Short Film Packages

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.

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.

¡Tapas!

2018 | 88 minutes

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

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Adventures in the Unknown

2018 | 90 minutes

Seven short films that explore what happens when people step off of the traditional path and enter uncharted territory.

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ALT Shorts

2018 | 78 minutes

A grab bag of experimental expressions and rhythmic abstractions, of found footage flickers and unresolved images, with a little humor too.

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Animation4Adults

2018 | 81 minutes

This year’s animation package plunges you into secret worlds, teeming with ancient rituals, Nazi hunters, and a certain father’s secret stash.

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FutureWave Shorts

2018 | 88 minutes

These international shorts from filmmakers 18 and under are glorious evidence that storytelling is already strong in the future.

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Global Frames

2018 | 90 minutes

Get a new perspective with some of the best international shorts from around the world.

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Keep It in the Family

2018 | 100 minutes

Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.

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Legends of the PNW

2018 | 89 minutes

Ten shorts from across Washington State shine a light on the diverse stories, historical and fanciful, that provide the foundation of our society.

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Post-Gay Everyday

2018 | 78 minutes

Five snapshots about life, love, and sex… They just happen to be gay life, gay love, and gay sex.

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SeriesFest Award Winners

2017 | 73 minutes

Join us for an exclusive screening of this collection of award-winning pilots from our friends at SeriesFest.

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ShortsFest Closing Night 2018

2018 | 93 minutes

SIFF's annual shorts celebration finishes off with a dynamic program examining the joy and complexity found in the best short films.

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ShortsFest Opening Night 2018

2018 | 83 minutes

It is our great pleasure to open our ShortsFest weekend with this collection of superb short films from around the world.

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Terror Internationale

2018 | 97 minutes

The language of fear is universal.

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The Family Picture Show

2018 | 83 minutes

Bring the whole family out for a playful set of short films curated for the young and the young at heart.

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The Kids Are Alright?

2018 | 89 minutes

From wrestling matches to Sex Ed, this package shines a light on the struggles and triumphs of youth everywhere.

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Through Her Indigenous Eyes

2018 | 81 minutes

These cutting-edge films herald new voices to the diversifying dialogue on Indigenous issues.

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WebFest at Shoreline

2018 | 74 minutes

SIFF launches its new Episodic Content category with this exciting, diverse collection of outstanding new pilots and webisodes.

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Who Runs the World

2018 | 91 minutes

Women have it on lock. The feminist anthem shorts program 2018 has been waiting for - welcome.

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WTF?!

2018 | 89 minutes

Come feast your eyes on this cornucopia of weird delights.

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