Independent Shorts Awards

Independent Shorts Awards IMDb Award Listing Qualifier's Independent Shorts Awards is a monthly international film competition, with monthly live screenings and an annual major awards event at Raleigh Studios Hollywood.
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07/16/2021

Huge congratulations!

Huge congratulations!
07/16/2021

Huge congratulations!

More great news… just got word that Waterboo has been officially selected for the Independent Shorts Awards festival in 3 categories including Best Documentary Short, Best First Time Director (Male), and Best Editing! Much thanks Independent Shorts Awards for your consideration.

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Ashes" by Lewis Martin Soucy and Mehdi Ajroudi (Tunisia)https://filmfreeway.com/Inde...
07/15/2021
Ashes

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Ashes" by Lewis Martin Soucy and Mehdi Ajroudi (Tunisia)
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With the help of a young Tunisian hunting guide, a retired French soldier sets out into the desert on a quest for redemption. Directed by Lewis Martin Soucy and Mehdi Ajroudi (Tunisia)

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "The Connection" by Gabriel Hirsch (Canada)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsA...
07/15/2021
The Connection

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "The Connection" by Gabriel Hirsch (Canada)
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A young boy loses his sense of meaning when his drug dealing and addicted older brother commits su***de in front of him. After a traumatic psychedelic trip of his own, his life is thrown off track,…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Hot Mother" by Lucy Knox (New Zealand)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAward...
07/15/2021
Hot Mother

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Hot Mother" by Lucy Knox (New Zealand)
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At an idyllic spa retreat a vacationing mother and daughter bicker and avoid connection. An unfortunate accident occurs.Inspired by a true story. Directed by Lucy Knox (New Zealand)

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Morti’s Law" by Marcel Wohlfahrt and Natalie Kölbl (Germany)https://filmfreeway.com/...
07/15/2021
Morti’s Law

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Morti’s Law" by Marcel Wohlfahrt and Natalie Kölbl (Germany)
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Two unequal detectives need to solve the mysterious murder case of a hotel manager. But the deeper they dig the more both of them realize that the case has gotten much more personally then they tho…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Morti’s Law" by Marcel Wohlfahrt and Natalie Kölbl (Germany)https://filmfreeway.com/...
07/15/2021
Morti’s Law

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Morti’s Law" by Marcel Wohlfahrt and Natalie Kölbl (Germany)
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Two unequal detectives need to solve the mysterious murder case of a hotel manager. But the deeper they dig the more both of them realize that the case has gotten much more personally then they tho…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "F Stand for LiFe" by Alessandro Nardini (Italy)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentSh...
07/15/2021
F Stand for LiFe

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "F Stand for LiFe" by Alessandro Nardini (Italy)
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A small parable that abstract some of life’s moments mostly everyone go through in their lifetime, at least once. Of course being an abstract piece it is open to interpretation but In the bot…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Hate Is Not Welcome Here." by Zaknafein Luken (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/Independe...
07/15/2021
Hate Is Not Welcome Here.

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Hate Is Not Welcome Here." by Zaknafein Luken (USA)
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“Hate Is Not Welcome Here” is a short film by Zaknafein Luken that discusses the racial injustices in our world and how we as a society can do better! Directed by Zaknafein Luken (USA)

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Message" by Francisco Gacuya (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#fi...
07/15/2021
Message

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Message" by Francisco Gacuya (USA)
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Four women while playing cards and having fun, a spirit of ghost appear in Kheila’s dream and Joevy has an idea of which how to call a dead to manifest into a real world. Directed by Francisc…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Sunset In The Park" by Jiaxiang Zhang (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShorts...
07/15/2021
Sunset In The Park

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Sunset In The Park" by Jiaxiang Zhang (USA)
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Sunset In The Park An elderly woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease was waiting for her husband to arrive in the park. Directed by Jiaxiang Zhang (USA)

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Eyes Off You" by Dewi Mutiara Sarginson and John Yusuf (UK)https://filmfreeway.com/I...
07/15/2021
Eyes Off You

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Eyes Off You" by Dewi Mutiara Sarginson and John Yusuf (UK)
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A couple’s countryside holiday is put on hold when their car breaks down on an isolated road. The nearest house is inhabited by an old Cornish man and his mute Asian wife. As they begin to un…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Faith Interrupted" by Marquis Simmons (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShorts...
07/15/2021
Faith Interrupted

