• The Life of the Party

Wild nights, unwanted guests, and vicious hangovers abound in these stories dedicated to memorable festivities and wanton disinhibition.

Short Films

Along Came a Prince

While at a sleepaway theater workshop, a teenage boy has an encounter with an older girl that sends ripples through the camp.

In competition for Best International Short.


In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one to techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young trans woman and crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best LGBT+ Short.

Her Dance

Estranged from her family, Aya shows up uninvited to her sister's wedding Shabbat night. Her presence threatenes to reveal family secrets and lies.

In competition for Best Student International Short and Best LGBT+ Short.

A Holiday From Mourning

In an attempt to flee the grief of a recent tragedy, a teenage girl sojourns to a Portuguese party town. But the faster she runs, the quicker her past catches up to her.

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

We Won't Forget

A Valentine's Day spent with friends turns into a viral public freakout.

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

2021 ShortFest Archive