My Best Friend
Director Benji Tucker, US 2020, 6 min
Niko is determined to bring his best friend Oli back from the dead but discovers that reanimation might be harder than it seems.
Director Sunday Derham, Australia 2020, 5 min
In suburban Australia in the ’70s, a lonely teenage girl feels trapped between her overactive imagination and the obsessive boy next door she despises.
Directors Will McDonald & Gavin Bell, US 2021, 5 min
Potatoes become anything but bland when two roommates discover they have a magical microwave.
Beyond the Model
Director Erin Kökdil, US 2020, 5 min
In response to the anti-Asian hate that has surged during the pandemic, this film shines a light on what it is like be a “model minority” in an increasingly divided America.
The Black Collective
Directors Roxy Morris, Shiva Kansagara & Sophia Lee, US 2021, 3 min
Three businesspeople of color discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, supporting black businesses, and the small shop in Encinitas, CA, that showcases their products.
Directors Ashley Kumar & Chloe Meyer, US 2021, 8 min
Feeling lonely as Valentine’s Day approaches, a young woman falls in love with a book and becomes convinced that her soulmate is among the list of people who’ve checked it out.
Reed H. Sharp, US 2021, 10 min
In the late ‘60s, a young couple experiencing problems in their relationship turn to a marriage therapist who insists on some decidedly nontraditional techniques.
Down Seafaring Way
Directors Roxy Morris, Sophia Lee, Shiva Kansagara & Meia Voss, US 2021, 8 min
Sisters Maeve and Anna take a nighttime stroll down an empty street, revealing both painful and pleasant memories as their true reality slowly unfolds.
Director Cassy Callari, US 2021, 1 min
A young filmmaker endures quarantine by reviving past memories of times spent hanging out with friends through rotoscope animation.
Director Will Nordstrom, US 2020, 2 min
A strange puppet encounters an old laptop that influences him to make a fateful decision.
The Fairy Tale
Director Seung jae Lee, Korea 2020, 15 min, in Korean with English subtitles
After a classmate asks out Eun-jung, she gives him a handmade book with a fairy tale of her own design that helps him to gradually understand the real reason she has rejected him.
Director Marabee Barry, US 2021, 3 min
This short documentary explores the charming phenomenon of tiny fairy houses that have popped up around the town of Point Richmond, CA.
Director Samuel J Punto, Germany 2021, 7 min, in German with English subtitles
Masked figures wander through a surrealistic world, their actions influenced by a central screen. Any resemblance to our society is entirely intentional.
Director Thomas Ian Valencia, US 2021, 4 min
This haunting toilet tale of poop gone wrong is a great reminder to put that seat down.
Director David Camilo Cuevas, Canada 2021, 5 min
This cinematic tribute chronicles the final hours of the historic Bytowne Cinema, a Canadian theater closing its doors after 32 years as a community gathering place.