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IndieYouth Shorts Festival


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
Best Documentary
Best Narrative
Best Animation
Best Experimental

We are thrilled with this year’s line up!

Drew Mette, USA, 2022, 7 min
One night, Isabelle is haunted by a mysterious force.

Birthday Cake
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.

Love Song
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.

Mosquito Fish
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.

Water Lullaby
Piotr Kaźmierczak, Poland, 2022, 4 min
Animated music video for “Water Lullaby” by the Polish folk music group “Warsaw Village Band”

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