Shining the shoes of a walk-in customer, a shiner discovers his client’s dark secret.
100 Beautiful Things
A young boy must choose between love and justice when deciding to fight in the civil war.
Two lawyers have a serious discussion over a drink . Will they pass the bar?
A very short movie about the very shortness of life itself.
Makin' A Livin' Fishin'
Joey Cattone tells a life story in a very brief fashion.
Nyan To Five
Antonio Idarraga, Ellen Wang
Slime the cat has an interesting day to himself.
On a short bus journey a young boy quizzes his father about the world.
Best Pal Best Gal
A man introduces the new love of his life to an old friend. Things don't always go as you planned. (Not in award consideration)
P I C K I N G
This is a short poem film shot on super 8 and alternately titled "The ego in a breakup."
Pouria Ghasemipoor Nigjeh
Iran, Islamic Republic of
The women exist
Waiting By the Phone
A woman grieves her dead sister by trying to keep her memory alive, by taking care of both her and herself
A short film about the way the world works.
“Goldfish” is an abstract 2D looping animation about people’s deep desire for fighting the tiresome daily routine. However, no matter how hard we try, we still can’t escape from the fish tank, because the fish tank is life itself.
Josef Beeby, Grace Gordon
A tiny difference in first impressions turns into two very different first dates.
Robert Kelly, Ian Kranz
Orland Park, IL
A short about the horrors of losing control at a party, a woman has a drunken encounter with a mime outside a bathroom window turns out to be more than a late-night prank.
Stones on the path
A 1-minute documentary about how two men who live in a reception centre (residential home or homeless shelter) found a way to make a living through urban art and this changed their lives for the better.
Iran, Islamic Republic of
They had only one way to escape war - immigration. But the sea was unfaithful and unmerciful...
A turn of the century beans company hires a real cowboy to sell their product but gets more than it bargained for.
Nostalgia's A Killer
Letting go of the past can be difficult, but Carla finds it more difficult than most. As she fondly sorts through mementos from her last relationship, we realise that her way of dealing with a break up is a little extreme...
Blue and Curt
A stubborn little monster named Curt receives some advice from a clever little bird named Blue.
Divorce Settlement Meeting
Things don't go according to Jake's plan during his divorce settlement meeting.
A skateboarder weaving his lines through a right-angled landscape. Exploring the patterns and shapes that man has left behind.
Waiting for 2032
The year the cicadas of Brood 5 hatched.
LAX to Vancouver
An animated short about a trip from the LAX International Airport to Vancouver.
"No one knows another person. No one knows mankind." Der Offizier is leading a hearing when he suddenly finds himself at a disadvantage. Will his own secret finally be revealed?
Birth Cycle, a flip book by Zak Zych
St. Louis, MO
After nine months in the womb a baby makes a daring and dramatic entrance into the world!
Don't Let The Evils Consume You
Los Angeles, CA
An interpretation of the monstrous enslavement of depression, it’s sneaking emergence and the lingering darkness it leaves inside.
Jeff Vande Zande
Readjusting to life on the outside can be a bit irregular.
YOURS TEETH ARE NICER
A short documentary about a Chinese man who came to a village in Poland way back when.
Silence Is Silver
An interpretive look into the spectrum of a woman’s silence. The anguish. The distress. The strength to endure.
Emily Misner, Marisa Gehrig
Fort Wayne, IN
An animated adventure in trying to bake from a beloved old recipe.
Bertil is a man whose relationships are important to him. Some he nurtures specially.
In Memoriam: Sniffany
Family and friends gather to tell stories, say their final words and bid a farewell to their dear Sniffany. The moon is calling.
My Pizza Boy
Charlie S. Jensen
Los Angeles, CA
A Pizza delivery with an unusual twist (bread twist that is).
Odd adventures while waiting for the bus.
A couple are clearing plastic on the banks of the Thames, when she decides to take feminist action.