Official Selection: In a Dream

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

Submissions Now Open for Fourth Annual Apex

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!

2017 Wrap-Up and Award Winners

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!

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Schedule for Sunday, January 15th, 2017

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

Official Selection: Still

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.