Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of September 2021. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions
A couple becomes estranged as their long summer draws to a close.
Directed by Gabriel Calderwood (UK)
Six young people in rural India set out on a journey to find out who is poisoning their sacred river Yamuna, causing people and animals to fall sick and die en masse in their village and surrounding areas.
Directed by Krisztina Danka (USA)
“Substratae” provides the audience a glimpse of mythical lives glowing, under the eternal flux, with energies hidden deep within the earth.
Directed by Margie Kelk (Canada)
Laura, after a year, is transferred to a common cell, here she meets Chiara. A cell, two women, two broken lives. Both suffered physical violence from the people they loved most.
Directed by Massimiliano Tedeschi (Italy)
Beatrice returns to her town, in Calabria, where her father has just died. Here her mother treats her badly, because she prefers Beatrice’s sister, Claudia, who is a musician. The town is near Pentedattilo (“Five Fingers” in English), a ghost town where Beatrice walks and founds her relief. But once Beatrice has gone back home, disturbing accidents start to happen…
Written by Lucia Braccalenti (Italy)
The original idea was for a film about an astronaut/scientist who was trapped in a cycle of serving a group of sub-human aliens. To save money it would all be filmed at preexisting locations, would have minimal cast requirements and would rely on sound design to sell the idea of been on an alien planet.
Directed by Joseph Vasey (Australia)
“The Dizygotic Twins” is the story of Maël et Maya, non-identical twins who supposably have a special connection.
Directed by Cassandre Émanuel (Canada)
Set in a crumbling Victorian lunatic asylum, Charles Sharman-Cox’s faithful film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart” is a psychological portrait of a deranged man who commits a murder for what he feels is a perfectly valid reason and then endeavours to convince not only himself but also the audience of his complete and total sanity.
Directed by Charles Sharman-Cox (UK)
Directed by Constantin Müller (Germany)
A unique short experimental remix of 15 vlog episodes, originally posted on youtube, based upon a reflexion on identity, manipulation, truth and beauty, that blurs popular influences with performance video and video art processes and ideas.
Directed by Vasco Diogo (Portugal)