We believe the children are our future. See shorts from around the world created by filmmakers under 18 who represent the next generation of cinema.
Various filmmakers expected to attend.
- Running Time: 94 min.
American Ball GameUSA | 2022 | 9 min. | Teja Mettu, Krish Mysoor
During an awkward dinner with his best friend's white family, Dan begins to face the harsh realities of his faith, appearance, and mortality.
The AuditionUSA | 2022 | 2 min. | Asher Hansow
A teenage girl confidently arrives at her high school musical audition only to find that she doesn't look like the other actors going for the part.
The Big One: The Day Bigfoot Shot DadUSA | 2022 | 3 min. | Henry Shriber
A gruff father follows his lifelong dream of tracking down Bigfoot, only to realize that the biggest prize has been by his side all along.
Clean SheetUSA | 2022 | 11 min. | Samiksha Thakur
The strength of a best friendship is tested when a new girl joins the group.
The External-Internal Monologue of an Interdependent InsomniacUSA | 2022 | 7 min. | Julian Felix Aaronson
Fraught with insecurities over sexuality, self-acceptance, and gender, a sleep-deprived teenager explains various smells.
The Flesh of AnotherUSA | 2022 | 10 min. | Jack Cosgriff
An experimental visual essay on toxic love that feels like a love letter to the New Queer Cinema movement of the 1990s.
Hanging by a ThreadUSA | 2022 | 3 min. | Sejal Patel
A woman with a love for fashion design struggles to make money while pursuing her passion.
How to Survive Your First DateUSA | 2022 | 9 min. | Reese Robers
In this dark parody of 1950s instructional films, Dotty and her date Darryl try to survive against the voyeuristic narrator manipulating their first date.
IvyGermany | 2022 | 14 min. | Rubin Sosna
During a serious bout of pneumonia, Ivy experiences a fever dream in which she faces her greatest fear: death.
MayaUSA | 2022 | 8 min. | Sophie Harasha
An adopted teenager struggles to understand her cultural identity and relationship with her mother after discovering her hidden baby photos.
ROOMUSA | 2022 | 9 min. | Ian Dani Kim
A teenager struggles with depression and social anxiety and locks himself away in a room of his own making.
The StationUSA | 2023 | 9 min. | Aiden Hurley
A teenage boy and an outlaw find themselves on an abandoned steam train and discover that one of them does not belong there.