• We Are the Champions

    96 minutes |

Sport and competition are the subject of these films that celebrate the human spirit's drive for greatness regardless of the forces threatening it.

Short Films

The Hedgehog's Dilemma

A middle-aged father is training his daughter to become a champion diver until, on the day of an important competition, an unexpected event changes their relationship forever.

Mack Wrestles

Follow Mack Beggs, a gifted wrestler from Euless, Texas, as he struggles with his own personal identity and the outside forces that stigmatize transgender athletes.

Stay Close

The underdog story of Keeth Smart, an African American fencer from Brooklyn who overcomes a gauntlet of hardships on the road to the Olympics.

Sweetheart Dancers

Sean and Adrian are a Two-Spirit couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the “Sweetheart Dance.” This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, primarily for mixed male and female couples, until now.


Lala is the only woman in a group of four young middle-distance athletes from Mali. Before their visas expire they have one last chance to impress a scout and fulfill their dreams of joining a French athletics club.

film details

Running Time: 96 minutes

2019 ShortFest Archive