All Shorts

Grand Jury Prize for Animation Short Digging deep into the similarities and differences between the utopian world described in the ancient Chinese fable, Peach Blossom Spring, and the modern landscap...

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Return to the Peach Blossom Wonderland

Director(s): Haomin Peng,Yue Huang,Yuchao Luo

Using love letters tucked in bootleg DVD menus, a gay Iranian recounts his first relationship and its end.

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Rumi and His Roses

Director(s): Navid Sinaki

A documentary portrait of a man, with ascetic origins, who has been radically transformed by city life.

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Sadhu in Bombay

Director(s): Kabir Mehta

A cinematic experience of the New York subways, featuring the commuters, panhandlers, and performers passing through.

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Subway Stops

Director(s): Joe Zakko

Tabby is taken by surprise when her date Patrick abruptly reveals his odd bedroom quirk. She's initially put off, but soon finds herself feeling a little ambivalent, even intrigued.

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That Thing

Director(s): Dan Roe

Grand Jury Prize for Unstoppable. A father struggles to connect with his son, who grows to love a language not native to his tongue.

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The Bin

Director(s): Jocelyn Tamayao

A robber's plan goes horribly awry when he discovers that the store he has targeted is full of disabled people.

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The Co-Op

Director(s): Cameron S. Mitchell

'What are my nipples for?' Ron asks after reading about a Celtic fertility ritual. When he struggles to find an answer he begins to wonder what this means for the rest of his existence and falls into ...

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The History of Nipples

Director(s): Bailey Tom Bailey

“The Knits” straddles a liminal filmic space between performance-for-video and contemporary fairy tale. A mother lovingly and arduously knits a sweater. Simultaneously this same sweater unravels a...

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The Knits

Setup in San Francisco, following the 2011 Arab Spring that left Egypt in political unrest. Simsim—a young Egyptian immigrant with a wooingly contagious laugh seeks asylum in the United States. Out ...

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The Laughing Woo Woo

Director(s): Amir Youssef

The rigidity of a historical fact rolls by like clouds, or maybe like cloud-computing. Digital landscapes like desktops, trash cans, and cursors flatten the sensation of what tangibly remains: the inv...

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The Wind

Director(s): Miranda Javid

There Were Four of Us tells a dream journey that travels through a room where four characters are trapped, through moments in their lives and through the symbol of death that connected them together.

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There Were Four of Us

Director(s): Cassie Shao

Dale lives a solitary life in a small town, his only outlet being conversations with the local pharmacist Mohammad. As time passes, Dale slowly begins to reveal more of his life and history to Mohamma...

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Trammel

Director(s): Christopher Bell

"Brett’s Grammar School is filled with identical students and teachers… called Brett. The Brett’s are obsessed with one sport - tunnel ball. A new student, Bret, arrives and steals the show on h...

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Tunnel Ball

Director(s): Davis Jensen

"Can an A.I. be creative? An artificial intelligence (A.I.) computer watched the Hitchcock classic “Vertigo” 20 times in a row and then it made its own disturbing movie. With machine-generated i...

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Vertigo A.I.

Director(s): Chris Peters

In this stop-motion horror short, a couple enlists the aid of a mysterious figure to help them with their seemingly insurmountable laundry problem.

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Washed

Director(s): Michael Bartolomeo

A landscape of the external world. A landscape of the internal world. Person spinning on the planet. Alone before annihilation. Whirling out! The point at which it breaks...holding on by a thread.

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World on a String

Director(s): Spencer Holden

While traveling on an intergalactic highway, an alien picks up an earthling sci-fi movie trailer featuring a CGI alien who looks just like him. Believing this is his true calling, the alien travels t...

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Zorg II

Director(s): Auden Lincoln-Vogel