• All in the Family

The bonds of family transcend time, politics and finances. Through thick and thin, we’re in each other’s business ‘til death us do part.

Short Films


It's Eid. At a chaotic party, with politics in the air and the men and women separated, two acquaintances share a secret.

In competition for Best Student U.S. Short.

Double Happiness

It's a day of celebration, and this traditional Chinese wedding has reduced parents to their most childish behaviors. The marrying couple are worn out with their parents' agendas and all of the wedding rituals. Can they survive the madness, with their love intact?

In competition for Best Student U.S. Short.

Eine Schokoladen Lampe

A risk-averse man gets a great opportunity to invest other people's money in a profitable business.

In competition for Best Student International Short and Best Comedy Short.

Good Grief

On a road trip to scatter dad’s ashes, Nora’s family does a substandard job of paying their respects.

In competition for Best Comedy Short.


Eleven-year-old Omer braves one last attempt to unify her family.

In competition for Best International Short.

Team Meryland

Twelve-year-old boxer Meryland Gonzalez trains for the 2019 Junior Olympics, after losing the 2018 competition, while reliving a past medical trauma that forces her to fight for her life. Meanwhile, her parents, immigrants from Michoacán, work tirelessly to give their miracle child a shot at achieving her dreams.

In competition for Best Student Documentary Short.

2021 ShortFest Archive