2021 Narrative Shorts

The 2021 narrative shorts (fiction) are presented in three programs. ALL SCREEN ONLINE, For in-person screenings, see below:

1. TALES OF LIFE AND DEATH (Casiopea (Spain/2020/14mins) directed by Fernando Manson; Place du Trocadero (France/2020/7mins) directed by Pierre Leon Luneau and Mathieu Cayrou; and  Inhale (Iran/2020/19.30mins) directed by Nasser Zamiri.  ONLINE ONLY 

2. DISCOVERIES:  #PrincessProblems and The Legacy Sessions In-Person and Online

In-Person:  March 30th at 6:30pm at Arlington Drafthouse followed by Q&A with the directors. Tickets Here 

3. Estilo Americano screens April 1st at 6:30pm at The Tabard Inn followed by a discussion. Limited Seating.  Tickets Here 

In-Person and Online

4. CHILLS AND THRILLS: Scary Story To Tell In The Dark #684  (USA/2020/13:17mins) directed by Carlos Gonzalez-Fernandez; Household Demons (USA/2020/9.10mins) directed by by John Gray; Snake Dick (USA/2020/8:05mins) directed by David Mahmoudiah; Night Waking (USA/2020/7:55mins) directed by Shoshana Rosenbaum; Sheila  (USA/2019/13:25mins) directed by Jackson McKeehan. 

In-Person, April 6th at 8:30pm at Arlington Drafthouse followed by Q&A with the directors. TICKETS HERE


directed by Fernando Manson

Unraveling the eternal question of humankind: What happens before/after life?

Place de Toracadero

directed by Pierre Leon Luneau and Mathieu Cayrou
France / 2020 / 7 mins

Paul has a strange appointment in the Parisian restaurant with a guy who gives him money and a fork.


directed by Nasser Zamiri 
Iran / 2020 / 19:30mins mins

 Ebrahim’s chronic insomnia has caused tension between him and his wife, Marziyeh.

Estilo Americano

directed by Miriam Kruishoop

A festive family gathering turns into an explosive showdown when siblings with opposing political views clash and painful truths are revealed.



directed by Maritza Gomez

In the strenuous world of children’s party entertainment, an overly positive  “princess” must win over a writer who is doing a story on female role models.

The Legacy Sessions

directed by William D. Ashton
USA / 2020 / 36 mins

A troubled high school student forms an unlikely friendship with a woman in a retirement community.

Scary Story To Tell In The Dark #684 

directed by Carlos Gonzalez-Fernandez
USA / 2020 / 13.17 mins

A woman is awoken in the middle of the night by a series of increasingly strange and threatening phone calls.


Household Demons

directed by by John Gray
USA / 2020/ 9:10 mins

 A young boy is forced to deal with the entity that possesses his mother.





Snake Dick

directed by David Mahmoudiah
USA / 2020 / 8.05mins

Jill’s got the snake. Julia’s got the flute. Alone, they have nothing. But together, they have a secret weapon to fight the darkness….

Night Waking

directed by Shoshana Rosenbaum
USA / 2020 / 7:55 mins

At home one night with their two young children, Ari and her wife Miriam face an existential threat. 


directed by Jackson McKeehan

Tired of the monotony in her life, a midwestern farmer’s wife spies on her neighbors through the scope of her gun. 

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