JDIFF presents two hand-picked selections of the best international shorts.

Rhino Full Throttle (Germany)
Nashorn im Galopp

Director: Erick Schmitt
Writers: Stephan Muller, Erik Schmitt
Duration: 15 minutes

Bruno is making his way through the city, collecting patterns, spaces and surfaces.

The Nightshift Belongs To The Stars (Italy)

Director: Edoardo Ponti
Writer: Erri De Luca
Duration: 24 minutes

Matteo (Enrico Lo Verso), and Sonia (Nastassja Kinski) meet in a hospital on the eve of their respective open heart surgeries.

Slomo (US)

Director: Josh Izenberg
Duration: 16 minutes

Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach.


Writer-Director: Jonathan Romney
Duration: 20 minutes

A man becomes obsessed with his double in an Italian film. L’Assenza (The Absence) is about the fascination cinema exerts on us.