"Life Is Short," the title of the short films program at this year's Chicago International Film Festival reminds us, and CIFF and MUBI aim to sweeten it with a sampling of a few of the films you can watch for free.
When Ghost, about a man hiding out in an empty house, premiered in Cannes, daazo interviewed director Ma Dahci.
Shot on 8mm and then edited digitally, Alaric Rocha's Winter is about a prisoner on a chain gang who's dreaming of escape when his chain breaks.
Jonas Rothlaender's The Shirt (viewable everywhere but in France) is built on a moment of discomfort between a father (62) and a son (28).
CIFF describes Noam Ellis's Narkis (viewable everywhere except Israel) as a "subtle tale of one girl's sexual awakening in the sultry summer heat."