48 Awards
at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM (PST) Los Angeles, CA

48ISFF announces winners for 2018

The 48 ISFF (Independent Short Film Festival) Screening & Awards ceremony at the Directors Guild of America it was an enormous success!
We had the chance to Celebrate short movies with filmmakers from all over the globe including the official selection winners of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Chine, Israel, India, Sweden, Hungary, France, Italy, and Ireland. Their talented short films was an inspiration and gave their glamorous presence at the House of the greatest directors of all times, the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood.

All the amazing and super talented filmmakers prove one more year, the creativity and the diversity of an incredibly gifted festival.

For us, all of the participants are grand winners, because they've created a short 48FILM in just two days! But also because of the hard work of our associates and partners and sponsors!

Our Executive Producers Chris Siametis and our fresh new director of the festival Mrs. Vaso Papameleti, wanted to thank our host for this year HH Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, as well as our Red Carpet hostess Brigitte Bertrand. Both were extraordinary in shining a spotlight on these incredibly creative projects, and we can not thank them enough.

A great thanks to our executive team, the divine creative Art Director, and Chief Design Officer Ilenya Lekka, and our Tech Idol Director of Technology John Barounis for his innovative, endless passion for our festival.

We are very grateful to the DGA President Mr. Thomas Schlamme as well as once more this year, would like to thanks the one and only Mr. Tim Webber, and his fantastic team at the Directors Guild of America, who worked so hard to make everything so perfect!

We also would like to sincerely thank all of our associates for their hard work and support, Kathleen Aiello, Mary Augeri, Sandra Meyer, Steven Madison, Mary Osborn, Dimitra Sakelariou, Fey Visgilio, and Terence Middleton!

Last but not least our great sponsors IVANACURE, FRANCESCO VITALI Beverly Hills, and Creamy beauty.


best film
best director
best cinematographer
best screenplay
best editing
best actor
best actress
best supporting actor
best supporting actress
best ensemble

Our Official Selections this year are:

Official Selection 48 Awards Winners 2018-2019

  • A walk for a Friend (Israel)
  • Birth (United States)
  • Bloodhound Disciple (United States)
  • Blue Ribbons (United States)
  • Breathe (United States)
  • Butterscotch (United States)
  • Cupid is not a Terrorist (Switzerland)
  • Credo (Poland)
  • Eternity (Ukraine)
  • Feaw (Canada)
  • Fish out of Water (China)
  • Fly Trap (Australia)
  • Irresponsible (United States)
  • Just my Type (United States)
  • Pretty Pretty Prison (United States)
  • Remember Me (Canada)
  • Secret Chord (Sweden)
  • Sereget (United States)
  • The Art of Human Salvage (United States)
  • The Child is the Mother of the Man (United States)
  • The Derailers (United States)
  • The Horse in Motion ( France)
  • The Observer Effect (Ireland)
  • The Silent (United Kingdom)
  • The Unspoken (United States)
  • Try for You (United States)
  • Widow (United States)
  • Written by? (India)