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Faith Interrupted" by Marquis Simmons (USA)
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Faith Interrupted The piece gives a visual glimpse into mind and heart of someone that was assaulted, as they traverse the various stages of grieving and healing to once again find some sense of no…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Audition" by Cosimo Tucci (Canada)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#fi...
07/15/2021
Audition

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Audition" by Cosimo Tucci (Canada)
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When struggling actor, Mike, is faced with consistent rejections, he can’t help but question his dreams. Follow three friends navigate through life as they experience heartbreak, success and …

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Wild is the Spring" by Adla Massoud (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAw...
07/15/2021
Wild is the Spring

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Wild is the Spring" by Adla Massoud (USA)
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Wild is the Spring Wild is the Spring film captures moments in the lives of diverse ethnic communities in the Levant region who struggled to survive when life descended into chaos. We witness the p…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Wild is the Spring" by Adla Massoud (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAw...
07/15/2021
Wild is the Spring

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Wild is the Spring" by Adla Massoud (USA)
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Wild is the Spring Wild is the Spring film captures moments in the lives of diverse ethnic communities in the Levant region who struggled to survive when life descended into chaos. We witness the p…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Faith" by Terry Damjanovic (Australia)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAward...
07/15/2021
Faith

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Faith" by Terry Damjanovic (Australia)
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A house break-in leaves Curtis paralyzed and his young brother abducted. The intruders implanted FAITH, an Artificial Intelligence assistant chip into Curtis. Both Curtis and FAITH question their i…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Grey Sweats" by Jasmine Fini (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#fi...
07/15/2021
Grey Sweats

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Grey Sweats" by Jasmine Fini (USA)
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Grey Sweats A woman walks the audience through her personal sexual assault experience and her thoughts surrounding the overall issue. Directed by Jasmine Fini (USA)

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Incognito" by Jacky Song (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#filmfe...
07/15/2021
Incognito

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Incognito" by Jacky Song (USA)
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In early 90s Los Angeles, a young woman named Isabel claims to have teleported from the past. Authorities remain skeptical of her narrative and later whisk her off to a mental asylum where she conf…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Blood Bank" by Jeff Kushner (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#fil...
07/15/2021
Blood Bank

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Blood Bank" by Jeff Kushner (USA)
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Blood Bank Shot in the summer of 2020 about what the world might be like in the summer of 2021 as people immune to Covid-19 and people not immune to Covid-19 are divided and segregated Directed by …

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "A Package of Dreams" by Bradley M. Look (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShor...
07/15/2021
A Package of Dreams

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "A Package of Dreams" by Bradley M. Look (USA)
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A Package of Dreams A young man is pushed into working for a delivery service by his father and finds himself connecting with a hero from his youth in a supernatural way. Written by Bradley M. Look…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Fairy Dress" by Neha Srivastava (India)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwar...
07/15/2021
Fairy Dress

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Fairy Dress" by Neha Srivastava (India)
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Fairy Dress Mampi a 13 year old struggles to earn money to get her dream ‘Fairy dress’ Written by Neha Srivastava (India)

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Elisa and Middle-Earth 2 – Role Play (English)" by Julia Dubreuil (France)https://fi...
07/15/2021
Elisa and Middle-Earth 2 – Role Play (English)

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Elisa and Middle-Earth 2 – Role Play (English)" by Julia Dubreuil (France)
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Elisa and Middle-Earth 2 – Role Play (English) Elisa is a young girl who lives in the Middle-Earth on Boréän Land near the Kingdom of North Ascaran. After walking a few kilometers and taking …

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Neelambari" by Aditya Mazumdar (Singapore)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsA...
07/15/2021
Neelambari

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Neelambari" by Aditya Mazumdar (Singapore)
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Can conversations be unexpected, unconventional, discerning and yet easing. The story is about a music teacher who is visiting his best student prior to her biggest concert ever and the conversatio…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Kalliope’s From Fear to Freedom" by Kalliope Barlis (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/Ind...
07/15/2021
Kalliope’s From Fear to Freedom

