• Best of Fest - 1

    97 minutes |

Join us in celebrating the best films of the 2023 ShortFest, with a day of screenings featuring audience favorites and jury winners.

Short Films


An unconventional field biologist wages a high-tech war against ravens in the Mojave — think laser cannons, exploding tortoises, and autonomous drones — in a last-ditch effort to save the desert tortoise from extinction.

Death to the Bikini!

Lili, 10-year-old, rebels when her parents force her to wear a bikini top, even though she has always swam topless. Meet the filmmaker: https://youtu.be/qbkEJSXr9us

Way Better

A man awaits test results. He expects the worst, yet hopes for the best. Distressed and afraid he spends a week in a limbo of his own creation, neither here nor there, dreading the things that haven't happened yet.


An ex-offender struggling with new freedom pursues redemption at all costs when given a job from his neighbor. Meet the filmmaker: https://youtu.be/tYiKWSNdesk

Fata Morgana

Truck driver Abu Husain, like many guest workers in Qatar, spends endless hours in a self-contained world of standing, waiting, and tenaciously moving trucks on the fringes of society.

film details

Running Time: 97 minutes

ShortFest 2023