The grief process is a recurring theme throughout the history of cinema. Extremely subjective and universal at the same...
The ghost of a little girl wanders through a dark and spooky city as her parents mourn her passing.
Denmark / 8minutes
FOCUS ON: Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari
The Silence, the latest short film by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari, premiered in the Short Film Official Competition at...
Interview with the directors behind "The Silence," the Italian entry in Competition at Cannes 2016
When Namibia Was a City…
Yusuf’s everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. He wakes up in the morning and drinks...
Yusuf's everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. A fishing trip could give him a chance to restore his image as the provider and head of family...
(24 Lies Per Second)
Germany / 23minutes
The Six Dollar Fifty Man
Suburban Neo Zealand, 1970s. Smalltown life ain’t easy for those who are different, especially during childhood. Andy is a...
A festival favorite, this dramedy shows how hard it is to be a "superhero" in a suburban school in the 70s.
Neo Zealand / 15minutes
The Arab Series #4: The Wind
The Wind is the stop-motion animated short directed by Teir el Akhdar collective, comprised of Lina Ghaibeh, May Ghaibeh,...
The Teir el Akhdar collective tells us Syria and the war through loss, displacement, and forced migration.
(Teir el Akhdar)
Syria / 4minutes
The Valley of Angels
The Valley of Angels is a project realised by Terra Project Photographers, a collective of documentary photographers founded in Florence in...
A slice of daily life of a family living secluded in the mountains in the south-eastern of Sicily.
(Terra Project Photographers)
Italy / 5minutes
Cinematics – by Pier Paolo
A boring evening? Let’s challenge your friends to recognize all the films quoted in Cinematics. The experimental short film directed by...
A funny visual timeline of classic films and characters
Brazil / 1minutes
A Pale Blue Dot
Many of the problems that plague our small terrestrial existences can be often “solved” with a change of perspective,...
An uplifting animation with commentary by Carl Sagan, offers us an unexpected perspective of our earthly existence.
(Student Film (Sheridan College))
Canada / 4minutes
Larry – by Jacob Chase
A man is working in a parking lot at night. Trying to pass the time, he discovers an abandoned...
A man, a parking lot, a friendship: a tender and scary tale about our loneliness
USA / 5minutes
Sara – by Rossella Inglese
Sara’s just 12 years old when she is confronted with discovering the experience of become a woman. Escorted into...
Sara's just 12 years old when she is confronted with discovering the experience of become a woman
Italy / 6minutes
Weird things happen in the woods of Georgia. For example, coming across the occult universe of James Sizemore and...
From the creators of 'The Demon's Rook' comes Emelin & Gloria's ancient ritual: witches, demons, and deities during a full lunar eclipse…
(Black Rider Productions)
USA / 14minutes
10 Animated Shorts That Made the Oscars 2017 Shortlist
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 semifinalists for this year’s animated short Oscar...
The Academy has announced the 10 semifinalists for this year's animated short Oscar race
Mobile Film Festival 2018: Call For Movies
Created by Bruno Smadja back in 2005, the Mobile Film Festival arrives in 2018 at its 13th edition. For the...
Bruno Smadja created the festival in 2005 to discover and support talented young directors on a very simple principle: 1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film
Sorry We Don’t Help Darkies
A Caribbean family is under attack during the London race riots. We’re in England, in 1958, and racial hatred...
A tragic episode of racism in 50s London.
UK / 10minutes
Rafael Egaña, 38, is going blind. He suffers RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa), a genetic degenerative retinal disease. With the iquiqueña...
Rafael Egaña is going blind and goes through the pics that his father has collected over the past 50 years. What happens with the images in your memory when you're going blind?
(Cusicanqui Films, Escuela de Cine y Televisión - Universidad de Chile)
Chile / 18minutes
Shot in Indian Beach, North Carolina, this short film by William Kyle Gerardi is dark , sadly disturbing, and realized...
A tormented woman living alone in her beach house. A dog, her only companion.
USA / 12minutes
Some feelings are universal. The apprehensive await for a the mailman and the important letter he’s bringing. Evgeniy’s passion since...
An innovative thriller starring Kevin Spacey, set in the Russia's Cold War era.
(Trigger Street Productions)
Russia / 17minutes
FOCUS ON: Fisnik Maxhuni
Fisnik Maxhuni won with his first short film Lost Exile the ‘Cinema & Gioventù’ Jury Prize at Locarno Film...
Interview with the director of Lost Exile, awarded at Locarno Film Festival
The story starts in a lurid clinic, where women are held in captivity. They are forced to live inside...
Know what you are consuming...
(Eat Your Heart Out Films)
UK / 20minutes
The Surreal Animations of Jan Švankmajer
When The Guardian asked Terry Gilliam to pick his ten favorite animated films, the director included Dimensions of Dialogue,...
As the Milano Film Festival hosts a retrospective on Jan Švankmajer, we take a look at the career of the great Czech director and animator.
Crowfunding: “Lindiota” – by Chiara Livia Arrigo
Chiara Livia Arrigo is a young Milanese director of Sicilian origin, who lives and works in Rome. She launched...
Life and memory of a lonly anti-hero from Lindos, between rotoscope and live footage.
(Ring Film (promo) )
Italian / 2minutes
Cutaway is a very simple short build on “visual deprivation”. We follow a man working hard, doing his best to support a pregnant woman,...
Through close up details of hands, we follow the life of a single young man as he works, pursues relationships, and comes to terms with a life changing event.
(Medium Density Fibreboard Films)
Canada / 6minutes
The Life & Death of an iPhone
Needless to deny: most of us live attached to the phone. A form of technological autism entirely contemporary, that even...
Life, death, and reincarnation of an iPhone from its point-of-view. An original perspective on our relatoinship with technology.
USA / 7minutes
The Missing Scarf
One morning, Albert the squirrel wakes up and realizes that his beloved scarf is gone. This unpleasant discovery leads...
An apparent children's story turns out to be a philosophical reflection on overcoming a loss, through existentialism, nihilism and minimal graphics.
(Creative Belly Ltd.)
Ireland / 7minutes
Scrambled – by Bastiaan Schravendeel
Can a Rubik’s Cube still be an intriguing game for millennials? It is probably the question that the animators...
The immortal charm of the Rubik's cube
Netherlands / 7minutes