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AMERICA: PAST IMPERFECT   

AMERICA: PAST IMPERFECT
88 min.
The past is prologue to the future, and this look back at some of the events and issues that have shaped our political landscape and social consciousness over the course of the last half century reflect who we are today. On the eve of an election which will shape America's future, have we learned fr... more



ART ATTACK   

ART ATTACK
87 min.
All art begins with inspiration, and these shorts that revolve around the creative process explore the source of that inspiration in humorous, haunting and very human ways.... more



ASTONISHING ANIMATION   

ASTONISHING ANIMATION
99 min.
A dazzling selection of animation styles, subjects and techniques provides the basis for this collection of the best of short film animation from countries around the world.... more



ATTRACTIONS & DISTRACTIONS   

ATTRACTIONS & DISTRACTIONS
95 min.
Sometimes opposites attract. Sometimes we're attracted to the things we shouldn't be. And sometimes the main attraction is merely a momentary distraction from life.... more



AUDIENCE FAVORITES: ANIMATION   

AUDIENCE FAVORITES: ANIMATION
90 min.



AUDIENCE FAVORITES: COMEDIES   

AUDIENCE FAVORITES: COMEDIES
82 min.



AUDIENCE FAVORITES: DOCUMENTARIES   

AUDIENCE FAVORITES: DOCUMENTARIES
84 min.



AUDIENCE FAVORITES: LIVE ACTION 1   

AUDIENCE FAVORITES: LIVE ACTION 1
80 min.



AUDIENCE FAVORITES: LIVE ACTION 2   

AUDIENCE FAVORITES: LIVE ACTION 2
105 min.



BOY MEETS GIRL   

BOY MEETS GIRL
94 min.
Sparks fly when the right girl meets the right guy and the stars are aligned for romance, but things don't always play out as planned.... more



BOY SOUP   

BOY SOUP
84 min.
A cornucopia of affirmative gay tales spanning the ages and stages of life.... more



CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE QUEER KIND   

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE QUEER KIND
87 min.
From first love to last kiss, life in the gay-borhood is rarely what we expect or what we prepare ourselves for.... more



CULTURE CLASH   

CULTURE CLASH
84 min.
Worlds collide when people from very different backgrounds find themselves in a close encounter with someone who doesn't have the same frame of reference.... more



DOUBLING DOWN   

DOUBLING DOWN
83 min.
Sometimes a match just wasn't made in heaven.... more



THE END   

THE END
83 min.
Sometimes the end is merely a new beginning. And sometimes it's simply, well, The End.... more



ENTERING THE TWILIGHT ZONE   

ENTERING THE TWILIGHT ZONE
89 min.
These twisted tales explore an alternative universe where nothing is quite what it seems to be.... more



FAMILY FOLLIES   

FAMILY FOLLIES
94 min.
Seven stories about families and their foibles.... more



FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES   

FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
70 min.
Eight terrific live action and animated tales that are suitable for any age group from 9 to 90.... more



FRENCH TWIST   

FRENCH TWIST
87 min.
No one tells a tale quite like the French, and this collection of distinctively French tales forms the centerpiece of our special 2008 spotlight on shorts from France (30 in all in this year's ShortFest lineup).... more



FUTURE SHOCK   

FUTURE SHOCK
93 min.
Is your past imperfect? If retro's not your thing, maybe a look at the future will convince you that there's no time like the present.... more



GAY - WITH A TWIST   

GAY - WITH A TWIST
91 min.
Boys will be boys.... more



THE GAY! LA   

THE GAY! LA
87 min.
A celebration of current queer short cinema, from the wickedly funny to the just plain wicked.... more



HOMELAND SECURITY   

HOMELAND SECURITY
90 min.
Five short cautionary tales give new meaning to the term "social security."... more



IDIOT PROOF   

IDIOT PROOF
95 min.
A delightful assortment of idiots graces this group of funny short films about fools who rush in.... more



JURY AWARD WINNERS   

JURY AWARD WINNERS
58 min.



THE L WORLD   

THE L WORLD
87 min.
A wildly eclectic assortment of tales revolving around the yin and yang of lesbian life.... more



LESBIANS LIVING LARGE   

LESBIANS LIVING LARGE
86 min.
More tales from the tapestry of living lesbian.... more



LUST & LONGING   

LUST & LONGING
79 min.
Sexual yearning drives these seven stories with an erotic charge.... more



OBSESSIONS   

OBSESSIONS
86 min.
Obsession. That mania, fascination, fixation. That thing that worms its way into our heads and refuses to release us no matter what. An off switch stuck on, an internal editor that can't shut up, a deep passion. All these films tap into those little compulsions just ready to burst.... more



ODD MAN OUT   

ODD MAN OUT
91 min.
There's always an odd man out – the guy who just doesn't fit in with everybody else or charts a course that's off the beaten path. Sometimes he ends up a winner, and sometimes he ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.... more



