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
Oscars 2018: 10 Documentary Shorts Finalists
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the 10 finalists for the Documentary Shorts Oscar. The...
Like the nominees in the feature-length Best Documentary category, these 10 films feature an array of powerful subjects
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
Analogue People in a Digital Age
It is the day of the analogue to digital switchover of television transmission. Conversations about life, death and quantum...
As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar and battle to remain relevant in the digital world.
Ireland / 13minutes
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
Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: How to Watch 7 of 15 Right Now
The 91st Oscar nominations were announced this morning in a presentation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
The Academy unveiled its 2019 Oscar nominations: some films in the Shorts categories are easy to see
Online Preview: La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak / Butter Lamp
The online preview is ended. You can still watch the trailer and read the review! Starting from a very...
A young itinerant photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to photograph them in front of various background.
France / China / 16minutes
Runaway – by Emily Buchanan, Susan Yung and Esther Parobek
In the Internet of Things era, loving a refrigerator will not be so weird. Probably it’ll be easy to...
The best time of the year to love your refrigerator
USA / 4minutes
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
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
Kokosmos – by Anna Radchenko
“Glory to the Soviet People, pioneers of the cosmos!”, as a dazzling propaganda poster put it during the Space...
A hymn to cosmic enthusiasm in socialist societies, coming up online (not for nothing) on Russia's Cosmonautics Day
Russia / 2minutes
Citizen versus Kane
An independent filmmaker’s ambitious project of remaking Citizen Kane in a modern-day setting has finally took off. As it...
When death arrives on the set of a low-budget "Citizen Kane" remake, what's there to do to save the production?
France / 18minutes
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
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
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
The Brain Hack – by Joseph White
Neurotheology, technology, science, conspiracy theories, simulation, deception, psychosis, suspense, fear, excitement, mystery, revelation, surprise: rarely a short film manages...
Two students create a short-cut to induce hallucinogenic visions of God, but find themselves hunted by a deadly religious sect.
USA / 19minutes
Often action shorts are based on science fiction stories that reflect the current obsession with space and robots, but also...
In the midst of a war between humans and sentient androids, a Delta Force team must rescue the US President.
(The Bicycle Monarchy)
USA / 8minutes
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.
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
Snow White Cologne – by Amanda Eliasson
Snow White Cologne is the story of an addiction. Swedish animation director Amanda Eliasson, currently based in London, opens...
The story of an addiction in form of acrylic paint on paper and experimental cut-up technique inspired by William S. Burroughs
(Royal College of Art)
Sweden / 6minutes
FOCUS ON: Mario Furloni
His short documentary Pot Country, co-directed with Kate McLean, was in the official selection of HotDocs, Big Sky and Mill...
Focus on his work, Freeland and the Filmaker360 residency
Fighting the Ebola Outbreak, Street by Street.
An ambulance with blaring sirens runs through the crowded streets of Monrovia, capital of Liberia, one of regions mostly...
The New York Times' shortdoc on Ebola's outbreak in Liberia, redefines the boundaries between news and narrative.
(New York Times)
USA / 7minutes
A blinding white, a barren nature that’s pure and precious at the same time. We are in Carrara, Tuscany,...
A solemn and silent Italian shortdoc on the marble quarries of Carrara.
Italy / 9minutes
This animation by Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing has won 22 awards in many festivals across the world, and not by chance. It’s...
A man is stabbed in the subway. In the last seconds before he dies, a teenage friendship flashes before his eyes.
(il Luster Films, Cinété)
Netherlands / 18minutes
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