Film Guide 2021

Section
Short Film Programs

Expect the unexpected in HIFF’s dynamic short film programs. Running the gamut from social impact drama to compelling documentaries to off-the-wall delights, there’s definitely something for everyone.

SHORTS PROGRAM: 2021 DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM COMPETITION

2021 Short Film Programs | 97 min Featuring an array of powerful subjects, the Short Documentary Competition honors new and distinctive voices in documentary filmmaking. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and qualify for cons …


SHORTS PROGRAM: 2021 NARRATIVE SHORT FILM COMPETITION

2021 Short Film Programs | 78 min Featuring exceptional technique and storytelling, the Short Narrative Competition honors the fresh perspectives of up-and-coming filmmakers. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and qualify for …


SHORTS PROGRAM: 2021 NYWIFT WOMEN CALLING THE SHOTS

2021 Short Film Programs | 87 min We are very pleased to continue our partnership with New York Women in Film & Television for our eighteenth annual showcase of outstanding achievements by female filmmakers.


SHORTS PROGRAM: 2021 UNIVERSITY SHORT FILMS SHOWCASE

2021 Short Film Programs | 78 min Curated from hundreds of submissions, these prize-winning short films showcase the extraordinary talent and achievements of five exceptional student filmmakers.


SHORTS PROGRAM: 2021 VIEWS FROM LONG ISLAND SHOWCASE

2021 Short Film Programs | 86 min With the support of the Suffolk County Film Commission, this shorts program focuses on local filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important social and political issues facing Long Isl …


SHORTS PROGRAM: THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR

2021 Short Film Programs | 90 min Spanning multiple generations and cultures, these thoughtful stories explore the universal desire to find one’s place in an ever-changing world.