Independent Shorts Awards

What It Takes To Be Special

The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival hosted by Villanova University is the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world. Learn about these special athletes and students while hearing about the program from the University’s 2016 Fall Festival Director, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, and student volunteers.
Directed by Jackie Prata (USA)

The Different Being

Richard Blanz with social problems finds comfort only from the mother who urges him not to close in the house and above all not to get caught. The psychiatrist Fergurson diagnoses a social problem more than psychological.
Directed by Rosario Brucato (Italy)

As It Comes

This is a meditation on memory, the indifference of nature, and the transformative power of small occurrences.
Directed by Top Tarasin (UK)

Limbo

“Limbo” is a short film that is a part of a project by the director. It involves both photography and film. The project tries to make a critic of modern humanity and relationships, how senseless we have become by using toy body parts and plastic dolls.
Directed by Gokce Erenmemisoglu (Turkey)

Less

Two members of Generation Z expound on their values and habits as they redefine minimalism in a world of consumption, technology, and information overload.
Directed by Isabelle Levent (USA)

Rokeaux – Silent

There is a girl from another world which he can’t reach there. However, he would like to give everything he has to reach her place.
Directed by Gorkem Tekdal (USA)