Cinequest 2017: Short Films Lineupby IMDb-Editors | created - 03 Mar 2017 | updated - 03 Mar 2017 | Public
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5. Art of Courage (2018)
22 min | Documentary, Short
Two internationally renowned artists prepare their canvas for an aerial art exhibition during the International Climate Summit in the City of Light, but fate has another plan. With an ... See full summary »
6. Assignment (2016)
6 min | Short, Crime, Horror | Completed
On a busy night in Shinjuku, Tokyo, a hooker in high school uniform picks up a drunken john. Their tryst is about to commence, but little do they know that in the very room in a shabby love... See full summary »
9. Bayard & Me (2017)
16 min | Documentary, Short
Bayard Rustin was the organizer of the March on Washington and one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. In the 1980s Bayard adopted his younger boyfriend Walter Naegle to obtain the... See full summary »
10. Benny Got Shot (2017)
20 min | Short, Drama
When Naomi, a young autopsy assistant at the LA County Coroner's office, realizes her brother has gone missing on the night of a police shooting, she is forced to confront her worst fear, that his body may be in the morgue.
18. Death in a Day (2016)
15 min | Short, Drama, Family
Death in a Day tells the story of Evan, a young Chinese boy who, after visiting his comatose father in the hospital, witnesses his mother's struggle and must come to grips with the impending death falling upon their family.
20. Disaffected Youth (2016)
18 min | Short, Drama | Completed
A punk rock coming of age story about a teenage boy, Elvis, who idolizes his older brother, Tyler, in the absence of his parents. Tyler seems like the perfect role model until he falls off the deep end into drug addiction.
21. Distinction (2016)
Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Drama
A Tongan/American teenager, Nesta, finds himself in a series of odd relationships while grasping onto his love of basketball however breaking away from the urban trap is more challenging than the game itself.
22. Do Not Disturb (I) (2017)
15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Do Not Disturb is a thriller with a streak of black comedy. A sleep-deprived man in a fleabag motel tries to end a couple's feud next door, but instead triggers a violent chain of events.
25. Elena and the Shadows (2018)
8 min | Animation, Short, Family
In an old mexican neighborhood, Elena is alone in her world. Felix leads a miracle when he comes into her life and shows she how to access other universes; share with him those secret ... See full summary »
Director: César Cepeda
27. Fanny Pack (2016)
11 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy
A young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams, and a fanny pack clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.
28. Glowworm (2017)
25 min | Short, Drama
Inheriting a large farm in rural New England after her Grandfather's sudden death, Emma travels North to say goodbye to the man she barely knew, and sell the land. Farmhand Pedro hopes to change her mind.
30. Hypatia (2017)
Hypatia is a magnificent, surreal journey through the world's 1st city being built for virtual reality. Hypatia will be a global community with limitless possibilities where creativity is ... See full summary »
32. Irregulars (2015)
9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Each year 40.000 people from Africa, Asia and Middle East, try to enter Europe. They flee from war, persecution and poverty. Since the ways by land have been interrupted, they board ... See full summary »
34. La Petite Mort (I) (2017)
9 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
When a virginal girl follows her lover into a mysterious forest, a twist of fate wrenches them apart forever. The girl struggles to be ever closer to him in this fairytale about sex, death, and pie.
36. Limbo (III) (2017)
14 min | Short, War
A former Iraqi sniper started to get tattooed his body, with the name of the all soldiers he had killed during wars in Iraq. A young tattoo artist does the last tattoo, but the sniper ask him something more to do...
38. May 15th in Paris (2017)
9 min | Short, History
Shots of Paris on May 15, 2016 with a Parisian narrator telling us the story of May 15, 1848, when protesters finally pushed the establishment to let them have a popular vote to elect their ruler.
42. Must Be This Tall to Ride (2016)
15 min | Short, Drama, Romance
An introverted teenage girl must grapple with the toils of adolescent vulnerability as she allows herself to become intimate with a charming new boy, all the while wrestling with her own emotional fluidity.
43. My Mom and the Girl (2016)
22 min | Short, Drama
After dinner with family and friends takes a dark turn, a woman with Alzheimer's is led to a proverbial crossroads where three very disparate - desperate women are unpredictably pulled back into the light.
49. Panic Attack! (2016)
4 min | Animation, Short
You know the nagging thoughts that start with 'did I leave the coffee on?' and turn in to 'what if I give birth to Satan's baby?' This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman's slippery hold on reality.
Director: Eileen O'Meara
50. Pearl (II) (2016)
6 min | Animation, Short, Music
Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down and their power ... See full summary »
51. Perfectly Normal (2016)
13 min | Documentary, Short