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How You Can Watch Shorts From SXSW Online For Free: #SupportTheShorts

By Kristy Puchko | Film | March 29, 2021 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | March 29, 2021 |


SXSW Online allowed audiences to enjoy the cinematic wonders of this fabulous film festival from the comfort and safety of their couches. The Pajiba team are unfurling reviews from the feature sections, (including The Oxy Kingpins, Recovery, Ninjababy, and Swan Song), so you know what to look for as they stride toward release. But you don’t have to wait any longer to enjoy some of the best and most bonkers short films out of SXSW; they’re online and free!

MailChimp and Oscilloscope Laboratories have teamed up for #SupportTheShorts, a streaming event featuring a selection of short films from the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. All you have to do is go to the global streaming platform Mailchimp Presents, and click on the title you want to watch.

As a member of the Midnight Shorts jury at SXSW Online, I’d urge you toward that selection, which boasts movies about a horny lockdown wish, a literally sh*tty heist, an evil booger (again literally), and “Stuffed,” which was honored with the Jury Prize for Bold Vision.

Written by Theo Rhys and Joss Holden-Rea, “Stuffed” (pictured up top) tells the story of a taxidermist who wants to turn a human corpse into art but craves a willing participant. Little does she expect that the mild-mannered man who volunteers his body and life will win her heart! It’s horrific. It’s romantic. AND IT’S A MUSICAL. Obviously, I’m obsessed with it.

Here is the full list of participating films:

Narrative Shorts

Are You Still There? (directors/screenwriters: Rayka Zehtabchi & Sam Davis)
Chuj Boys of Summer (director: Max Walker-Silverman; screenwriters: Marcos Ordoñez Ixwalanhkej Mendoza & Max Walker-Silverman)
The Journey (director/screenwriter: Ève Saint-Louis)
Marvin’s Never Had Coffee Before (director: Andrew Carter; screenwriters: Andrew Carter & Kahlil Maskati)
The Nipple Whisperer (director/screenwriter: Jan Van Dyck)
The Other Morgan (director/screenwriter: Alison Rich)
Plaisir (director/screenwriter: Molly Gillis)
Sales Per Hour (directors: Michelle Uranowitz & Daniel Jaffe; screenwriter: Michelle Uranowitz)
Sisters (director/screenwriter: Jess Brunetto)
Squeegee (director/screenwriter: Morgan Krantz)

Documentary Shorts
Plant Heist (directors: Chelsi de Cuba & Gabriel de Cuba)
Ten Leaves Dilated (directors: Kate E. Hinshaw & Ebony Blanding)
Trade Center (director: Adam Baran)

Animated Shorts
Our Bed Is Green (director/screenwriter: Maggie Brennan)

Midnight Shorts
Flick (director/screenwriter: Ariel Zengotita)
Joanne Is Dead (director/screenwriter: Brian Sacca)
Puss (director/screenwriter: Leah Shore)
Reklaw (director/screenwriter: Polaris Banks)
Run That Shit! (director: Tristan Kim; screenwriters: Tristan Kim & Will Allyn Robinson)
Significant Other (director/screenwriter: Quinn George)
Stuffed (director: Theo Rhys; screenwriters: Theo Rhys & Joss Holden-Rea
A Tale Best Forgotten (director/screenwriter: Tomas Stark)

Texas Shorts
Malignant (directors: Morgan Bond & Nickolas Grisham; screenwriters: Nickolas Grisham & Curtis McOsker)
The Unlikely Fan (directors: Sai Selvarajan & Jeff Bednarz; screenwriter: Sai Selvarajan)

Texas High School Shorts

Beyond the Model (director: Jessica Lin)
Holographic Dreams (director: Satvik Shankar; screenwriter: Jackson Coates)

Episodic Pilots
Dale’s House (showrunner: Julie Lake; director: Kat Whalen; screenwriters: Matt Kirsch & Julie Lake; producers: Matt Kirsch, Julie Lake & Dana Fares)
For the Record (showrunner: Julian De Zotti; directors: Lisa Baylin & Julian De Zotti; screenwriter: Julian De Zotti; producer: Lisa Baylin)

Watch ‘em all now - just click here!

Report back! Which shorts did you love? Which…not so much?

Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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