The Story of 90 Coins – by Michael Wong
Genre films are always a challenge as much as they are a threat. Especially in such explored topic as love, the combinations...
A genre film about gender roles, and the experience of love through promise, misunderstanding and regret.
The Sand Storm
There are many interesting facts about The Sand Storm. First of all, the protagonist is Ai Weiwei, one of...
A sci-fi dystopian tale set in Beijing during a water shortage. Starring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the short led to some controversies during its development.
China / USA / 10minutes
The People’s Network Showcase: A New Generation of Short Films Directors
The People’s Network Showcase is the new project launched by El Rey, the Latino channel created by Robert Rodriguez...
The channel created by Robert Rodriguez launches a new User Generated short films series
To make his graduate film from Northumbria University, British animator Samuel Blain decided to direct a documentary about ordinary...
An experimental documentary about people's dreams, that feels like a modern take on surrealism.
UK / 3minutes
Dia de Los Muertos
Just like Alice goes dan the rabbit hole, Nina enters the world of the dead through a blue flower....
On the Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican festivity, little Nina goes to visit her mother's grave, initiating a magical journey int a colorful and festive afterlife.
USA / 3minutes
Past Forward, David O. Russell’s Star-Studded Prada Short Film
Past Forward is the multi-platform short film collaboration between Miuccia Prada and David O. Russell. A “cinema poem,” a surreal,...
The acclaimed director filmed a surreal, futuristic silent "cinema poem" in black & white
Floor 9.5 – by Toby Meakins
It’s midnight and the young office worker in a big company gets on the elevator to go home. Shift’s...
Are we really willing to help those who ask us for help? A Kafkaesque horror about modern working life
(Fox Digital Studios)
USA / 2minutes
Growing Girl – by Marnie Ellen Hertzler
Growing Girl is a short film by Marnie Ellen Hertzler, American video-artist and filmmaker based in Baltimore. The short,...
A Powerpoint presentation about snakes is intertwined with a woman’s memories of abuse in the workplace
(The Borscht Corp.)
USA / 11minutes
Coach Nison – by Charlie Hoxie
Coach Nison by Charlie Hoxie is part of Frameworks, a series of in-depth documentary shorts examining extraordinary New York...
A table tennis champion from Tajikistan opens a club in Brooklyn where he trains the next generation of talent
USA / 14minutes
The Artist is Absent: A Short Film on Martin Margiela
The Artist is Absent. The title that Alison Chernick chose for her portrayal of the most elusive among avant-garde designers...
A portrait of the most elusive and influential of fashion designer, through archival footage and illustrious guests.
USA / 11minutes
Bum-Bum Doch’ Rybaka (Bum-Bum, The Baby of The Fisher)
In a seaside village inhabited by animals and anthropomorphic creatures with odd, long noses, a lone fisherman carries out its...
A sweet and surreal tale realised by Ivan Maximov, one of the most important Russian animators, winner of the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2014.
Russia / 9minutes
Tiger Boy is the sixth short film directed by Gabriele Mainetti, Italian actor, director, composer and producer born in...
From the director of They Call Me Jeeg Robot, the story of Matteo, a nine year old kid whose hero is a wrestler of a Roman suburb called The Tiger.
Italy / 20minutes
Like – by Garrett Bradley
Social media are the most effective digital advertising channel for driving impressions, clicks, and conversions. An online economy has...
A glimpse into the "click-farms" of Bangladesh, where workers are paid to "like" Facebook pages
(Field of Vision)
USA / 10minutes
The Shaman is the science-fiction short film written, directed, edited, and produced by Austrian filmmaker Marco Kalantari. Set in...
In the dark year 2204, Joshua is a Shaman sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus
Austria / 17minutes
Semáforo (Stop Light)
Semáforo (Stop Light) is our homage to the Colombian culture and its magical imaginary on the day of Gabriel Garcia...
Under a Colombian city stoplight, a formidable circus act becomes a terrifying freak show.
Colombia / 3minutes
Sunspring – by Oscar Sharp
Science Fiction suggests that man’s attempts to create Artificial Intelligence will probably end badly. Real life proves that we...
A happy medium between technophobia and Skynet: A short film written by algorithm
USA / 9minutes
Little Shit – by Richard Gorodecky
The acclaimed short film Little Shit by Richard Gorodecky has collected many awards in its festival run, including that...
A child's journey to discover his and London's hidden nature
UK / 14minutes
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2014
A “SPECIAL” WELCOME INDEED. We are at the opening of the 60th edition of the International Short Film Festival...
In its 60th anniversary, Oberhausen sets out to discover a "cinema without film" between experimentation, memory and absence.
We Will Live Again
We Will Live Again is a mesmerising shortdoc following Cryonics Institut’s CEO Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99...
Stripped of their blood, filled with antifreeze liquid, and frozen: a looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute.
(Brooklyn Underground Films)
USA / 12minutes
All Men Are Called Robert – by Marc-Henri Boulier
A naked and scared young man runs through the woods, chased by someone. His confused and desperate run is...
An anxiety run through a brutal truth
(Insolence Productions, R! Stone Productions)
Francia / 6minutes
Person to Person
Back in March 2014, New Yorker critic Richard Brody wrote an article about the role of shorts in the...
A New Yorker's daily life is halted as he finds a stranger girl sleeping on his apartment's floor.
USA / 18minutes
The Arab Series #1: Noor
Ramadan is coming and 13 year-old Fingo has one wish — he wants to hang lights on his apartment...
For the celebration of the upcoming Ramadan, Fingo has one wish: to decorate with colored lights the building he lives in.
Egypt / 15minutes
Bora Bora – by Bogdan Mirică
The title of the first short film directed by Romanian helmer Bogdan Mirică can be misleading. The audience, watching the first...
The absurdity of life in one of the most drought-affected areas in Romania
Romania / 32minutes
Let it rain
Shady characters , a dramatic tone, lots of suspense … the first scenes of Let it Rain set up...
A deadly shootout... with water weapons.
Australia / 8minutes
Things to do to make a very good short film – write a brilliant script; shoot without distractions, even...
A regression therapy session diving a girl deeply into her distant memories turns into the materialization of cosmic entity Yog-Sothoth…
France / 5minutes
Black Metal – by Kat Candler
When metal is linked with crime. The West Memphis Three — Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley —...
The lead singer of a black metal band dealing with guilt and sorrow: if an artist's work is used for unintended purposes, is the artist partially responsible?
USA / 8minutes