• The Moments That Define Us

    99 minutes |

The choices we make can change our lives in unalterable ways. The characters in these shorts are forced to reckon with crucial decisions and extraordinary dilemmas.

Short Films

Burton Before and After

Fifteen years after his gender-affirming transition, a trans man's longtime friend uncovers a cache of home videos from the past and invites him to go on-camera to revisit the old footage together.

Cat Noir

A letter, a broken heart. The sound of the rain. A black cat, a plan.


After a disastrous event on his construction site, Armando acts quickly to save his crew, but instead stumbles upon an unspeakable truth. An intense and visceral glimpse of the grim world of human labor trafficking.


Darren's many failed attempts at proposing to his longtime partner Elliot prompts him to deal with his unresolved insecurities related to his sexuality.


An Israeli intelligence operative spends her days listening in on the family of a suspected terrorist. When a tactical opportunity presents itself, will her emotional involvement allow her to make the tough call?

Night Swim

Three teenage girls break into a closed-off pool on a hot summer night, but when unwanted guests show up, their friendship is tested and one of them is left behind.

The Role

A woman accompanies her husband to his audition and discovers a previously untapped talent.

film details

Running Time: 99 minutes

2019 ShortFest Archive