Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of July 2021. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions
An overcritical Indian chef fires all his incompetent employees, in order to match his father’s excellence. In his fight for perfection, he realizes that teamwork and collaboration is the key to success.
Directed by Rushikesh Bhadane (USA)
A fantasy short film with a critical point of view about the horrible situation in Syria.
Directed by Abtin Mozafari (Iran)
“Bitter Sweet” is the story of Alex Scott and her lemonade stand movement, fighting childhood cancer one cup at a time.
Directed by Jackie Prata (USA)
Rodney is thrust into a bizarre situation when his older self arrives to try to change time and prevent millions from dying, including himself.
Written by Brandon M. Prosek (USA)
Mrs. Foster has just received the news that she has cancer. Anxious about starting her chemotherapy treatment, she forms a friendship that gives her much more than just a glimmer of hope.
Written by Mark Oxtoby (UK)
Mohammad Farahani is an Iranian multi-award-winning filmmaker, director of the unconventional and disturbing “Illusion”. A debut work which has been splitting opinions in the festivals circuit.
All homeless people have a past and a young boy learns this when he crosses paths with a heroin-addicted rocker with the prized guitar that the boy hopes to gift to his father.
Directed by Michael Boston (USA)
Perihelion and director Norbert Porkoláb conjured up a new world in “Örvény”, the band’s brand new video.
Directed by Norbert Porkoláb (Hungary)
When the ultimate tragedy happens to Summers Moore and her family, she turns to art and the outdoors to turn grief into hope. Summers creates an amazing community along with her journey of grieving.
Directed by Meredith McKee (USA)
What was once the “American Dream” for Frank and his wife Nadine, has transitioned into a world that he no longer recognizes and refuses to accept. Frank has dedicated his life to hard work and the respect of his family and friends, and at a family dinner, sparks fly as he clashes with his children and their significant others.
Diversity and a profound sense of loss begin to expose cracks in the walls of Frank’s world. Hope is shattered and reborn with GLASS.
Directed by Brionne Davis (USA)