Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of August 2020. These projects were shortlisted from a TRT 93:04:13 pool
In a dystopian future where it is illegal to speak or make music, a boy finds a guitar and learns how to play it. Later, he is faced with the responsibility about how he will share his gift of sound with the world.
Directed by Sam Cooper (USA)
While on a cross-country road trip, West picks up a hitchhiker, named East. The two develop a romantic relationship, but East might have ulterior motives.
Directed by Larry Rosen (USA)
A man wakes up in a pool and he does not remember anything from the previous night.
Directed by Abdullah Harun Ilhan (Turkey)
Turkan’s father takes her to the university to pick up her diploma in order to apply for a job found by her uncle. But there is something going on…
Directed by Araz Pourvatan (Azerbaijan)
A story or a young girl who’s innocence is surrendered due to responsibility.
Directed by Adrian Marquez Barrios (Philippines)
The decision of ISA judges’ committee was unanimous. “The Ghost”, awarded Best Film of the Month, was also a recipient of 5 Platinum Awards: Best Director (Male), Best Child/Young Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Original Story and Best Original Score.
One fan documents her journey to visit Big Pink, the house where The Band recorded “Music from Big Pink.”
Directed by Lisa Tignor (USA)
A comedy about a support group for ex-super villains.
Directed by David R. Michaels (USA)
Escaping from a deadly battle, a wounded warrior discovers a long-forgotten shrine and the ancient spirit that lives there.
Directed by Austin Piko and Taylor Johnston (USA)
A man’s visit with a loved one leads to a shattering revelation.
Directed by Karl Shefelman (USA)