Not every film in a film festival, large, small, mainstream, even fringe, is truly independent i.e. fully self funded. Electric Shorts, now in its 17th year, is the only short film festival in the world that showcases films that have been fully self funded by the filmmaker.
The spirit of filmmakers doing it for themselves is exactly what drives this event. Electric Shorts have put together a programme of films which will display different styles and cover a range of themes, created by 12 filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. But lest anyone think independent and diverse means amateurish and uninteresting, they can think again. These films will compel, excite, entertain, and even shock, everything films can do, but often don’t. Come along and support true independent filmmaking.