• A Family Affair

They can be our best friends or our worst enemies, but our families are inescapable. This selection of shorts delves in to a range of family dynamics, from sweet to sour.

Short Films

Family Dancing

Empowered by her time away, Julie returns home to find her family trapped in patterns. Can her newfound confidence effect change?

Mother Knows Best

In two long takes the director effortlessly captures a raw conversation between a mother bent on being the more liberal parent, and her son, whom she councils on how to broach the subject with his father.


In 1930s farm country, a father wants a son, but he gets a little girl. He tries to toughen her up by giving her toys intended for boys... a charming animated tale with a twist.


A teenage girl is disillusioned with her party-girl mom, and develops a fascination with a new neighbor. A coming-of-age story with the energy and intensity of Andrea Arnold (Fishtank).


Fearful she has been killed by poachers, a zoologist searches desperately for a missing tiger in the jungle in a quest that becomes more and more personal.

2016 ShortFest Archive