
It’s the morning after the office Christmas party at Ponticus Capital Partners and more than a few would prefer to forget it ever happened.
Directed by Megan Maczko (UK)
Young boys loved in video rental business are missing friendships, but relay.
Directed by Sławek Podwojski (Poland)
Italy, end of the Nineties… Mr. Franco is an old man who likes to “watch”, to observe youths, so green and lively, still unaware of the heaviness of life.
He likes to watch them making love frantically, or discovering sexuality and excitement. Mr. Franco hosts those youths full of life and instincts, in his anonymous and old house. He, fatigued by life, has nothing more to offer than a room in which guys can do prohibited things. He is a tired, lonely, decadent man, a creature of habit that touches the sin through his glance. With his eyes, he joins in love rituals, without really being involved in them.
Directed by Vincenzo Palazzo (Italy)
Naresh, along with his friend Sarvar, sets out to harass and morally police Hari, who he suspects is a closeted homosexual.
Directed by Tuhin Basu (India)
Two best friends have their friendship tested when they play a game of mini golf on drugs.
Directed by Michael Friedman (USA)
A man is in love with a woman who’s gay.
Directed by Eamonn Larsen (USA)
This story is about a 27-year-old boy who is 90% differently abled as per society but in his views, he is 100% abled with his attitude and motivation. Despite having a rare brittle bone disease, and everyday struggle he is coming out and motivating the world.
Directed by Vipasha Kiran (India)
When a socially awkward Midwestern woman inherits a porn studio, she plans to take the money and run – until her dead father and a band of misfits force her to face her fears, and learn that misfits are people too.
Directed by Ronn Kilby (USA)
“A City in Chaos” during the midst of the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore, a single Mom searches for her missing son past the city curfew.
Directed by Lisa Tuvalo (USA)
An anxious young man experiments with a meditation app, not realizing the extreme lengths to which the app will go to relieve him of his anxiety.
Directed by Timon Williams (UK)