Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of September 2021. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions
“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)
South of Brazil, Day of the Dead, A man is brutally ‘awakened’ from a drinking binge. He spent all day inside the house living a déjà vu, hallucinating alone, desperate and insolvent planed a sequestration. A nosy neighbor arrives. Strange things begin to happen, until he realizes that his destiny has already been written.
Directed by Waner Biazus (Brazil)
In 1968, a deadly sleep experiment took place at the Parker family residence. A crime that would go down in infamy and sets in motion a series of events, leading to a startling killing spree in 1988. Who or what is the connection? The beginning of a perilous quest for knowledge in the Grimoire’s darkest chapter yet.
Directed by Michael Davis (USA)
“The Pacific: Beyond Words” – this is the title that we come to trying to put into words our feelings that were arising while travelling on the islands of the Pacific.
Directed by Andrii Andreiev and Olga Andreieva (Ukraine)
1878: In a remote village, a vulnerable teenage girl faces the most terrifying night of her life when a threatening message mysteriously appears on her bedroom wall: You’re mine to kill.
Directed by Rain (Xiaolin) Zheng (USA)
A man tormented by jealousy faces his inner demons during an eerie therapy session where fantasy and reality intermingle.
Directed by David Reynie (USA)
“Setback of the Spirit” portrays the Palestinian cause through the life of a ‘Jeddeh’, a grandparent that finally returns with her grandson to one of the Palestinian cities after the demise of the occupation.
Directed by Sa’ed Arouri (Jordan)