Indie Short Fest

War Love

“War Love”, the title track and single from Jessica Lá Rel’s debut album is an anthem for Black femme power in all its magnificence and controversy. Building on the “crooked room” concept from Melissa Harris Perry’s book “Sister Citizen”, the video depicts Lá Rel trapped in a room of crooked images and being freed by other black women and ultimately by herself. “War Love” puts the journey to self-reflection, love, and acknowledgment FOR Black women BY Black women on display, and it is magic. It is war, and it is love.
Directed by Tayo Amos (USA)

Ginger

24 hours in Salar de Uyuni: A man, all alone by himself. Not a single soul around. He wants to be alone, with his thoughts. Just him, his mind and a surreal environment. Until another human being breaks the silence and interrupts this chosen loneliness. Is there an option to gain back his inner freedom? Should he leave? Or is his freedom not really freeing him?
Directed by Markus Stoll (Germany)

Dark Specter II

The fiery fiend of darkness has returned to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting masses, but will responsibilities at home thwart his ambitions?
Directed by Richard Tatum (USA)

Wiped

When an unspeakable evil arises from their household, four college friends must bond together to defeat this unsanitary monster once and for all.
Directed by Rohit Govardhanam (USA)

The Rotting Tales of Marcus Spencer

Marcus Spencer attempts to navigate life while undead. A millennial zombie with an existential crisis, Marcus is on a quest to find a purpose in life — or death. Will he succeed before his body decomposes? Or will the mysterious need to feed overtake him?
Directed by Patrick Schaller (USA)