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
Borrowed Time – by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Animated short film and drama. We are not used to associate this genre to poignant and dark tales, but watching Borrowed...
American animation comes out of its comfort zone and tells the drama
USA / 7minutes
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
In late December 2013 the elusive British musician William Bevan, aka Burial, published an unannounced EP, The Rival Dealer....
A nocturne crime story inspired by and set to Burial's Rival Dealer.
UK / 11minutes
From Dad to Son – by Nils Knoblich
A prisoner receives the message that his old father needs help with care of the farm. In his desperate...
Son's love... in papercraft
Germany / 6minutes
Presented at Sundance, and awarded in many international festivals, James is kind of a fragment of a coming-of-age tale,...
The lonely coming of age of a Northern Ireland's boy on his path towards self-discovery.
Northern Ireland / 18minutes
Modern Life is Rubbish
It’s hard to think of a more fitting title for this bittersweet story about separation and the division of...
A recently broken-up couple separating their music collection leads the way for a dissertation on love, loss and the inherent evil of greatest hits albums.
UK / 13minutes
Ennesimo Film Festival 2018, the Italian short film carnival
Welcome to Tile Valley: Ennesimo Film Festival 2018 is an illuminating example of cultural project management. From 4th to...
Welcome to Tile Valley: we went to the Ennesimo Film Festival in Fiorano Modenese and no, this is not "just another" festival report
Crush – by Katherine Bernard
Crush, the short film by Katherine Bernard, takes place on two temporal levels: the “before” and the “after,” that...
The short by the American filmmaker cuts satire to reveal a tragicomic criticism of the art world
USA / 12minutes
Calcio Storico (Historic Football)
Blood, dust and broken bones. Every year, between the second and the third week of June, four teams face off...
No rules, only one ball and two narrow slits where to throw it in: it's the "calcio storico fiorentino", forerunner of the modern soccer.
Spain / 9minutes
Limbus – by Michael Philipp
1918, the First World War is over, two soldiers can finally make their way home. They survived, but their...
In war, beside life, you lose first of all yourself
Switzerland / 25minutes
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
Online Preview: Where Were You When Michael Jackson Died?
The online preview is ended. You can still watch the trailer and read the review! A brief encounter between...
Paris, a few days after the death of the King of Pop. An encounter in the back of a taxi shakes up the lives of two strangers.
(Les Film Velvet)
France / 11minutes
“Runaway” is a delightful award-winning “student animated films” made by Huen Sin (Susan) Yung, Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek...
A charming tale about a misunderstanding between a boy named Stanley and Chillie, his treasured 1950's refrigerator.
USA / 4minutes
Project X – by Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke
Not many people know that AT&T has installed NSA surveillance equipment in at least 5 of its Internet and...
From the director of Citizenfour, narrated by Rami Malek and Michelle Williams, a journey into NSA's NYC surveillance hub
(Field of Vision, The Intercept)
USA / 10minutes
8 Hours in Brooklyn
Filmed over a period of 8 hours in Brooklyn using a Phantom Flex – a special camera that slows...
A slow-motion ride along the streets of Brooklyn, NYC.
USA / 3minutes
Online Preview: Cargo
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the clip. Cargo is the...
A history of exploitation and redemption at the gates of Rome, which subverts the canonical relation victim-perpetrator.
Italian / 16minutes
The Mourners (The Marcy Method)
It is quite rare that emerging Italian short film directors challenge themselves in genres such as thriller, horror, grotesque...
From our submissions: an horror made of obsessions, fears and lack of scruples to achieve the perfect shape.
(Work In Progress)
Italy / 13minutes
The use of found footage is quite common in contemporary cinema. A recurring device in horror and science fiction,...
The incredible story of a robot, made using only NASA's archival footage.
Australia / 8minutes
Steadfast Stanley – by John Cody Kim
I believe that ugliness and beauty, rather than being two sides of the same coin, are two good neighbours which...
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." And sometimes they save it...
USA / 4minutes
Villa Epecuén is a suggestive town 500 kilometers southwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Back in the 1920s, a tourist...
Pablo Novak lives alone in the submerged Argentine ghost town of Villa Epecuén: this is his fascinating and incredible story
Australia / 7minutes
It’s the 1940s, but we’re in a dystopian, alternate reality where human survival is threatened. A man seeks refuge...
Black comedy, horror, dystopia and science fiction come together in Brianne Nord-Stewart's short.
(Random Acts Entertainment)
Canada / 8minutes
Oscars 2018: The 10 Animated Shorts Finalists
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said that 10 films have advanced in voting in the Animated...
Here are the magnificent ten finalists for this year’s Academy Awards: What is new is that 5 of these are available online
FOCUS ON: Where You Are by Graham Parkes
Graham Parkes is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and independent game designer from Los Angeles. His last short film Where You Are...
Interview with the American director "who takes his work seriously, but not himself"
A Reasonable Request – by Andrew Laurich
There are many ways to re-build a disrupted father-son relationship: it’s possible to do it for affection or old...
How to re-build a father-son relationship in an unconventional way.
USA / 8minutes