Film series: Short Film Festivals

Student working on film projector

image from the film Benevolent Ba part of the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour 2020

Ideally suited to streaming in the age of COVID, when our attention spans may be challenged, the short film format offers small servings, that if not to your liking, will soon enough be replaced by another dish!  But we have no doubt you’ll find plenty to your taste in these three smorgasbords.

The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour 2020 includes the winner of the Short Film Grand Jury Prize, So What if the Goats Die, directed and written by Sofia Alaoui, along with five other films. “A fascinating mix of drama, comedy, animation and documentary, telling stories of Christian prophesy, menopause, grief, hunger and goats—lots of goats.” (

A perennial favorite at Cornell Cinema, the Animation Show of Shows never fails to delight. This recent edition is particularly strong and includes two films that were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Subject. According to founder and curator Ron Diamond, “this program, as much as any of our past presentations, really illuminates human strengths and foibles, and the bonds that unite us across cultures and generations." Perfect!

The New French Shorts 2020 program features seven petite Gallic pleasures, including award winners from Cannes and Locarno. So sit back and enjoy these bite-sized wonders.

Related films

image from the film 20th Animation Show of Shows

20th Animation Show of Shows

image from the film New French Shorts 2020

New French Shorts 2020

image from the film Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour 2020

Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour 2020