The 12th Annual Short Short Story Film Festival

November 24, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 11:30 pm


The 12th annual Short Short Story Film Festival returns to AS220’s Main Stage on 115 Empire in Providence on Saturday, November 24th presenting a selection of “so many, so good, so short” films.

The festival includes live-action and animated films from across the globe, all of which tell a story in under six minutes.

Audiences can enjoy two distinct programs of cultural excursions, each in less than the time of a typical feature film. With three dozen films in total, directors from thirty countries on six continents are participating.

The first program, christened “Heartstrings,” screens at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Evenly split between live-action and animation, it explores themes of transcending society’s limited expectations, enduring loss of loved ones, and ultimately finding one’s way in the world.

The second program, called “Headtrip,” screens at 4:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Containing mostly animation, it features mundane settings that spiral out of control, malicious plots that inevitably backfire, and worlds within worlds where nothing is as it seems.

The competitive international film event includes audience voting for both programs, and DJ Madame B will be mixing soundscapes between and after screenings, with AS220’s FOO(D) next door open for a dinner break and drinks between screening sets.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 per screening or online for $15 including both screenings.   Advanced online ticketing is available at: