Shorts Tu, Brute? (Short film Program)

Short film program curated from some of the finest short films from around the globe.  Following the short film program, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in an audience Q & A.

*Some films below may contain strong language and violence.  Some content may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 13.


Flying Fur by Alicia Wszelaki and Matthew Nothelfer

Welcome to the friendly skies of animal rescue. Saving dogs and cats one flight at a time is the mission, but changing the fate of these lovable creatures is no easy task. Lives are at stake and failure is not an option.


Mointal Ranger by Ansiqi Li

Mointal Ranger is a 16-minute short observational documentary film. It tells the story of a Chinese Russian ranger who is using his lifetime to guard the forest in the frontier of China and Kazakhstan.


The Traffic Separating Device by Johan Palmgren

A traffic separating device is installed in the middle of Stockholm. It is supposed to keep normal cars away and only let buses pass. It turns into a disaster as normal cars continue to go there and hundreds of cars get destroyed every week. Tragic and funny situations occur and we follow the whole mess of human failures.


The Bighorns: A Time Lapse Journey by Kevin Palmer

It's a place where alpine peaks tower above countless sparkling lakes and deep rugged canyons. A pristine wilderness with glaciers and snowfields, waterfalls, amazing wildlife, and some of the darkest night skies you’ll ever see: this is the Bighorn Mountains, a treasure of northern Wyoming. This time lapse film is an attempt to showcase this beautiful range in every season and weather condition, day and night.


Knee High by Marissa Vonn

Set against the Iowa farmlands, KNEE HIGH follows Calvin Melbourne as he struggles to keep hold of the reins to the family farm while still making time for his young son, Avery.

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Pit Stop by Mikail Ekiz

A Stop-Motion/3D Hybrid Short about a gas station convenience store clerk who has a Magic 8 Ball for a head that can predict the future, he lives in a constant state of paranoia due to the fear that others will discover his secret.


Will the Machine by Kent Lamm

Denzel Whitaker (Black Panther) and Chris Fornataro (Bad is Bad) star in this brooding character portrait of an elite high school football star consumed by ambition. When Will faces defeat to an outsider in a series of races, the demons keeping “The Machine” running finally surface. Set in the unique backdrop of wintertime Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy, the title character embodies the city’s conflicted, tumultuous history.