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
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
The man (Austin Hayden) and the woman (Shian Denovan). He cheated on her, she left him. Pale and disheveled,...
A man suffers in a peculiar way after splitting up from his girlfriend: lies and guilt lead him through an extreme physical reaction…
(Shining Example Films)
UK / 17minutes
We follow Philip’s meanders around Hackney, East London from an high point in the sky. As he keeps on...
From an unusual poit-of-view, a man enacts the devastating effects of mental illness.
UK / 7minutes
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
The Tree – by Cheikh Mohammed Horma
A lumberjack travels in the desert. There’re just sand dunes, ants, dromedary camels and bulldozers around him. A bunch...
An immersive visual experience of Sahara desert, exploring the changing balance between man and nature
Morocco / 9minutes
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
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
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
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
The Moment – by Karis Oh
“The moment” is what makes us look up and stop the thoughts, it is time to insight. These few words...
What really matters in the end of life?
USA / 3minutes
Men Buy Sex – by Alice Russell
Men Buy Sex is the first documentary by Alice Russell and she chooses a quite delicate theme. She decided to...
A shortdoc about paid sex that will probaly trigger a very long discussion.
(Fat Rat Films)
UK / 8minutes
Ouro – by Pierre-Jean Le Moël & Eva Jiahui Gao
Ouro is an animated short film directed by Pierre-Jean Le Moël and Eva Jiahui Gao, who are both in Masters Degree programs at...
A fairytale in action about vengeance, Ouroboros, and the power of women
Francia / 4minutes
1500 Words – by Andrew Chaplin
You have 1,500 words left to live. How would you react to that sentence? Hard to imagine how few are 1,500 words,...
What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live?
(Hungry Bear Media)
UK / 9minutes
Abe was programmed to love. Until recently, he had a family: he was living with them, cooking, helping them...
What if a robot that was programmed to love stops being loved by those around him?
UK / 9minutes
The Robbery – by Jim Cummings
After winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 with Thunder Road, Jim Cummings renews his participation to...
After Thunder Road, another dark comedy where a robbery doesn't go so well
USA / 9minutes
The Short Films of Agnès Varda
Probably one of the most remarkable traits of Agnès Varda’s filmography is that she never cared too much for...
An overview of some of the French New Wave filmmaker's most remarkable short films
Head over Heels
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown distant from each other, to the point that they...
This Oscar-nominated animation is an heartwarming tale of a married couple whose lives have grown in opposite directions.
UK / 10minutes
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
Things to do to make a very good short film – write a brilliant script; shoot without distractions, even...
A regression therapy session diving a girl deeply into her distant memories turns into the materialization of cosmic entity Yog-Sothoth…
France / 5minutes
Sundance Film Festival 2016: a taste from the short films program.
There has always been this unwritten rule accepted among short filmmakers that, if you publish your short online, you...
Five shorts to watch online from the 72 programmed to play over the next 10 days in Park City.
International Film Festival – Clermont Ferrand 2015
The importance of the festival and the Italian presence in Clermont-Ferrand. Located at the bottom of a chain of...
The historic French festival started. Here are the trailer of the Italian shorts, and a major crowdfunding campaign promoted by the CNC to support our national production in the world .
A couple of british poachers set sail to explore a string of previously undiscovered islands in search of the...
A couple of british poachers explore undiscovered islands in search of the fabled Moth Owl, in this animated tribute to old b-movies.
USA / 4minutes
Online Premiere: Belva Nera
UPDATES: Matteo Zoppis and Alessio Rigo De Righi are about to debut with their first feature film il Solengo (2015...
The legend of a black panther spotted in the Lazio countryside narrated by the stories of a community of hunters between folklore and reality.
Italy / 33minutes
Papa – by Natalie Labarre
Papa is a short animated story about an eccentric and overzealous father who realizes he’s not a perfect daddy. He thinks that...
The diary of an imperfect father who tries hard to be a perfect dad.
USA / 6minutes