Shorts Tracks

Experience the complex art of compiling fascinating stories into a short narrative. These new filmmakers condense their genius into comedic, brave, other wordy and dramatic tales.
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Authentic stories of Native American life.

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Immerse yourself within the animated realm through incredible narrative, experimental technique and literal moving art.

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Watch in awe as these performers tell complex and beautiful stories through physicality. Give your lips a rest. Allow the body to speak.

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These filmmakers take us on an impactful journey inside the hearts and minds of everyday people.

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These bold shorts defy expectations, ignore boundaries and illustrate the limitlessness of our imaginations.

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Watch these passionate up and comers tell unique stories and show us what the future of filmmaking looks like.

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Global stories that put the spotlight on untold or underexpressed conflicts faced by our fellow humans.

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Experience stories fraught with fear and tension, bubble, boil and BURST. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen…unless you’re shielding them in fear.

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Watch your sci-fi fantasies and curiosities become a reality. You may come to realize our world is not much stranger than fiction.

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Local artists and filmmakers tell their stories from within the great city of San Diego.

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Either by choice or by accident, sometimes the least likely person saves the day.

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Take the phrase “fish out of water” and put it to the extreme with these unique and impassioned stories.

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Marvel at the incredible story telling our young generation can produce. What were you doing in high school?


Be warned. After viewing these charming shorts, you will feel a loving warmth swell within your chest.

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Where funny and irony meet up fully armed and swagger on to the dark side.

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This is where unlikely individuals clash; sometimes resulting in friendship, and other times despair.

October 14 - 24, 2021

San Diego International Film Festival

Choose between a virtual pass, in-person pass or both!