Indie Short Fest

Tapferkeit

During the WWII North African campaign, a German sniper of the AfrikaKorps and a U.S. Combat engineer find themselves the sole survivors of a battle. They must reluctantly join forces to escape a marauding band of desert nomads and the unforgiving desolation of the Sahara desert. During their odyssey, the German relates the destruction of his country due to following their corrupt politicians. He regrets not stopping them before it was too late. It’s a specter from the past that sadly parallels many aspects of our society today. The German soon realizes his own government is the real enemy of his people and struggles to find the courage (Tapferkeit) to stop them.
Directed by Joseph Quinn (USA)

F A L L

This movie weaves together the struggles of a former undercover agent, Michael Williams in shaking off the demons from his traumatic past with the help of a passionate psychiatrist, Dr. Olivia Thomas. “FALL” provides a brief peek into the state of a disturbed mind with glimpses of vivid illusionary experiences. The movie’s intent is to break the stereotypes adopted while narrating a mainstream subject by featuring a predominantly minority cast and team members.
Directed by Vigil Bose (USA)

Fling

A furious, exhausted Stefi is taking a walk in the woods to calm her nerves. There she meets an old friend from college, Sam, and it looks like the romance they had started back then is still very much alive.
Directed by Laurent Ziliani (USA)

Rooftops

“The Rooftops” music video is a story about a boy in love, centered around the lyric “Rollin’ like it’s high school fantasy”.
Directed by Odeya Rush (Australia)

Tiny House

After not speaking to each other since their mom’s death nine years before, three misfit siblings return home to squabble over their last remaining inheritance – the family home.
Directed by Owen Williams and Merry Grissom (USA)

Tax Evasion: A Greek National Sport

A short documentary that attempts to explain the mentality of the Greek taxpayers and their view on tax evasion. The journey of a Greek filmmaker to find the reasons why tax evasion rates in Greece are that high. A funny approach in an otherwise boring subject of taxes. The film juxtaposes the opinion of the Greek community versus what has been considered as the main view of that subject.
Directed by Kelly Sarri (Greece)

Bambi

“Bambi” is a story about the rise and fall of what seems to have quickly turned into a toxic relationship. Bambi struggles with loss, mulling over the past as she travels to what used to be her shared home in the desert to collect her belongings.
Directed by Aly Honore (USA)