• Fever Dream

Vivid imagery, distorted realities, provocative and haunting stories. Like a dream that you can’t shake, these films are made for unpacking.

Schedule

Wednesday, June 23 5:30 PM PT

Short Films

Flex

While reflecting on his sculpted physique, a bodybuilder's self-image begins to splinter.

In competition for Best Midnight Short.

Four Cups of Coffee or Three

A woman's body undergoes a strange transformation, which she finds difficult to grasp.

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

Friend of a Friend

After being sexually assualted, a young man befriends his own attacker while confronting his past and the ambiguities of sexuality.

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

Heaven Reaches Down to Earth

After Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality, it sets in motion a cascade of thoughts and emotions in Tumelo. Nothing will ever be the same between them.

In competition for Best LGBT+ Short.

Immaculate Virtual

Immaculate Virtual (Lebenohnewelt) is a film essay contemplating the nature of reality, the body, and intimacy in the complicated space where technology and humanity blend.

In competition for Best International Short.

In the Air Tonight

A hallucinatory visual odyssey through 1980s Los Angeles accompanies an urban legend about Phil Collins' hit single.

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

Passage

A foley artist creates sounds for a film starring a dressage horse and dissolves into his own imitation.

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

Polka-Dot Boy

A young boy has suffered from a strange polka-dot disease on his arms for as long as he can remember. Encountering some peculiar events, he discovers a hidden connection between the disease and a terrifying religious cult.

In competition for Best Midnight Short.

Spotted Yellow

Roya, a young woman with a yellow spot on her face, becomes enraptured by fantasies of a giraffe in her daily life, resulting in strange and surreal expressions and behavior.

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

2021 ShortFest