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.
#SXSW2021 has announced winners!— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) March 19, 2021
For the Midnight Shorts, @iamarbi @jason_blum and I awarded Jon Bell's The Moogai as our winner, and Theo Rhys's Stuffed for a Special Jury prize for Bold Vision!
Watch 'em while you can!
See the full list here: https://t.co/muugFZHTEz pic.twitter.com/KtSibEyW3h
Here is the full list of participating films:
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)
Plant Heist (directors: Chelsi de Cuba & Gabriel de Cuba)
Ten Leaves Dilated (directors: Kate E. Hinshaw & Ebony Blanding)
Trade Center (director: Adam Baran)
Our Bed Is Green (director/screenwriter: Maggie Brennan)
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)
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)
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?