• Home Is Where the Heart Is

Home is so much more than a place in which we physically live. It is our ancestors, our memories, our loved ones, and our shared future.


Tuesday, June 22 9:45 AM PT

Short Films

The Departure

It's the summer of 2004 in Morocco, and 11-year-old Adil is upset by the visit of his father and big brother, who will leave for France in just a few days...

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes.


An imaginative young girl in Montreal retreats to rooftop conversations with her Sengalese grandfather, as she reflects on grief and memory for the first time.

In competition for Bridging the Borders Award.

The Girl Who Comes on Thursdays

Reclusive Aurora's quiet daily routine gets shaken up at the arrival of her new caregiver.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under.

The Lights Are On, No One's Home

A woman wanders a maze of gentrified streets and the last memories of her time there as she searches for her childhood home.

In competition for Best Student U.S. Short and Best LGBT+ Short.

The Nannies

Signe's mother died unexpectedly when she was five years old. Now a filmmaker, Signe reconstructs a forgotten time in her life with memories from nannies who cared for her. The film is a character-driven story about a daughter trying relive the past, and a father trying to avoid it.

In competition for Best Documentary Short.

2021 ShortFest