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
A quiet day in the life of a county police officer. One routine stope, a phone call with his...
A gripping first person POV reenactment of the tragic last moments of the life of a police officer.
USA / 6minutes
Cannes 2016: Luca Tóth
At Cannes’ Critics Week, Luca Tóth premiered her second animated short Superbia, produced by Péter Benjámin Lukács with the score by Csaba Kalotás. Luca was...
Surreal, evocative, humorous: the 2D animated work of the Hungarian filmmaker
A mysterious briefcase, a gun, handcuffs. A sudden phone call. We see a man, presumably a spy or a...
When fiction starts to blend with reality, a novelist must act quickly - his life may depend on it!
USA / 8minutes
The Italian short film (potential) industry.
Is there an Italian “short film industry”? Is there an economy linked to short film sector at all? These are...
The "Report 2014" of the Italian Short Film Centre sheds a light on an key-sector of the audiovisual that struggles to define itself "industrial".
Christian – by Saku Cinardi
Christian lives with his grandmother in a small apartment in the suburb of Tor Bella Monaca, Rome. Christian is a...
In one of the most infamous suburbs of Rome, a godless bully discovers he posseses a power he will need to control.
(K48 and Quiet, Please!)
Italian / 12minutes
FOCUS ON: Tamar Rudoy
Daughter of the Bride premiered at Cannes 2016 Directors’ Fortnight. Written by Timna Rose Perez and directed by Tamar Rudoy, the short...
Interview with the Israeli director of Daughter of the Bride, premiered at Cannes 2016 Directors' Fortnight
Carmen – by Giuseppe Cardaci
A group of aspiring actresses is waiting for their audition to get the main role for the iconic opera...
What happens when impossible dreams strive to come true?
(Santa Fe University of Art and Design)
Italia / 7minutes
FOCUS ON: Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings, writer of Thunder Road and director of Thunder Road, is also the main actor in Thunder Road. His short film, Thunder...
Interview with the director of Thunder Road, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Googly Eyes – by Simon Savelyev
Gary, a recently dumped Los Angeles slacker, is nursing a mysterious and chronic earache stirring up memories of his...
A short and cynical rom-com to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the best way
(KQED Film School Shorts)
USA / 13minutes
We Will Live Again
We Will Live Again is a mesmerising shortdoc following Cryonics Institut’s CEO Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99...
Stripped of their blood, filled with antifreeze liquid, and frozen: a looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute.
(Brooklyn Underground Films)
USA / 12minutes
A Brief History of John Baldessari
How will John Baldessari be remembered in a 100 years? As “The guy who put dots over people’s faces”,...
Narrated by Tom Waits, a pop documentary about "The guy who put dots over people's faces".
USA / 6minutes
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
Andre Hyland, the author of this surreal short, is what in Italy we’d lovingly call an “adorable dick”, which...
His car has broken down, a guy spend a whole day on the phone while looking for a funnel.
USA / 7minutes
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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
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
A new short film from Federico Heller explores a well travelled dystopian sci-fi narrative territory—addiction to future technologies, war and...
In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment.
Argentina / 9minutes
The Boy with a Camera for a Face
The Boy with a Camera for a Face is the multi award winning short film from writer / director...
A allegorical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, told in rhyme.
(A Camera Boy Film Ltd Production)
UK / 14minutes
In a not-so-distant future, a father and his teenage daughter are on an alien planet looking for precious materials....
Straight out of this year's SXSW, an enchanting tale of survival in an hostile planet.
USA / 14minutes
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
Person to Person
Back in March 2014, New Yorker critic Richard Brody wrote an article about the role of shorts in the...
A New Yorker's daily life is halted as he finds a stranger girl sleeping on his apartment's floor.
USA / 18minutes
Are You With Me? – by Erica Genereux Smith
After the good result of Night Life (2015), Erica Genereux Smith keeps talking about modern tragedies. In fact, the...
A sweet, ironic and sincere exploration of modern solitude (at a call center)
(Erica Genereux Smith)
USA / 6minutes
The Mistery of Flying Kicks
We saw them on the street, in the most diverse cities in the world, in movies, music videos, maybe...
A brilliant "collabortaivo short-doc" about the urban mystery of sneakers hanging from overhead power lines.
(Closer Productions )
Australia / 14minutes
Online Premiere: Who’s Afraid of the Big Black Wolf? – by Janez Lapajne
Janez Lapajne is a Slovenian independent filmmaker and former (first) president of the Directors Guild of Slovenia. Born in...
A multicultural triangle in the occupied Europe of 1944: a sensual and emotional Alpine story of two tunes and one whistle
Slovenia / 25minutes