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  • Cerdita (Piggy)

    Sara (Laura Galán) is mercilessly bullied by her peers for being overweight but a turn of events will soon change everyone's fates in a most alarming fashion.

    The award-winning sophomore short film from Spanish writer/director Carlota Pereda, CERDITA (PIGGY) was remade as a 2022 feature film wit...

  • Who Killed Brown Owl

    A lovely tableau of tranquil goings on in an enchanted London park slowly reveals that not all is at it may seem.

    DIRECTED BY CHRISTINE MOLLOY & JOE LAWLOR
    UNITED KINGDOM | 2004 | NO DIALOGUE

  • School Radio to Major Tom

    A shy high school student thinks no one listens to the science-fiction radio drama he produces daily until one day he starts to receive recorded responses from a mysterious female student.

    DIRECTED BY TAKUYA CHISAKA
    JAPAN | 2020 | JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Swipe Right for Murder

    An aspiring crime writer, forced into online dating by her best friend, finds her perfect match on a website. Unfortunately, their interests are a little too closely aligned, only it is not fictional crime he likes to dabble in.

    Raine Bracken is a filmmaker based in Toronto. She began making fil...

  • Pledge It

    One elementary school, twenty children, how could saying the pledge of allegiance go so wrong?

    Rachael Sonnenberg is a 23-year-old filmmaker from New York City who graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Film and American Studies. She is currently working as a freelance director and prod...

  • Partners in Crime

    Two best friends rob a house to get fast cash for an abortion.

    Kerry LeVielle is a queer-identifying writer and director based in Upstate New York. She is a 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellow and an alumnus of the Creative Culture Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Her most rece...

  • The Same Story

    Madeline, a young journalist covering the trial of an old friend, can't stop thinking of all the events that brought them there.

    Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Alice Airoldi moved to the United States to follow her passion for filmmaking. She pursued a degree in Film Production at Emerson Coll...

  • The Audition

    While performing at a wedding, Sarah has an unexpected encounter with someone from her past.

    DIRECTED BY GUY LICHTENSTEIN
    AUSTRIA | 2019 | GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Scent of the Morning

    On the last night of the siege on Beirut during the war of 1982, a young Palestinian poet strives to reach the kitchen in order to observe his everyday routine of coffee and cigarette, despite the plight of the war going on around. The film is inspired by the 1987 prose poem Memory of Forgetfulne...

  • On the Border

    In a border village, a Chinese teenager of Korean descent aspires to emigrate to the homeland.

    DIRECTED BY WEI SHUJUN
    CHINA | 2018 | CHINESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Under

    Sydney, a relapsed drug addict, agrees to go to a country cabin by her fiancé Tom, in order to clean up. Their plans for rehabilitation, however, are suddenly made moot when an avalanche buries them alive. Trapped in a small pocket of air, the two realize that any attempt to free Sydney will bury...

  • Time Out

    In this dark comedy, which was originally performed live onstage, two hard-bitten kindergartners--played by adult actors--share a "time out" in a remote corner of the school playground. Together they enter a world of anxiety, despair, revenge and cooties.

  • Red Snow (aka Roter Schnee)

    World War II, Serbia 1941. A young lieutenant must persuade a captive resistance fighter to betray his comrades, or enforce a law which states that for every German soldier killed, one hundred civilians have to be executed. Based on true events.

    DIRECTED BY LUKA POPADIC
    MONTENEGRO, SERBIA, SW...

  • Les Misérables

    In the modern-day Parisian neighborhood of Victor Hugo’s novel, a newly transferred cop learns abusive policing practices from two veterans. When a young boy records them going too far, the community threatens to explode.

    This acclaimed César Award-nominated short was expanded by director Ladj L...

  • Black Hat

    A pious Hasidic man (Adam Silver) living a secret double life misplaces his hat one night, causing his two separate worlds to collide in ways he could never imagine.

    DIRECTED BY SARAH SMITH
    UNITES STATES | 2019 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Spotlight on Short Films from NFFTY

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    Film Movement Plus is partnering with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) – the world’s largest and most influential film festival for emerging directors – to showcase shorts from around the world during the month of December, leading up to National Short Film Day on December 28th.

  • Grasshopper: A Short Film by Ash Mayfair

    A young girl saves a pig’s life and incidentally changes her own.

    DIRECTED BY ASH MAYFAIR
    VIETNAM | 2012 | VIETNAMESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  • Haircut

    A teacher and her student linger in an empty classroom. Through their looks and gestures, a strange confrontation begins.

    DIRECTED BY VIRGINIA MORI
    FRANCE, ITALY | 2014 | NO DIALOGUE

  • Les Indes Galantes

    Hip-hop dancers form a "battle" to the music of the "Danse des sauvages" from Rameau's ballet Les Indes Galantes. The savagery of this dance, made of blows and threats, is a political message: it is Krump, a hip-hop dance style born in the 2000s in the heart of the poor neighborhoods of Los Angel...

  • A Ninja Pays Half My Rent

    It's not easy living with a roommate. A ninja could either be the answer to your dreams, or the roommate from hell.

    DIRECTED BY STEVEN K. TSUCHIDA
    USA | 2003 | ENGLISH

  • Give Into the Night

    A recent widower arrives from India to live with his daughter (Sarita Choudhury) and granddaughter. After being separated for so long, the family has become as cold and distant as the snowy New England winter outside, but by the end of the night, they begin to come to terms with their shared grie...

  • H Recherche F

    An artist suffers from a creative crisis due to the absence of a muse. When he spots an ad in the newspaper about a “dating service,” it seems he has discovered his last chance to find both inspiration and love. Winner of the Audience Award at the Movie Screen Festival.

    DIRECTED BY MARINA MOSHKO...

  • Hudson

    A young divorced mother tries to reveal to her teenage son her new relationship with a woman.

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    DIRECTED BY SHAE XU
    UNITED STATES | 2018 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Tanjong Rhu (The Casuarina Cove)

    A former military officer seeks closure by making a documentary film about a man whom he had furtively encountered many years ago in Tanjong Rhu, a secluded Singaporean beach and popular gay cruising spot.

    DIRECTED BY BOO JUNFENG
    SINGAPORE | 2009 | ENGLISH AND MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES