• Codes of Conduct

A collection of films about the rules of behavior we all follow and the funny and disturbing consequences of breaking from them.

Schedule

Thursday, June 24 10:30 AM PT

Short Films

The Affected

Minutes before take-off, a passenger on a commercial flight refuses to sit down in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a man on board.

In competition for Best Comedy Short.

Anita

While attending her sister's wedding in India, the forces of patriarchy push Anita to question whether her life in America is any better than in her hometown.

In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best Student U.S. Short.

Customs

A young Chinese backpacker visits a small Norwegian villiage, where he must make a difficult decision when he arrives at his host's home.

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

Doublespeak

A young woman grapples with the aftermath of reporting sexual harassment in the workplace, and having to go back to work.

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

I Really Love This Piece

Everyone has a transcendental experience with this art installation, except for one man, who loses his mind trying to understand it.

In competition for Best Comedy Short.

Masterclass

A group of drama school students eagerly awaits their masterclass from a prolific West End star. But just how far will she go to get the results she wants for her art—and who will she destroy along the way?

In competition for Best Comedy Short.

Pigeon

Joe starts his day off getting attacked by pigeons and it gets worse from there. He soon realizes he has become just like everyone else.

In competition for Best Animated Short.

Salem

During a gathering in the French countryside, a young woman grows tired of her stuffy family. Luckily for her, she's about to meet her uncle's new wife.

In competition for Best International Short.

2021 ShortFest