At this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival, 300 films showcased some of the best talent from filmmakers and visual artists around the world. Challenging the length, genre, environment and concept of communication at its core, stories in short films coexisted alongside features and virtual reality experiences in the festival’s biggest edition yet.
In their breadth and depth, the short films offered a magnanimous amount of promise in this medium alone. Across a staggering number of genres, these six stories of love, loss, technology – and potatoes – stood out, both in their imagination, their wit and in the way that just a few minutes said so much with what could seem like so little. Here are six of our favourites.
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