Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of August 2020. These projects were shortlisted from a TRT 93:04:13 pool
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)
Directed by Tullio Imperatore (Italy)
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)
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)
Directed by Hasty Mohammai (Iran)
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” (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)
A film set in 19th century Illinois, about a crippled white boy who lives in a town haunted by racism.
Directed by Rachel Bass (USA)
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.
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)