Independent Shorts Awards

Loneliness of a Woman

The Afghan worker and the wife of the homeowner are alone at home and when the husband returns home, the Afghan worker is dead…
Directed by Hossein Hojati Nejad (Iran)

Sweetheart

Three young women are tormented by a dark figure who is somehow connected to their past.
Directed by Alex Zamora (USA)

Review of “Lazarus’ Resurrection​ Won’t Do Any Good”

ISA award-winning Clodoaldo Lino produces a statement, in the tradition of Sartre’s existentialism thought: the condemning of humankind to itself, the condemning of Man to an existence without God. And this is where the singularity of this film begins. A courageous work, because it is an unusual cinematic exercise, an excellent piece of filmmaking intended for demanding moviegoers who not only look for entertainment but also for the interpretation, and reconstruction, of reality the cinema can and should do.

Blocked

Renee is a wildly successful author, suffering from a debilitating case of writer’s block. With a book due to her publisher in the next couple of days, she must confront and conquer the blank screen. As she attempts to complete the book, she’s visited by a muse, Elena. She offers Renee a serious lesson on friendship, love and the importance of artistic integrity.
Directed by Calvin J Walker (USA)

Villain

A high school senior comes to terms with the education system and his relationship with it.
Directed by Sam Gannuch (USA)

For Muriel

“For Muriel” is a comedy about Elaine and Helen, two ladies pushing 70, and their younger friend, Jenn, as they plot to rob a bank.
Directed by Rebecca Shapiro (USA)

Tell Me Twice

“Tell Me Twice” follows main character Nat, who unexpectedly runs into her ex at a party. This surprise meeting forces her to confront her buried feelings as she tries to rekindle the relationship.
Directed by Caitlin Stickels (USA)

Cecile

A stoic mother, a troublesome son, and a big fat elephant all under one roof is bound to explode in this 10-minute melodrama.
Directed by Alexsa Tolentino (USA)

Alone

Short film adapted from the graphic novel “Tout Seul” by Christophe Chabouté.
Directed by Antoine Laurens (France)