Now in its 20th year, the Extremely Shorts Festival is an annual juried competition of adventurous three-minute or shorter films and videos from around the world presented by Auroa Picture Show in Houston, TX. This program features a selection of very short films from the last 10 years of Extremely Shorts, curated by Mary Magsamen.
An animated music video for a song of the same title.
The rhythmic gestures of a tailor and his wife become a dance, but this glimpse of desire soon falls down like a pin.
An old couple is living in an apartment, and a fish is living in a bowl.
He thought that he could make a frog Jesus..a nostalgic voyage takes a darker turn, exploring the naiveté of mankind through the eyes of a young boy.
The Adventures of Meow Meow
A cunning cat meets its enemy, a red fish. He swears to destroy her? but will his carefully calculated plan succeed?
Animator Jake Fried works with layer after layer of ink, gouache, white-out, and coffee to create a deeply textured and truly psychedelic animated short.
For Needling Self Doubt and The Indignities Of Your Office Job
A series of short video rituals engaging with fabricated feelings of meaningfulness, mastery, futility and agency, doubt and hope.
After relocating to Texas in 1996, the filmmaker?s most missed space was her paternal grandparents? home in Pickering, Ontario.
A quiet symphony of circulating air, Oscillating Fan is an abstract and joyful look at domesticated technology.
The unpleasant truth is revealed to a man who suspects his wife of infidelity.
While on vacation in Morocco, Mara tries to send a video message to her husband, but the simple task becomes an ordeal thanks to some outside interference.
A large man suits up for an operatic jog through the park, but to what end?
Sandbox is an action short film about a squad of five soldiers lost in the desert.
These kids are best buds. Through college. Through life. Through that first apartment together. Or so they think. I mean, really, is that big a deal if your stupid houseplant doesn't survive the lease?
This animation presents a normal day of a Chinese family, and questions a social issue in modern society.
This text-based video visually highlights a long forgotten (and widely unknown) phone call made by a widely known man.
After unexpectedly losing his job, quilter Randall Cook made a piece of art depicting a male nude, causing quite a stir amongst traditional quilters.
A woman looks into her mind. Chasing her ideals on a tightrope. Every imperfect piece of her mind completes herself.
I Am Your Grandma is an autobiographical video diary log (vlog) that Jillian Mayer records for her unborn grandchildren.
Mark Walley & Angela Guerra
An experimental music video about a fake funk band which consists of Mark Walley, Michael-Paul Hernandez and Angela Guerra.
A musical tale of fruit and fate.
Anatinus is a musical cinematographical voyage into the hazy early hours of the day.