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Announcing the Ninth Annual Apex Film Fesival

The annual Apex Film Festival is returning to The Screening Room in sunny Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, February 25th, 2023 for its ninth season.

An $8 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 across the southwest. Specific programming details will be announced in coming months.

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2022 Award Winners

Congratulations to our winners! Thanks so much to everyone in our audience for voting. We’re proud of the curated selection of films we were able to share this year, and we hope participation in next year’s festival will be just as great.

BEST FILM:
“This is a Film About the James Webb Space Telescope” from Joel Fox, Jennifer Jordan Day, Kevin Hainline | Arizona

BEST MUSIC VIDEO:
“Work Fires” from Sharkk Heartt | Arizona

BEST ACTING:
“Contusion” from Amin Anari | Iran

BEST HORROR:
“One Night” from Jacob Ewing | Arizona

BEST ANIMATION:
“The Clockmaker” from Adam Krug | Arizona / Italy

BEST R&B VIDEO:
“Know Me” from Chezale | Arizona

BEST ELECTROPOP VIDEO:
“Bloodbath” from Dramas | Austria

BEST DRAMA:
“Over & Over” from Sneaky Owl Media | Arizona

BEST POP VIDEO:
“Angelic” from Dalby | Georgia

BEST EFFECTS:
“Monsters” from Taisia Deeva | Ukraine

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Schedule for Saturday, February 26th, 2022

We’ll kick off the event with a red carpet photo shoot and introduction, and will have Q&A panels with VIP filmmakers and musicians throughout the day. The following times are approximate.

3:00 – Doors open & red carpet
3:30 – Introduction & first block of videos
4:10 – Panel with Chezale Rodriguez, Lara Ruggles, Freddy Jay Walker; followed by an intermission
4:35 – Second block of videos
5:30 – Panel with Kevin Hainline, Adam Krug, Emma & Josh Mattison; followed by an intermission
5:50 – Third block of videos
7:10 – Live musical performance by Philthy
7:20 – Panel with Jack Foley, Jacob Ewing, Austin Buchanan, Brianna & Walter Temple; followed by an intermission
7:45 – Fourth block of videos

Join us at The Screening Room in downtown Tucson, 127 E Congress Street.

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Official Selection: This is a Film About the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA’s next generation flagship space observatory. Armed with a 6.5 meter primary mirror, JWST will explore the universe from nearby planets and stars to the most distant galaxies. Join Dr. Kevin Hainline (University of Arizona professor and member of the JWST NIRCam science team!) on a visual trip with Smile Mountain (Yo Gabba Gabba / Disney video wizards) to learn why you should be SUPER EXCITED about this incredible telescope!

Produced by Kevin Hainline of Tucson, Arizona.

Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will be at The Screening Room in downtown Tucson on Saturday, February 26th, 2022.

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Official Selection: Know Me

The original song and music video for “Know Me” sets a smooth, yet vulnerable mood. It tells the story of a questioning of one’s staying power and intentions in peeling back the layers of wanting to know who we really are in a romantic relationship.

Produced by Chezale Rodriguez from Arizona.

Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will be at The Screening Room in downtown Tucson on Saturday, February 26th, 2022.

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Official Selection: One Night

A woman’s one-night stand turns into a fight for survival after discovering a monstrous presence lurking in the dark.

Directed by Jacob Ewing of Tucson, Arizona

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Official Selection: Work Fires

Work Fires is a music video written and performed by Sharkk Heartt (Lara Ruggles) of Tucson, Arizona.

Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will be at The Screening Room in downtown Tucson on Saturday, February 26th, 2022.

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Official Selection: Poetry & Problems

Come along on this journey as Freddy Jay embraces the ultimate sacrifice to rid himself of heartbreak.

Produced by Freddy “Jay” Walker of Tucson, Arizona.

Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will be at The Screening Room in downtown Tucson on Saturday, February 26th, 2022.

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Official Selection: Routine Stop

On a desolate strip of Texas highway, the paths of an ornery sheriff and a suspicious motorist collide during a routine stop, that proves to be anything but.

Produced by Michael Redd of Arizona.

Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will be at The Screening Room in downtown Tucson on Saturday, February 26th, 2022.

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Official Selection: Soul Flame

This music video features a story-teller (the artist), painting the experience of a young girl (Young Alice) who experiences loss, bullying, and other emotional trauma. In the end, after we witness the harmful emotional effects of burying emotions as the young girl becomes a teen, we learn that even in our darkest hour, there exists hope and purpose to re-ignite our “Soul Flame.”

Produced by Emma Paunil, an Arizona-born artist currently living in New Mexico.

Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will be at The Screening Room in downtown Tucson on Saturday, February 26th, 2022.