ODDS & ENDINGS   

ODDS & ENDINGS
84 min.
Isn't it odd how the end rarely really is the end? Six films about the last things that occur as the end approaches.... more



OPENING NIGHT: SHORTSPLASH 2008   

OPENING NIGHT: SHORTSPLASH 2008
86 min.
AWARD WINNING SHORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Six short films that won major awards at some of the key festivals and film events around the world this year provide the kick-off for this celebration of all things short, followed by a festive poolside reception at the Hilton Hotel featuring food, libati... more



OVER THE EDGE   

OVER THE EDGE
84 min.
There's the edge, and then there's over the edge. These films reflect just how far off the rails a life can get without even trying to get there.... more



PARENTHOOD   

PARENTHOOD
87 min.
There is no easy way to say it, but sometimes being a parent sucks. There's also no simple way to raise a kid right – especially when the kid in question seems to be operating on a different wavelength than your own.... more



PERFORMANCE ANXIETY   

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY
86 min.
Forget about visualizing your audience in their underwear. These performers have far more to worry about -- and for some of them far more to risk -- than a half-naked audience.... more



RANDOM CRIMINAL ACTS   

RANDOM CRIMINAL ACTS
86 min.
There is no easy way out, but sometimes the allure of just taking what you want is awfully hard to resist.... more



THE RITES OF PASSAGE   

THE RITES OF PASSAGE
88 min.
Growing up at any age and coming to terms with who you really are can be immensely satisfying and may reap incalculable, and surprisingly unpredictable, rewards.... more



SCENE OF THE CRIME   

SCENE OF THE CRIME
89 min.
Location is everything in these assorted landscapes of crime.... more



A SENSE OF DISCOVERY   

A SENSE OF DISCOVERY
91 min.
Scratch the surface, and you just might find that what you've been looking for is right in front of your eyes. Sometimes it's not such a pleasant surprise.... more



SEVEN DEADLY SINS   

SEVEN DEADLY SINS
71 min.
1. Lust. 2. Gluttony. 3. Greed. 4. Sloth. 5. Wrath. 6. Envy. 7. Pride.... more



SHOOTING STARS   

SHOOTING STARS
90 min.
A stellar group of today's stars take themselves out of the limelight to go behind or in front of the camera -- writing, directing, producing or acting in this selection of ambitious new short subjects. Kate Hudson, Jessica Biel, Matthew Modine, David Arquette, Kirsten Dunst, Tony Shalhoub, Jordan... more



SIBLING STORIES   

SIBLING STORIES
80 min.
Nobody knows you as long or as well as your sisters and brothers -- sometimes to your great dismay.... more



SINGLE PARENTHOOD   

SINGLE PARENTHOOD
92 min.
There's a great line from "Parenthood" that states you need a license to drive a car, why not a license to be a parent? These parents are still reading the training manual as they navigate the minefield of being moms and dads.... more



SINGULAR PURSUITS   

SINGULAR PURSUITS
88 min.
Unique passions give rise to odd, and occasionally inspired, ways of life.... more



SMALL SACRIFICES   

SMALL SACRIFICES
82 min.
Most of the time we expect our actions will lead to the results we hope for. Sometimes it just isn't that simple.... more



STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND   

STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
87 min.
In our new global society, the émigré experience of fitting in and going home can have vastly different meanings than we are used to.... more



SWEET (AND SOUR) ESCAPES   

SWEET (AND SOUR) ESCAPES
88 min.
The hard fought escapes -- both large and small -- from the things that hold us captive are often times the things that motivate and move us.... more



TRAVELING BLIND   

TRAVELING BLIND
83 min.
They say all roads lead to Rome, but in the case of these short films, the road begins and ends in very different places.... more



A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD   

A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
84 min.
Pack your bags for a global vacation.... more



TRUE ROMANCE   

TRUE ROMANCE
97 min.
Seven fabulous tales about finding true love, the heart of romance and maybe even a little magic along the way.... more



TWISTED 'TOONS   

TWISTED 'TOONS
99 min.
Animation for the grown-ups: Cartoons to put the world into a warped focus.... more



TWO MUCH   

TWO MUCH
87 min.
The urge to couple can sometimes spin the world off its axis.... more



THE WAR ZONE   

THE WAR ZONE
92 min.
War is hell, but for those small moments of humanity that inspire sacrifice and honor, some find peace amid the ruins.... more



WHOLLY MATRIMONY   

WHOLLY MATRIMONY
89 min.
When you say "I Do" in these films, that translates as "I'm pretty much done."... more



WORKING STIFFS   

WORKING STIFFS
85 min.
Working 9-5 doesn't apply for these dedicated strivers who believe they have what it takes.... more



YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE JEWISH   

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE JEWISH
85 min.
The Jewish experience is also a universal experience these days as worlds collide and boundaries shift like sand. Still, to be Jewish is to have a unique perspective on our present reality, and maybe even a little insight into what the future might hold if we don't learn from the past.... more





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