• On the Road

Take the scenic route with this collection of shorts about the time we spend in transit, whether touring the neighborhood or heading to parts unknown.

Short Films

El Clásico

The tumultuous journey of two friends on their way to a soccer stadium hands them a new perspective of their friendship, their morals and Mexico City.

In competition for Best Student U.S. Short.

The Gospel According to Gail

At 17, all Mia wants is to live life in the fast lane, but learning to drive with Gail is so much more than a driving lesson. It's a life lesson.

In competition for Best Comedy Short.

Monsters Never Know

Mongolians call people who don’t respect life and nature "monsters." A father drags his monster son to temple to save his spirit and get healed.

In competition for Best Student International Short.

The Night Train

Oskar is on the night train, heading home after an interview in Stockholm. With a long night ahead of him, he makes eye contact with Ahmad. For the first time he meets the gaze of someone who feels the same desire as he does.

In competition for Best LGBT+ Short.

Seiva Bruta (Under the Heavens)

Marta, a young Venezuelan mother, is emigrating to Brazil when she meets a struggling young couple with a baby girl. Her ability to breastfeed causes their fates to become forever entwined.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes and Best Student International Short.

The Trucker

An immigrant truck driver makes his way home across the American Midwest.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under, Bridging the Borders Award, and Best U.S. Short.

2021 ShortFest Archive