• Mind Over Matter

  • Mind Over Matter

Let go of logic and take a free fall into madness with this set of psychological and experimental shorts featuring found-footage hypnosis, mental breaks both live-action and animated, and a striptease in purgatory.

Short Films

Economic Forecasters

A high satire take on the volatility of global markets, Voitto and Seppo’s eccentric methods of reading the economic landscape may be no less reliable than those we are accustomed to.


Francine finds herself in the middle of the streets at night, in her pajamas, with no memory of how she got there. She tries to move on, but her disorientation becomes more and more severe.

My First Analyst

Ivan has an appointment with a psychoanalyst for his first session.

Pombo Loves You

A father is forced to face the trauma of his past as a 1980s TV star.

What Happens In Your Brain If You See a German Word Like...?

A surreal trip into the world of an extremely long German word.

When You Awake

An unscientific study of what happens when two people are hypnotized, leading to an exhilarating journey into the unconscious mind. A signature found-footage film from a multi-award-winning filmmaker.


In this visually dazzling, romantic ghost story based on a tale by Stephen King, a man searches for his fiancée in an otherworldly railway station.

2016 ShortFest Archive