• Father Figures

Dads and fatherhood take center stage in this collection of films, with equal measures of love and frustration and a side of dad joke vibes.

Short Films


A comic-book artist has published a work about his childhood, but his father recalls it differently.

In competition for Best International Short.


When 8-year-old Kati stows away in her father's truck, Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as a single dad while holding down his first job in a new country.

In competition for Bridging the Borders Award and Best Student U.S. Short.


A breakdown on the way to the airport provides a father and son with an opportunity to reconnect.

In competition for Best LGBT+ Short.

Break Point

During the course of a friendly tennis match, a father is forced to defend his pride after facing an unexpected challenge from his maturing teenage son.

In competition for Best Student International Short.

Like the Ones I Used to Know

December 24, 1983, 10:50 p.m.: Julie and her cousins have eaten too much sugar, Santa Claus is late and Denis, alone in his car, is anxious at the idea of setting foot in his ex-in-laws' house to pick up his children.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award.

Walk With Kings

A father, reconnecting with his son, is the victim of an incident that suddenly shakes up his fragile reconstruction.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under.

2021 ShortFest Archive