Virtual Best of Fest List 2023

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48 Hours

After three years in prison, Nader is given a furlough to go home. He has 48 hours to become a father to his four years old daughter. Read More

Running Time: 20

Amara and Ry'Shauna

The frequent movement and distress of children trapped within the complex and bureaucratic foster care system are brought to life through heartbreaking, intimate personal stories from 12 year-old Amara and 19 year-old Ry’Shauna. Meet the Filmmakers: Read More

Running Time: 31

An Avocado Pit

​​Larissa, a trans woman, and Cláudio, a cis man, meet one night in the streets of Lisbon. They dance their differences away until morning light in challenge, in surprise, in awe and in recognition. Meet the Filmmaker: Read More

Running Time: 18

Animal Transport

A man returns to his job in a company that transports animals. On his first trip, one of the cages doesn't seem to be carrying what it should. The mystery lurking in his truck pushes him to the limit of his own sanity. Meet the Filmmaker: Read More

Running Time: 18


Curiosity leads Ashkasha to mysteriously lose her head, so she embarks on a very surreal journey to retrieve it. Read More

Running Time: 6


Two 16-year-old Ukrainian refugees in Budapest help at a school for refugee children and make protest art on the streets — triggering political debate among the Hungarian passersby. Read More

Running Time: 29

Between Her

Aya is a young trans girl, frustrated by love life and men. One evening, she goes out to a bar and meets there by chance, a guy from the distant past. This meeting causes her to face her biggest fear: herself. Read More

Running Time: 29


Among the Hmong people of Laos the whistling tradition, a sonic experience between music and speech, is dying. Against the modern condition of urban life in Laos, three practitioners of this vanishing musical language offer a glimpse into the philosophical relationship between society and nature, and sound and reality. Meet the... Read More

Running Time: 17

Blond Night

Victor is unhappy in his housing for autistic adults. To avoid the Friday disco, he goes out for a walk in the neighborhood where he meets a young sex worker. Read More

Running Time: 17

Burial of Life as a Young Girl

Recovering from a break-up, Axelle has to go to her sister's bachelorette party in a ghostly spa in the mountains. Fortunately, among the guests, there is Marguerite. Through one gaze, love is awakened again. Read More

Running Time: 33

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ShortFest 2023