Music Video for “Smiley Boy” by Brave New World

A tiny lady bouts the Heavy Weight Pie Eating Champion at Brave New Bakery.

Directed by Josh Shelton


Music Video for “All the Nightmares” by Katodelic Pictures

On January 10th a young girl finds a little wooden box and a mysterious map in her closet. The following morning she embarks on the sentimental journey of the special significance.
The film and its music have been released on the 1st anniversary of David Bowie’s death, to whom they have been dedicated.

Directed by – Paweł Cichoński

Story by – Paweł Cichoński, Grzegorz Drożdż, Łukasz Klimasara, and Łukasz Winkler

Music by – Grzegorz Drożdż, Maciej Henel-Celis, Łukasz Klimasara, Tomasz Kulisz, Wiktor Pacan, and Łukasz Winkler


Music Video for “So Delicious” by Alvin and Lyle

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
Director of Photography Anne Laure Dagorn – Olivier Tordeurs


Official Selection: Claire & Bruno, A Story of Love and Fresh Meat

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


Music Video for “Watch it Burn” by Tasha the Amazon

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


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


Official Selection: High Ground

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


Announcing the Fourth Annual Apex

The fourth annual Apex Short Film + Music Video Festival will again be hosted at Unscrewed Theater in sunny Tucson, Arizona on Sunday, March 25th from 3 pm to 8 pm.

A $5 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.

We hope to see you again this year!


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!


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