Indie Short Fest

Confessional

A ride-sharing driver picks up a client on his way to court to hear a verdict on allegations of corporate theft. Only through discussion of struggle and the pursuit of happiness does the passenger leave the vehicle a changed man.
Directed by Peter Malcolm (Canada)

Boozy Mickey

The film explores a chaotic “throuple relationship” in New York between Mickey, a 60-year-old alcoholic and Tommy and Eve, a fresh young couple.
Directed by Benoit Perrin (USA)

Facing Fear

Facing Fear is a Crime/Drama about James with anxiety and fear who wants to kill a gangster named Frank. When Frank sets up a meeting with James, James takes the opportunity in attempt to kill Frank and discovers the reward for facing his fears.
Directed by Ivan Garcia (USA)

Sam

Evelyn, a lonely older woman, owns and works at a secluded gas station in the middle of nowhere. She discovers Craigslist from her regular customer Glenn, and uses it to find a companion. She receives an email from one Sam and they immediately click. Evelyn invites Sam to her store, but stops receiving replies. She worries she blew it, until a mechanic wanders into her store. His name tag reads Sam and she excitedly introduces herself to the man, however it ends up being the wrong Sam. Crushed, Evelyn gives up on her search for a companion until the real Sam shows up at her store. Evelyn is embarrassed when she finds out Sam is also an older woman, but decides to let her stay for a coffee at her store. The two lonely women connect, and share their experiences over a drink.
Directed by Alyssa Angeles (USA)

12:34

Following the death of his mother, an unmotivated painter experiences the longest minute of his life.
Directed by Quinton Oliver Smith (USA)

Emma

A man accidentally meets the woman of his dreams at a Sacramento coffee shop, but an unlikely cancer diagnosis threatens their future together.
Directed by Robert Norwood (USA)

To No End

A woman in the Middle East is forced to confront her abusive husband when he physically attacks their son. She risks everything as she and the boy flee by night. When captured, society and their culture dictate she must be stoned to death.
Directed by Ian Stout (USA)