SISFA Main Event:

The following films have been selected to headline this years' festival at the Main Event and are eligible to win awards.

Hover over each to learn more about each film.

COMEDIC SHORTS

Candied Lips
Candied Lips

Premieres 6/25, 7:00 PM MST

For blue-haired Steve, it's just another day working at his mom's candy store in Montauk...until Strawberry, the girl of his dreams, suddenly walks in.

Directed by Hina Effie Ogino

The Runs

Premieres 8.28, 6:30 PM MST

An epic battle for

the last roll of toilet paper.

Directed by Adam Rosenberg

dramatic shorts

Carter
CARTER

Premieres 6/25,  7:00  PM MST

A lonesome 16-year-old investigates what's lurking behind his brother's aggressive facade when a stranger suddenly arrives at their front door.

Directed by Aaron Guest

Widow
Widow

A grieving shut-in finds herself stuck between life and death.

Directed by Elias A. Hinojosa

Premieres 6/25, 7:00 PM MST

Preggers
Preggers

Premieres 6/25, 7:00 PM MST

After Isabella's encounter with a curandera, she takes a pregnancy test that derails the plans she has for herself. After discussing the positive test with her boyfriend Carlos, he berates her for considering an abortion, until he wakes up in a nightmare, where he is confronted with children, a pregnant belly, and an unruly scientist.

Directed by Sylvia Ray

Souperman
Souperman

Premieres 6/25,  7:00 PM MST

Meet Souperman, a novice superhero who wants to join the prestigious Mutant Armada at all costs. The only thing holding him back is the very thing that makes him unique.

Directed by Luke Pilmgrim & Brad Kennedy

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

The Day I Disremembered
The Day I Disremembered

In 2015, a traumatic event happened to small business owner Chris Hanson. He lost his memory. This is the story of  his unique past and present and how he refocused his life with his newfound passion on the river.

Directed by Chris J Hanson & Tim Myers

Premieres 6/25, 7:00 PM MST

The Other Border
The Other Border

High school student Gerardo Hernandez - raised in the United States since six months of age - was one of over 100 undocumented workers arrested by ICE in Ohio on June 5th, 2018. Gerardo spent almost 2 months in prison before being released...and is now scheduled to be deported.

Directed by Justin Zimmerman

Premieres 6/25, 7:00 PM MST

SCI-FI/THRILLER/HORROR SHORTS

Birthday Boy
Birthday Boy

An abusive dad gets his just desserts on his birthday.

Directed by Dan Sellers

Premieres 6/25, 7:00 PM MST

Killing Time
Killing Time

To some people, having a phone that duplicates whatever it takes a picture of, might seem like a super power. But for one troubled young man, this power becomes the ultimate weapon to keep his inner demons at bay.

Directed by Cody Lovorn

Premieres 6/25, 7:00 PM MST

Memento Mori
Memento Mori

When Charon, collector of souls, arrives in a limo instead of a ferryboat, McInerney isn't reluctant to leave behind a wasted life. But when Charon picks up another passenger, McInerney discovers that life can be worth fighting for.

Directed by Stuart Creque

Premieres 6/25, 7:00 PM MST

Colorado Showcase

The festival will launch with this Colorado showcase, premiering select films created in Colorado.

Cackle
Cackle

A woman and her daughter are disturbed in the middle of the night by a stranger laughing outside of their home. As the mother investigates, she quickly finds out that this man has extremely sinister intentions.

Directed by David Elijah

Premieres 6/24, 8:00 PM MST

Pure

(Directed By Stephan Eigenmann)

A Master Craftsman
A Master Craftsman

Meet Tony Garcia, the Owner, Founder, Performer, and Sound engineer behind, Pueblo, Colorado's largest Brewery - Brues Alehouse.

Directed by Tyler Shown

Premieres 6/24, 8:00 PM MST

Barcelona
Barcelona

Journalist Samuel Dover is offered a big break to interview prison inmate Emi Taylor. Closely watched by Officer Diggs, Emi's story of thievery and luxury with her two best friends slowly begins to unravel.

Directed by Sarah Chavez Borrego

Premieres 6/24, 8:00 PM MST

Free Our Food
Free Our Food

Cliff, a hardworking farm owner, questions conventional farming methods that do not seem sustainable for long term practices. While learning about possible solutions to the problem at hand, he is motivated to explore the benefits of regenerative farming

Directed by Brenden Pachniak

Premieres 6/24, 8:00 PM MST

The Long Drink
The Long Drink

When Colin is stood up at a bar, he calls a Private Investigator to help him make sense of things over a few drinks.

Directed by John C Sinclair

Premieres 6/24, 8:00 PM MST

Short Film Showcase

The following films have been selected to screen during Day One following the Colorado Showcase.

Jack the Radio
Jack the Radio

Jack confronts creatures of both real and imaginary on an extraordinary animated visual roller coaster, created with some of the comic world's finest artists. Jack emerges triumphant, reborn...and the lead singer of the best band around to boot.

Directed by Justin Zimmerman

Premieres 6/24, 8:30 PM MST

Private Message
Private Message

During a weeknight Zoom class, Ari's THC withdrawal distracts him from lecture and leads him into uncharted territory with a fellow classmate.

Directed by George Hawke

Premieres 6/24, 8:30 PM MST

Smiles Go Miles
Smiles Go Miles

After having a second ACL surgery, Tyler decided to document his journey back to recovery, setting some big goals along the way. Part two of a much larger project, this film highlights the process from surgery to walking again.

Directed by Tyler Shown

Premieres 8.27, 1:00 PM MST

Premieres 6/24, 8:30 PM MST

Premieres 6/24, 8:30 PM MST

The Anxious
The Anxious

Social anxiety (also known as social phobia), is a form of anxiety, defined as the intense fear of being watched or judged by others. Experiencing social anxiety is common for many people, especially during the pandemic or post pandemic. This short film explores the inspirational journey of the protagonist; how he overcomes the social anxiety disorder and meets his lady love.

Directed by Dan ReBottom

Premieres 6/24, 8:30 PM MST

Feature Film Premiere

Venus in Cancer
Venus in Cancer

Brought together through respective heartbreaks, Wes and Bernie's simpatico friendship is tested by the sudden arrival of Wes' old flame, Klover. Over one night, soaked in wine, liquor, and misguided lust, they meditate on addiction, malaise, intimacy, and the tenuous nature of male/female friendships.

Venus in Cancer is a taut, melancholy romantic comedy.

Directed by Christian O'Shaughnessy

Premieres 6/24, 9:00 PM MST

Venus in Cancer