Short Film Packages

Comedy and drama, live action and animation—these films prove that short is truly sweet.

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.

ALT Shorts

2019 | 81 minutes

Found footage and formal experiments that create unique ways to look at our modern world.

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Animation4Adults

2019 | 86 minutes

Ten animated films that will take you from the deepest inner reaches of the self, to the outmost realms of imagination.

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Are You Experienced?

2019 | 94 minutes

“If you can just get your mind together, then come on across to me. We'll hold hands and then we'll watch the sunrise from the bottom of the sea.”

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Close Encounters of the Gay Kind

2019 | 96 minutes

Whether they’re meeting a stranger, confronting themselves, or facing truths, the boys in these shorts invite you to get close and join in on their experiences.

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Dark Delicacies

2019 | 95 minutes

Shadowy thrills and nightmarish chills await you, dear viewer, in these tales of the supernatural.

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Destination Northwest

2019 | 91 minutes

From divining hidden water sources to topless bathing, this diverse collection of shorts from talented local filmmakers showcases some unique visions of how we live today.

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Doing the Work!

2019 | 84 minutes

From bare-back horse racing to Madonna inspired dance routines, these are just a few of the ways Indigenous people get to work in this extraordinary package of seven short films.

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Episodic 1 - Finding Your Pack

2019 | 93 minutes

Seven series about the ties (familial and otherwise) that hold us together, but also might tear us apart.

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Episodic 2 - Connection : Available

2019 | 87 minutes

This package of episodes explore the ways that we try to make connections in our increasingly disconnected world.

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FutureWave Shorts and Best of NFFTY

2019 | 86 minutes

The next generation of filmmakers are finding their own unique voices and are creating media with purpose. These international shorts from filmmakers 18 and under are glorious evidence that storytelling is already strong in the future.

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Glitoris Maximus

2019 | 88 minutes

Women explore their cravings, their insecurities, and, most importantly, their bodies in this program of female sexual awakening.

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Going Solo

2019 | 94 minutes

Sometimes you have to go it alone.

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Indigenous Kickoff Event

75 minutes

A celebration of Indigenous culture kicks off Memorial Day weekend with a complimentary event in partnership with The Gates Foundation.

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Mysterious Travelers

2019 | 92 minutes

Take a journey around the world with these shorts depicting tales of crossing borders, unexpected discoveries and unintended pets.

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ShortsFest Closing Night

2019 | 91 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

2019 | 88 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

2019 | 81 minutes

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

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This Is America

2019 | 88 minutes

Footage from the frontlines of The Great Experiment. Come spend a day in our shoes.

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Ties That Bind

2019 | 89 minutes

A look at the ties that ground and enrich us, and the ones we must sever in order to be free.

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WTF?!

2019 | 91 minutes

When the internet isn’t enough, turn to this year’s WTF?! program to satisfy your need for the weird, the funny, and the f*cked up.

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