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ShortsFest Opening Night

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.

  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 88 minutes

Packaged Films

Life in Miniature

United Kingdom | 2018 | 5 minutes | Ellen Evans

A celebration of one woman's mission to document the everyday, as she carves a place for herself in the precious world of miniatures.

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Germany | 2018 | 15 minutes | Andre Hormann, Samo

Akiko Takakura survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and in the midst of total destruction she finds a moment of happiness.

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Black 14

USA | 2018 | 15 minutes | Darius Clark Monroe

An archival social study examining white pathology and cognitive dissonance via media coverage of a 1969 racial protest at the University of Wyoming.

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Miller & Son

USA | 2018 | 21 minutes | Asher Jelinsky

A mechanic lives between running their family’s auto shop during the day and expressing themselves at night, until an unforeseen event threatens their compartmentalized life.

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USA | 2018 | 6 minutes | Lyndon J Barrois

In stunning miniature, stop-motion animation, heavyweight champion Jack Johnson battles his fiercest opponent—racism.

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The Motion Of Stars

Austria | 2018 | 14 minutes | Jan Prazak

Eight-year-old Lena’s favourite book gains special significance as she awaits a solar eclipse with her father.

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The Seahorse Trainer

Canada | 2019 | 12 minutes | Ricardo Bonisoli, Babak Bina

A lonely old man with a passion for training seahorses tries to achieve an unimaginable trick.

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