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.
Guillaume murders Horacio “because he was shouting too loud.” At his trial, the vacuity of the motive is disconcerting. During his 10-year sentence, he gradually forgets this story, which had convinced no one. When he gets out, someone starts shouting again…
In competition for Best of the Festival Award and Best Animated Short.
Together with her mother and her half-sister, nine-year-old Bo moves to the countryside. Slightly bored in the new environment of fields and farms, the sisters look forward to the weekend when their fathers come to pick them up. Bo's father, however, doesn’t show up time and time again.
In competition for Best International Short.
Confronted with feelings of emptiness and seeking to drown his sorrow in a bottle, Barnabé experiences a curious metaphysical visitation—lightning strikes the spire of his church and a mysterious bird appears, forcing him to reconsider his life.
In competition for Best Animated Short.
Inside a lab, a robot is created. Like a newborn, it analyses its surroundings with the primitive senses and limited knowledge it has. While exploring such fundamental concepts as distance, weight, light and size, the robot tries to perform basic physical tasks that would resemble natural human motion.
In competition for Best Student International Short.
Lydia is a lonely dog-obsessed girl with bad boundaries. When she meets June, a lonely honey-colored mutt tied up to a fence, it’s love at first sight, and Lydia steals her. The two have a blissful romp on the beach, but soon Lydia learns that while her heart has space for June, her life may not.
In competition for Best U.S. Short.