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Short Films

Discover an exciting new generation of filmmakers in this year’s program, which includes international standouts, experimental animations, slow burns, and lush pleasures.

Short Films

SHORTS: REEL VOICES

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SHORTS: REEL VOICES

Reel Voices empowers high school students to become socially-conscious storytellers—tackling topics like fandom, beauty standards, belonging, and diversity,…
Short Films

SHORTS: ❤️ Beats

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SHORTS: ❤️ Beats

A cinematic ode to all that moves us—the rhythms, rituals, dances, and songs that heal, supercharge, and subvert…
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SHORTS: ANIMATED ECHOPLEX

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SHORTS: ANIMATED ECHOPLEX

Kimchi-steeped celluloid, digital tours of ancestral homes, and love poems cobbled by DVD menus are just some of…
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SHORTS: GHOST WORLDS

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SHORTS: GHOST WORLDS

The ordinary is uncanny in these stories of unresolvable desire and that which hangs heavy on our days.…
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SHORTS: HONG KONG, HONG KONG

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SHORTS: HONG KONG, HONG KONG

What do nostalgia for and dreams of a future look like in Hong Kong, a place that has…
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SHORTS: LEARNING DISTANCE

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SHORTS: LEARNING DISTANCE

From walkie-talkies with limited range and maximum love, to a visa for a trans/national body, shorts that confront…
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SHORTS: SCHOOL DAYS

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SHORTS: SCHOOL DAYS

Prom night revelations, awkward locker room encounters, and unintended detours on Multicultural Day: shorts with characters that read…
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SHORTS: SHAMELESSLY QUEER

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SHORTS: SHAMELESSLY QUEER

From LA to South Korea, these 7 shorts celebrate emotionally fraught and fearless journeys—and unlikely encounters—when living authentically…
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SHORTS: SPACE WAS THE PLACE

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SHORTS: SPACE WAS THE PLACE

Histories reside in plain sight in these spatial stories of punk in Little Tokyo, Platoon under the BevMo!…
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SHORTS: TRACING CONTACT

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SHORTS: TRACING CONTACT

Long shorts that simmer low and slow—whether between family, friends, or places long departed, they sketch the inheritances,…
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SHORTS: ULTRACOOL

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SHORTS: ULTRACOOL

Who says looks aren’t everything?! Delivering eerie monochrome surrealisms, live-action anime aesthetics, and Nickelodeon-esque neons, these high-style short…