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A Thousand Empty Glasses   

A Thousand Empty Glasses
United Kingdom, 2012, 14 min.
One night. One decision. One life. A drunken evening exposing long-held secrets forces a young man to make a life altering decision.... more



ABC   

ABC
Germany, 2012, 12 min.
After suffering through years of the Liberian civil war, 17 year old Vele hopes to brighten her future by attending school alongside her daughter and finally learning to read and write.... more



Abiogenesis   

Abiogenesis
New Zealand, 2011, 4 min.
A strange mechanical device lands on a bleak and desolate world and enacts a startling transformation.... more



Absence of Love   

Absence of Love
USA, 2012, 26 min.
Just when his five-year relationship hits a rocky patch, James is forced to head home from New York when he gets an unexpected call from his brother, whom he hasn’t talked to since he left abruptly years before.... more



All That Way For Love   

All That Way For Love
United Kingdom, 2011, 20 min.
Stuck in Malawi en route to surprising his girlfriend in Mozambique, young Simon unwittingly gets caught up in the toxic relationship between a nomadic older couple with a complicated history.... more



Along The Road   

Along The Road
Sweden, 2011, 7 min.
Two truck drivers share a promising idle moment during a break at a truck stop along the road, when a phone call interrupts their furtive tryst…... more



AMEN!   

AMEN!
Germany, 2012, 5 min.
An overmotivated priest bores his single parishioner with a fire and brimstone sermon of biblical menaces.... more



Animal Attraction   

Animal Attraction
86 min.
Man’s best friend is his… dog? As these seven delightful shorts show, canines are only one of the beasts that tickle our collective fancy.... more



Another Bullet Dodged   

Another Bullet Dodged
USA, 2011, 13 min.
In the fading echoes of a relationship, character is revealed.... more



Armadingen   

Armadingen
Germany, 2011, 23 min.
An elderly farmer, living in rural isolation with his wife, learns of the world’s impending end and decides to shelter her from the ugly truth, rekindling their long dormant love.... more



Arms Race   

Arms Race
USA, 2012, 5 min.
Sometimes the most entertaining part of going to the movies is watching the audience. An amusing reprise from the local talent who brought you last year’s Smartie Pants.... more



Art Attack   

Art Attack
90 min.
The world of art provides a multitude of opportunities to explore different genres, and this package of engrossing short stories explores the act of creation while celebrating the work of artists around the world.... more



Arthur and the Bunnies   

Arthur and the Bunnies
USA, 2011, 20 min.
Ok, we all have issues but Arthur’s are multiplying faster than, well, faster than rabbits. Feeling rather squeezed, Arthur tries to hide from the world which only leads to a serious case of overcrowding.... more



As You Were   

As You Were
Denmark, 2012, 24 min.
Lars, about to redeploy to Afghanistan, tries to have an afternoon coffee and cake with his widowed father. But battle lines are drawn the moment he parks his car in the driveway and his father refuses to let him in if he is in his uniform. What should be a few reflective moments between father and ... more



Asad   

Asad
South Africa, 2011, 16 min.
In this authentic coming of age story, a young Somali boy must walk a tight rope between doing the right thing and self-preservation, all the while clinging to his dream of one day becoming a fisherman. Winner, Best Narrative Short, Tribeca FF.... more



Attack of the Brainsucker   

Attack of the Brainsucker
Canada, 2012, 14 min.
Samantha, a little girl growing up in the sixties, loves classic b-movies and monsters. That is, until they start to invade her bedroom and her obsession compels her parents to seek help from the latest scientific breakthrough sweeping the country.... more



Award-Winning Documentaries   

Award-Winning Documentaries
85 min.
It’s become a tradition at ShortFest to showcase a selection of the best new short documentaries from around the world in a package encompassing award-winners from this year’s festival circuit. Join us for this enjoyably eclectic sampling of great new non-fiction short films, as we celebrate the doc... more



The Bailiff   

The Bailiff
France, 6 min.
Inflamed by the impending confiscation of his furniture by the tax collector, a Parisian man fumes at the world, only to make matters much worse for himself in this amusing take on the relative merits of giving and receivership.... more



Bao   

Bao
France, 2012, 11 min.
A dreamlike train journey takes a young brother and sister to a terrifying and final destination.... more



The Barbican   

The Barbican
Poland, 2011, 22 min.
A long-awaited train ride home turns into a disquieting trip through labyrinthine obstacles when a young Polish migrant worker arrives at the train station to find his wallet missing.... more



The Basketball Game   

The Basketball Game
Canada, 2011, 5 min.
This autobiographical animated tale explores the ways in which the mindless prejudices a child confronts can be overcome through the simple act of confronting one’s fears.... more



The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist   

The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
USA, 2012, 7 min.
Filmmaker Mark Columbus takes an inventive, probing and amusing look at his relationship with his dad, a once famous jazz guitarist from the Fiji Islands, whose career stalled when he moved to the U.S.... more



