After many trials and tribulations and over 1111 submissions, we’re proud to bring you the Best of the Best. We want to thank each and every filmmaker who submitted and we’re honored to screen these outstanding global short films… Join Us March 9-11, 2018
33 of the BEST SHORT FILMS on the PLANET
100 RUBLES FOR A DREAM
Russia … 18:00
A young contestant on the first-ever crowd funding TV game show, must convince the world to donate money to his dream.
A DATE IN 2025
USA … 14:00
In the year 2025, a young man’s super intelligent AI system tells him that he must go on a date or face certain suicide from loneliness.
USA / NM … 2:27 … Animation
In the beginning of them She created us.
ALLERGIC TO THE TRUTH
Russia … 14:00
A quite unusual day for Ivan who sneezes every time he hears the truth.
The arrival of a new patient in the home (Leo, 82), who is also suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, will upset Louise’s life … but also that of her son.
Palestine … 15:00
A Palestinian couple resorts to an unusual way to conceive as the husband is detained in an Israeli jail where visits are restricted.
France … 6:12
Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon
In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts
USA … 15:00
A new kid shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team once they discover a secret?
IT’S JUST A GUN
USA … 14:05
When a young boy named Gabe finds a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, it will set in motion a series of events that will change him forever.
Australia … 15:46 …
American Horror Story’s Jamie Brewer stars as Sonja, a woman with an intellectual disability who forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of KRUMP.
Spain … 18:00
A single mother gets a phone call from her seven-year-old son, who is on holiday with his father in the French Basque Country.
Afghanistan … 19:20
Mary along with her two daughters live in a remote village of Afghanistan, the only son and young man of her family is serving for military in Kunduz province. One day she hears the news of fall of Kunduz province to the hand of Taliban on radio, since the authorities have no news of her son, she decides to start her own journey to Kunduz to find her son.
China … 20:00
A retired music teacher and her young tenant who solve their own problems via a common musical connection.
USA … 18:15
“What can I get to you?” That’s the question driving a conflicted young hustler who sells everything and anything to make money. As he code-switches through various cliques, he’s forced to confront racism as well as the immorality of his occupation.
USA … 22:22
Isadora, an Indigenous Californian (Gabrielino/Tongva) woman, faces a battle to survive after being emancipated from the abusive Los Angeles mission where she was raised in the early 1800’s. She’s helped by Domingo, a Franciscan friar, on the journey to bring her to a Native village where she can finally be safe.
France … 5:00
Max Porter / Ru Kuwahata
My dad taught me how to pack.
USA … 17:39
Amanda Renee Knox
When on a routine patrol, a female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision.
IRAN … 12:30
A young Iranian woman is accused of infidelity on the day after her wedding.
Quebec … 23:00
ALEXE is a young trans woman, and CARL a gay man. Best friends since forever, they decide to have an early drink before heading out on the town.
USA … 12:00
Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios. Every instinct she has ever had about art in filmmaking is about to be challenged.
France … 5:00
RED RIDING HOOD and BLUE BEARD are opposed in a dark fairytale of lights .”Curiosity, in spite of its appeal, often leads to deep regret….it is these gentle wolves who are the most dangerous ones of all” Charles Perrault
ROBOT & SCARECROW
UK … 15:23
A fairy tale set against the backdrop of a heady summer music festival, where a robot and a scarecrow meet and fall in love.
ROOTED IN LOVE
USA / TAOS, NM … 6:00
Day in the life of long-time Taos, New Mexico food activist, organic farmer, restaurant owner and educator Micah Roseberry (aka Farmer Micah), on a crusade to save our most precious resource…our children.
USA … 13:00
Konrad Tho Fiedler
Blackfeet Indian girl who escapes from sex traffickers in oil fracking boom North Dakota and braves the brutal Plains winter, hitchhiking back to her home country: the Blackfeet Nation in Montana.
Israel … 19:22
Yael Arad Zafrir
Ruchama, a well-kept 65 years old woman cares for her paralyzed husband who has ALS disease. He understands everything but can’t do anything on his own
USA … 20:00
Inspired by the night skies of the high desert, a teenage girl struggles to escape poverty and rural isolation to become an astronomer
Lebanon … 20:00
In the midst of a boiling Middle East, while the Lebanese borders are under constant terrorist attacks, a Beiruti couple is battling their midnight anxiety.
UK … 19:46
A young woman is forced to confront a painful time in her life when she discovers just how wrong she’s been about the mysterious old man across the road.
THE LAST VIRGIN
Spain … 17:29
Sara, a 13-year-old-girl, has the need to leave her innocence in order to get inside the adult world, so that she can fit into her circle of friends.
Spain … 10:00
What’s going to happen when these though times get worse and there are more robbers than bars?
TO WENDY WHO KICKED ME WHEN I SAID I LOVE YOU
UK … 10:30
A strange romance about two lost souls; Wendy (one good eye) & Sidd (short for Siddartha) try to connect in a mid-range airport hotel.
TWO STRANGERS WHO MEET FIVE TIMES
UK … 12:12
Two strangers meet at five key turning points over the duration of their lives. Initial conflict gives way to compassion and eventual friendship.
USA … 20:35
There are over 35 tribal radio stations scattered throughout the United States on Native American reservations that serve their local communities. This the story of KSUT.
USA … 16:27
Dana Nachman There are many days that Brandon Anderton cannot get out of bed. But on the days he can, he creates sand mosaic masterpieces only to see them enveloped by the tides hours later.