• We Are the Champions

The ambitious nature of the human spirit is on display in this selection of stories grounded in sport, competition (the friendly kind, and the not-so-friendly) and the drive for greatness.


June 23, 2017 7:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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Short Films


A 100-meter sprinter faces challenges around the end of his career and his life.


Two astronauts out to conquer an unknown planet have their professionalism put to the test.

The Cage

In a rough Philadelphia neighborhood, a teenage basketball player struggles to resist becoming entangled with violence, anger and death. Features nonprofessional actors from the community.

The Hanging

Fearless, 19-year-old Kirill hangs out with his friends on the rooftops of Moscow, where his brazen stunts have earned him the nickname “Russian Spiderman.”

Iron Hands

A 12-year old girl tries out for the traditionally all-boys’ Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team. And makes an unlikely connection with the weightlifting gym's reclusive groundskeeper.

Second to None

Frederick, has always been runner up to his twin brother. When Herman, older by a minute, becomes the world's oldest man, Frederick sees an opportunity to be first.

Spice Sisters

Two women, bored and restless with their lives, decide to submit to being contestants for a reality cooking show.

The Tables

A pair of outdoor Ping-Pong tables in the heart of New York City bring together an unlikely group of people, from the homeless to investment bankers to gangbangers.

2017 ShortFest Archive