Documentary Shorts 

Last Day of Freedom, dir. Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman, USA

When Bill realizes his brother has committed a crime, he agonizes over his decision to call the police. The film is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of Bill's decision to stand by his brother as he faces criminal charges, racism, and ultimately the death penalty. 

High Chaparral, dir. David Freid, Sweden

Sweden's Wild West response to a refugee crisis. 

One Year Lease, dir. Brian Bolster, USA

Told almost entirely through voicemail messages, One Year Lease documents the travails of Brian, Thomas, and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita, the cat-loving landlady. 

A Girl in the River, dir. Sharpen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistan

A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country's harsh judicial system. 

Narrative Shorts 

The Gunfighter, dir. Eric Cossack, USA

In the tradition of classic westerns, a narrator sets up the story of a lone gunfighter who walks into a saloon. However, the people in this saloon can hear the narrator and the narrator may just be a little bit of a jerk. 

Winter Light, dir. Julian Higgins, USA

An aging college professor is drawn into an escalating battle of wills when he confronts two hunters trespassing on his property. 

We Know You Have a Choice, dir. Eric Simonson, USA

A successful career woman meets her match when she takes on the complexities of technology and so called "customer service." 

Bear Story, dir. Gabriel Osorio, Chile

An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through mechanical drama. 

Everything Will Be Okay, dir. Patrick Vollrath, Germany

A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can't help feeling that something isn't right. So begins a fateful journey.