• And Now for Something Completely Different...

  • And Now for Something Completely Different...

  • And Now for Something Completely Different...

In the spirit of its Monty Python-inspired name, this program offers a little bit of everything and nothing is out of bounds. Stop-motion animation, amateur taxidermy, a nude nature frolic, and a surprising amount of zaftig women, entrails and classical music. Not for the squeamish, often funny and always strange, it’s a celebration of the good-natured weirdness that the short form allows.

Short Films

The Black Bear

Rule #1: never feed bears. Rule #2: do not approach within 100 meters. Rule #3: avoid surprising bears. Rule #4: keep your dog on a leash. Now that you know the rules, we wish you a pleasant stay in the natural park of the black bear. From the sublime through the ridiculous, culminating in O.M.G.

The Bloop

In 1997, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recorded from deep in the ocean one of the loudest sounds ever detected. No known animal could make it and no man made source was ever found.

Forgotten Reason

In this seriously twisted film, a bunch of deformed, zombie-like stop-motion characters stumble through the wilderness to gather in a field. What happens there...? Excellent question.

Jack in the Box

Jack's perpetually unfinished thesis lands him in a surreal, comically recursive prison with similarly afflicted procrastinators.

La Voce

Heartbreak and opera in a Kafka-esque slaughterhouse.

Madam Black

A photographer-for-hire tries to atone for dispatching the family pet in this macabre comedy of postcards, taxidermy and off-white lies.

Mr Madila

This hilarious and creative gem of an animated documentary brings to life interviews with a highly opinionated spiritual healer. Not content with talking about his craft, he also has plenty to say about filmmaking.

2016 ShortFest Archive