Independent Shorts Awards

After The Storm

A documentary short film about triumph over adversity, a story of never losing faith or giving up hope.
Directed by Ava ST.Pierre and Sheree’ Cogburn (USA)

Mariam

In Iraq, military media team help and rescuer Mosul family from the rubble after their house was blown up by ISIS.
Directed by Mohammed Jaffar (Iraq)

Midnight Blue

The ultimate story of betrayal. Sidney has dug himself into a predicament that he might not be able to escape. An ode to the Film Noir genre, this is “Midnight Blue”.
Directed by Trey Squire (USA)

Safe

Three masked intruders break into a Woman’s home to retrieve an item from her safe. But what they get is much more than they bargained for.
Directed by Tim Earnheart (USA)

What Could Have Been

A Pakistani young man and a young Catholic woman meet by chance after the events of 9/11, but their chance for a relationship is tested by the prejudices of the times.
Directed by Henry Murray (USA)

The Freezer

After a drunken night out, a student gets stuck in a large kitchen freezer. He has to find a way out, or face a slow, cold death.
Written by Martin Keady (UK)

Hero Complex

Marlow is the new kid in school and finds it hard to be recognized, especially with popular bullies around. As we all know, the only one way to beat a villain is to become a superhero!
Directed by Mohamad AlYamani (USA)