Indie Short Fest

Super Cut Free Way

“Super Cut Free Way” is a silent film made with an iPhone 5c and a combination of several creative video apps. It’s ethical and political aim is to think about a new kind of digital primitivism in cinema where technological determinations and limitations are faced as an expansion of imaginative possibilities. The flux of images, made during a two year period, follows a free poetic order documenting the medium’s experimental specificity.
Directed by Vasco Diogo (Portugal)

One Way Ticket

A Muay-Thai fighter has to overcome mental health issues and personal loss to prove to everyone and himself, that he is not defined by his past.
Directed by Mark James Birch (UK)

Framed

Her name is Lola. She’s an actress. Today is her 153rd commercial casting. Inspired by (several) true stories.
Directed by Jonathan Burteaux (France)

Mer

An Afghan well-digger refugee in Iran encounters freak happenstances during digging a water well which changes his life forever.
Directed by Hesam Rahmani (Iran)

Treading Yesterday

“Treading Yesterday”, an original series plays out through a multi-decade storytelling witnessed through the eyes of Eric, a soon to be a middle-aged gay man, who has lived what appears to be a charmed life. The pilot episode opens as a present-day drama however by midpoint the timeline resets to 1988, in a historical fiction format, during a period in time when monumental anti-gay backlash had been orchestrated.
“Treading Yesterday” juxtaposes 1988’s intolerance of gays with present-day acceptance while at the same time revealing the inherent challenges existing in both environments.
Created by Craig Bettendorf (USA)