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Kalliope’s From Fear to Freedom" by Kalliope Barlis (USA)
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From Fear speaks to people living in fear. The National Institutes of Health says millions of people in the United States suffer with uncontrollable fear. It holds them back from living their life …

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Heat Death" by Wang Miaoyan (China)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#f...
07/15/2021
Heat Death

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Heat Death" by Wang Miaoyan (China)
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The girl out of school faces the fate crisis,she decided to open the road of resistance in her own way. Directed by Wang Miaoyan (China)

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Daydream" by Zhang Heng (China)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#filmf...
07/15/2021
Daydream

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Daydream" by Zhang Heng (China)
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Daydream is inspired by Zhuangsheng from Zi Bu Yu (What the Master Would Not Discuss), a collection of supernatural stories. One day, Zhuang is at a friend’s place watching people play chess …

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "The Wings" by Hyejin Sunwoo (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#fil...
07/15/2021
The Wings

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "The Wings" by Hyejin Sunwoo (USA)
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A veteran suffering from PTSD comes back home to live with his girlfriend, who took on a side job to be able to provide for the both of them. Directed by Hyejin Sunwoo (USA)

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Alone" by Sage Drake (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#filmfestiv...
07/15/2021
Alone

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Alone" by Sage Drake (USA)
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Alone Based on the poem “Alone” by Marla Chand, an experimental film where 13 actors were cast across the globe and were required to film their sequences from their locations which incl…

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Nociva" by Jesse Gasca Garcia (USA)https://filmfreeway.com/IndependentShortsAwards#f...
07/15/2021
Nociva

Independent Shorts Awards welcomes "Nociva" by Jesse Gasca Garcia (USA)
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Nociva When the school principal discovers a teachers distorted behavior on his students, she confronts the vile to save the life of a tormented young girl. Directed by Jesse Gasca Garcia (USA)

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MDb qualifier’s Independent Shorts Awards (ISA) is an international film festival, with monthly live screenings and an annual live screening and awards event in Hollywood, CA.

Each season, the submitted projects are judged by a random team of invited experts from academia and film industry, against a high standard of merit. The monthly winners are automatically qualified to compete and be screened at ISA annual event. Some of them are invited to be screened at the monthly events.

Award-winning films are also invited to join ISA TV channel.

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CONGRATS to the Sag Aftra Cast and Crew of COVID Ditty for being named the Bronze Winner for Webseries and Honorable Mention for Best Acting Ensemble this June 2021. We are grateful for these awards and the recognition of our hard work and dedication to our community. Our show has given voice to parents, students, front line workers here in the Bronx, N.Y while also providing actors employment and helping local business during these difficult times. Thank You!
We appreciate Independent Shorts Awards for naming COVID Ditty a Bronze Award Winner for Best Web Series. Our Sag Aftra cast and crew share this with the hardworking people of the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, New York. During those dark days of the pandemic our neighborhood knew New York was not dead, because New Yorker's Do Not Quit! A big social distance hug from our cast who also received Best Acting Ensemble Honorable Mention. THANK YOU! from Da Bronx!
The ISA gives a first time filmmaker and amazing opportunity to have her film professionally reviewed. The cast members are all spinning because "Livia, the Frescoed Lady" received a Silver award and was invited to have the film stream on the IMBd website!
I am so honored as first time filmmaker that my short documentary “An Artist’s Journey from China to America “ received an award. Director: BiLan Liao
Thank you Independent Shorts Awards, I am so honor to receive this award for my first short film.
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Just won if this my life to be,why?:i have year now,good morning ms Claire Manaysay i love being indefendent2021:god hope widest...for him.+:life.. From the son...with ms.
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With the ISA, my childhood dream becomes a reality. Thank you for your support.
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“What an honor. We have won 2 awards at the Independent Shorts Awards, for best Acting Duo and best Orginal Score in Honorable Mentions . Congrats to the entire team and to Larry Worhol and Ashley Worhol for letting me bring this amazing story to life. Thank you so to everyone at the Independent Shorts Awards #independantshortsawards #indiefilmmaking #indiefilmmaker #creepyatticproductions #amazinggrace #renegadeartproductions”
So down the caravan entered this great film festival and we won it was easy to enter and they were so helpful thank you so much from Jerry Lockett producer x