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.
What begins with a mind-boggling “coincidence” from 25 years ago, leads the filmmaker to track down his 5th-grade class and teacher to see what they remember of a bullying incident from 50 years ago. In a playful and poignant fashion, he begins to understand his complicity in the event... and the bully in all of us.
In competition for Best Documentary Short.
On April 22, 2020, Daniel Hernandez was killed by LAPD officer Toni McBride, who has not faced any charges. The film examines the Los Angeles police union and LAPD's systemic abuses of power, as well as the work of activists who demand elected officials divest from the police.
In competition for Best U.S. Short.
When her mother dies, Diana escapes to a place of grieving in the Portuguese countryside called "The Womb." Here, patients meditate in an unusual birthing sac. Diana is contacted by family but insists on grieving alone. She eventually meets an older woman who helps her confront the mixed feelings of losing a mother.
In competition for Best International Short.