Indie Short Fest

Trail of the Sphinx

A recreation and reimagining of past grandeur, “Trail of the Sphinx”, evolves such splendor into a very special multimedia presentation. The music is a blend of cultural sensibilities, modern and ancient motifs; electronic and acoustic instrumentation. The dances are a synthesis of traditional Middle Eastern with a contemporary interpretation; symbolic and at times sensual. The production mixes these performances against the dramatic backdrop of Egypt’s archaeological treasures creating an expansive cinematic interpretation. The result is a meditation on the eternal mystery of the legendary Sphinx that leads us from the old world to a future one. The shifting sands of time may obscure its path, yet we are still drawn to its compelling destiny.
Directed by Mike Mannetta

Shallow

A hideous creature roams the trashed apartment of a beautiful dead woman, and after experiencing her past memories, realizes that true beauty lies within.
Directed by Joshua Steele (USA)

Royal Flesh

At the Class of ’87 Prom, three high school princesses’ fight for the crown is interrupted by a fight for their lives.
Directed by Olivia DeVenne (USA)

The Widow

Set in Melbourne, Australia in 1965, a Sicilian widow fights for her life when members of the local Calabrian mafia murder her husband and try to seize control of his produce business.
Directed by Brendan Young (Australia)

The Most Magnificent Thing

“The Most Magnificent Thing” is an inspirational story about a little girl with a creative spirit, determined to make great things. Joined by her best friend, her pet dog, the two happily explore the world, doing absolutely everything together. When she receives her very own tool kit, the little girl sets out to make the most magnificent thing for her best friend – but it’s not as easy as she thinks! “The Most Magnificent Thing” is a timeless tale about learning through perseverance and hard work, the power of love, and selflessness.
Directed by Arna Selznick (Canada)