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Animation Spotlight

A girl lives in an isolated country, enclosed by a huge wall. She has never traveled anywhere, but all...

Documentary Shorts Program 1

Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas. Through the deeply personal truths of three local residents,...

Documentary Shorts Program 2

A discovery arouses a man's imagination and propels him forward in an uncouth and obsessive way. Step by step,...

Midnight Shorts Program

Trevor reflects on his fear of dating. Things seem hopeless when three mysterious cowboys find themselves stranded on...

New Frontier Shorts Program

A cable system designed by controversial Chinese company Huawei Technologies enables communication between an expert and a machine. Time...

Shorts Preceding Features

A dizzying descent into deductive reasoning, based on an entertaining, yet disturbing, lateral-thinking puzzle. Hannah, in a love-hate...

Shorts Program 1

A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older couple. The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing...

Shorts Program 2

Isfi can wear her comfortable pants among her male friends, but has to wear hijab to be accepted at...

Shorts Program 3

Struggling with feelings for her best friend, 14-year-old Marie stages an almost perfect plan. A dynamic take on...

Shorts Program 4

While she claims to be an expert in sex and love on YouTube, Ada can barely speak to her...

Shorts Program 5

Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her. Examining the...

Shorts A-Z

Acid

A troubling cloud is taking shape somewhere out west. It’s now slowly moving inland, forcing the population to flee. As...
Director Just Philippot
Screenwriter Just Philippot

Acid rain

After running away from her depressing village in eastern Europe, a teenage girl meets a new friend under a bridge....
Director Tomek Popakul
Screenwriter Tomek Popakul

Adalamadrina

While she claims to be an expert in sex and love on YouTube, Ada can barely speak to her gym...
Director Carlota Oms
Screenwriter Joan Pàmies, Carlota Oms

Albatross Soup

A dizzying descent into deductive reasoning, based on an entertaining, yet disturbing, lateral-thinking puzzle. What begins as a documentary following...
Director Winnie Cheung
Screenwriter Winnie Cheung

All Inclusive

Under the spell of mass entertainment on the high seas. 2018 Shorts Switzerland 10 min
Director Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Screenwriter Corina Schwingruber Ilić

America

A cinematic omnibus rooted in New Orleans, challenging the idea of black cinema as a "wave" or "movement in time,"...
Director Garrett Bradley
Screenwriter Garrett Bradley

animistica

An expedition into rotting animal carcasses and rampant spiderwebs, accompanied by a gloomy drone like a swarm of hungry flies....
Director Nikki Schuster

As Told To G/D Thyself

The cosmic journey of sacred youth, during which pain, pleasure, and sublimation are nonnegotiable. 2018 Shorts U.S.A. ...
Director Terence Nance, Jenn Nkiru, Marc Thomas, Kamasi Washington, Bradford Young, collectively known as the Ummah Chroma
Screenwriter Terence Nance, Kamasi Washington, Bradford Young

Aziza

A dynamic take on the life of Syrian refugees told through black comedy. 2018 Shorts Syria/Lebanon ...
Director Soudade Kaadan
Screenwriter Soudade Kaadan, May Hayek

BAJO LA SOMBRA DEL GUACARI

Dead bodies have washed up on the banks of the river. When Abraham finds out that one of them was...
Director Greg Méndez
Screenwriter Greg Méndez

Birds in the Earth

Examining the deeper questions of the ownership of the Sami land through the ballet performances of two young dancers. 2018...
Director Marja Helander
Screenwriter Marja Helander

Black 14

An archival social study examining white pathology and cognitive dissonance via media coverage of a 1969 racial protest at the...
Director Darius Clark Monroe

Brotherhood

When a hardened Tunisian shepherd's son returns home after a long journey with a new wife, tension rises between father...
Director Meryam Joobeur
Screenwriter Meryam Joobeur

Cablestreet

A cable system designed by controversial Chinese company Huawei Technologies enables communication between an expert and a machine. Time succumbs...
Director Meredith Lackey
Screenwriter Meredith Lackey

CHICHI

My dog has dreams and he tells me about them. I made a movie about those dreams. This is that...
Director David Nessl
Screenwriter David Nessl

Chowboys: An American Folktale

Things seem hopeless when three mysterious cowboys find themselves stranded on the coldest night in recorded history. 2018 Shorts...
Director Astron 6
Screenwriter Astron 6

Count Your Curses

In a town where supernatural beings are part of everyday life, two roommates had their house spirit devoured overnight, again....
Director Lorène Yavo
Screenwriter Lorène Yavo

Crude Oil

Jenny breaks free from a toxic friendship and learns to harness her magical, useless superpower. 2019 Shorts U.S.A....
Director Christopher Good
Screenwriter Christopher Good

Desires of the flesh

Blessed be the Sunday, that it is the day to see Giovana. 2018 Shorts Brazil 19...
Director Rafaela Camelo
Screenwriter Rafaela Camelo

