Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of September 2021. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions
Two ‘fangirls’ sing about their obsession with a particular YouTuber with a hilarious surprise twist at the end.
Directed by Holden Scott (USA)
Tom hides not only a deformed face behind his flamboyant Commedia dell’arte masks, but also a dark secret that won’t be divulged until decades later. An atmospheric and gothic tale.
Directed by Christophe Mavroudis (Belgium)
When an older man visits a young woman in a beautiful garden, we come to understand the fragility of memory and the power of love.
Directed by Paul Schwartz (USA)
Another day, another hope. In Uganda, every single day is about survival.
Directed by Zsoka Lacza (Hungary)
A guy is led by his romantic fantasy to a series of twists in life, with a nightmarish ending.
Directed by Ann Huang (USA)
“Pink Boys” aims to challenge traditional concepts of masculinity by following the narratives of 17 different individuals as they discuss the ways in which concepts of masculinity affect their lives on a daily basis.
Directed by Julia Rose Camus (USA)
Miyeon, a 29-year-old woman disconnected from the world, used to live with loneliness and without any social life. One day, she went to a hospital to get a cure for a wound on the back of the hand. She immediately fell in love with the doctor Minsu she met.
She cruelly makes wounds on any part of the body for finding reasons to meet him again. The more her love for Minsu grows, the more her body is covered by injuries. Minsu thinks something is getting wrong and demands her to stop coming to the hospital. Because she feels she got refused, Miyeon desperately hurts herself without being able to defeat her anger and sadness.
Directed by Dowon Kook (South Korea)
When three girls who struggle through Grad School decide to live together things take an interesting turn! In this episode Tess moves in, bringing a big surprise with her!
Directed by Malerie Stanley (USA)
“The Preacher” is a short film about a preacher and how he goes on with his life preaching the word of God. But there is a dark side to this preacher he is involved in all kinds of activities be it with prostitutes or drugs he is not what he seems. And this film shows his hypocrisy of how he says one thing but does the exact opposite of it. His dark secrets are unknown to his followers who revere him as a messenger of God and a healer of the sick.
Directed by Duane Dsouza (India)
With a budget of near 50,000 euros, London based writer and film director Adam Crow gathered a cast and crew of over 100 people to shot on location in Barcelona his short film “The Conversation”.
In competition at Independent Short Awards.