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
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 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
Architects love Christmas. There’s a very simple reason for that: it is’s such a poorly designed holiday, and each...
What's Christmas like when your parents are both modernism-loving architects?
(National Film Board of Canada )
Canada / 2minutes
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
Holiday Fear – by Nicholas Payne Santos
The last 3 minutes and 50 seconds of a slasher movie. The girl encounters one more time the killer...
The last 3 minutes and 50 seconds of a slasher movie: who has the balls to kill Bad Santa?
USA / 4minutes
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
A new prisoner has just arrived in his cell in a macabre Russian jail. He’s attempting to settle in...
A mysterious box turns the life of an inmate into a dead end hallucinatory trip.
UK / 6minutes
Pilgrims – by John Doan
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky’s obsession becomes flesh in John Doan’s body. Based on the...
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky's obsession becomes a short film
(Reload Reality Films)
Germany / Ukraine / 6minutes
The slow-paced melancholic riff of “Sleep Walk“ from by brothers Santo & Johnny (1959) entitles a nd introduces into the scene of...
The presage of the end is consumed in front of our eyes, but there is still time for a last love gesture.
(Produced by Rob Meyers and Danon Hinty)
USA / 3minutes
59th San Francisco Film Festival: 15 days of films
The 59th edition of San Francisco International Film Festival ended on the 5th of May, after two weeks of screenings, 175...
From April 21 to May 5, 175 films from 46 countries at the longest-running film festival in America
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
FOCUS ON: The Island of All Together
A couple from Amsterdam went to Lesbos to portrait in a short documentary two different realities of people who...
Conversations in Lesbos with the Dutch directors who invited tourists and refugees to talk each another
Adam and Eve Raised Cain – by Francesco Erba
Adam and Eve Raised Cain is a disturbing short film. Stop motion animation is usually functional to tell reassuring...
A poetic yet disturbing stop motion horror short film
(Onda Video Produzioni)
Italy / 20minutes
He Took His Skin Off For Me
Basato sul racconto breve di Maria Hummer dallo stesso nome (che può essere ‘ascoltato’ qui, recitato dalla stessa autrice),...
UK / 11minutes
Sequence – by Carles Torrens
The common saying “the man or woman of your dreams” is mostly referred to an unreachable ideal, which is...
Daydreaming could be so dangerous...
Spain / 20minutes
Simon Christen shot for two years various photos of a misty San Francisco at dusk, to compose this highly...
USA / 5minutes
In a world where people are born without a mouth, everyone is very frustrated and unhappy. The all want...
In a world where people are born without a mouth, a gory accident leads to a discovery that will change their lives forever.
Netherlands / 4minutes
From the director of HENRi, a sci-fi short film selected by the most important festivals around the world, another genre...
In the outer space, a detective is looking for a mysterious missing ship.
USA / 9minutes
Why we believe in shorts
The New Yorker has recently published a long article Does the Cinema Need Short Films? by Richard Brody, the magazine’s film critic,...
A recent New Yorker article highlights the renewed interest for the short film art and its importance contemporary's cinema.
In a Lost & Found office an old man is working behind his desk. Every day an old lady enters...
When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found. The Lost Property office.
(Produced by Tom Mortimer)
UK / minutes
Durian is a boy born with a rare defect, his reactions to life situations are opposite to those of...
The tale of a boy whose facial expressions display the opposite of what he’s feeling.
(Student Film (UCLA))
Usa / 7minutes
2027. A new way to fight crime. Everyone is implanted with a chip that allows to register every single...
How to fight crime in an high-tech, action packed future? Through a chip that records our entire lives.
(Adapt Productions )
Sweden / 7minutes
From the “mirror stage” of Lacanian memory, to the Renaissance portraits, to analog self-portraits, to serial auto-representation in the...
An hilarious 60 seconds animated "sketch" on the most viral obsession of the moment.
UK / 1minutes
Don’t Forget My Words – by Riccardo Rabacchi
The short film by the Italian director Riccardo Rabacchi carries strong echoes of a Woody Allen’s movie. This comparison...
A young man with confused ideas finds himself in a weird theatre of the absurd
(Image Hunters, Dispàrte, Tropico del Libro)
Italia / 7minutes