• Best of Fest: Medley 2


Best of Fest pass reservations & ticket sales begin at 9:00 PM PT on Sunday, June 27

Monday, June 28 | 8:00pm PT | Aud 2&3

Short Films


Snowy the turtle has lived an isolated life in the family basement for the past 10+ years with minimal sunlight and no companionship other than that of his primary caretaker, Uncle Larry. In an effort to improve their pet turtle's life, the family asks—is Snowy happy?

In competition for Best Comedy Short and Best Documentary Short.

Step Into the River

Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river that bears many tragic stories in this surreal and stunning exploration of China's one-child policy.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

The Long Goodbye

A sobering and powerful watch, The Long Goodbye imagines a dystopian near future and sees Riz unpack his feelings towards his country.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under.

The Interview

For incarcerated people serving life sentences in the state of New York, the parole board is their only hope of release. But how do you convince a group of strangers that you are more than the worst thing you ever did?

In competition for Best Documentary Short.

The Mohel

After celebrating the birth of their first son, James and his converted Jewish wife Lola fly a mohel out to perform the circumcision. Family expectations and financial strain force James to confront the transactional nature of religion, and the realities of maintaining old traditions in a modern world.

In competition for Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under.

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