With regular programming suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Film Independent Presents is moving online, with weekly SVOD playlists curated by Film Independent Artistic Director Jacqueline Lyanga and Senior Programmer Jenn Wilson. First up: our Shorts Program of work by 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees and winners, available to stream for free.

Rare gems in this program include a first film by Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir)–featuring a young upsart named Tilda Swinton– and Parts One and Two of Bong Jooon Ho’s (Parasite) student film. Meanwhile, the Safdie Brothers enjoyed working with Adam Sandler so much in Uncut Gems, they made and released a brand-new short featuring Sandler and Benny Safdie as dueling Times Square street performers, while French auteur Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) shows up with a wonderful short about a young woman who is rejected by her friends for being a lesbian, but who learns to find acceptance elsewhere.

To view the films and read more about the Short Film Playlist and Film Independent head to their webiste! Happy viewing!