Jaffa – by Jay Branagan
Between thirty and forty years, for many people life takes a common turn: marriage, sons, a stable job and...
Many couples want a child, but what happens when a child does not arrive because of his sperm?
(Plain Sailing Films)
Ireland / 12minutes
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
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
It is an evening like many others, a Friday or a Saturday probably, the city is steeped in their...
A lost soul wandering in the city until he's reached by the specter of Death in a revelatory encounter.
(El Zorrero Films)
Spain / 9minutes
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
Fear of Flying
It looks like Stop-Motion, but it isn’t. Combining puppetry and 2D and 3D animation, director Conor Finnegan has created...
It's time to migrate south, but Dougal is afraid of flying. The tragicomic adventure of a bird and its phobias.
Ireland / 9minutes
The Christmas Light Killer
Every night in December people in a small suburb of Philadelphia flock to a holiday light show. They drive...
A man spends his December nights shutting down the power for a huge holiday light show. What is his point?
USA / 6minutes
Online Premiere: Child Love by Giulio Donato
At a summer camp all the kids behave in a strange way, very little actively. A boy falls in...
A kid courts a girl with small gestures, but it is a love that goes beyond space-time and becomes an allegory of the cycle of life
(Play Entertainment )
FOCUS ON: Alessandro Capitani
Bellissima is this year’s winner of the David di Donatello Award for the best short film, written and directed...
Our interview with the director of "Bellissima", the David di Donatello 2016 winning short film.
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
The Joke’s on You – by Katie Smith
The Joke’s on You is a refreshing British comedy, winner as Best Short Comedy of 2016 at ECAFF Eddie Comedy...
A refreshing British comedy, a modern and real love story
UK / 11minutes
Online Premiere: Dinola
Dinola is a child living in the village of Ushguli, in Georgia. Her father has just died, and the...
In the cold mountains of Georgia, a widow is forced to marry another man and leave her life and child behind.
(20 Steps Production)
Georgia / 14minutes
Malatesta Short Film Festival Unveils Its First Edition Line-Up
Three days of screenings, premieres and Q&As with directors dedicated to short films: the first edition of Malatesta Short...
Find out these 10 shorts you can watch online from the MalatestaShort official selection
Online Preview: The Snake
/// The Online Preview has ended, but you can still watch the trailer and read the review /// How...
A night chase where "nothing is as it seems", in this award-winning Italian thriller.
Italy / 15minutes
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
São Paulo do Brasil, night time. It’s 3:33 am and the time stops. We are in a deserted area...
Every night, time stops for a moment in Sao Paolo, and ghosts and mosters of all kinds dance and play music on the city's deserted streets.
Brazil / 10minutes
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Takes On Virtual Reality Short On Refugees
Alejandro G. Iñárritu has decided to take on the challenge of virtual reality and short film. The two-time Oscar-winning...
The two-time Oscar-winning director is working on an experimental project set in the Mexican-US border
Online Premiere: Riverbero
An armchair, some electrical appliances, a few glimpses of a deserted Turin… Solemn camera movements lead us through different...
A "Border Film" suspended between video art and science that shows us how to capture a sound.
Italy / 15minutes
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
Third Shift – by Anthony Simon
In the late 70s and early 80s, Los Sures was one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City....
The memories of two workers who spent their lives at Domino Sugar, the soon to be demolished factory on the Brooklyn waterfront
USA / 20minutes
La Huida – The Runaway
Helvetica , pastel colors , a voice-over that directly addresses the viewers, eccentric characters and catchy music … at...
The colorful deconstruction of a moment in the life of a group of bizarre characters.
(Escandalo Films )
Spain / 11minutes
The Arab Series #2: The Curse
> Click on the image to watch the film Fatine is a young Moroccan girl, she’s all pride and...
Fatine has ventured far from the village to meet her older lover. When she is caught by a group of children, all she wants to do is go home.
(Quark Films, Kasbah Films )
Morocco / 16minutes
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
Fucking Bunnies – by Teemu Niukkanen
What would you do if your new neighbor was the leader of a satanic cult, wearing a black metal...
What would you do if your new neighbor was the warm and friendly leader of a satanic cult?
Finland / 17minutes
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
Online Premiere: Terra
A regular night on a ferry headed to Sicily. It’s presumably Winter, one of those off-season trips in which...
Various human types meet on a night ferry's regular trip.
Italy / 23minutes
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
Cortisonici 2019: What A Hell Of A Festival
Cortisonici 2019 is a hell of a festival. This is how the artistic direction of the event presents its...
On the occasion of the 16th edition (Varese, April 9-13), we propose the best short films of the previous editions
7:35 in the Morning
What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for somebody? Well, your answer probably’s not a 10th...
One morning a woman enters a restaurant – only to be met with silence instead of people talking...
(Ibarretxe & Co.)
Spain / 8minutes
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