The Shortcut 100 International Film Festival is an annual showcase dedicated to promoting the best in independent short film from emerging filmmakers.
For the same amount of time as an average feature film (around 100 minutes) we offer our audience access to the up-and-coming voices and artistic visions of independent cinema from around the world.
Based in Chicago and run by filmmakers from Nebula Creatives L3C, every year features an opening reception, awards chosen by our audience and an after party with filmmakers in attendance - all in a ‘short-and-sweet’ 3-hour program.
Coming Soon the 10th Anniversary of Shortcut 100 International Film Festival -The Hybrid Program (both in-person and virtual). Submissions are now open. Regular deadline May 31, 2023. Visit More
Two disillusioned sign spinners find love and friendship on the streets of West Los Angeles. - 16 minutes
An interpretive look into the spectrum of a woman?s silence. The anguish. The distress. The strength to endure. - 5 minutes
On a harrowing journey to her hometown paint store, a woman collides with two old ?friends? and must endure the painstaking task of traversing the aisles while the women remind her of what she ran More
Cody ponders if she should put her pet rat to sleep, or if it's worth spending the money to get her rat's tumor removed - Cody barely has any money but she loves her little Fupa. (yes, that's the More
"The Space Between" tells the story of an actress and her assistant minutes before the opening night. Directed by Cinthia Anahi Varela. - 15 minutes
A young man with big aspirations sets out on a very curious and unique path to realize his dream of becoming an astronaut. Unemployed and living with his single mother, Rupert Madurski must find a More
A young woman's spunky spirit is crushed when she is accused of being a racist. Things go from bad to worse when she tries to make things right. - 12 minutes Full Credit: Production More
A young woman from the small Irish town of Bantry decides to become a superhero, only to discover that Bantry is not the exactly the most action-packed town for a superhero. Still, with good More