She Who Wears the Rain

Narrative Shorts: Lovey's Lovelies

Janet "Lovey" Herrmann, who programmed the first SLIFF shorts program and continues to help evaluate submissions, chooses her favorites from this year's selections.

122 minutes 8 films
Available Nov. 5-22
Available in the U.S.

Black Goat

Black Goat

Directed by
Yi Tang
2019
12 minutes
Nepali

A new girl at a nunnery has her first period after hearing a late-night ghost story and believes that she has been cursed, requiring her to  sacrifice a black goat to avoid further misfortune.

Cueball

Cueball

Directed by
Brandon C. Lay
2020
14 minutes
English
Sara is a TikTok and Instagram model stuck at home during the pandemic with her layabout boyfriend.
Duo

Duo

Directed by
Francesco Saviano
2020
16 minutes
English
A New York City songwriting team takes one last shot to do something they have never done before: write a hit song.
Leaving to Live

Leaving to Live

Directed by
David Rodrigues
2019
8 minutes
French
Alexandra plans to leave her husband but needs to ensure her daughter mentions nothing of the plan.
Out of Place

Out of Place

Directed by
Peier "Tracy" Shen
2019
20 minutes
Chinese, English & Spanish
A young aspiring Chinese pianist and a Mexican house painter, unaware that they are neighbors, go through a day of disillusionment in symphony.
She Who Wears the Rain

She Who Wears the Rain

Directed by
Marianne Métivier
2019
17 minutes
French
After a difficult visit with her dying father, Agnes escapes to a pension in the forest but must confront her grief.
Ungubani

Ungubani (Who Are You?)

Directed by
Booker T. Mattison
2019
16 minutes
English
A young Black man puts himself at risk to save a young White woman in distress.
the way we roll

The Way We Roll

Directed by
Matt Marencik & Steve McWilliams
2019
19 minutes
English
Crime caper meets road movie in this inspired effort co-written one letter at a time by Frankie Kineavy, who was born with cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, communicating only through an alphabet board.