The best INDIEYOUTH Shorts submissions will be featured as part of the 31st Annual ARIZONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL April 19-30, 2023.
A FREE public screening will take place at Tucson’s The Screening Room theater on Saturday, April 29, 2023.
After the program screening, there will be a short Q&A session with filmmakers as well as the presentation of awards in the following categories:
Best of Indie Youth
We are thrilled with this year’s line up!
Drew Mette, USA, 2022, 7 min
One night, Isabelle is haunted by a mysterious force.
Garvin Kim, Korea, 2023, 6 min
A stranger is eating Evelyn’s birthday cake.
By this Lake
Zhangyuan Zhao, USA, 2022, 6 min
A surrealist look a young man’s journey with overcoming grief.
Como una Mosca en Leche (Like a Fly in Milk)
Nicholas LeBoeuf, USA 2022, 4 min
Trapped in conformity, yearning to break out; suddenly, a fly.
Ugné Alaburdaité, Lithuania, 2022, 12 min
Lithuanian and Vietnamese with English subtitles
A Vietnamese girl struggles to find happiness growing up in a foreign country.
Eli Press-Reynolds, USA, 2022, 9 min
Julian is a transgender teenager who is struggling to fit in amongst his cis peers.
Collin David Bridge, USA, 2022, 4 min
A socially awkward goofball seeks acceptance through his one-of-a-kind puns.
Love At First Sighting
William Manning, Canada, 2022, 5 min
A nice weekend at a cottage turns out-of-this-world after something falls from the sky.
Francisco Zucal Hernáez, USA, 2022, 6 min
Spanish with English subtitles
Two classmates meet to do homework. But first, a visit to Chinatown.
Midnight Massacre in Utah
Acacia Yuan, USA, 2022, 10 min
The Midnight Massacre took place after the end of WWII at a POW camp in Salina, Utah.
Bryn Wright, USA, 2021, 2 min
What are mosquito fish?
My Lockdown Ramadhan
Laila Yamsin Laljee, United Kingdom, 2021, 5 min
Laila Yasmin Laljee, from Manchester, embarks on her very first Ramadhan.
Ian Dani Kim, USA, 2022, 9 min
Korean with English subtitles
A teenager struggles with depression and social anxiety, locking himself in his imaginary room.
Piotr Kaźmierczak, Poland, 2022, 4 min
Animated music video for “Water Lullaby” by the Polish folk music group “Warsaw Village Band”