“Chat Mort” is one of five short movies to be screened Jan. 18 at the “Short Cuts Film Festival” in the Westport Library.

WESTPORT — International narrative films will be the “Short Cuts Film Festival” marquee offerings Jan. 18 at the Westport Library.

The screenings — short films from China, Canada, France, Australia and the U.S. — will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the library, 20 Jesup Road.

Tickets to the event cost $26.50 and can be purchased online by clicking here. Refreshments and popcorn will be provided.

The slate of films includes:

“Chat Mort,” or “Dead Cat” (Canada): Humorous look at parents trying to protect their daughter from the truth about her cat. It was voted Best Narrative Short at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival and is short-listed for the 2024 Oscars.

“Sealed Off” (China, Macau, U.S.): The setting is 1940s-occupied Shanghai during an air-raid lockdown. Selected as Best Short Film at Tribeca Festival by Independent Magazine.

“Et Maintenant?” or “What Next?” (France): What lies ahead for a ballet dancer aging out after 30 years?

Shadow Brother Sunday” (U.S.): A sibling rivalry turned dangerous. Best Directorial Debut awarded to Alden Ehrenreich by Indy Shorts Festival.

“Blood” (Australia): Sensitive portrayal of Tamil customs around fertility and menstruation.

Afterward, Jacob Krupnick, director of “Then Comes the Body” a documentary shown at the Short Cuts program in December, will discuss the movies with Nancy Diamond, of JIB Productions, producer of the film festival.