THE DOLL Wins Top Prize at 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Elahe Esmaili’s short film The Doll focuses on a family and a community whose perspectives differ regarding a 14 year old’s marriage. This documentary short received its World Premiere at Oscar-qualifying Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2021 where it won the Best International Short Documentary Award, an Oscar-qualifying Award. After consulting with his relatives, a 35-year-old father consents to the marriage of his 14-year-old … Continue reading THE DOLL Wins Top Prize at 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda’s Testimony of Ana shares an elderly woman’s traumatic experience after being branded a witch

Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda’s short film Testimony of Ana tells the story of an elderly woman who was accused of being a witch. This heart-wrenching short film will be receiving its World Premiere at this year’s Oscar-qualifying Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and it will also be receiving its European Premiere this year at Oscar-qualifying Kraków Film Festival. An Adivasi elder accused of witchcraft by her neighbours … Continue reading Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda’s Testimony of Ana shares an elderly woman’s traumatic experience after being branded a witch

Travis Andrade’s short film Wesley highlights the impact of pervasive gun culture on American boys

Travis Andrade’s Live-Action Short Wesley focuses on a young boy who gets influenced by gun culture. This topical film won Best International Short at Manchester Film Festival 2021 and Best US Short at Rosarito International Film Festival 2019. It was a finalist at the 2020 Vancouver Independent Film Festival and a semi-finalist at the 2020 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival. Wesley will be screening at this year’s Beverly … Continue reading Travis Andrade’s short film Wesley highlights the impact of pervasive gun culture on American boys

Lieke Bezemer’s Live Action Short ECHO wins Best Shorts Competition Award at 2021 Best Shorts

Lieke Bezemer’s short film ECHO touches on the directors own personal trauma which arose from her experience with Sexual Abuse. This film received an Honourable Mention for Best Mention Short at the 2021 Independent Shorts Awards, won the Best Cinematography Award at the 2021 Chicago Indie Film Awards and won the Best Shorts Competition Award at 2021 Best Shorts, winning three Awards of Merit Special Mention for … Continue reading Lieke Bezemer’s Live Action Short ECHO wins Best Shorts Competition Award at 2021 Best Shorts

Shaun James Grant’s short film ‘Hope’ focuses on a couple who grieve for their missing child

Shaun James Grant’s live-action short film Hope focuses on a couple trying to find peace in an impossible situation.  A couple on an ominous journey pull into a diner in the early hours of the morning. What ensues is a series of events that slowly reveal the couple’s heartbreaking motivation. Writer/Director Shaun James Grant became a filmmaker after finding himself absorbing film after film in near self imposed … Continue reading Shaun James Grant’s short film ‘Hope’ focuses on a couple who grieve for their missing child