List of all 295 films showing at the 2021 Palm Springs International ShortFest. Note: When you attend a ShortFest screening you'll be attending a package of films grouped together.
Part documentary, part fever dream, a performance artist discovers the untold onscreen and offscreen histories of Los Angeles Chinatown as she sings a familiar movie tune to aging residents faced with a rapidly developing neighborhood.
In competition for Best Documentary Short.
Tina lives and works in Limassol, a once small seaside town in Cyprus, now slowly becoming the oligarch paradise of the Mediterranean. Being both a player and a victim of this transformation, Tina feels overwhelmed...until an extraordinary encounter changes her life.
In competition for Best International Short.
Twelve-year-old boxer Meryland Gonzalez trains for the 2019 Junior Olympics, after losing the 2018 competition, while reliving a past medical trauma that forces her to fight for her life. Meanwhile, her parents, immigrants from Michoacán, work tirelessly to give their miracle child a shot at achieving her dreams.
In competition for Best Student Documentary Short.