Section

Short Film Programs

Some of the world’s most powerful stories come in bite-size films. PAAFF’s short film collection is curated into 17 programs that explore topics such as parent-child relationships, isolation, and environmentalism.

A Queer Time & Place
Short Film Programs

A Queer Time & Place

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 am

Program

A Queer Time & Place

Leading a queer existence in a fractured world makes for heightened explorations of identity. This year’s LGBTQ+ program...
Alternative Realities
Short Film Programs

Alternative Realities

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Alternative Realities

Some may define “reality” as everything that we pick up with our five senses: sight, touch, smell, hearing,...
Are We Alone?
Short Film Programs

Are We Alone?

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Are We Alone?

Sometimes experimenting with form is the only way to depict the inexplicable: the comfort of home, the absurdity...
Being (Un)Present: A Father's Love
Short Film Programs

Being (Un)Present: A Father’s Love

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Being (Un)Present: A Father’s Love

How would you define your relationship with your father? Was he there for you? Did he provide affection...
Dear Resources
Short Film Programs

Dear Resources

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

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Dear Resources

Individuals and communities alike require resources to survive and thrive. In a world where our natural resources are...
"Dirty" Work
Short Film Programs

“Dirty” Work

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

“Dirty” Work

Work is often promoted as a way of fulfilling one’s purpose in life. But who are “dream jobs”...
Fighting for Identity
Short Film Programs

Fighting for Identity

Available to watch
November 11, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Fighting for Identity

How do people discover who they are meant to be? How can they carve out a safe space...
HEAL
Short Film Programs

HEAL: Undocumented Filmmakers Collective Shorts Showcase

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

HEAL: Undocumented Filmmakers Collective Shorts Showcase

With pain comes healing. The HEAL shorts program features films by members of the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective, showcasing...
Moments in a Woman's Journey
Short Film Programs

Moments in a Woman’s Journey

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Moments in a Woman’s Journey

Women often navigate life within systems that are oppressive—forced by roles, identities, circumstances, and values just to persevere....
Our Deepest Bonds: Family Shorts
Short Film Programs

Our Deepest Bonds: Family Shorts

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

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Our Deepest Bonds: Family Shorts

A loving glance. A warm embrace. Laughter and grief. These are just some of the things we share...
PAAFF Picks
Short Film Programs

PAAFF Picks

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

PAAFF Picks

This collection of shorts have no particular theme except for the fact that they are some of this...
Rethinking History
Short Film Programs

Rethinking History

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Rethinking History

In school, we are often taught one side of historical events and expected to accept them as objective...
Take Me Away
Short Film Programs

Take Me Away

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 15, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Take Me Away

Film can offer a catharsis for confronting and processing complex feelings and experiences. After a particularly distressing year...
The Darkness Within
Short Film Programs

The Darkness Within

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

The Darkness Within

Is it simply human nature to be utterly fascinated by what terrifies us the most? Whether the terror...
The Language of Healing
Short Film Programs

The Language of Healing

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

The Language of Healing

Language serves as an imperfect bridge between our innermost emotions and the outside world. How can we communicate...
This Place We Occupy
Short Film Programs

This Place We Occupy

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

This Place We Occupy

What makes a memory? Is it the sweet taste of a childhood treat? The familiar sounds of a...
Vā: The Space Between Us
Short Film Programs, Pacific Showcase

Vā: The Space Between Us

Available to watch
November 4, 2021 7:00 pm - November 14, 2021 11:59 pm

Program

Vā: The Space Between Us

“Vā is the space between, the betweenness, not empty space, not space that separates but space that relates,...