The Eleventh Annual

Short Short Story Film Festival

How do filmmakers tell a story in under six minutes?

We found out at the 11th annual Short Short Story Film Festival!

The Short Short Story Film Festival is a competitive international festival of films that tell a story in under six minutes, celebrating brevity in filmmaking with both live-action and animated films.

The festival has taken place every November since 2007, in Providence and other cities in the northeastern United States.

To learn more about the festival concept and history, click here.

Festival Details

Twenty-two countries from four continents were represented, with 28 films making their U.S. premieres, including several world premieres.

Culled from hundreds of submissions, two programs, Heartstrings and Headtrip, each showcased seventeen films tightly sequenced in under ninety minutes, each program having a distinctive tone yet wide-ranging styles and topics.

Festival Awards

In a first for the festival, for both programs, the jury and the audience selected the same films as their favorites. From New York to New Zealand, Olde England to New England, the verdicts were the same.

For the Heartstrings program, the winner was Laymun, a mixed media animation from UK directors Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn, about a woman defying the destruction of the war-torn city around her by growing lemon trees.

For the Headtrip program, the jury and audience selected Fiaskó, a stop-motion film from Hugarian animator Szabolcs Nagy, about an old man haggling with an unusual traveller who is selling magical treasures.

Additionally, two "Directors Awards" recognized films with unique approaches that also won acclaim from audiences and jury.

Ces p’tites heures, a tale of a lonely Parisian woman on a summer night, won the Petit Prose award for excellence in the execution of short narrative.

Muteum, an art-museum field trip which takes a comically surreal turn, won the Mind's Eye award for the art of visual storytelling.

Click here to view more details on the awards.

Saturday, November 25th
Providence, Rhode Island

at AS220's 95 Empire


SSSFF 2017 Heartstrings Audience Award

SF 17 Heartstrings Audience

A custom creation by Anna Kadykova

SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Jury Award

SF 17 Headtrip Jury

A custom creation by Sander Dufourmont

SSSFF 2017 Headtrip Audience Award

SF 17 Headtrip Audience

A custom creation by Sander Dufourmont

SSSFF 2017

Mind's Eye Award

SF 17 Mind's Eye

A custom creation by Bernhard Wenger