From the awkwardness of death to an unexpected cinematic discovery to the organic beauty of lichen, here are ten memorable short films from SIFF 2021.
Wyrm’s dry and offbeat coming of age story explores our obsession with sex and relationships through its creative worldbuilding and awkward personality.
Summertime is a dazzling ode to the city of LA, told through 25 poets’ performances about hopes, fears, heartbreaks, and the impossible quest to find a burger.
The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet finds a sense of calm and purpose in wanderings through an absurd apocalypse, but never materializes into anything worthwhile.
Criollo takes us on a nostalgic and emotional journey through the rich culinary tradition of Uruguay, reminding us of the transcendental experience of food.
The Unknown Saint crafts a sparse yet cleverly absurd tale of greed, faith, and misfortune as an unlucky thief attempts to recover his loot from a holy site.
The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs spins a folkloric fable about a young woman seeking to liberate herself from a triangle of unrequited desire.
Anchored by a compelling lead performance, Sweat crafts a complex portrait of an Instagram fitness influencer trying to hold together a pristine online image.
Part sports drama, romance, and surreal comedy, All Sorts takes us on a trip through a Kafkaesque office and into an underground folder filing competition.
Dreams and reality collide in Strawberry Mansion, an eclectic and imaginative film set in a future where the subconscious is probed by ads and tax auditors.