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Embrace the summer spirit with these warm-weather films replete with poolside drama, fleeting romance, and scorching holidays.

Short Films


A young girl desperately tries to fit in with a group of South Florida teenagers.

In competition for Best Student U.S. Short.

The Chicken

On an unseasonably hot day in November in New York City, Hiro decides to mark the impending arrival of his first child and visit from his cousin from abroad by butchering a live chicken for dinner.

In competition for Best U.S. Short.


Jeanne is taking her 6-year-old daughter away for the weekend to Majorca. While everything is going down the drain, Jeanne's only concern is to photograph Kiki, the class mascot.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award.

Stigma, Style

Set in Singapore, 11-year-old Kerri is invited to spend an afternoon by the pool at her friend Jessica's house where she grows increasingly curious about Jessica's elder sister, Clara.

In competition for Best Student U.S. Short.

A Summer Place

Tina lives and works in Limassol, a once small seaside town in Cyprus, now slowly becoming the oligarch paradise of the Mediterranean. Being both a player and a victim of this transformation, Tina feels overwhelmed...until an extraordinary encounter changes her life.

In competition for Best International Short.

2021 ShortFest Archive