Independent Shorts Awards is pleased to announce the award winners of June 2022. These projects were shortlisted from a pool of submissions
Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen.
Directed by Luca Machnich (Italy)
Michele is a sardinian kid, fatherless, exuberant and rebel. One morning he skips school and reaches a coastal town, apparently deserted. He wanders through the streets of the city, has an accident, gets scared and goes back home. He asks his mother for help, but she ignores him. He runs away, and roams lonely and abandoned, as a stray dog, through ruins and wild paths, pushing himself further and further away from the sea. Exhausted, he descends a gorge carved in red rock, at the end of which he commits a violence that will change him forever.
Directed by Federico Olivetti (Italy)
3049, Earth is dying, one human, one machine… face to face.
Directed by Sébastien Duhem (France)
A digital girl outcast in the real world has to stop an impending war.
Directed by Luiz Fernando Rohenkohl (Brazil)
Two firefighters are trying to extinguish a burning house but face a modern problem.
Directed by Mike Fuhrmann (Switzerland)
Bruno went out with her four days ago, and since then no response from her. Today he texted her using whatsapp two hours and twenty-seven minutes ago, and that does not receive response. He arrives to his neighborhood after a long day and while shopping in the Chinese supermarket, he despairs.
Directed by Julián Castro and Alejo Rosemberg (Argentina)
Animation that explains how the Tokit application works,
Directed by Simone Cassas (USA)
When Marine veteran Jim overhears his family talking about his problems he wants to take his life, but he is surprised when he discovers they care more than he thought.
Directed by Melody Brooke and Mike Henricks (USA)
“Chiseled” is an heritage documentary about magnificent temples, splendid forts and beautiful lakes ruled over by a warrior civilization called “Kakatiya Dynasty”, in the South Indian district of Telangana.
Directed by Ram Alladi (India)
This short film is about a girl named Sarah who found love until her past came back to her!
Directed by Sylaz Ud’ee and Sammy Moet (USA)