Independent Shorts Awards

Angelika

Angelika must solve a mysterious crime while avoiding a greedy ex-employee and flirting with her lawyer, in her Biggest Adventure yet!
Directed by Josh Minnie (USA)

Derek

With only one night left to earn his rent money, a male escort journeys to a cabin in the woods to fulfill the desires of a lonely girl… or two?
Directed by Bettina Campomanes and Ellis Senger (USA)

Under The Weather

Sunny is a girl who’s bad thoughts are demons that live on her shoulders. Every day, her inner demons fly up to her ear and whisper insecurities and insults in her ear to make her upset. As her mood worsens, so does the weather until an ocean of her own tears overtakes her. This film a collimation of a year of work that is meant to speak to the troubles of learning to love yourself, especially when dealing with depression and anxiety.
Directed by Julia Walker (USA)

The Feast of the Goat

Saeed (9) trying to stop his father from sacrificing his goat in the day of Eid al-Adha. But he goes into trauma as he fails to do so.
Written by Saeed Zamanian (Iran)

As the Earth Turns

“As the Earth Turns” (unreleased 1938 film, available for the first time in 80 years) is a 45 minute, sci-fi film that foresaw WWII, future-technology, climate change, and the extreme need for peace, as the world was drifting back into world war again.
Directed by Richard H. Lyford (USA)

Independent Shorts Awards: November live screening in Burbank

An amazing evening with 5 film directors, cast and crew members, premiering 3 shorts – “Silence”, “Written By?” and “Playing Ourselves”– along with two other ISA award-winning films, “Are You My Mommy” and “9,8 m/s2”. All gathered in the intimate atmosphere of 1817 Film Studios in Burbank, California.

All That You Love Will Be Carried Away

Adapted from a Stephen King story, “All That You Love Will Be Carried Away” tells the story of Alfie Zimmer, a food sales rep who pulls off for the night into an Airbnb and contemplates suicide.
Directed by Brody Gordon (USA)