Shorts Blocks

Audience Award

Our Audience Award winning feature and short will be announced at our closing night event on July 22.

Films in this Program
Little Warriors
Sam Mirpoorian | 24m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
King Rat
Henry Johnston | 1h 35m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts

Best Of American Spectrum

This is our juried award winning short and feature in the American Spectrum category.

Films in this Program
Monday
Dinh Thai | 19m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Signature Move
Jennifer Reeder | 1h 20m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features

Best Of World Cinema

This is our juried award winning short and feature in the World Cinema category. Following PAWO we will also show THE TRANSFER, which is the winner of the Year of Vonnegut Common Decency Award.

Films in this Program
Nicole's Cage
Josef Brandl | 15m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Pawo
Marvin Litwak | 1h 57m | Germany | English, Tibetan (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Features
The Transfer (Die Überstellung)
Michael Grudsky | 23m | Germany | Hebrew (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

Best of Documentary

This is our juried award winning short and feature in the Documentary category.

Films in this Program
Girl-Hearted (Mädchenseele)
Anne Scheschonk | 37m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | Documentary Shorts
Mark Twain's Journey to Jerusalem: Dreamland
A.D. Oppenheim | 1h 14m | USA | English | Documentary Features

Best of Hoosier Lens

This is our juried award winning short and feature that qualify for our Hoosier Lens recognition. NEW NEIGHBORS was also nominated for the Year of Vonnegut Common Decency Award, along with the third short included in this block, LITTLE WARRIORS.

Films in this Program
New Neighbors
E.G. Bailey | 10m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Signature Move
Jennifer Reeder | 1h 20m | USA | English | American Spectrum Features
Little Warriors
Sam Mirpoorian | 24m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts

Midnight Shorts

Scary stories to remind you nothing good happens after midnight.

Films in this Program
Cry It Out
John Klein | 26m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Last Call Lenny
Julien Lasseur | 13m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Buttercup
Jason Neulander | 6m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Speechless
Dustin Demoret | 8m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Shop of Eternal Life
Yizhou Xu | 23m | USA | Mandarin (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana
Daniel Moshel | 5m | Austria | (no dialogue) | World Cinema Shorts
Soup (Marak)
Sharon Chetrit | 27m | Israel | Hebrew | World Cinema Shorts

Shorts: Cop To It

Testing boundaries and flirting with the long arm of the law.

Films in this Program
Jimbo
Rodrigo Zanforlin | 15m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
He Said
Tara Orr | 15m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Kidnapping of a Fish
Philip A Ramos | 25m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Monday
Dinh Thai | 19m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Schwerelos (Zero-G)
Jannis Lenz | 9m | Austria | German | Documentary Short
State of Emergency Motherfucker!
Sébastien Petretti | 6m | Belgium | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

Shorts: Eatin’ Good

Fabulous meals, insatiable appetites, and a tabletop film feast.

Films in this Program
Rabbit Blood (Tavsan Kani)
Yagmur Altan | 5m | Turkey | (no dialogue) | American Spectrum Shorts
Fresh Frozen
Tony Nguyen | 11m | USA | English | Documentary Shorts
My Bakery Blossom (Meine Bäckerblume)
Michel Vrinten | 15m | Germany | German | World Cinema Shorts
The Chop
Lewis Rose | 17m | GB | English | World Cinema Shorts
Pastries (Pastarelle)
Gianluca Manzetti | 16m | Italy | Italian | World Cinema Shorts
Sure-Fire
Michael Goldburg | 16m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts

Shorts: Fight the Good Fight

Battles with our enemies, battles with ourselves.

Films in this Program
Lonely Kingdom
Thomas Southerland | 16m | Japan | Japanese (English Subtitles) | Documentary Shorts
The Transfer (Die Überstellung)
Michael Grudsky | 23m | Germany | Hebrew (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
All American
Michael Ayjian, Stephen Skeel | 9m | USA | English | Documentary Shorts
Operation Commando (Opération Commando)
Jan Czarlewski | 22m | Switzerland | French | World Cinema Shorts
Little Warriors
Sam Mirpoorian | 24m | USA | English | Documentary Shorts

Shorts: Getting Past It

The bridges we build that connect our history with our future.

