July 3 – 9, 2020Vol. 22, No. 4

MIFF Presents Shorts From Away

Tal Berkovich as Dolores in "In the Blood"

by Gregor Smith

Last week, we took a sneak peek at the Maine Shorts to be shown at this year's Maine International Film Festival. Now, we'll take look at MIFF's other shorts program, the Shorts From Away.

Ranging from 7 to 23 minutes long, the ten shorts total just over two hours. All are works of fiction, and all but two are from the United States. They range from comedy to horror, from sadness to joy.

The Shorts from Away are available only online — they will not be shown at the Skowhegan Drive-In — but you can watch them at any time of the day or night during the festival at www.miff.org. The cost to see all ten is $10. Brief descriptions of each of the shorts, in the order in which they will be presented, follow: