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Shorts

A Selection of Short Films Packaged by Theme


NIFF 11 Year Anniversary

 
 
Growing Pains

Shorts Package 1
Growing Pains

77 minutes

An impactful mistake, a lifelong passion for music or a decades-old pet turtle. These films reflect the complications of growing up, no matter how old you are.

Ganef
You Sold My Roller Skates?
Dọlápó Is Fine
Enjoy
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Snowy

Friday, October 22, 11:45am
Sunday, October 24, 11am

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Family Affair

Shorts Package 2
Family Affair

81 minutes
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Whether a daughter longing for freedom from her mother or a father keeping his son out of danger, families create their own powerful stories.

Elza
Safe
Pain
Sisters
The Kicksled Choir

Friday, October 22, 3:45pm
Saturday, October 23, 1:15pm

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True Stories

Shorts Package 3
True Stories

73 minutes

These documentaries showcase a female basketball pioneer, love during COVID, a teenage karate master and remorse about childhood behavior.

The Queen of Basketball
How to Fall in Love in a Pandemic
Golden Age Karate
When We Were Bullies

Friday, October 22, 4pm
Sunday, October 24, 5:30pm

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Discoveries

Shorts Package 4
Discoveries

76 minutes

Surprises abound in this package including a nightmarish cosmic phone operator, comical pirates and an affair gone wrong.

Brief Survey
The Criminals
Mutiny!
Kitchen by Measure
A Roll in the Hay

Saturday, October 23, 2pm
Sunday, October 24, 4:15pm

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Around the World

Shorts Package 5
Around the World

80 minutes

Stories from Kyrgyzstan, Austria, China and the U.K. include a fantastical orchestra audition and a man who can’t avoid lightning.

Ala Kachuu - Take and Run
The Best Orchestra in the World
Step into the River
Don vs Lightning

Friday, October 22, 1:30pm
Saturday, October 23, 6:30pm

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Florida Film Showcase

Shorts Package 6
Florida Films Showcase

75 minutes
  Filmmakers in Attendance

Three powerful Florida films including the true story of a theater group in Venice, Florida, that transforms the lives of developmentally challenged actors.

When She Flies
The Keys, a Cat and a Black Fish
The Best Show in Town

Saturday, October 23, 10:45am
Sunday, October 24, 3:30pm

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Student Filmmaker Showcase

Shorts Package 7
Student Filmmaker Showcase

92 minutes

From dramatic camerawork to sparkling animation and compelling storytelling, this collection of 12 films features the industry's newest filmmakers, screened together as part of a special look at up-and-coming talent.

K-12 Division
Miss Fortune
Escalation
Down Seafaring Way
Perennial
Anopsia

College/University Division
Stay on the Line for Further Assistance
Nai Nai
Breaking Vanilla
Ruff and Buff
Gretel + Hansel: A New Musical
Legend of the Claw
Namak

Saturday, October 23, 3:00pm

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