Shorts: Lighter Fare

  • BJ's Mobile Gift Shop
  • Breakdowns
  • Flex
  • MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima'
  • Pit Stop
  • Present Tents
  • Waves
  • Yoruga

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Minnesota Made
Dark Comedy
LGBTQ+ Currents
Jewish Interest
Black Perspectives
Best of Fest Encores
Runtime:79 min


Comedies and lighter dramas to boost your mood.

Films are listed here in screening order.

BJ's Mobile Gift Shop: A young Korean-American hustler runs throughout the city of Chicago making sales out of his “mobile gift shop”.
Director: Jason Park | Runtime: 16 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English, Korean


Pit Stop: A simple gas station pit stop turns into a heated battle of principles.
Director: Cody Lee Brown | Runtime: 6 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English


Waves: A black, deaf teen wants “Waves” for prom night, but his haircut falls into the hands of an inattentive, rookie barber.
Director: Agazi Desta | Runtime: 11 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English


Flex: He may be god enough, but is he good enough? A slightly surreal comedic exploration of a bodybuilder’s self-loathing and self-loving.
Directors: Josefin Malmén, David Strindberg | Runtime: 5 min | Country: Sweden | 2020 | English


Present Tents: A man wakes up one morning to find an unfamiliar tent in his front yard, and all of his self-professed progressive pieties come crashing down
Director: Kevin Obsatz | Runtime: 7 min | Country: USA | 2021 | English


MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima': Intergalactic music nerds August and Elfi conquer the opera stage and orchestrate their final adventure in an opulent manner.
Director: Daniel Moshel | Runtime: 10 min | Country: Austria | 2020 | no dialogue


Breakdowns: A mockumentary-style TV series about Patty Lee Casting, a Minneapolis-based casting office that pines for the good old days when the local film industry was booming.
Director: LJ Johnson | Runtime: 18 min | Country: USA | 2020 | English


Yoruga: A lonely old man pays a visit to Yoruga, one of the last animals on Earth.
Director: Federico Torrado Tobón | Runtime: 6 min | Country: USA, Colombia | 2020 | Spanish, English


Included Shorts

Two Lottery Tickets Trailer (2min) More
BJ's Mobile Gift Shop (16min) More
Pit Stop (6min) More
Waves (11min) More
Flex (5min) More
Present Tents (7min) More
MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima' (10min) More
Breakdowns (18min) More
Yoruga (6min) More