The historic Paramount Theatre (352 Cypress St) in downtown Abilene will host the 23rd Annual 24fps International Short Film Festival from Friday, November 5 to Saturday, November 6. The festival will feature three different programs, each showing different local, national, and international short films from comedy to horror and animation, selected from 3,400 submitted projects.

Want to get tickets?

The three different showings for 24FPS will take place on November 5 at 7 PM and November 6 at 2 PM and 7 PM. all three programs will require tickets, which can be purchased here. All seats are $10, with festival passes available for $20.

Some of the films featured do contain mature language and subject matter, so parental guidance is highly suggested. Check out this year's lineup of short films and their trailers:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (7 PM) — "Quit All That Looking Back"

  • Home (13 min) — Narrative film, USA
  • The Criminals (20 min) — Narrative Film, France/Romania/Turkey
  • 3 Murs & un toit (9 min) — Animated film, Student film, France
  • Brave (14 min) — Narrative film, Student film, Portugal
  • KKUM (9 min) — Animated film, South Korea/USA
  • White Wedding (10 min) — Narrative film, USA
  • The Fire Next Time (8 min) — Animated film, UK
  • BJ's Mobile Gift Shop (16 min) — Narrative film, USA
  • Trumpet (17 min) — Narrative film, Switzerland

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 (2 PM) — "I'll Be Good"

  • Unliveable (19 min) — Narrative film, Brazil
  • You Wouldn't Understand (10 min) — Narrative film, USA
  • The Field Trip (13 min) — Documentary film, USA
  • Guinea Pig (15 min) — Narrative film, Italy
  • Like the Ones I Used to Know (18 min) — Narrative film Canada
  • Stay Awake Be Ready (14 min) — Narrative film, Viet Nam
  • My Dinner with Werner (17 min) — Narrative film, USA
  • Yalla (10 min) — Narrative film, Italy/Spain
  • Aguilas (14 min) — Documentary film, USA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 (7 PM) — "Maybe. We'll. See"

  • Gather in the Corner (16 min) — Narrative film, USA
  • Mountain Cat (14 min) — Narrative film, Student film, Mongolia/UK
  • Souvenir Souvenir (15 min) — Animated film, France
  • Raspberry (7 min) — Narrative film, USA
  • Snowy (12 min) — Documentary film, USA
  • The Van (15 min) — Narrative film France, Albania
  • Stuffed (19 min) — Narrative film, Musical film, UK
  • The Golden Gate (15 min) — Narrative film, Student film, USA
  • Feeling Through (18 min) — Narrative film, USA

You can read more about each of these films, the competition categories, past winners, at more when you visit the 24fps International Short Film Festival online. For more information on upcoming shows at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene, visit them online.

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