• Best of Fest - 1

    92 minutes |

Join us in celebrating the best films of the 28th edition of ShortFest, with a day of screenings featuring audience favorites and jury winners.

Short Films

Love, Dad

Rediscovering the heartfelt letters her dad wrote to her 15 years ago from prison, director Diana Cam Van Nguyen writes to him with a new understanding.


Anastasia Ebel, owner of the Babybangz hair salon in Mid-City, New Orleans, reflects on her continuing desire to cultivate spaces of intentional reflection for both herself and her local New Orleans community.

La Prova

In the south of Italy, Rosa and Peppe witness the passing of time as they grow old together and raise a pig.

Freedom Swimmer

This hybrid, poetic documentary, interweaving hand-drawn animation and film, tells the tale of a grandfather’s perilous swim from China to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution while creating a parallel with his granddaughter’s participation in mass protests now.


A man is waiting in his hut in the desolate expanse of the Russian Arctic. He is holding out in order to observe a natural event that occurs here, every year. But ocean warming is taking its toll.

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Running Time: 92 minutes

2022 ShortFest