Films in this Program
I'm in Here
Willy Berliner | 12m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Scrap Dolls
Aude Cuenod | 14m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
New Neighbors
E.G. Bailey | 10m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Fourth Kingdom
Alex Lora Cercos, Adan Aliaga | 15m | USA | English, Spanish (English Subtitles) | Documentary Shorts
Everything Is One Thing
Emilie and Sarah Barbault | 20m | France | English, French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Jamie
Christopher Manning | 10m | GB | English | World Cinema Shorts
Hattie Goes Cruising
Konstantin Bock | 18m | USA | English | Documentary Shorts

Shorts: Journey On

Refugees, immigrants, and the journeys that shape a lifetime.

Films in this Program
No Monsters in Berlin
Kate Holland | 15m | Germany | English, German, Gujarati, Arabic (English Subtitles) | American Spectrum Shorts
Refugee
Emily Moore | 28m | USA | Wolof, French (English Subtitles) | Documentary Shorts
Dr. Diaz
Benoit Desjardins | 27m | Canada | French, Spanish (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Halim
Werner Fiedler | 30m | Austria | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

Shorts: Who Run the World? Girls.

Stories of female identity, empowerment, and influence.

Films in this Program
Girl-Hearted (Mädchenseele)
Anne Scheschonk | 37m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | Documentary Shorts
Tata
Markus E. Müller | 22m | Austria | Serbian (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Iceberg
Mathieu Z'graggen | 37m | France | French (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

Shorts: ‘Ship Out

Relationships and all that come with them.

Films in this Program
Pria
Yudho Aditya | 20m | Indonesia | Indonesian (English Subtitles) | American Spectrum Shorts
Texican
Allyson West | 14m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Something Blue (L'opera Del Bachelor)
Adam Taylor | 14m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
This Is It
Zac Cooper | 13m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
The Residue of a Relationship
Brett Chapman | 15m | GB | English | Documentary Shorts
Next
Elena Brodach | 7m | Russia | (no dialog) | World Cinema Shorts
#selfie
David M. Lorenz | 7m | Germany | English | World Cinema Shorts

Shorts: It's A Family Affair

They shape us and challenge us. They’re family.

Films in this Program
secret
Cesa Pledger | 19m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Cul-De-Sac
Damon Russell | 15m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Die Badewanne (The Bathtub)
Tim Ellrich | 13m | Austria | German | World Cinema Shorts
Pregnant Pause
Alice Seabright | 13m | GB | English | World Cinema Shorts
Backstory
Joschka Laukeninks | 8m | Germany | English | World Cinema Shorts
The Fort
Randall Overland | 16m | USA | English | World Cinema Shorts
The Arrival
Dawn Luebbe, Jocelyn DeBoer | 15m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts

Shorts: Tough Act to Follow

Once you’ve caught the acting bug, it can be hard to leave the stage.

Films in this Program
Samedi Cinema
Mamadou Dia | 11m | Senegal | Fulani, Wolof, French (English Subtitles) | American Spectrum Shorts
Amateur Hour: The Making of a Film
Collin Stroup | 20m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Cab Elvis
Andrew Franks | 11m | USA | English | Documentary Shorts
The Collection
Adam Roffman | 12m | USA | English | Documentary Shorts
The Fine Line (Gvulot)
Dana Lerer | 27m | Israel | Hebrew | World Cinema Shorts
Princess
Karsten Dahlem | 17m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts

Shorts: Weirded Out

Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don’t fit into boxes.

Films in this Program
Yeah, So I've Got This Searing Pain
Chris Ohlson | 5m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Don't Hang Up the Fucking Phone Curtis
John Yost | 13m | USA | English | American Spectrum Shorts
Der Tunnel
Marc & Christoph Schmidheiny & Daniel | 11m | Switzerland | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Nicole's Cage
Josef Brandl | 15m | Germany | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts
Du Blanc À L'âme (White Spirit)
Aude Thuries | 26m | France | French | World Cinema Shorts
Forest Of Echoes (Wald Der Echos)
Luz Olivares Capelle | 30m | Austria | German (English Subtitles) | World Cinema Shorts