The fourth annual Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will again be hosted in sunny Tucson, Arizona next winter.
A 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!
Six fanfare flute players explore the landscape of the uniform. A journey that does not go unscathed.
Directed by Digna van der Put from Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
A psychoanalytic triangular relation where a little boy growing into a teenager sees his new desires being reframed by his mother.
Written and directed by Peter Emmanuilov
Produced by Anne Laure Dagorn – Olivier Tordeurs
Dorector of Photography Anne Laure Dagorn – Olivier Tordeurs
Claire and Bruno are not very happy together.
They are going on a vacation, secretly hoping to mend fences with each other.
Just in time : the world is coming to an end.
Directed by Lionel Delebarre
Shot during a snowstorm, this video takes the title concept literally, with Tasha wielding a flamethrower to light a raging bonfire while fireworks explode in the night sky. Think Kanye West at the Brits 2015, but way more turnt up.
Directed by Colin G Cooper
KATE, a young office worker and aspiring pet portrait painter, is determined to find a mysterious man who keeps appearing in her dreams at night. Her acerbic co-worker and best friend, HEATHER, does not share Kate’s conviction the Dream Man even exists, and she begins to get seriously concerned about her friend’s state of mind when Kate sets out on a desperate quest to find the man based on clues she believes to be receiving from him. During her search, she goes through awful dates and mishaps – but the surprise ending provides revelations about the triumph of friendship, the benefits of adopting a pet, and the importance of following our dreams.
Directed by Edina from Los Angeles, CA
A visual interpretation of Luke Pickman’s original composition “Work Song”, in which a painter reveals a secret.
Directed by Emily Faulkner, Music Luke Pickman, Sound Mixer Stéphane Calce, under the Supervision of Luc Otter.
An odd couple of strangers, thrown together following some kind of doomsday event, argue over what caused the apocalypse. Was it a terrorist attack? Aliens? The only way to find out is to make it to high ground.
Directed by Matt Ryan from Austin, TX
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!
Continue reading 2017 Wrap-Up and Award Winners
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