Indie Short Fest

Fractured Souls

A conflicted man named Bill takes out his frustrations on a co-worker, which results in a confrontation revealing a devastating truth. Bill is left to examine his own life and actions soon after.
Directed by Eliezer Vergara (USA)

So, How Did You And Dad Meet?

Dan just got fired. Nina got hired. 1 law firm, 2 love-struck barristers – and 1 pity snog. Game on. “So, How Did You And Dad Meet?” is a modern, fun, intercultural romantic comedy about the challenges of dating in the era of Brexit, workaholism and female empowerment.
Directed by Zara Plessard (Germany)

As the Earth Turns

As the Earth Turns” (Unreleased 1938 film, available for the first time in 80 years).
In 1937, in Seattle, a twenty-year-old budding filmmaker using his own equipment had already created 58 plays and 9 never released award-winning films. This director would go on to work for Disney, and eventually create an Academy Award-winning documentary in 1950. Richard H. Lyford’s films have developed a following among film-historians around the world. His early “amateur” films are some of the first “indie” films ever created outside of Hollywood. Lyford experimented with special effects, and models, and was becoming an excellent director. His final film of this era was “As the Earth Turns”. It was filmed in the Pacific Northwest, in and around Seattle.
“As the Earth Turns”, is presented for the first time after 80 years of development! To finish his vision, a professionally mixed orchestral soundtrack, by NW film composer, Ed Hartman has been added to the presentation.

Save My Soul

“Save My Soul” is the third single music video from Cliff Beach’s The Gospel According to Cliff Beach. It is an art piece shedding a light on the homelessness and veteran’s issues in LA.
Directed by Brian Sturges (USA)

Prince in a Jar

A kid immerses himself in the imaginary world, where he is a prince trying to save his mother’s life. However, his mission is not only challenged by his fear but the cold reality.
Directed by Youchen Miao (USA)

Papercut

Two closeted actors on their way to their first high profile awards ceremony fight both expectation and each other, as intimacy and insecurity collide in the back seat of a car.
Directed by Damian Overton (Australia)

Inertia

At the height of John ‘Gravitas’ Clearwater’s MotoGP career, an accident ended it all. At the age of 40, John decides that it’s now or never for his MotoGP dream, much to the chagrin of his wife, Jean.
Directed by Patrick Gatling (Australia)