Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of December 2021. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions
“Treading Yesterday”, an original series plays out through a multi-decade storytelling witnessed through the eyes of Eric, a soon to be a middle-aged gay man, who has lived what appears to be a charmed life. The pilot episode opens as a present-day drama however by midpoint the timeline resets to 1988, in a historical fiction format, during a period in time when monumental anti-gay backlash had been orchestrated.
“Treading Yesterday” juxtaposes 1988’s intolerance of Gays with present-day acceptance while at the same time revealing the inherent challenges existing in both environments.
Directed by Craig Bettendorf (USA)
Based on a holocaust survivors story. A terrorist attack raises uncomfortable questions about immigration, identity, and morality. When a group of disillusioned strangers encounters Eli, an elderly man, can the harrowing events torn from his past influence their future?
Directed by Colin Gerrard (UK)
All award winners of April season will be already included and, very shortly, officially listed in IMDb with their achievements.
Officer Hank, a new detective for the Carlsbad Police Department, discovers a long-buried case that leads to digging into the past.
Written by Christopher Beauchamp (USA)
A scruffy young man is about to arrive in a mysterious city by boat when he finds himself lost in the labyrinthine hull of the ship. On his surreal journey through the boat, he is chased by the inescapable; himself, the very luggage he was hoping to leave behind.
Directed by Sven Werner (UK)
Fate brings international student Izabella and local sophomore Brad together, then rips them apart when she must return home to help her ailing father.
Directed by DC Brandon (Canada)
Music video for Unge Ferrari, made with a combination of film and 3D. In order to tie live action and 3D together, the same lighting is used, which also pulses to the music throughout.
Directed by Axel Lavin (Norway)
A wounded woman tries to find a missing piece from a puzzle only to find out a horrific truth about her injuries.
Directed by Esteban De La Isla (USA)
“The Five Fingers of the Devil”, “40ish…”, “The Freezer”, “Enginuity”, “Suicide 101”, “Frames”, and “Red Shirt”. Seven works that deserve particular attention.
Directed by Natsumi Shibata (USA)