Indie Short Fest

For Better: “Darren and Jack”

“For Better” is an inclusive rom/com and rom/dramedy anthology series set in Chicago that shows the reasons we stay with the ones we love; for better or worse, but mostly for better.

“Darren and Jack” – Darren is new to this neighborhood. So is Jack. As they begin to settle into their respective apartments and lives, they quickly develop a flirtatious connection despite only communicating non-verbally through their windows.
Directed by Danny Farber (USA)


Cat and Rita have had enough of their soul sucking jobs. When an opportunity arises, they take matters into their own hands by swiping wallets as they swipe right on Kindred Spirits; an online dating app.
Directed by Derek Evans (USA)


Emotionally disenfranchised man-child, Jackson, drunkenly reflects on modern existence while being dragged to a bottomless mimosa brunch by his successful vlogger girlfriend, Peyton.
Directed by Dustin Curtis Murphy (UK)


Love a first sight. Doesn’t matter the circumstances, when love comes to you…you just have to go for it with no regrets.
Directed by Sharwin Samant (USA)

ESPA (Electronic Scooter Protection Agency)

Electronic scooters are the new craze all over Los Angeles. The faster the better. Everyone is having fun with these toys, everyone except Elbert. After finding a scooter on top of his brand new car, he realized someone needed to step up and protect every car in LA from these juvenile weapons of transpiration. From scooter scratches to scooters being left in the middle of the road, Elbert is on a mission to serve and protect every last car by “Taking one scooter out at a time”.
Directed by Alastair Bayardo (USA)

Tall In Another Dimension

A group of dangerously intimate college friends struggle to keep it all together during a tiny apartment birthday celebration where all they have is a bottle of tequila, a ton of glitter and a whole lot of complicated feelings.
Directed by Hunter Milano (USA)

The Lost Man

After the death of his friends, a lone traveler is questioned by two men over the events that took place and his actions that followed.
Directed by Austin Smith (USA)