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Official Selection: Wild West

A lone stranger wanders into a dusty old town. Suspicious town folk decide to keep their distance until they know more.

Produced by Connie Brannock 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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Announcing the Eighth Annual Apex Film Fesival

The annual Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival is returning to sunny Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, February 26th, 2022 for its eighth 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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2021 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:
“Sam & Emma” dir. Vanessa Leigh | California

BEST MUSIC VIDEO:
“Brighter Days” dir. Jessica Redish | California

BEST DRAMA:
“Touch” dir. Kurisu Lee | Malaysia

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
“2 Down” dir. Sam Farage | Finland

BEST SCI-FI:
“The Space Between Synapses” dir. Nate McKowen | Arizona

BEST ANIMATION:
“Mountain” dir. Harrison Fleming | United Kingdom

BEST HORROR:
“Night Terror” dir. Will Branner, Blake Zelesnikar | North Carolina

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Apex Season 7: Feb 19-21, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Season 7 of the Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will be streaming online this year.

An all-access pass will allow attendees to stream the festival selections at their leisure for a 72-hour period starting from the time of purchase. Passes may be purchased Friday February 19th through Sunday February 21st.

Get your all-access pass here!

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Official Selection: “Wide-Awake”

The music video for Atlanta-based artist Hisself’s song “Wide-Awake” was directed and edited by Daniel Davison of Tucson.

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Official Selection: “Brighter Days”

“Brighter Days” is a music video depicting a young woman suffering from flashbacks of childhood trauma who fever dreams of suicide through colorful stop motion animation pills which dance in front of her. Directed by Jessica Redish.

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Official Selection: The Man Who Loved Flowers

An adaptation of Stephen King’s story, directed by Jacob Ewing of Tucson, Arizona.

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Official Selection: Sam & Emma

“When their love wanes after a miscarriage, two heartbroken women try to piece together their relationship, highlighting the hardship and dysfunction that can arise from trauma and grief.”

When I wrote Sam & Emma, I wanted to tell a story of immense love and intense pain and how each can result from the other. This film is about expectation, grief, knowing when to walk away, and when to come back. I have tremendous respect for films about individuals struggling with their sexuality, and as a queer woman, I will continue to advocate for their presence in and amongst all forms of media. However, in this film, I wanted to represent and explore LGBTQ women struggling with issues away from sexual identity, and more toward our identity as women, our capabilities as human beings, and the roles we play in our relationships.

Director Vanessa Leigh
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Official Selection: “Fucking Lonely”

“Fucking Lonely” is a music video for Hong Kong-based singer-song writer, Yi Tang. Directed by Kayla Arend.

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Official Selection: There Will Be Monsters

Monsters exist. They live inside us. And sometimes, they win.

Director Carlota Pereda started her career working in TV fiction. She has been a script supervisor, screenwriter and director on many Spanish TV shows. Her fist short film, THE BLONDES, was selected in over 141 festivals worldwide and awarded in prestigious Spanish film festivals such as Medina del Campo, Semana del Corto or Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de Soria. “There Will Be Monsters” is her third short film.