Indie Short Fest

Unworld

The main character creates a crypto currency which overcomes banks’ protection by using the powers of PC, smartphones, and smart devices. Crypto currency becomes immensely popular due to the fact that the users who overcome banks’ protection get the bank’s money. As a result, there are more users and more banks go bankrupt. The main character who launched the process does not realize the scale of what is happening and goes for a walk. While the software developer is walking around, the world finance system is being ruined. The money loses its value, corporations collapse, governments break down. As evening comes the character is exposed to a strange event. Two bands of technomagicians attack him.
Directed by Mykhailo Andriiets (USA)

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)