• Alone Together

Chance meetings, companionships of convenience, and distant loved ones – sometimes that unexpected spark of connection strikes when we think we are alone.

Schedule

Wednesday, June 23 2:30 PM PT

Short Films

Are You Still There?

Safa is stranded in a parking lot with a dead car battery on a hot summer night waiting for help.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes and Best U.S. Short.

BoxBalet

A chance encounter brings together Olya, a willowy ballerina, and Evgeny, a burly pugilist. A fledgling romance emerges as the two face up to their respective hardships at the barre and in the ring.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

I’m Not Telling You Anything, Just Sayin

While at home for a weekend job, Zrinka notices something strange about her mother's behavior. To get to the bottom of what's troubling her, Zrinka decides to invite her along.

In competition for Best International Short.

It’s Alright

In a secret spot next to a river, two middle-aged people are on a date where nothing goes to plan.

In competition for Best Student International Short.

Roy

Trapped in a lonely existence, reclusive widower Roy passes the days by cold calling strangers from the phone book, looking for brief moments of companionship. But when he accidentally calls Cara, an adult hotline worker, an unlikely friendship is born.

In competition for Best International Short.

Widowers

Two men, both reconciling with the loss of their wives, attempt to understand the other.

In competition for Best International Short.

2021 ShortFest