Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023 at 4 p.m.Lyric Theatre, followed by a Q&A at Theatre 101

Join us at the Lyric Theatre for a screening of short films, followed by a Q&A with the directors.

Doors open at 3 p.m., with live music on Henderson Lawn prior to the event.

The Progeny Short Film Festival takes place annually in Blacksburg, Virginia, hosted by Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts. The festival aims to provide a platform for independent filmmakers and students around Southwest Virginia. Progeny seeks to uplift filmmakers producing thought-provoking content showcasing a diverse range of styles, genres, and interests. While Progeny Short Film Festival is proud to uplift our local community, we also welcome submissions nationally and internationally as well.

Short Film List and Categories 

Narrative Short
"Dropped," directed by Nathaniel G. Henry 
"Tanuki," directed by Jami Leigh-Walters
"Two Knights," directed by Quinn Friedman
"Jack in the Box," directed by Michael Louis Gagliardo

Documentary Short
"My Friend, David," directed by Alexandra Bree Carson
"The White Cube," directed by Chris Pearce 

Experimental Short
"Proxy," directed by Mahda Purmehdi
"Site of Unsure," directed by Zachary Howatt

Animated Short
"Howie's Flowers," directed by Noah Nathan Hale
"Lump the Frog," directed by Tabitha Wekerle 
"The Library," Elijah Stammler

Hokie Short
J"ust for Today," directed by Grace Kelly

International Short
"Rolling Mind," directed by Ching-Ting Tseng
"OMART," directed by Er-Ya Kao
"Lack Depth," directed by Mina N.  Köksal

Social Commentary
"TAPEFACE," directed by Bill Tapia
"Loser," directed by Ali Falah Mobarakeh
"Joss Lotuses to Grandma," directed by Stefie Gan

Merch Language & Links 
Limited edition 20th Anniversary tees and official 2023 merchandise in a variety of forms is now available. All proceeds go to the continued support of the annual Progeny Short Film Festival and the continued success of Cinema at VT! 

Click here for Official 2023 Merchandise
Click here for limited Edition 20th Anniversary tee.