ATLFF Airport Shorts

Engaging an international audience at the world’s busiest airport.

Hartsfield Jackson Airport Art Program

The Airport Art Program develops and integrates art, exhibits and performances into the fabric of the Airport environment for the benefit of passengers and employees. The Program has three major components: commissioning artists to create site specific artwork, presenting rotating exhibitions, and scheduling performing arts series. Each part of the program strives to meet the Department of Aviation's goal of becoming the world's best airport by exceeding customer expectations.

Atlanta Film Festival Airport Shorts Program

Atlanta Film Festival is proud to provide the Airport SHORTS program in the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as part of the Airport Art Program. Unveiled in spring of 2012, the program showcases two hours of short films from all over the world on nearly 30 screens throughout the terminal to 14 million travelers annually 365 days per year. 

Airport Shorts play on these kiosks in the International Terminal.

Airport Shorts play on these kiosks in the International Terminal.

Previously Played

  • Arrastre
    Directed by Ana Teresa Fernandez, Mexico/USA
    Mythical underwater documentary of a white horse and artist Ana Teresa Fernandez.

  • Bear Me
    Directed by Kasia Wilk, Germany/Poland
    Bear me is a simple story about love, passion, and being blind.

  • Bot
    Directed by Mustafa Lazkani, USA
    In a world where all is good, a wicked 19th century scientist brings Evil. After bringing life to his 19 foot tall robot invention, Dr. Leo readies himself to take over the world.

  • Georgena Terry
    Directed by Amanda Zackem, USA
    Georgena Terry, founder of Terry bicycles, revolutionized the women’s biking industry by creating a bike frame specific to a woman’s body. This is the story of how she got her start and the challenges within the women’s biking movement.

  • Head Over Heels
    Directed by Timothy Reckart, United Kingdom
    A husband and wife have grown apart over the years. He lives on the floor, she lives on the ceiling, and their marriage hangs in the balance.

  • Huber Experiments Vol. 1
    Directed by Erik Huber & Matthew Huber, USA
    The Huber Experiments Volume 1 is an experimental short film that seeks to confound and intrigue its viewer. The filmmakers created a custom camera rig that could alter the effect of gravity on several mealtime tableaus without any apparent physical interaction. Filmed at 960 frames per second, these chaotic scenes of destruction are slowed down to occur at an almost graceful speed. In 2010, this short film was selected to be part of the inaugural YouTube Play event and screened at the Guggenheim museums New York, Bilbao, Berlin, and Venice.

  • Inversion (with Water)
    Directed by Micah Stansell, USA

  • Kavinsky
    Directed by Daniel Schraner, Switzerland
    A teenager is subjected to a disconcerting living-room interrogation from his date’s father. 

  • Light Plate
    Directed by Josh Gibson, USA
    Situated between tradition and modernity, dawn and night, pasta is made in Italian light.

  • Machine is the People
    Directed by Devin McNulty, USA/China

    An examination of contemporary China as reflected in the work of two Beijing artists: Chinese native Xu Zhongmin and British expatriate Matt Hope.

  • A Million Statues
    Directed by Daniel Araquiel Dietzel, Canada

    On a chilly November day, a man and a woman are captured in the moment of embrace. Their lips are locked together as time, ceaselessly, transpires. The sun shines, the leaves whip in the wind and, eventually, the moon rises while the couple remains motionless, outside of time, deaf to the world continuing around them without end.

  • Moonfishing
    Directed by David Michael Friend, New Zealand
    A fisherman's hobby of sculpting is interrupted when he must perform his monthly task of illuminating the town he lives in. 

  • Mountains in Motion
    Directed by Paul Zizka & Doug Urquhart, USA
    An award-winning short film documenting the life of the alpine landscape through time-lapse photography. 

  • Shave It
    Directed by Fernando Maldonado & Jorge Tereso, Argentina
    Faced with the destruction of his habitat from encroaching development, a monkey decides to change the system from the inside.

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