Indie Short Fest

Give + Take

Caring is easy. Surviving is hard. A comedy of errors hits hard when a slacker becomes a caregiver to a crusty Scottish senior resulting in mishap and mayhem.
Directed by Armand Hamouth (Canada)

Arachnoid

Tensions run high in a lustful love-triangle over the course of a mystical dinner scene. “Arachnoid” is a student project that was shot in Berkeley, CA and features local Bay Area cast and crew, as well as student filmmakers from the UC.
Directed by Michael Safarian (USA)

Aperture

Maria, a live-in maid working for a wealthy family, struggles to make ends meet as she single-handedly raises her young daughter Zara. One day she encounters an old Polaroid Camera that she later realizes can predict the future. This causes a series of events that cascade into Maria trying to use the camera to win the lottery.
Directed by Hyomin Bong (Canada)

Just Skate

After a 38 year break, I started to skate again. At 15 I lived on a skateboard then got a motorbike and everything changed but I always had a passion for skateboards.
I don’t want to jump off the stairs or slide down rails like the street skaters of today but just roll around smooth undulating concrete. It’s the nearest thing to perpetual motion with the aid of gravity and weight transfer that can glide you along and give a feeling like no other, you can forget about the gas bill. This is my video diary of me starting to skate again.
Directed by Nigel Grimsditch (UK)

Life Depart

As a woman, wife and mother she struggles existential problem with herself and daily life she lives. Something is haunting her mind. To cope she apply her life to serve the text 1 Corinthians 13 is the thirteenth chapter of the First Epistle to the Corinthians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. This chapter covers the subject of love. And year after year they never cease to lose what they have found and to find what they have lost.
Directed by Manuel Kamunen (Finland)