Indie Short Fest

Mirrorcide

“Mirrorcide” is an artistic short film about teenagers and their own image, filtered excessively through the camera phone, about the isolation of the individual caused by the obsession of self-image.
Directed by Mara Cracaleanu (Romania)

Apprehension

A dark entity lingers over Elsie. A daily struggle, impaired thoughts and emotions causing her to lose contact with external reality.
Directed by Chris Fudge (Canada)

Just Two Dads

“Just Two Dads” takes a dramatic look into the melancholy faced by the middle-average father. The story closely examines how the day to day lives of a father quickly devolves into a long-form passage through the stages of grief… while their children still remain alive.
Starting from birth, parents face denial that their children will ever leave. Anger that they are not appreciated for all they do. Bargaining that they could have/should be doing a better job. Depressed by the thought of losing a friend. And finally, hopefully, parents will learn to accept that children are people as well.
“Just Two Dads” is a dramatic expression of loss, love and baseball.
Directed by Paul Persic (Canada)

Mingle

In this comedy, Tyler is overwhelmed from the pressure of his hypochondriac mother with the desire for him to find a girlfriend and have a baby. He goes out on a mission to find a relationship at a speed dating event but an unlikely person may be the prize.
Directed by Ty Cooper (USA)

Kommando 1944

July 1944. An Asian American soldier Corporal Soo is thrown into a Nazi work camp on a farm in Germany as his family back home in America are forced into an American Japanese concentration camp in Manzanar, California. The allied soldiers think Soo is a Japanese soldier and segregate him. Soo must fight to let go of the past in order to be set free.
Directed by Derek Quick (USA)

Acceptables

“Acceptables” is a short film that deals with race, religion and immigration issues in a rapidly changing political climate.
Directed by Michele Lyman (USA)

Less

Two members of Generation Z expound on their values and habits as they redefine minimalism in a world of consumption, technology, and information overload.
Directed by Isabelle Levent (USA)