• Im/Migration

  • Im/Migration

Exceptional and poignant films for a world defined by the movement of people, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes through desperation, across borders.

Short Films

Bon Voyage

A couple‘s compassion is put to the test when they come across a sinking ship of refugees while on a pleasure trip across the Mediterranean.

High Chaparral

A theme park celebrating America’s mythic Wild West in wintery Sweden becomes a welcoming home for refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war.


A young, happy family seems to be going on holiday but is instead on a journey similar to millions of others in this speculative and provocative film.


Against the backdrop of a mannequin factory, one refugee tells his harrowing story.

Sueños verticales

Every day two people die trying to cross the wall from Tijuana to the USA. Mexican filmmaker Flavio Florencio uses the wall to explore the ever-growing pool of unrequited dreams.

Swimming Lessons

Two immigrant girls discuss the future while sitting on the bleachers during a swimming class. Seemingly simple, this is an acute exploration of cultural differences and customs.

We All Love the Seashore

Caught in limbo between Africa and Europe, a group of men play themselves in a film.

2016 ShortFest Archive