Independent Shorts Awards

Caregiver Wanted

Mr. Larson, an old man recovering from a stroke, is conducting interviews for a caregiver position that he desperately needs to be filled. Despite it being a pressing matter, he seemingly proceeds to personally insult all candidates and heartlessly bash their CVs. At this point, it might be plausible to assume that he’s looking for something else other than hands-on experience.
Directed by Christopher Nunez (USA)

Fadeaway

An experimental short film exploring the chaos in an athlete’s mind and his struggle to subdue it.
Directed by Sofia Kyritsis and Nicolas Venne (Canada)

Joe Goes to Therapy

With his nuptials quickly approaching, Joe attends therapy sessions to take care of some of his issues in order to be the best husband he can be. Joe tackles wrestles with topics like monogamy, daddy issues, being a younger brother, and premature ejaculation…he hopes the therapist can help him out.
Directed by Corrin Evans (USA)

God Came ‘Round

Down on his luck flower seller Sandeep (played by Deep Roy) pines to make a connection with the girl of his dreams.
Directed by Derek Frey (UK)

Kill The Engine

Three broken men decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning, but the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start.
Directed by Derek Frey (USA)

Lion

An isolated chalet in a snowy forest… A man blinded by alcohol… A woman unable to rebel… And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark… The silent night is broken with cries… the start of a terrible nightmare!
Directed by Davide Melini (UK)

Scouting for Light

Joël Dogué, 60 years old, member of Électriciens Sans Frontières, goes alone for the first time in an emergency mission in Haïti. In this portrait, we overcome the obstacles with him and discover the solutions designed by this handy-man who gives light to those who just got out of the darkness.
Directed by Coline Morand (France)

Illusion

This young man is beset by weird fancies, sometimes masked men come into his view, white, green and… masks. Who are they and what they want from him?
Directed by Mohammad Farahani (Iran)

Once Upon a Time: The Savannah

Masai Mara – Kenya. The sun rises and ignites the Savannah. A new day begins for all the animals who live in this habitat. The film invites you to follow a few of them over the course of the day.
Directed by Robert Henno (Belgium)