Short Films Block

"Creative Spirits Shorts"

Showtime: Fri, Feb 10th @ 10:00 AM

Screening followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

Experience the power of these short films that establish compelling conflicts and powerful first impressions in a limited amount of time. Captivating animation, spoken word that transcends love and language, temporary sculpture, and art that haunts and fades, are on full display in this block of films.

Latte Artist


There’s café in the Virtual Reality where the safe from COVID- 19. Shawn is barista who work in the that café. He really wants to make people happy with coffee...

Together in Smoke


Based on a poem read by Dakota artist, Isabella Lablanc, this short which premiered in Minneapolis, MN in August 2020, this short film shows facets of "Native Love" featuring a cast of Dakota and Ojibwe actors who defy stereotypes and exude love, happiness, tenderness, and humanity...

A Northern Light


The Boundary Waters, America’s most visited wilderness area, is currently facing a dire and harrowing threat to its pristine beauty. The toxic endeavor of sulfide-ore mining has been proposed by a Chilean company with a track record of disasters and fines. A single mine along the watershed could potentially pollute the area for the next five centuries. In the history of this type of mining, pollution has never been avoided...



Helen suffers from a rare fear of chalk. One day she feels encroached by several chalk figures in Helsinki and decides to confront her fear. In the Amos Rex museum, she discovers the works of Keith Haring and adapts his style to her needs for catharsis...

The Pump-King


The rotten art of a pumpkin sculptor...

the I's have it


"the I's have it" explores responding to the innermost voice. Filmed in the dense forest of Northern Minnesota, the setting creates a space equal to the depths of one's mind, challenging the dancer, cinematographer and viewer to allow themselves to get lost, listen deeply, and perhaps find something new...



Gifted as a teenager, Jérôme “Junior” Simeon was recruited by top Haitian roots music group “Racine Mapou de Azor” and spent 20 years touring the world. When the lead singer of his band dies unexpectedly Junior’s high-profile career comes to a shocking halt and he suddenly faces an uncertain future for himself and his legacy...



A Hmong American woman finds healing and solace in sewing Paj Ntaub while persevering through traumatic events during the COVID pandemic...



In this film I wanted to show how I go about my daily life with ADHD and to help educate others, as it is still a widely misunderstood condition...

The Shadow of Shakespeare: Henry V


A humorous look at Henry 5 as he rallies his troops for battle...

You Are Not Alone


You Are Not Alone is a short documentary about a collaborative, mixed media art project started in 2019 by Samantha Schutz and Annica Lydenberg. Their project, You are Not Alone Murals, was created to connect and provide community and support for individuals living with mental health challenges and the people that love them...

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