Short Film Packages

Join us for ShortsFest over Memorial Day weekend!

With short films, the filmmaker is freed from most, if not all, commercial constraints. In exchange for this freedom, short film practitioners must distill their creative vision to its most vital essence without wasting a single frame of film, and take deliberate care to achieve a certain singular effect. Year after year, the most original cinematic work emerges in these flashes of inspiration.

#FilmInWA

2017 | 85 minutes

From dancing to deviltry, this diverse array of local shorts puts the breadth of our talented film-making community on full display.

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¡Tapas!

2017 | 88 minutes

Get a taste of this year’s best and boldest batch of Spanish short films.

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360/VR Storytelling Pop-Up

Experience the best in 360 filmmaking at this VR Storytelling Pop-Up at the SIFF Lounge.

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ALT Shorts

2017 | 90 minutes

Split screens, cinema collage, and formal experimentation take you deep into the medium of film itself.

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Animation4Adults

2017 | 85 minutes

From the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of the galaxy, this year's animation packages takes you to the frontiers of imagination. Do not try these at home. Any of these.

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Boy Trouble

2017 | 92 minutes

From hidden secrets to embracing your true self, first love, marriage, and the bittersweetness of loss—here is the gay experience with all its troubles and triumphs.

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Coming of Age

2017 | 90 minutes

A program full of mystery, chaos, charm, and cinematic wonder that will remind you why short films should be seen on the big screen.

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Crossing Borders

2017 | 88 minutes

This collection of shorts will take you on an intense journey across borders.

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DIY Demonology

2017 | 93 minutes

Sometimes the best way to play with evil is to just jump right on in.

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FutureWave Shorts / Best of NFFTY

90 minutes

Experience the extraordinary talent and unique voices of the next generation of filmmakers. These international shorts from filmmakers 18 and under point the way to an exceptional cinematic tomorrow.

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Indigenous Without Borders

2017 | 86 minutes

From Standing Rock to Aotearoa, these shorts, directed by indigenous filmmakers, give passionate voice to the traditions and issues of indigenous populations around the globe.

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Neighbors

2017 | 92 minutes

What happens behind closed doors may surprise you.

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Point of No Return

2017 | 84 minutes

Sometimes a few seconds can change someone's life...

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POV

2017 | 88 minutes

Sometimes reality is really just a question of perspective.

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Shorts Before Features

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A wonderful mix of short films that are paired with features throughout the festival. (To see these films, purchase tickets to the feature film screening with which it is being presented.)

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ShortsFest Closing Night

2017 | 89 minutes

SIFF'S annual celebration of the short subject finishes off with a dynamically varied program examining the breezy joy and tremendous complexity found in the best short films.

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ShortsFest Opening Night

2017 | 93 minutes

It is our great pleasure to open our ShortsFest weekend with this collection of superb short films from around the world that exemplify the art of storytelling in all its variety. Comedy and drama, live action and animation—these films prove that short is truly sweet.

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The Family Picture Show

2017 | 84 minutes

Bring the whole family to SIFF for a playful set of international animated and live action short films curated for the young and the young at heart.

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Women on the Verge

2017 | 92 minutes

Women on the verge! On the verge of what? Breakups, breakdowns, brilliance, or becoming themselves. However they get to where they are going, you cannot stop a woman on the verge.

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WTF?!

2017 | 95 minutes

A filthy, raunchy, bizarro set of short films to feast your eyes on. They’ll leave you asking yourself important questions like: Who? What? Why? WTF?

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