AFI FEST 2016: Shortsby IMDb-Editors | created - 19 Oct 2016 | updated - 20 Oct 2016 | Public
The Shorts selections represent distinct, often far-flung international viewpoints, with 39 films including nine animated films. Shorts filmmakers come from 17 countries, with 12 films from directors who are returning to AFI FEST this year.
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1. All These Voices (2015)
15 min | Short, Drama, History
When a young SS soldier encounters an avant-garde theater-troupe of survivors celebrating the end of WWII, he must come to terms with his complicity in their grief.
2. Bloody Barbara (2016)
6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Barbara is 16 and completely obsessed with horror films. She goes around town covered in fake blood and reenacts the craziest scenes from her favorite films.
14. Fata Morgana (2016)
21 min | Short, Drama, Family
A middle-aged couple from China arrives in the United States for the first time to organize the funeral rites of their only child. In the midst of dealing with the logistics of the funeral ... See full summary »
16. Ham Heads (2016)
16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Barry and Larry are the world's oldest living conjoined twins. Now retired from the sideshow circuit, they live out the rest of their life in their brother's house.
17. Hidden (V) (2015)
20 min | Short, Drama
"Hidden" is about a Persian immigrant family and tells the story of guilt that the older brother feels at the loss of his younger brother, and his redemption when he finally accepts life's various twists and turns.
21. Jáaji Approx. (2016)
8 min | Documentary, Short
Against landscapes that the artist and his father traversed, audio of the father in the Ho-Chunk language is transcribed using the International Phonetic Alphabet, which tapers off, ... See full summary »
26. A Night in Tokoriki (2016)
18 min | Short, Comedy
In an improvised night club called "Tokoriki" the whole village celebrates Gianina's 18th birthday. Her boyfriend and Alin will give her a most surprising gift, one that nobody will ever forget.
29. The Send-Off (2016)
12 min | Documentary, Short
Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.
30. Speaking Is Difficult (2016)
12 min | Documentary, Short
This film always begins in the present day. A scene of tragedy unfolds, accompanied by fear, chaos, and disbelief. As it rewinds into the past, retracing our memories, it tells a cumulative history that is both unbearable and inevitable.
Director: AJ Schnack
34. A Thousand Midnights (2015)
12 min | Documentary, Short, History | Completed
A Thousand Midnights 2015 marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration in which six million African Americans relocated from the rural South to the cities of the North, ... See full summary »
Director: Carlos Javier Ortiz
36. Univitellin (2016)
15 min | Short, Drama
Marseille, today. Aminata works as a hairdresser in an Afro hairdressing salon, Badara works as mecanich. When they meet, their love story will change their lives.