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
Adam and Eve Raised Cain – by Francesco Erba
Adam and Eve Raised Cain is a disturbing short film. Stop motion animation is usually functional to tell reassuring...
A poetic yet disturbing stop motion horror short film
(Onda Video Produzioni)
Italy / 20minutes
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
Crowfunding: “Lindiota” – by Chiara Livia Arrigo
Chiara Livia Arrigo is a young Milanese director of Sicilian origin, who lives and works in Rome. She launched...
Life and memory of a lonly anti-hero from Lindos, between rotoscope and live footage.
(Ring Film (promo) )
Italian / 2minutes
Alien Attack from the Interspace – by Alessio Gonnella
Sci-fi in Italy is possible. Thinking about Italian cinematographic difficulties to approach this genre, it seems just an oxymoron....
Sci-fi in Italy is possible, but... How can the trumpet save us all?
Italy / 24minutes
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
Sunspring – by Oscar Sharp
Science Fiction suggests that man’s attempts to create Artificial Intelligence will probably end badly. Real life proves that we...
A happy medium between technophobia and Skynet: A short film written by algorithm
USA / 9minutes
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
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
Memory by Design
This refined exercise in style will help us reflect on our obsession of recording and capturing moments of our...
An innovative exercise in style about the preservation of memories.
(The incomplete recordings )
USA / 5minutes
Kibwe Tavares is one of UK’s most exciting young directors. An achitecture grad with a lifelong love of cinema,...
A tale full of surprises and special effects narrates the destructive consequences of fame and wealth in the life of a boy from Zanzibar.
(BFI Film Fund)
UK / 18minutes
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
Written by proven duo Drew Grubich and Nickolas Duarte, fresh authors of the award-winning Fish Hook, Sea Change is a...
Two sisters travel up to Pacific Coast to seek an alternative treatment for the younger sister's misterious disease.
(Crown Chimp Productions)
USA / 17minutes
The Arab Series #4: The Wind
The Wind is the stop-motion animated short directed by Teir el Akhdar collective, comprised of Lina Ghaibeh, May Ghaibeh,...
The Teir el Akhdar collective tells us Syria and the war through loss, displacement, and forced migration.
(Teir el Akhdar)
Syria / 4minutes
FOCUS ON: Fisnik Maxhuni
Fisnik Maxhuni won with his first short film Lost Exile the ‘Cinema & Gioventù’ Jury Prize at Locarno Film...
Interview with the director of Lost Exile, awarded at Locarno Film Festival
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
Four friends are looking for something to do on a sunny yet boring afternoon in Brooklyn. The news announce...
The Apocalypse has come. The worst thing that could happen to you? Having some ideas. An hilarious horror in which only the dumb survive.
USA / 6minutes
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
Before dying, you’d better become immortal. At the age of 69 David Bowie dies after 18 months of battle...
An epic short for "Blackstar" the eponymous lead single of the music legend's 25th and last studio album.
(Gisla & Renck)
UK / 10minutes
Rise – by David Karlak
In a not so far future, robots develop feelings. This unexpected event scares humanity, which reacts as a frightened child...
A justified revolt of the machines.
(Underground Films / Vertigo Entertainment)
USA / 5minutes
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
Sometimes, the most radical innovations are inspired by the past. This is the case of Michael Lagan and Terah...
A dancer's movements bring a chorus of women and unexpected choreographies to life.
USA / 13minutes
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
The Arab Series #3: War On Famous Canvas
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the missiles in the sky over the border town of Yabroud, in the...
Syrian war scenes swarm the famous paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Pieter Brueghel and Paul Gauguin
Syria / 2minutes
Sequence – by Carles Torrens
The common saying “the man or woman of your dreams” is mostly referred to an unreachable ideal, which is...
Daydreaming could be so dangerous...
Spain / 20minutes
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
Dia de Los Muertos
Just like Alice goes dan the rabbit hole, Nina enters the world of the dead through a blue flower....
On the Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican festivity, little Nina goes to visit her mother's grave, initiating a magical journey int a colorful and festive afterlife.
USA / 3minutes
Pyskessa is a lonely and silent girl. She lives with her troubled dad, who doesn’t seem to be coping...
A surreal adventure in the life of a little girl with a wild imagination.
France / 10minutes
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
The Landing – by Josh Tanner
It all starts (or ends) in a hospital room, where a mature man stands watching the last glimpe of...
Summer of 1960, a Midwestern farm: Where is the enemy?
Australia / 18minutes