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Shorts 1: Expanding Sensibilities (City and State)

Various  |   United States
Documentary, Drama, Horror

This eclectic showcase highlights the vibrancy of the Chicago and Illinois filmmaking communities across an array of forms and genres.

In-Person
Virtual

Shorts 2: Shifts and Rifts (Animation)

Various  |   Australia, Poland, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Animation

The creative conjurings of dreams, psychedelic adventures, and familial reconnections run throughout this set of animated wonders from around the globe. This transcendent program is packed with a variety of animation styles.

In-Person
Virtual

Shorts 3: Unexpected Terrors (After Dark)

Various  |   Mexico, Sweden, Turkey, United States
Drama, Horror

These six shorts spanning four countries show the real world is just as terrifying as the supernatural, highlighting how the uncanny and the unexpected can be found even in mundane situations.

In-Person
Virtual

Shorts 4: Abstract Reflections (Documentary)

Various  |   Canada, France, Norway, The Netherlands, United States
Documentary

These non-fiction films include intimate portraits and daring confrontational works that exhibit the myriad textures of everyday life. Autobiographical memories and reimagined histories shape new perspectives.

In-Person
Virtual

Shorts 5: Disorientation & The Familiar (Drama)

Various  |   France, Iran, Sweden, Thailand, United States
Drama

These innovative shorts articulate moments of emotional transformation and depict how obstacles of love plague characters amid societal upheaval.

In-Person
Virtual

Shorts 6: Side-Splitting (Comedy)

Various  |   Brazil, Finland, Philippines, United States
Comedy

Defying conventions, these comedic films brim with humorous and quirky idiosyncrasies.

In-Person
Virtual

Shorts 7: Illuminating Gazes (Black Perspectives)

Various  |   Nigeria, United Kingdom, United States
Documentary, Drama

This suite of shorts offers nuanced approaches to storytelling, delving into self-discovery, cultural legacies, and the creation of safe spaces.

In-Person
Virtual

Shorts 8: Discursive Proclivities (Experimental)

Various  |   Australia, France, Thailand, United States
Experimental

This program of experimental films challenges the conventional concepts of fiction and documentary filmmaking and expands the medium in formally exciting and boldly innovative ways.

In-Person
Virtual

Shorts 9: Site-Specific (Architecture)

Various  |   France, India, Italy, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States
Documentary

Reacting to architecture, manufactured public spaces, and psychogeographies, this program, ranging from abstract cinema to emotive documentary, unpacks the ways that the buildings, cities, and spaces where we live ultimately affect every facet of our lives. 

In-Person
Virtual

Shorts 10: Drawn Together (Family-Friendly Animation)

Various  |   Argentina, France, Japan, United States
Animation

This group of fun, energetic, emotional, and beautifully made animated works will capture the imaginations of audiences of all ages. 

In-Person

Parkway Short Film Program

Various  |   United States

A diverse collection of short films from the United States highlighting Black stories and filmmakers.