MSPIFF43 Best of Fest Documentary Shorts


The Main 3 Wed, May 1 4:00 PM
Film Info
Festival Programs:Shorts
MN Made
Best of Fest
Runtime:100 min
Tags:MN Made
Best of Fest


Best of Fest

MSPIFF43 Best of Fest Documentary Shorts

Films are listed here in screening order.

Salone Love – Documentary Shorts Competition - Artistic Merit Award
Directed by Tajana Tokyo (Tajana B Williams). USA, Sierra Leone. 2023. 5 min. Documentary Short.

A genre-defying scrapbook of opinions and advice about love in Sierra Leone.

Through the Storm – Documentary Shorts Competition - Special Jury Award
Directed by Fritz Bitsoie & Charles Frank. United States. 2023. 22 min. Documentary Short. MN Made.
The Red Lake Nation High School football team becomes a symbol of hope, unity, and resilience for the entire community.

The Only Girl in the Orchestra – Documentary Shorts Competition - Winner
Directed by Molly O'Brien. United States. 2023. 34 min. Documentary Short.
The first woman in the New York Philharmonic prides herself on being in the supporting role, both as a double bassist and as a mentor to her students.

Uncle Bully’s Surf Skool – Audience Choice - Documentary Shorts­
Directed by Leah Warshawski. United States. 2023. 39 min. Documentary Short.
An inspirational surfing instructor in Maui teaches local kids the way of the waves.