The 15 Short Film Festival — started by Ryan Walker, Antonio Diaz and Keith Whatley in 2006 and taking place in its third year at The Evening Muse on Sun., Oct. 18 — is a little like a box of chocolates, in that you never know what you’re gonna get. Nineteen short films — lasting 15 minutes — have been submitted for the screening by international filmmakers from 15 different countries. Now, that makes for an assortment of content. Some of these shorts have had the honor of being featured in and/or picking up awards at famed film fests like Tribeca, Sundance, Cannes, South By Southwest, and more. That said, try it out. How else will you know if it’s good? $7-$10. 6:30 p.m. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-376-3737.