• Behind the Curtain

Performance, either as an artist or in real life, takes center stage in this collection of shorts.

Short Films

The Aria of Babyface Cauliflower Brown

An independent professional wrestler philosophizes on the craft, narrative and possible meaning found in what some consider a fake sport.

Birth of a Leader

Twenty-year-old Vincent may be a successful actor, but he finds himself utterly incapable of living on his own after his parents move out.


After weathering a long history of turbulent life events Lynn Shaw, a charismatic dance artist and teacher, creates choreography to explore her Borderline Personality Disorder.


Sally's secretive evening job forces her to face up to feelings she thought she had under control.

Disco Obu

A journalist captures a day in the life of a former child star, now an anonymous auto-rickshaw driver.

The Heist

Two handsome master criminals are trying to pull off a big heist, so they're putting together the most incredible heist team that has ever heist-teamed before.

Without Answer

A young man moves back home after failing to “make it” in the Los Angeles film scene.


Zoe, a low-rent assassin, discovers a love for standup comedy. To convince her partner she can pull it off, she must perform like her life depends on it.

2017 ShortFest Archive