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.
Aniksha, a young Mauritian woman, finds her first job at a call center in the wake of her arranged marriage. As she discovers a new world of possibilities, she has to decide whether to stay in a familiar way of life or break with traditions.
In competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes.
Fantasy and reality merge when the perpetually horny Jamie endulges in queer delusions involving their favorite television characters. When they recount their erotic encounters to their physician Dr. Holland Taylor, they receive an unusual diagnosis.
In competition for Best Comedy Short and Best LGBT+ Short.
August does not get the attention he deserves. When his younger brother needs to go to the hospital, August is taken care of by the neighbors. There, he experiences the recognition he always wanted, but when his immoral actions are ignored August finds himself stuck in an identity crisis.
In competition for Best Student International Short.
What’s more embarrassing than writing erotic fiction about your crush? Writing erotic fiction about your crush and then accidentally texting it to her. When this very thing happens to Nousha she enlists the help of her best friend Oliver, and they set out on a mission to delete the text. By any means necessary.
In competition for Best Live-Action Short Over 15 Minutes, Best Comedy Short, and Best LGBT+ Short.