Indie Short Fest

So, How Did You And Dad Meet?

Dan just got fired. Nina got hired. 1 law firm, 2 love-struck barristers – and 1 pity snog. Game on. “So, How Did You And Dad Meet?” is a modern, fun, intercultural romantic comedy about the challenges of dating in the era of Brexit, workaholism and female empowerment.
Directed by Zara Plessard (Germany)

As the Earth Turns

As the Earth Turns” (Unreleased 1938 film, available for the first time in 80 years).
In 1937, in Seattle, a twenty-year-old budding filmmaker using his own equipment had already created 58 plays and 9 never released award-winning films. This director would go on to work for Disney, and eventually create an Academy Award-winning documentary in 1950. Richard H. Lyford’s films have developed a following among film-historians around the world. His early “amateur” films are some of the first “indie” films ever created outside of Hollywood. Lyford experimented with special effects, and models, and was becoming an excellent director. His final film of this era was “As the Earth Turns”. It was filmed in the Pacific Northwest, in and around Seattle.
“As the Earth Turns”, is presented for the first time after 80 years of development! To finish his vision, a professionally mixed orchestral soundtrack, by NW film composer, Ed Hartman has been added to the presentation.

Save My Soul

“Save My Soul” is the third single music video from Cliff Beach’s The Gospel According to Cliff Beach. It is an art piece shedding a light on the homelessness and veteran’s issues in LA.
Directed by Brian Sturges (USA)

Prince in a Jar

A kid immerses himself in the imaginary world, where he is a prince trying to save his mother’s life. However, his mission is not only challenged by his fear but the cold reality.
Directed by Youchen Miao (USA)


Two closeted actors on their way to their first high profile awards ceremony fight both expectation and each other, as intimacy and insecurity collide in the back seat of a car.
Directed by Damian Overton (Australia)


At the height of John ‘Gravitas’ Clearwater’s MotoGP career, an accident ended it all. At the age of 40, John decides that it’s now or never for his MotoGP dream, much to the chagrin of his wife, Jean.
Directed by Patrick Gatling (Australia)

Silver Light

A man returns to his hometown for the funeral of his male high school sweetheart and has to confront the family that didn’t know their secret as well as his own feelings of loss and regret.
Directed by Brad McDermott (Canada)

Ashes Two Dust

“Ashes Two Dust” is a photo-to-video exploration of impending loss and the growth that one can find in the mindful examination of this ubiquitous experience.
Directed by Maura Freeman (USA)