Opening Night

Major award winners from the world’s top film festivals make up this delightful package of films—designed to spotlight the most talented emerging international directors. Followed by a reception at LuLu California Bistro. Read More

Closing Night Awards

Join us at the Closing Night Awards as we honor the winning films and filmmakers from this year’s slate of amazing short films. Be with us as we highlight our top-tier films selected by this year’s juries of film professionals and audiences.The ceremony begins at 6:30 pm at the Camelot Theatres and ends with our annual Closing... Read More

ShortFest Parties

Celebrate with visiting filmmakers and other avid film fans at our nightly parties. Drinks, music and some other unmentionable surprises await. In the words of David Bowie "I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring" Read More

Virtual Reality Experience

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Open for one day only, guests will be immersed in thrilling experiences and get a taste of the immense potential virtual reality has in overcoming economic, physical, social and geographical boundaries. Read More

ShortFest Forum

The Festival welcomes a long guest list of filmmakers and industry attendees for the ShortFest Forum. New this year, the Forums will kick off with a Tech Day, in partnership with UC-Riverside, focusing on VR, online streaming, video game development and more. Prominent industry figures will participate in three days of... Read More

Filmmaker Roundtables

ShortFest roundtables offer accredited filmmakers the opportunity to interact with industry professionals in smaller groups. We pair 1-2 industry professionals with 10-30 filmmakers for more intimate conversations. Roundtables are open to accredited Filmmakers whose film is screening at the festival only and must be registered... Read More

2016 ShortFest Archive