Indie Short Fest

Climbing Trees

A guilt-ridden father tormented by nightmares 12 years on from the murder of an 8-year old girl, searches for answers to the hardest questions of all.
Directed by Matthew R. Ford (UK)

Scraping Coconut

“Scraping Coconut” documents the health impacts and cultural and culinary traditions surrounding coconut, as remembered and experienced by Afro-Ecuadorians in the northern coastal region of Esmeraldas, Ecuador. The documentary is based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted and shot between 2012 and 2017 in various locations in the province of Esmeraldas, and in Quito, Ecuador. Through the voices of medical and culinary specialists, as well as Afro-Ecuadorian cultural and culinary experts, the film offers a unique window into ancestral cooking methods and medicinal traditions in coastal Ecuador. It also offers insights into the socio-economic and health impacts and value of the consumption and use of traditional foods and medicinal practices, as lived and told by Afro-Ecuadorians themselves.
Directed by Pilar Egüez Guevara (Ecuador)

The Condition of Love

In this short video we explore the meaning of love in people’s lives and in the world through a combination of visuals and words that aims to take the viewer on a journey leading to both intellectual and emotional enlightenment.
Directed by Martine Oien (Norway)

P O L A R I Z E D

Charlie and Holden are taking a walk when they find two pairs of sunglasses on a park bench. Only to find out that through the lens of these glasses, the world seems like a much better place (or so they think…)
Directed by Tim Bucknam (USA)

Scavenge

“Scavenge” is a short film commenting on the disconnect between modern society and our natural surroundings, questioning our ability to survive within it. With the term Modern Man or Alpha Male being thrown around loosely these days to describe what constitutes as the definition of masculinity. So what would happen if you washed up on a deserted beach with nothing in your pockets but a waterlogged iPhone and your car keys?
Directed by Gavin Bellinger (Australia)