Watch 2016 SXSW Selections: Narrative Shorts

Hey y’all! SXSW Senior Film Programmer Claudette Godfrey here.

To give you a taste of what’s to come at SXSW 2017, we’re taking a look back at some of the fantastic films from our 2016 event that are now available to watch online.

A diverse collection of films found a home in our 2016 SXSW Narrative Shorts program. From the filmmakers, their backgrounds, their stories, and their styles; they’re all so different. These shorts truly stand out by telling new stories or telling familiar stories from a new perspective or with a fresh voice.

The following shorts were originally screened as part of SXSW 2016 Narrative Shorts Competition. Now, some of them are available for you to watch below. Check out more great short films from 2016 and past editions of the event on our SXSW Film Festival Vimeo Channel. Happy watching!

2016 SXSW Narrative Short Film Selections

BARRY
Director: Jay Rondot
A homespun cocaine dealer takes to social media to expand his operation, but things don’t go as planned.

CROOKED 180
Director: Kevin Boitelle
A young skateboarders summer with endless possibilities and an approaching ending.

DASTAAR
Director: Javian Ashton Le
Harpreet and Emily drive to New York days after 9/11.

THE FIRST MEN
Director: Benjamin Kegan
An overextended teacher bumps into a troubled student while at the mall with her mom.

HER FRIEND ADAM
Director: Ben Petrie
A boyfriend’s jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

HIP HIP HOORAY
Director: Lizzy Sanford
Harry breaks up with his girlfriend on his 30th birthday, moments before discovering she has thrown him a surprise birthday party.

JUMPERS
Director: Anonymous
One way or another, Paul is getting Cody off the roof.

THUNDER ROAD
Director: Jim Cummings
Officer Arnaud loved his mom.

WHERE YOU ARE
Director: Graham Parkes
When Jen’s son disappears in a game of hide-and-seek, she unwittingly embarks on a journey through time in order to find him.


Other narrative shorts that were part of the SXSW 2016 program, but are not yet available to watch online include:

BOYS directed by Isabella Carbonell
ERNESTINE & KIT directed by Simon Bird
GREENER GRASS directed by Paul Briganti
HOME directed by Daniel Mulloy
HOMEBODIES directed by Yianni Warnock
HOMEFUL BLISS directed by Jan Van Dyck
HOW WAS YOUR DAY? directed by Damien O’Donnell
QUELQUES SECONDES directed by Nora El Hourch
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER directed by Zack Russell
TOO LEGIT directed by Frankie Shaw
VICTOR XX directed by Ian Garrido
WOMAN IN DEEP directed by Janicza Bravo

Experience fresh, new work by emerging short filmmakers at SXSW 2017 – register to attend by Friday, January 13 to save off the walk-up rate. All Short Films, Music Videos, and Feature Films for 2017 will be revealed in early February. In the meantime, stay tuned to SXSW News, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for newsletters to stay up-to-date on the latest SXSW happenings.

Hip Hip Hooray teaser photo courtesy of filmmakers

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