Behind the Schoolbag – by Nic Ho Chun Yu
Shaun’s childhood is hell – hunted by other students, ridiculed, excluded, victim of cruel jokes. He’s really exasperated and thinks that the solution...
Against bullying, love yourself: a story about self-salvation
Hong Kong / 9minutes
Tits – by Alex Winckler
Tits is a delicate comedy dealing with the adolescent insecurity, presenting a situation that would have been simple to waste...
When breasts are not the massive dream for a teenage boy.
(BFI + Electric Ballroom Productions)
UK / 16minutes
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
Paralys – by John Boisen & Björn Fävremark
John Boisen and Björn Fävremark are specialists in the materialisation of nightmares and private demons. They move through the...
The experience of a sleep paralysis (that you shouldn't watch alone...)
(Is This It)
Sweden / 8minutes
Joseph Pierce is one of the most interesting animators around. The Pub is the third installment, along Stand Up and...
The inner nature of a pub's daily clientele comes to life in this rotoscoping animation short.
UK / 8minutes
Symphony no. 42 – by Réka Bucsi
The first scene of Symphony no. 42, animated short film by Réka Bucsi, necessarily creates extremely high expectations. What...
A fox in the woods is questioning about the essence of universe and then she shot herself.
Hungary / 9minutes
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
Sunday – by Patrick Doyon
It’s a cold Sunday in wintertime. Sunday immediately brings us back to our childhood and, for a moment, we really...
An animation that brings the unexpected in an ordinary family lunch
(National Film Board of Canada)
Canada / 10minutes
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
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
World of Glory (Opening Scene)
(by Adam Nayman via Reverse Shot) Note: Roy Andersson’s World of Glory is avaiable online without permission. It is officially avaiable on...
A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions.
(Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet, Studio 24)
Swden / 14minutes
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.
FOCUS ON: Alberto Guerra and Massimiliano Nicolè
The perfect set for this interview would have been a bar with wooden interiors, half-light, three cocktails dripping condensation and even cigars. What...
Interview with the authors of the short web series 'Have you seen Tom Collins?,' winner at the Rome Web Awards
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
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
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
Sundance Film Festival 2017 Announces Shorts Programs: Taste These 7 Shorts
Sundance Film Festival has announced its 2017 Shorts Programs. The 68 shorts round out a program of Competition and...
Seven shorts to watch online from the 68 programmed to play over January 19-29 in Park City
N U M B – by Anders Weberg
To film an absence may seem an unsolvable oxymoron. Similarly, using a camera just like a tool that is...
Appearance and disappearance: A touching tribute in memory of a son
Sweden / 1minutes
Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death – by Fausto Fornari
Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death is what Ferruccio Parri called “the first anti-fascist documentary.” The short film...
The first anti-fascist documentary in the history of Italian cinema: more necessary than ever today, against any collective removal
Italy / 12minutes
Nuclear Waste (Yaderni wydhody) is the striking fourth short film by Ukrainian director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, following Incident (2006), Diagnosis (2009) and Deafness (2010) which represent some kind...
He is a truck-driver at a radioactive wastes utilization plant. She works at the plant's decontamination laundry.
(Arthouse Traffic, Volodymyr Tykhyy)
Ukraine / 23minutes
“The sunken homeland; visiting a strange place, and the certainty that we are not alone. ECHO is about how...
People, animals and buildings create a visual echo in this surreal and atmospheric animation.
Germany / 5minutes
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
Online Preview: Houses with Small Windows
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the trailer. In the Kurdish...
A powerful and yet muted portrait of an honour killing in the rural Kurdish Southeast of Turkey, "Best Film" at 021 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Fest.
(Clin d’oeil Films)
Turkey / 15minutes
Box Room – by Michael Lathrop
Jerry lives with his young mother, who is too busy enjoing her life rather than going after an introvert...
Thanks God, there is Mom!
(Lester Money Productions)
USA / Ireland / 15minutes
Quine – by M. Remaury, W. Laboury
As it often occurs, a question stimulates an author to create a work of art in order to answere that...
At the lottery, what's the point of filling the grid when you miss number one ?
France / 2minutes