Indie Short Fest is pleased to announce the award nominations of March 2021. The finalists, competing in 63 different categories, were
“Bambi” is a story about the rise and fall of what seems to have quickly turned into a toxic relationship. Bambi struggles with loss, mulling over the past as she travels to what used to be her shared home in the desert to collect her belongings.
Directed by Aly Honore (USA)
A war pilot crash lands on an island and tries to find a way to fix his plane and escape.
Directed by Pier Paolo L Piccoli (USA)
“Mirrorcide” is an artistic short film about teenagers and their own image, filtered excessively through the camera phone, about the isolation of the individual caused by the obsession of self-image.
Directed by Mara Cracaleanu (Romania)
A dark entity lingers over Elsie. A daily struggle, impaired thoughts and emotions causing her to lose contact with external reality.
Directed by Chris Fudge (Canada)
A short documentary about a Texas girl who lost her faith at 13.
Directed by Thomas Sheng (China)
“Just Two Dads” takes a dramatic look into the melancholy faced by the middle-average father. The story closely examines how the day to day lives of a father quickly devolves into a long-form passage through the stages of grief… while their children still remain alive.
Starting from birth, parents face denial that their children will ever leave. Anger that they are not appreciated for all they do. Bargaining that they could have/should be doing a better job. Depressed by the thought of losing a friend. And finally, hopefully, parents will learn to accept that children are people as well.
“Just Two Dads” is a dramatic expression of loss, love and baseball.
Directed by Paul Persic (Canada)
In this comedy, Tyler is overwhelmed from the pressure of his hypochondriac mother with the desire for him to find a girlfriend and have a baby. He goes out on a mission to find a relationship at a speed dating event but an unlikely person may be the prize.
Directed by Ty Cooper (USA)
July 1944. An Asian American soldier Corporal Soo is thrown into a Nazi work camp on a farm in Germany as his family back home in America are forced into an American Japanese concentration camp in Manzanar, California. The allied soldiers think Soo is a Japanese soldier and segregate him. Soo must fight to let go of the past in order to be set free.
Directed by Derek Quick (USA)
“Acceptables” is a short film that deals with race, religion and immigration issues in a rapidly changing political climate.
Directed by Michele Lyman (USA)
Two members of Generation Z expound on their values and habits as they redefine minimalism in a world of consumption, technology, and information overload.
Directed by Isabelle Levent (USA)