Docking

Trevor reflects on his fear of dating. 2019 Shorts Canada 4 min Outside Line Studios ...
Director Trevor Anderson
Screenwriter Trevor Anderson

Dulce

In coastal Colombia, facing rising tides made worse by climate change, a mother teaches her daughter how to swim so...
Director Guille Isa, Angello Faccini
Screenwriter Darrell Hartman

Dunya's Day

Abandoned by her domestic help, Dunya fights to throw the perfect graduation soirée. 2018 Shorts Saudi Arabia/U.S.A....
Director Raed Alsemari
Screenwriter Raed Alsemari

Easter Snap

With a baited handling of American symbolism, this is an examination of five Alabama men who resurrect the homestead ritual...
Director RaMell Ross

Edgecombe

Through the deeply personal truths of three local residents, this is an examination of the ways trauma repeats and reinvents...
Director Crystal Kayiza

El Verano del León Electrico

Hidden in a house far from the city, a boy accompanies his sister as she becomes the seventh wife of...
Director Diego Céspedes
Screenwriter Diego Céspedes

END

Juan is dead. Surprisingly, he is given an opportunity: to relive a moment of his past life, but it will...
Director Yimit Ramírez
Screenwriter Yimit Ramírez, Tatiana Monge

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sudden Birth* (*but were afraid to ask)

The true story of how the Berkeley Police Department, the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands, and Mr. Spock from are...
Director Scott Calonico
Screenwriter Scott Calonico

Fainting Spells

Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the indian pipe plant used...
Director Sky Hopinka
Screenwriter Sky Hopinka

FAST HORSE

The Blackfoot bareback horse-racing tradition returns in the astonishingly dangerous Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles with secondhand...
Director Alexandra Lazarowich
Screenwriter Alexandra Lazarowich

Fatherland

In 2016, on the 63rd anniversary of his death, Stalin's worshippers gather outside his birthplace in Georgia to demand his...
Director George Sikharulidze
Screenwriter George Sikharulidze

Feathers

Elizier, an emotionally dejected new enrollee at the Edward R. Mill School for Boys, must overcome memories of a tragic...
Director A.V. Rockwell
Screenwriter A.V. Rockwell

Fran This Summer

Teenage lovebirds Fran and Angie spend the summer at home while Fran begins their transition. They must face who and...
Director Mary Evangelista
Screenwriter Mary Evangelista

Fuck You

Alice is together with Johannes, but she doesn't have enough space to be herself. On a night out with friends,...
Director Anette Sidor
Screenwriter Anette Sidor

Ghosts of Sugar Land

In Sugar Land, Texas, a group of young Muslim American men ponder the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is...
Director Bassam Tariq
Screenwriter Bassam Tariq

Green

Green, an undocumented Turkish pedicab driver, unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community, and himself. 2018 ...
Director Suzanne Andrews Correa
Screenwriter Suzanne Andrews Correa, Mustafa Kaymak

Hot Dog

Hannah, in a love-hate relationship with her vagina, chronicles how her feelings toward her sexuality have changed over time. Like...
Director Alma Buddecke, Marleen Valien
Screenwriter Alma Buddecke, Marleen Valin

How Does It Start

With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their recent divorce, 12-year-old Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of love...
Director Amber Sealey
Screenwriter Amber Sealey

I Snuck Off the Slave Ship

Lonnie Holley, a "self-taught African American artist" and dimensional traveler, attempts to sneak off the slave ship . 2018 ...
Director Lonnie Holley, Cyrus Moussavi
Screenwriter Lonnie Holley, Cyrus Moussavi, Brittany Nugent, Matt Arnett

It's Going To Be Beautiful

The U.S. Border Patrol has been given the task of choosing a winning design for building a wall on the...
Director Luis Gutierrez Arias, John Henry Theisen
Screenwriter Luis Gutierrez Arias, John Henry Theisen

Kado (A Gift)

Isfi can wear her comfortable pants among her male friends, but has to wear hijab to be accepted at Nita’s...
Director Aditya Ahmad
Screenwriter Aditya Ahmad

Knockstrike

Two men accidentally exchange briefcases. One contains a videotape that will lead the new owner to embark on an unexpected...
Director Marc Torices, Pau Anglada, Genis Rigol
Screenwriter Marc Torices, Pau Anglada, Genis Rigol

Lavender

A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older couple. 2018 Shorts U.S.A....
Director Matthew Puccini
Screenwriter Matthew Puccini

Libre

Undocumented immigrants forced to spend months in detention are turning to private companies to secure their release on bond. In...
Director Anna Barsan

Life in Miniature

A celebration of one woman's mission to document the everyday as she carves a place for herself in the precious...
Director Ellen Evans
Screenwriter Ellen Evans

Life Overtakes Me

Facing deportation, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden have become afflicted with resignation syndrome, withdrawing from the world into a...
Director John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson

Lockdown

Struggling with feelings for her best friend, 14-year-old Marie stages an almost perfect plan. 2018 Shorts U.S.A....
Director Celine Held, Logan George
Screenwriter Celine Held, Logan George

