Indie Short Fest

Valentine in Things City

Valentine in Things City is a research and design project that imagines the future of post-human spaces like Google data centers and Amazon warehouses. Using the same artificial intelligence code that organizes logistics infrastructure, a fictional fulfillment center at the scale of a city has been procedurally generated. 
Things city is designed to accommodate only delivery drones, logistics bots, and packages as its citizens. Through the eyes of the city’s machines, we watch as a girl enters Things City on Valentine’s day searching for a lost package.
Directed by Viviane El Kmati (Lebanon)

Dreamer

Windy is a Taiwanese who dreams to study in America. For her, America represents freedom and hope, helping her escape from her life constricted by Eastern traditional value. Chei is a Hongkonger moved to Taiwan as longing for its freedom. The only common thing is they seems to be both chasing their own dreams, but in fact fleeing from the reality.
Directed by Huang Hsiao Hsia (Taiwan)

F*ck You Lady

A transgender bar owner deals with love, life and business while navigating a sea of toxic masculinity.

While savoring a backhanded compliment, bar owner Leocadia Cruz confronts a decision that requires meeting with her business partner Benjamin Stoddard. But first she needs to deal with an ex-lover who is also an ex-employee. Meanwhile, Ben is chasing his own passions. With the business in jeopardy, Leo and Ben meet again to confirm their commitment to each other and to affirm her value as a transgender woman. 
Directed by Ruby De Fresno and Michael Santos-Whalen (USA)