The fourth annual Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will again be hosted in sunny Tucson, Arizona next winter.
A $10 day pass will get you unlimited access to a red carpet photo shoot, exclusive short films and music videos from around the world, and Q&A panels with filmmakers from all over the southwest. Complete programming details will be announced closer to the event.
If you’re a local Arizona filmmaker, your submission fee will be discounted. We hope to see you at our next event!
Our third annual festival took place last weekend in Tucson, Arizona and was a huge success. We screened 40 films and audiences got to chat with 8 filmmakers during Q&A panels.
A surprise celebrity guest even came all the way from Pakistan! We got to meet Taher Shah who is known for his viral video “Eye to Eye.”
Ballots from audiences and judges have been tallied, and we’re thrilled to announce the winners. It was an exciting competition due to the high caliber of submissions we received. We look forward to our next festival with even higher expectations!
Piper in the Woods
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Lilt – Wait No More
We’ll kick off the event with a red carpet photo shoot and introduction, and will have Q&A panels with filmmakers throughout the day. The following times are approximate.
3:00 pm – Red carpet & Introduction
3:35 pm – Manuel Ontiveros
4:15 pm – Matthew Ramirez
4:50 pm – Rob Walker
5:30 pm – Avai d’Amico
6:20 pm – Peter Leon
7:00 pm – Matt Chesin
8:20 pm – Nickolas Duarte & Drew Grubich
8:45 pm – Bradford Uyeda
A living statue entertainer is caught up in the middle of a zombie outbreak. He freezes in fear whilst everyone around him flees or dies at the hands of the attacking zombie horde. Left alone in an large open square surrounded on all sides with only his ability to stay very still to save him, he must work out a way to survive.
Directed by Carl Timms of the United Kingdom.
A daughter thinks her mother is a real life super hero – she might be right.
Written and directed by Jason Honeycutt. Starring Justine Herron (“Kevin Hart – Let Me Explain”) and John Hensley (lead of “Nip/Tuck,” “Teeth,” “Hostile III).
A nightmare of culinary proportions as we take a trip through a possessed box of doughnuts!
A short film by animator Brad Uyeda of Phoenix, Arizona.
Through a series of unfortunate events, a young girl stumbles upon a camera lens that possesses a very mysterious power. Through this lens, the photographer is able to see into the past of its previous owners. A new acquaintance becomes an old friend in a friendship that spans two lifetimes.
Directed by Matt Chesin of Phoenix, Arizona who will be doing a Q&A at our festival immediately following the screening of his film.
Four intertwined stories, each revolved around the casual dating culture of young adults.
A film by Ryan J. Cudahy of Virginia.
With strange things happening at a remote research station, a university psychologist is sent to investigate. Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick.
A science fiction short by Matthew Ramirez.
With the help of a mysterious demon, a Mexican achieves his goal to cross the border.
A comedy by Manuel Ontiveros of Tempe, Arizona.