Independent Shorts Awards

Sea of Voices

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)

Along The Drive

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)

The Swamp

A man wakes up in a pool and he does not remember anything from the previous night.
Directed by Abdullah Harun Ilhan (Turkey)

Free Fly From The Fifth Floor

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)

Ice Cream

A story or a young girl who’s innocence is surrendered due to responsibility.
Directed by Adrian Marquez Barrios (Philippines)

Finding Big Pink

One fan documents her journey to visit Big Pink, the house where The Band recorded “Music from Big Pink.”
Directed by Lisa Tignor (USA)

Meraki

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)