SHORTS: TRUTHS (AND SPOOFS) FROM THE YOUTHS

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Total program 91 min This year’s collection of peer-reviewed, youth-produced short films showcases an international cohort of storytellers working in animation, documentary, comedy, horror, and drama. It’s an inspiring display of emerging…

SHORTS: THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS

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Total program 74 min Narrated by Sigourney Weaver, The New Environmentalists — from Malawi to Peru (US 2022, 30 min) is the latest in the Mill Valley Film Group’s Emmy Award-winning series about the dedicated recipients of the Goldman…

SHORTS: STRANGERS BY NATURE

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Total program 66 min “I’ve never seen the sky this color before. It’s like I’m noticing everything a little bit more.” These short films are vivid, beautiful, compassionate, and unforgettable. A normal medical procedure becomes a nightmare…

SHORTS: SKYFALL

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Total program 66 min “Hear my heart burst again. For this is the end. I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment.” These powerful stories highlight the intersection of identity and mortality in touching ways. A school teacher must face some urgent…

SHORTS: ROLLING IN THE DEEP

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Total program 60 min “Throw your soul through every open door. Count your blessings to find what you look for.” These short films by talented British female directors use a variety of genres and styles to tell contemporary stories. Hailing…

SHORTS: PAINTING PICTURES

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Total program 68 min “Filling up my heart with golden stories…. Who adds some spice to the rhythm of life?” Bay Area filmmakers present true-life tales of extraordinary individuals in this program. In Chloë Fitzmaurice’s For the Bees…

SHORTS: ONE AND ONLY

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CREATE Total program 69 min “I’ve been here before. Every feeling, every word. I’ve imagined it all. You never know if you never try…” Tales of artistry, creativity, and empathy cover a lot of ground in these memorable shorts. Owen…

SHORTS: LUNAFEST

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MIND THE GAP Total program 80 minutes Eight short films that empower and inspire. How to Be at Home (Andrea Dorfman, 5 min): An animated poem reflects on coping with isolation during the pandemic. Close Ties to Home Country (Akanksha…

SHORTS: FREE TO BE ME

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Total program 80 min We can all feel a little awkward or insecure sometimes, but the young people featured in this international selection of shorts demonstrate some admirable examples of how to believe in yourself—regardless of what others…

SHORTS: ANIMATION FOR ALL

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Total program 70 min Puppies, babies, and bears, oh my! We’ve once again scoured the globe for the best collection of animated short films for audiences of every age to enjoy. Funny characters and curious kids mingle with gentle lessons about…