PAGG // Featured Short

Pagg

In the aftermath of a hate crime, a Sikh American grapples with his fears and anxieties as he attempts to celebrate the 4th of July with his wife and infant son As tensions rise through various microaggressions and racially charged encounters, a Sikh American makes a tragic decision that changes[…]

Read More »
Pagg // Short Film Trailer

Pagg

In the aftermath of a hate crime, a Sikh American grapples with his fears and anxieties as he attempts to celebrate the 4th of July with his wife and infant son. As tensions rise through various microaggressions and racially charged encounters, he makes a tragic decision that changes his identity[…]

Read More »
The Person I Am When No One Is Looking // Trailer

The Person I Am When No One Is Looking

A confused LA filmmaker attempts to reshape her identity through a highly curated social media presence. As she blurs the line between fiction and reality, her public persona and true self become one.

Read More »
Color of November // Daily Short Picks

Color of November

“Color of November” is a contemporary portrait of the relationship between two young women in the month of November in Poland. It is a hybrid narrative-doc short that explores cross border perspectives on the relationship between identity, space and memory in the post globalization era. The film was born out[…]

Read More »
Samira // Daily Short Picks

SAMIRA

From becoming the first female in history to join her University’s all male American football team, to getting the lead in Shakespeare’s Othello, Samira redefines what it means to be a woman in modern day Britain, in this visual exploration of youth, identity and womanhood. Director’s Statement The desire to[…]

Read More »
Remote Capture // Daily Short Picks

Remote Capture

A variety of men must come to terms with their identity when a mysterious journalist shows up and asks them questions about their pasts.

Read More »
The Longest Living Jane Doe // Short Film Trailer

Longest Living Jane Doe

She is known as Monique Smith but that is not her name. The victim of child abduction and subjected to abuse, it wasn’t until her early adulthood that Monique found out that her entire identity is a lie. Now, after spending more than two decades trying to find out who[…]

Read More »
Work // Daily Short Picks

Work

A young mom questions her choices and identity while raising her daughter on a farm. Director’s Statement Modern identity is built on the work we do, including — though it is rarely named as such — parenting. With this film, we wanted to explore how isolating it can be to[…]

Read More »
The One // Daily Short Picks

The One

The One is an emotive and elegant art film designed to explore a key issue of our times. It’s a visual discourse inspired by the monumental ‘Me Too’ movement, showing differing visages of female strength, beauty, power and identity that unite to empower and inspire. The project was devised and[…]

Read More »
October // Daily Short Picks

October

In this poetic coming-of-age short drama, Dembe struggles against Ugandan attitudes toward gender and identity as she comes out to her mother as transgender and navigates her identity in a society opposed to it. Directors Statement In 2009 Uganda proposed an anti-homosexuality bill that not only made “aggravated homosexuality” illegal[…]

Read More »

The Best Shorts in Your Inbox!

Every week we send an email with the top short films from Film Shortage.


Subscribe!