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Indy Film Awards announces nominations for 2020 Student Short Showcase

  • Nominees for the inaugural Indy Film Library Student Short Showcase announced
  • Indy Film Library website to screen all films free of charge for two weeks
  • Films screened from 09:00 CET May 25th 2020 include German historical documentary “The Angel of History” and British comedy short “A Trip to the Store

Indy Film Library has announced its first annual Student Short Showcasesomething which will not only demonstrate the fearsome talent among up-and-coming student filmmakers, but also give our dedicated readers something to watch amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

Indy Film Library Editor Jack Brindelli commented, “Student films are often given something of a raw deal by critics and festivals. When they aren’t being written off altogether, student filmmakers are often lumbered with the assumption that budgetary constraints, a lack of experience, or an inability to rein in their own ambition mean they will cannot yield a polished end product.

“Over the last year, Indy Film Library has seen many glimpses of the independent film industry’s bright future, and we believe the time is right to launch an event celebrating that future.”

For two weeks, starting 09:00 CET on Monday 25th May 2020, Indy Film Library will be streaming some of the best student short films we have received over the last year.

Films have been selected on the basis of both their storytelling and the technical skills exhibited by their cast and crew, in a celebration of the often under-appreciated world of student cinema.

All the films will be free to view via the Indy Film Library website – before the Best Film and Best Director in the Narrative and Documentary categories will be announced. Meanwhile, viewers will also have the opportunity to select the winner of the Audience’s Choice Award.

The selection is as follows:

Short Narrative Films

  • A Trip to the Store (2019) – 4 stars
    Director: Mason Bosworth
  • Blaze Beat Jitters (2019) – 3.5 stars
    Director: Nico Fulton Lavachek
  • Gilbert (2020) – 3.5 stars
    Director: Xavier Wehrli
  • One Minute to Midnight (2020) – 3 stars
    Director: James Brammer
  • Our Song (2020) – 3.5 stars
    Director: Sophie Fazio
  • Parallel (2019) – 4 stars
    Director: David Mahmoudieh
  • Trespass (2018) – 2 stars
    Director: Jonathan Foulston

Short Documentaries

  • ASCONA (2019) – 4 stars
    Director: Julius Dommer
  • The Angel of History (2019) – 4 stars
    Director: Eric Esser

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