Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of July 2022. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions
A former dancer-turned-choreographer struggles with her art and life as she tries to get her first production off the ground.
Written by Adam Harris (USA)
She utters “How can I help you?” 100 times a night but never stops to ask herself. A dark comedy about a Los Angeles bartender resisting her own growth; battling her eating disorder as she attempts to find love and maintain sanity.
Directed by Allyson Reilly (USA)
“The Letting Go” is about allowing yourself to be free. It is about not caring what anyone else thinks and allowing yourself to love and be loved.
Directed by Tyler McElrath (USA)
A man, having left his hometown of Fukushima, is working in Tokyo as a company employee. A woman, his ex-girlfriend, and friend is in their hometown of Fukushima.
Directed by Takamasa Iwasaki (Japan)
A teenage girl goes to a party with the intention of being accepted by her other mates, but that is not her only wish. Playing spin the bottle will unleash her deepest secret.
Directed by Delfina Kroeck (Panama)
A poetic tale of a kid whose life turns out even more drastic than what it was already.
Directed by Kartikay D Pawar (India)
Fugen Bosatsu who has the Bodhisattva status is one of the 8 deities of Buddha, protecting the Dragon and the Snake. He enters Jake’s dreams to guide him towards his true identity. Jake, born in the Year of the Dragon often gets visions from his past. He doesn’t know what they are but somehow feels they are real. He remembers nothing from his past and just seeks answers to his visions.
Directed by Sid Ahl (USA)
A short film based on a true story about Syrian refugee who drowned in the sea.
Directed by Orwa Alahmad (France)
Love is a random thing. Finding true love is a thrilling adventure, especially if personally involved as a target.
Directed by Bellopropello (Switzerland)
It is hard not to be impressed with “El Perdón (Forgiveness)”, the debut short film of Spanish Paola García-Sanjuán Machado. Awarded Platinum Best First Time Director and Gold Best Drama Short and Best Acting Duo (Victor Sevilla and Lola Marcelli) in July season of ISA.