Indie Short Fest

Lucky

“Lucky!” is a pilot/short film about an average Joe who wins the lottery and what he and his friends will do now that they’re filthy rich. It’s an everyday man’s Entourage.
Directed by Riley Wood (USA)

The Moon Smells Like Gunpowder

A surveillance and intelligence specialist who is under suspicion by his employer, finds both his personal and professional worlds on an unstoppable collision course. On his final international assignment, his decisions will come under question, his movements will be tracked and ultimately retribution dispatched. 
Directed by Mark Solter (USA)

The Assistant, the Doctor, and the Cosmic Hug

Have you ever felt unsatisfied by your hugging experience? 
Despair no more, as Dr. Suzi Ann and her certified “Free hug me” programme are here to help. In a world of disconnected consumerism and smartphone zombies, Suzi and her assistant Marc-Antoine are taking you back to basics. “Free hug me” – changing the world, one hug at a time.
Directed by Julia Effertz (Germany)

Trans Rights are Human Rights

Trans Rights are Human Rights is a quote by Caroline Cossey who is a very well respected Transgender Rights Activist this short film was inspired by her. It was shot in Connecticut and parts of Georgia.
Directed by Christopher Annino (USA)

Nightingale

Arthur Grey, a struggling singer/songwriter, tries to achieve recognition in the music industry. Coincidentally finds Howard Drew’s diary containing poems for his wife and decides to use them in his songs to achieve success.
Directed by Gowtham Namasivayam (USA)

Hidden Life

In a city governed by an authoritarian regime, propaganda spreads the soils’ infertility. Sam, a 28-year-old, works at the National Communication Center as the producer of the government newscast. On an assignment, Sam discovers a storage with plants in the Ministry of Food, questioning the regime.
Directed by Valeria Brenes (Costa Rica)

Obscured Reflection

Ava, a gifted writer escapes the city to immerse herself in her new book, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe to the dangerous voices in her mind.
Directed by Alexandra Balda (USA)