Manicure

After the unexpected death of his wife, a man struggles to deal with the aftermath under the eyes of the...
Director Arman Fayyaz
Screenwriter Arman Fayyaz

Muteum

In an art museum, we learn—from outer to inner, from deep to deepest, seriously and sincerely. 2017 Shorts...
Director Äggie Pak Yee Lee
Screenwriter Äggie Pak Yee Lee

OBON

During the festival of Obon, one of the last survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima receives the spirits of...
Director André Hörmann, Anna Samo
Screenwriter André Hörmann

OCTANE

A man's street race through hell and back parallels the black experience in America. 2017 Shorts U.S.A....
Director Jeron Braxton
Screenwriter Jeron Braxton

Old Haunt

A procrastinating writer stays in an Airbnb to get some work done, but after an unexpected visitor arrives, he finds...
Director Andre Hyland
Screenwriter Andre Hyland

One Cambodian Family Please for My Pleasure

A lonely Czech refugee paints an all-too-appealing picture of her American life, as she writes a letter begging an organization...
Director A.M. Lukas
Screenwriter A.M. Lukas

Reneepoptosis

Three Renees go on a quest to find God, who is also Renee. As they traverse the mountains and valleys...
Director Renee Zhan
Screenwriter Renee Zhan

Shinaab, Part II

A look at Ojibwe ideas surrounding the death process as a young man strives to honor his late father. A...
Director Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.
Screenwriter Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.

Sister

A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the...
Director Siqi Song
Screenwriter Siqi Song

sometimes, i think about dying

Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her. 2018 Shorts ...
Director Stefanie Abel Horowitz
Screenwriter Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Katy Wright-Mead, Kevin Armento

Squirrel

A meager apology tests a woman's fortitude to forgive. 2018 Shorts U.S.A. 17 min ...
Director Alex Kavutskiy
Screenwriter Alex Kavutskiy

STAY CLOSE

The underdog story of a fencer from Brooklyn who overcomes a gauntlet of hardships on the road to the Olympics....
Director Shuhan Fan, Luther Clement
Screenwriter Shuhan Fan, Luther Clement

Suicide By Sunlight

Valentina, a day-walking black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain...
Director Nikyatu Jusu
Screenwriter Nikyatu Jusu, R. Shanea Williams

Sundowners

Ali and her father cook, drink, and ignore what’s going on in the next room. In 1926, America’s most famous...
Director Lisa Steen
Screenwriter Anna Greenfield, Jessy Hodges

The Call

A phone call, a bathroom, and a woman are at the intersection of the worlds. 2018 Shorts ...
Director Anca Damian
Screenwriter Anca Damian

The Dispossessed

Hazari is a traditional faith healer, exorcising patients who've been possessed by jinn. But in Kashmir amidst the world’s longest-running...
Director Musa Syeed
Screenwriter Musa Syeed

The Field

A poor agricultural laborer leads a double life in the village's last remaining cornfield. But the harvest is approaching. 2018...
Director Sandhya Suri
Screenwriter Sandhya Suri

The Ghost Behind

Four friends. Many bands. Expectations. Addiction. Loss. 2018 Shorts U.S.A. 12 min Media Poesie ...
Director Caroline Rumley

The MINORS

A slice-of-life about a grandpa and his grandsons, the future and the past. 2018 Shorts U.S.A. ...
Director Robert Machoian
Screenwriter Robert Machoian

The Phantom 52

Loneliness: a trucker who calls out on his CB radio waiting for a reply that never comes. A ghost that...
Director Geoff Marslett
Screenwriter Geoff Marslett

The Rat

It's Halloween night and Renee is madly in love with Jim. On their way to a party, Jim detours to...
Director Carlen May-Mann
Screenwriter Carlen May-Mann

The Silence of the Dying Fish

On his way to work one morning, a fish-farm worker is told that he died the day before. Failing to...
Director Vasilis Kekatos
Screenwriter Vasilis Kekatos

The Tough

A discovery arouses a man's imagination and propels him forward in an uncouth and obsessive way. Step by step, the...
Director Marcin Polar
Screenwriter Marcin Polar

Those bad things

You cannot choose your parents. These are the thoughts of a daughter who cannot rebel. The time goes by slowly...
Director Loris Giuseppe Nese
Screenwriter Loris Giuseppe Nese, Chiara Marotta

Throat Singing in Kangirsuk

Eva and Manon practice the art of throat singing in the small village of Kangirsuk, in their native Arctic land....
Director Eva Kaukai, Manon Chamberland
Screenwriter Emilie Baillargeon, Clark Ferguson

Under Covers

On the night of a lunar eclipse, we uncover the sweet, salacious, and spooky secrets of a small town. From...
Director Michaela Olsen
Screenwriter Michaela Olsen

Untravel

A girl lives in an isolated country, enclosed by a huge wall. She has never traveled anywhere, but all her...
Director Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak
Screenwriter Ana Nedeljkovic