The 8th annual Apex Short Film + Music Festival will be hosted at The Screening Room theatre in sunny downtown Tucson, Arizona in February 2022. An $8 day pass will get you unlimited access to exclusive short films and music videos from around the world, Q&A panels with filmmakers, and live performances from local musicians.

We accept music videos and short films up to 15 minutes in length, completed within the last 3 years.

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  • APEX is such a great festival. This is my second project to get shown at APEX. The enjoyment and excitement of screening your film for film buffs and fellow filmmakers is always fun. Many thanks and looking forward to the next one!

    March 2021
  • Harrison Fleming

    Amazing festival, great communication. Did a fantastic job of moving the festival online, looking forward to being there in person one day.

    March 2021
  • Vanessa Leigh

    Honored to win Best Film this year. The virtual screening experience was great, and I look forward to many more years of this fest sharing wonderful films.

    February 2021
  • Jessica Redish

    Thrilled to have won Best Music Video at this festival and was thrilled to attend remotely. Good communication and glad to have been a part of it.

    February 2021
  • Eda Grant

    Apex was a wonderful event. Everyone was friendly and so talented. The short films and especially the music videos were all of great quality, so the fest lives up to its name. The Q&A panels included filmmakers, an Olympic wrestler singer-songwriter, and an astrophysicist. It was good to hear from such an interesting group, and to learn Tucson has such a diverse filmmaking community. You cannot miss this event.

    March 2020