Indie Short Fest

Graduation

On the eve of her graduation from Saint Anne’s Catholic Boarding School for girls, Echo, the perfect student, top of the class, valedictorian, and daughter of a very prominent business woman, decides to do something unusual. She finds Joi and Nona, two notorious school delinquents, and offers them a bottle of vodka.
Directed by Mark Ryan Reyes (USA)

Headway

An eleven-year-old boy deals with the singularities of autism and a late 30’s MMA fighter faces the delicate moment of retirement. Both stories converge in a deep and exciting encounter, which triggers in each other the solutions to overcome their issues. The film is based on true characters.
Directed by Camila Rizzo (USA)

Existence: Age of Discovery

Vivian roams the desert in search of ancient artifacts, hoping they can provide answers about her world. Once she discovers the truth from her creator, she is set on a path to reconnect with a lost love.
Directed by Jordan L. Riley (USA)

Greater Fool

This dark comedic piece wrestles with the idea of love and gender-roles. Are men really only after one thing and do women really still believe in love? Who is corrupting whom at this point? Story: Tommy is a romantic at heart but his love life just doesn’t seem to take off. So he finally visits Stella, a once-renowned beautiful and empowering “love-doctor”, only to find a now alcoholic, disheveled and cynical woman, who is trying to convince him that love does not exist. The question remains just who is the Greater Fool in this brief but thought-provoking encounter?
Directed by Julia Strassmann (UK)

The Getaway Kid

A coming of age story revolving around Riley, a young man who suffered childhood trauma, and his battle with his second life as a criminal.
Directed by Jordan Lavery (Canada)

Poacher

A desperate farmer runs into trouble after he steals blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists.
Directed by Tom Whitworth (Kenya)

Hot Dog

In the crime capital of the world, LAPD officer Morgan was having a just another “regular” bad day in the line of duty. Or not.
Directed by T.J. Yoshizaki (USA)