Indie Short Fest

A Death Perspective

When Don Barath dies he leaves two daughters at opposite ends in life. Daisy, optimistic and accepts that problems, setbacks, and tragedies such as death happen in life. She believes in happy endings and will wear a smile to convince herself and those around her anything is possible. Leah, on the other hand is pessimistic. Expecting the worst, she is rarely disappointed and expects everything in her life to turn out badly. Surrounded by a colourful array of guests, Daisy and Leah reunite at the wake of Don’s death and come face to face with the realities the impact he’s had on each of their lives. Smiling or crying, blessing or a curse, remembering the good times or dwelling upon the missing void that was left when his death occurred, A Death Perspective tackles the good and bad in life and how different personality types view death.
Directed by Jessica Orcsik and Robbie Ryde (USA)

Janus

Janus is a spiritual journey exploring the life of a young queer in the heart of the mexican vogue scene.
Directed by MoÏse Kabongo (UK)

V.Rida

“V.Risa” is an experimental film that analysis the aspect of plot twists, with no 3rd Act structure. 
with 5 plot twists, with every scene taking the story to a complete different direction, leaving the audience distorted and confused, until the end when it all falls into place. What is real and what is not is never told.
Directed by Jacob Moha (Australia)

When IT Comes

During a costume party on Halloween night, a man leaves to smoke a cigarette, and soon realizes there is something evil watching him.
Directed by Jordan Wright (USA)

Pretend

Katie, like most of the kids, has been receiving the idea of a couple suppose to be composed by a male and a female from her parents, Bill and Carol. However, as Katie grows up, she finds out that she is a lesbian. In order to fits into the “society”, Katie hires a boy, James, to pretend to be her boyfriend and to satisfy her parents.
Directed by Yung-Han (Ariel) Kuo (USA)

Unconditional Love

Pete, an Asian teenage boy, has been controlled by his mom, Lin, since he was a kid. Like some Asian parents, Lin thinks doctor is the best job for his son, instead of allowing Pete following his own passionate of being a photographer. After finding out that Pete buys a camera, Lin rages and puts monitor at Pete’s room. In order to escape from Lin’s control and to pursue his dream, Pete ultimately makes the worst decision which is poisoning Lin.
Directed by Yung-Han (Ariel) Kuo (USA)

A Normal Life

Once a daughter of a commune member feels neglected, she decides to take surprising actions to obtain more love and attention. 
Directed by Leon de Levita (Netherlands)