• Elements of Nature

Unique films about people encountering and being changed by the natural world.

Short Films

The Art of Flying

Every night, swarms of common starlings perform their mysterious and hypnotic aerial dance, a beautiful depiction of the gift of nature.

Mining Poems or Odes

Robert, an ex–shipyard welder from Glasgow, reflects on how his life experiences have influenced his newfound compulsion to write. A powerful meditation on the creative process.

Night Without Distance

Along the border between Galicia and northern Portugal, smugglers await nightfall before beginning their crossing in this mesmeric study of landscape and the nature of perception.

People of the Delta

In Ethopia’s Lower Omo Valley, the Dassanech and Hamar tribes have fought for generations. Today, a young man and an elder chief from the two tribes find the destinies of their people shared once again.


This singular film, set in the vast expanses of the Venezuelan mountains, tells the story of a couple’s trajectory in a series of stunning long shots.

2016 ShortFest Archive