Indie Short Fest

Sepia

The Man is rejected from reentering his country of residency after visiting his country of origin. Due to being a former immigrant, he is prohibited from coming back to the place where he has built his life and relationships. He is separated from his wife, the Woman, with whom he is deeply in love and has decided to share his live with. Therefore, he decides to undertake a journey by foot across the desert in order to illegally reenter the country and be reunited with his love.
Directed by Vicente Almuna (USA)

Zealot

A high school girl Marlin, she is willing to sacrifice her health to acquire higher score and reputation at school, but finally ruins herself by using meds.
Directed by Jiasheng Wang (USA)

Poached

Jack, a mysterious loner, is confronted in his secluded home by an uninvited guest, one who threatens to bring the demons of his dark past crashing down on his idyllic new life.
Directed by Jesse Lin (USA)

Time(s) To Breathe

It is about the breath. And about thoughts. It is not about how to control your thoughts, but all about to stop your thoughts controlling you.
We walk through our life, childhood, teenage years, years in which we earn money and raise our children and eventually we enter the serenity of age. That said, it is about birth and death as well.

Time(s) To Breathe takes the attentive viewer/listener on a journey, at the end of which his condition should have changed: he breathes calmer and more consciously. An exciting animated film that directly involves the viewer/listener.
Directed by Stan Adard (Switzerland)

Perfidia

A clown is in love with a woman who doesn’t return his love. He changes who he is and she is still not interested. He learns that being true to himself is when he is really happy.
Directed by Jordan C. Michael (USA)

Distract-Meme

In this modern world, two quirky youngsters find themselves caught up in the web. Could a chance encounter open their eyes to reality or will they continue to live their lives behind rose tinted glasses?
Directed by Cristo Fernández (Mexico)

A Congo’s Journey

This is the first documentary-film in the world in which a baby monkey tells its own story addressing the human being.

“A Congo’s Journey”, is a non-profit documentary-film that has been created by Marco G. Lerin for the Jaguar Rescue Center, located in the South Caribbean of Costa Rica, in order to give a voice to the animals and motivate the human beings towards the protection of the natural environment in which they live.
Directed by Marco G.Lerin (Costa Rica)

Tree House

When a young boy discovers an abandoned hunting stand on his family’s farm, he is provided with an escape from tensions at home. Set in Northern New York in early spring, Tree House tells the story of a child engaging with the natural beauty of the world around him.
Directed by Leslie Ann Haller and Claire Kinnen (USA)