• Talk of the Town

  • Talk of the Town

Word gets around fast in these stories about small communities, where it’s hard to avoid your neighbors and everyone knows your name.

Short Films

The Good Life

As a typical southern Dutch village prepares for the holidays, it turns out the compulsory conviviality can't drown out the everyday problems of some of the inhabitants.

I Am Yup’ik

In a remote Alaskan village, a teenage boy participates in one of the great passions of his community: basketball.

The Return of Erkin

After being released from prison, Erkin ventures home, not knowing what to expect. Will the time he did for his crime incite compassion in his family and friends?


In small-town Brazil, we are introduced to a local trans woman and the community she's part of in a remarkable tale that affirms acceptance is possible anywhere.

Small Talk

Welcome to the home of the Dvergsnes—the world’s least welcoming family—and to their deeply uncomfortable social gatherings. You’ll be glad you came!

2016 ShortFest Archive