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Long Journey Short

One of the best things about film? Exploration. And as this playlist goes to show, the road to discovery doesn't have to be a long one. Let these 20 shorts be your guide to new worlds, new perspectives and boundless possibilities.

Tribeca Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, +1 MORE

2012 Short Drama

This Tribeca Film Festival official selection is set against a Fourth of July backdrop in South Los Angeles, where two adolescent boys are on a quest to acquire illegal fireworks on in an attempt to impress a girl.

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2006 Short Documentary, War

Through the images of photojournalist Olivier Jobard, one man's journey to leave a life of poverty in Cameroon for the promised land of Europe is chronicled in this raw, first-hand account.

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Denver Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, +13 MORE

2016 Short Drama, LGBTQ

After the condom breaks during sex with a stranger, a young gay man unexpectedly befriends the condom company's customer service rep over the phone as he waits for his HIV test results.

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2013 Short Documentary, History, Drama

Resistance requires creativity. See how small groups of Jewish dissidents secretly celebrated their culture during the Soviet regime.

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Short of the Week, Film Shortage, +20 MORE

2016 Short Comedy, Drama

A mid-century husband and wife (Jamie Anne Allman from The Killing) are willing to try anything to pull their relationship out of the dog house after discovering they cannot have children.

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"Clever, funny and altogether honest..."

Talk Nerdy With Us

Nashville Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, +7 MORE

2016 Short Documentary

Three elderly women rebuild their lives after losing their partners in this profound portrait of senior widowhood. What happens after losing the person you thought you could never live without?

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Palm Springs International ShortFest

2017 Short Comedy, Drama

An aspiring filmmaker attends a directing workshop and finds himself objectifying the female instructor, trying to absorb her wisdom while also wrestling with his relentless inner monologue.

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2016 Short Drama, LGBTQ

Remember the ups and downs of adolescence? Now add in the extra pressures first-gen American teens might face, including juggling family, faith and fitting in.

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Student Academy Awards®, The British Animation Film Festival , +37 MORE

2016 Short Animation

In this Student Oscar winning short, a man leads a humdrum existence until he suddenly falls in love. An inventive portrait of a relationship marked by a struggle for control and identity...and hope.

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"The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards."

The Hollywood Reporter

Austin Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, +4 MORE

2015 Short Drama, War

A woman — veteran, mother, wife — struggles to navigate her disintegrating life until there is nothing left but a choice.

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2012 Short Documentary

The loneliest people are often lost in a crowd. A quiet Taiwanese driver in Edinburgh delivers food made by unseen cooks to faceless customers.

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Shortlisted for British Academy of Film and Television Student Awards , Ivy Film Festival, +7 MORE

2016 Short Documentary, Family

A candid look into the lives of the Hasemeyer family, who tirelessly struggle to provide secure and loving futures for their 10 children adopted from the foster system.

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Austin Film Festival, Flatland Film Festival, +44 MORE

2009 Short Romance, Family, Comedy

Love is hard whether you're 9, 29 or 99. Just take it from Turtle Thompson, who's working hard to woo his bug-loving best friend Maddie.

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New Orleans Film Festival, Crossroads Film Festival, +8 MORE

2016 Short Drama

Part coming-of-age story and part community action story, find out what happens when adults and kids work together toward a common goal.

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Palm Springs International ShortFest , Outfest LA, +3 MORE

2017 Short Drama, LGBTQ

A friendly game of truth or dare between high school friends takes a serious turn when they’re interrupted by other classmates and a life-altering secret is revealed.

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Black Warrior Film Festival

2016 Short Documentary, Drama

Twenty-three women over 60 travel to Dallas to compete in the Ms. Texas Senior pageant, showcasing their talents, evening gowns and life philosophies in a celebration of women of age.

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Rivne International Film Festival, North By Midwest Film Festival, +11 MORE

2016 Short Documentary, Biography

A young Native-American Caucasian survivor of the foster care system finds peace when she converts to Islam.

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Critics say...

"Packs a hefty punch."

Fostering Families Today

First Run Film Festival, Seattle Shorts Film Festival, +2 MORE

2015 Short

After finding a pile of folded clothing abandoned on the beach, Jimmy follows a trail of clues that lead him to details about his own past.

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2017 Short Documentary, Foreign

A woman's work is never done. This is doubly true for the female construction workers literally building Burma with their bare hands.

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