Independent Shorts Awards

Sound

A woman is at home alone as her husband is out of town. She suddenly starts hearing eerie sounds. Is their home haunted? Will she make it through the night?
Directed by Kokila Krishnamurthy (India)

Big Trouble In Seattle

La’Marr Watkins is going through Court trials for a robbery that he committed years ago. Before they have enough evidence to convict him, His trusted Lawyer, Geno schemes a plan to find and frame a young woman for the crime.
Directed by David Fowler (USA)

Lean On Me

A young adult, Chris, is worried about his best friend, Daryl, who had recently moved in. With all the best intentions, Chris tries to help but unintentionally betrays Daryl. Chris finds himself shut out of this lifelong friendship, loses his job and faces the pitfalls of depression. He meets Angela Collins, a professor of physiology and sociology who works with young adults. She helps Chris regain his balance as he works to regain the trust of his best friend, Daryl.
Directed by David Fowler (USA)

Road Gang

A gang of children from a Canadian village fool around and get a bit wild.
Directed by Cassandre Émanuel (Canada)

Semper Paratus

“Always Ready” – Watch the U.S. Coast Guard do surf training at LaPush, WA. in their 47 ft. motor lifeboats.
Directed by John Gussman (USA)

Colorado Counties: A Journey in Watercolor

Artist/musician Ronnie Cramer spent years traveling throughout Colorado (“by foot, Jeep and Harley-Davidson”) and painted a scene in each of the state’s 64 counties. This film displays these works and features Cramer’s wistful musical score. Colorado is of course known for its’ scenic beauty, but you’ll see a variety of images, including urban and rural, vibrant and dilapidated, spectacular and commonplace.
Directed by Ronnie Cramer (USA)

A singular garden

The relationship of a historical and urban garden, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, with the people that transit through it, in a space-time crossing.
Directed by Monica Klemz (Brazil)

Vishada

Vishada means depression in Sanskrit. A teenage girl who went through harassment and a dark past. This story shows how a girl could end up in the midst of handling her mental pressure and stress.
Directed by Malathi Sivagami (Malaysia)

Undo

When a story is narrated backward, actions are undone and grief turns into hope.
Directed by CV Ramana (India)