• Parables, Fantasies and Fables

Coins mysteriously multiply, garbage is piled to the sky, animals can speak and skeletons walk the streets in this selection of fantastical live action films, haunting documentaries, and wild animations offering deeper meaning to those who seek it.


June 24, 2017 11:00 AM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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Short Films


A young layabout who's more interested in gaming than paying his bills on time receives a mysterious magic box that could bring about endless wealth or his untimely demise.


This dynamic, tri-color animation brings forth a riot of shapes illustrating life cycles and the dialog between two mythological forces—West and East.

Hedgehog's Home

Though he's respected by the other animals, Hedgehog's devotion to his home annoys a quartet of beasts, who decide to confront him. A darkly magical stop-motion tale.

Lost Face

Based on a classic story by Jack London set in mid-1800s Alaska, a man makes a deal with a native chief in hopes to save his life.

Picture Wheel

In an alternate reality where memories are literally worn about one's head, a jilted lover wrestles with the image of his ex.

The Republic of Enchanters

Loosely organized around France's motto: a group of mothers claims equality, an immigrant finds freedom, and children join the brotherhood of the neighborhood kids.

Skull + Bone

The Northside Skull + Bone Gang continues a 200-year African-American Creole tradition of waking you up on Mardi Gras morning with one intention.


After a flood, the fish are stuck in trees, in danger of drying out. They scream sharply, disturbing the inhabitants of a nearby cave.


Under the imminent threat of Lebanon's garbage crisis, Hala is the only one to refuse evacuation, clinging to whatever remains of home.

2017 ShortFest Archive