ShortsFest Closing Night

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.

  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 91 minutes

Packaged Films


Netherlands | 2019 | 7 minutes | Tess Martin

Spinning drawings guide us along the flow of energy through our planet, and let us ponder our place in the natural cycle.

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USA | 2019 | 17 minutes | David Scala

When Darren keeps failing to propose to his boyfriend Elliot, Darren realizes he actually might be self-sabotaging himself due to unresolved insecurities about his sexuality.

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Ghosts of Sugar Land

USA | 2018 | 21 minutes | Bassam Tariq

In Sugar Land, Texas, a group of young Muslim-American men ponder the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS.

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Ireland | 2018 | 19 minutes | Brendan Gleeson

A charismatic psychic and his two manipulative sons are gaining a cult following. Only a determined TV show host, and their own dark history, stands in the way.

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Australia | 2018 | 14 minutes | Madeleine Gottlieb

A father. A son. A dream to drum.

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The Phantom 52

USA | 2019 | 8 minutes | Geoff Marslett

A lonely trucker, voiced by Tom Skerritt, waiting for a reply on the CB radio encounters a ghost that haunts the highways, and a whale that sings in a voice no other whale can hear.

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The Puppet Master

Canada | 2018 | 5 minutes | Cal Brunker

When a jogger comes across a mysterious ringing cellphone in the woods, he finds himself an unwilling pawn in the plan of an evil mastermind.

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