Bear Me   

Bear Me
Germany, 2012, 6 min.
A young woman’s object of love, and other desires, is a surprisingly strange choice in her seemingly otherwise quite normal world.... more



Bee   

Bee
USA, 2012, 20 min.
In this small, rural community, old prejudices run deep. Christine, now a young entomologist, reluctantly returns to her father’s bee farm after receiving his cryptic call for help. Her high school sweetheart, Sam, has never left and is now the town’s sheriff—his own father as troublesome as Christi... more



Behind the Mirrors   

Behind the Mirrors
Peru, 2011, 12 min.
A young husband, and soon-to-be father, manages a local brothel with his wife. When one of the night’s customers leaves behind an unexpected mess, the husband's keen eye for opportunity and quick thinking may change their fortunes forever.... more



Bella Fleace Gave A Party   

Bella Fleace Gave A Party
United Kingdom, 2011, 15 min.
This gorgeously mounted period piece, based on an Evelyn Waugh story, introduces us to a wealthy older woman whose avaricious younger cousin pays a visit with more than a family reunion in mind.... more



Beside Her   

Beside Her
USA, 2012, 16 min.
Rachel and Sofia are the perfect couple—sexy and romantic partners in love who live a ‘safe’ existence. A shift is in the air however when Sofia gets an uneasy feeling about Rachel going to work in a bad part of town—is it instinct? Intuition? Or the emotional connection couples have when they belon... more



Best of the Fest 2012 - Audience Favorites - Animation   

Best of the Fest 2012 - Audience Favorites - Animation
84 min.



Best of the Fest 2012 - Audience Favorites - Documentaries   

Best of the Fest 2012 - Audience Favorites - Documentaries
87 min.



Best of the Fest 2012 - Audience Favorites - Live Action/Comedies 1   

Best of the Fest 2012 - Audience Favorites - Live Action/Comedies 1
85 min.



Best of the Fest 2012 - Audience Favorites - Live Action/Comedies 2   

Best of the Fest 2012 - Audience Favorites - Live Action/Comedies 2
87 min.



Best of the Fest 2012 - Jury Award Winners 1   

Best of the Fest 2012 - Jury Award Winners 1
96 min.



Best of the Fest 2012 - Jury Award Winners 2   

Best of the Fest 2012 - Jury Award Winners 2
91 min.



Blue Monday   

Blue Monday
Australia, 2011, 11 min.
Teenaged wild child Alexis pushes the limits at every turn, but this Monday might be the day that it all crashes down.... more



Boo!   

Boo!
Australia, 2012, 4 min.
An elderly couple keep the spark in their marriage with their mischievous games, but today they might take it one step too far.... more



The Boy in the Bubble   

The Boy in the Bubble
Ireland, 2011, 8 min.
Young Rupert Shelley utilizes magic to win the heart of his true love at school and save his own heart from breaking. The magic works, but not in quite the way that Rupert had expected.... more



Boy Meets Girl/Girl Meets Boy   

Boy Meets Girl/Girl Meets Boy
85 min.
Sparks fly – for better or for worse – when members of the opposite sex come together, creating an opportunity for new beginnings or a change of direction on the road of life. The six shorts in this package of films about ‘meeting cute’ are as diverse as the characters involved, a... more



Brainy   

Brainy
Denmark, 2011, 25 min.
The death of his grandfather spurs 11-year-old Brian on a mission to collect up dead animals and launch them into space so that they can live again with his grandfather. However, a new friendship with the older girl next door may cause a change in the flight plan…... more



The Bride of Frank   

The Bride of Frank
USA, 2011, 18 min.
The amnesiac bride of a lonely butcher named Frank, kept isolated in his shop’s meat locker, tries to adjust to her surroundings but starts seeing disturbing flashes of her past life.... more



Brother   

Brother
Netherlands, 2011, 10 min.
Left alone with her older brother and sister for the weekend, pre-teen Lauren feels excluded from their private games and covets their close bond.... more



Bunker 731   

Bunker 731
USA, 2011, 21 min.
After a nuclear attack, a married couple is forced into their government regulated bomb shelter. Starving, desperate and at end of any rope they may have had, the two desperately await their release date..... more



Burners   

Burners
France, 2011, 16 min.
Young Algerian Amine buys a camcorder and spends the day recording souvenirs of his life in Oran—his fiancée, his city, his apartment. When he and his friends embark in a small boat to cross the Mediterranean for a chance at a better life, Amine captures the images of their journey.... more



Buzkashi Boys   

Buzkashi Boys
Afghanistan, 2011, 29 min.
Shot on location in Kabul, Buzkashi Boys tells the story of two best friends, a blacksmith’s son and a street urchin, who struggle to realize their dreams as they come of age in war-torn Afghanistan.... more



Bye Bye   

Bye Bye
France, 2011, 11 min.
The effervescent Nathalie Baye stars in this amusing tale of a single mother who gathers together with her daughters a few days before Christmas and gets a lesson in modern romance.... more




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