Indie Short Fest is pleased to announce the award winners of July 2021. The full list is available here. These
An illustration (Jack) comes to life to haunt his creator (Sofia). Sofia’s main worry is her budding relationship with Kim who, as opposed to her, is very sure of her sexuality. He tempts her to join him as an illustration and leave behind the real world where she is facing too many problems. At the end of her rope, she must choose between the simple way out or a difficult but perhaps more rewarding future.
Directed by Clara Grunwald (France)
Cathy is 17 years old. Her relationship with her mum has been tense, ever since her dad died. Both Cathy and her mum, Elizabeth, suffer from mental health issues as a result of this. Elizabeth eases her pain with a different man every few weeks. One day, Elizabeth’s new boyfriend tries to assault Cathy, which causes her to run away from home.
Directed by Yu Yu (Candice) (Australia)
Tristan, a man in his 60’s, can’t handle his daily routine anymore, leading to a sudden change in his behavior and alerting his colleagues and wife Jane. This change in behavior turns the film into a mysterious and thrilling ride.
Directed by Gianmarco Formica (UK)
Guilt in many forms has defined the trajectory of both Samantha and Chase’s lives. Their long estrangement is a testament to its power. Sam travels to visit Chase to finally reconcile, but he is resolute. But a shared memory of a game from their past becomes the reminder that cuts through.
Directed by Julie Slack (USA)
Through a series of discussions, a dystopian reality has been outlined: some peculiar news in the offer of prostitution face a society which is not totally ready to accept them.
A couple decides to play a joke on their friends telling them that their relationship is over. This situation quickly turns into an opportunity to make revelations and comments on their private life, gradually painting a whole social context.
Prejudices and reasons are alternately used to describe a new legal, public and cheap offer in the prostitution area, which is in line with the widespread fantasies and needs of the society of impersonal relationships, but still seems to be too advanced in relation to the eternal cultural, religious and reputation superstructures revolving around controversial topics, such as sex.
Directed by Monia De Lauretis and Edward Cutarella (Italy)
A young Asian man blinded by rage and grief confronts an internet troll responsible for a racist attack.
Directed by Ravin Vythelingum (UK)
Frost and Riley (super secret ghost hunting demon slaying agents of the night) investigate a farmstead and discover some strange things are happening to the country folk who reside there.
Directed by Jesse James Hennessy (USA)
Directed by Christopher Nation (USA)
A dance film about searching the light whithin.
Directed by Elias Djemil (Canada)
Two Londoners struggle to survive a very prosaic alien invasion.
Directed by Stephan Andre Nielsen (UK)