• Secrets & Lies

  • Secrets & Lies

Misinterpretations, deliberate distortions and shocking revelations—these films pull back the curtain on the things we keep hidden from ourselves and from each other. To say anything more would be giving away the secret…

Short Films


After the death of her husband, Joanna puts their home up for sale and is soon visited by a prospective buyer who has more of a connection to her and the home than she could have possibly conceived.


When Dusty masturbates for the first time, something really bad happens. This darkly funny exploration of guilt and sexual awakening is surprisingly tender.

The Mulberry Bush

A casual encounter between two strangers on a park bench takes a turn when one reveals their connection and what he knows.

Thanks for Dancing

We follow two elderly men and former athletes in the last winter that they will spend living together. A sweet and deeply moving testament to lifelong love.

The Translator

Yusuf, a shy, sensitive Syrian refugee boy who lives in exile at a remote Turkish border town, realizes that he has a newfound power—but it comes at a price. European Film Academy Short Film Award nominee.

2016 ShortFest Archive