• Best of Fest: Medley 1


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Short Films

Fourth of July

A young mother struggles to parent her two rambunctious boys over the course of one hot summer day.

In competition for Best Student U.S. Short.


When 8-year-old Kati stows away in her father's truck, Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as a single dad while holding down his first job in a new country.

In competition for Bridging the Borders Award and Best Student U.S. Short.

Navozande, the Musician

At the time of the attack of the Mongols, a young musician and the love of his life were separated from each other. Fifty years later, the musician is summoned to perform at the castle of the Mongols where his beloved is being held.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best Animated Short.


Growing up in Oakland's hip-hop culture and playing on the high school basketball team makes it difficult for Eng to identify with her Chinese-American roots. As her sophomore year of high school comes to an end, Eng tries to find a sense of belonging within the two worlds that don't accept her.

In competition for Young Cineastes Award.


A ruthless hitman for the 18th Street gang serves his sentence inside an evangelical Salvadoran prison, where he is guilty not only of his crimes, but of an unforgivable sin under God and gang: being gay.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best LGBT+ Short.

2021 ShortFest Archive