ZIMNIK – The Ice Road
Siberia. We are in the district of Evenkiysky, in the Krasnoyarsky region, located in the center of the Russian territory, that...
A trip along the Zimnik, the ice roads that cross the Siberian wilderness during the long winter months.
Lithuania / 16minutes
Requiem for Romance
A couple’s break-up call in voice-over. The images show us a man and a woman fighting, dabbing each other...
Shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Awards Best Animated short category, a story of kung-fu and forbidden love inspired by Shanghai's past.
Canada / 7minutes
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
From the director of HENRi, a sci-fi short film selected by the most important festivals around the world, another genre...
In the outer space, a detective is looking for a mysterious missing ship.
USA / 9minutes
Online Premiere: Thriller
With the city of Taranto bent by pollution and uncertainty for the future in the background, Michael, 14, goes around...
Michele dreams to dance in TV like his idol Michael Jackson, but the protest in which his father is involved threatens his dream.
Italian / 14minutes
Torino Short Film Market 2017: Interview with Jacopo Chessa
Torino Short Film Market is back with its second edition. From November 29 to December 1, 2017, in the...
From November 29 to December 1, the one and only short film market in Italy comes back with its second edition: a small talk with its creator
FOCUS ON: Where You Are by Graham Parkes
Graham Parkes is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and independent game designer from Los Angeles. His last short film Where You Are...
Interview with the American director "who takes his work seriously, but not himself"
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
Modern Life is Rubbish
It’s hard to think of a more fitting title for this bittersweet story about separation and the division of...
A recently broken-up couple separating their music collection leads the way for a dissertation on love, loss and the inherent evil of greatest hits albums.
UK / 13minutes
The use of found footage is quite common in contemporary cinema. A recurring device in horror and science fiction,...
The incredible story of a robot, made using only NASA's archival footage.
Australia / 8minutes
The 6 Best Iranian Short Films In the Past Years
When talking about Iranian cinema and their films, names like Ashghar Farhadi, Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi and a lot...
Not only Ashghar Farhadi and Jafar Panahi: a new generation of young directors is making the Iranian cinema so proud
Mike Matas and his girlfriend Sharon Hwang (who also created the opening and closing titles) take us on a...
2 weeks, 3,000 miles, 5,000 photos in 3 minutes. A time-lapse journey across the USA.
USA / 3minutes
Online Premiere: Il Fischietto (The Whistle)
Il Fischietto (The Whistle) is the debut shortfilm by Roman director Lamberto Sanfelice, produced by ANG Film in collaboration with...
The story of a little girl facing a traumatic event and her personal way of acceptance.
(ANG Film / Asmara Film)
Italy / 15minutes
The Sand Storm
There are many interesting facts about The Sand Storm. First of all, the protagonist is Ai Weiwei, one of...
A sci-fi dystopian tale set in Beijing during a water shortage. Starring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the short led to some controversies during its development.
China / USA / 10minutes
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 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
A woman is looking for the perfect armchair, in this short film directed by Rebecca Pugh and Jen West....
The search for the perfect armchair becomes a reflection on love and relationships.
(MinyCine Motion Picture)
USA / 7minutes
Crush – by Katherine Bernard
Crush, the short film by Katherine Bernard, takes place on two temporal levels: the “before” and the “after,” that...
The short by the American filmmaker cuts satire to reveal a tragicomic criticism of the art world
USA / 12minutes
It’s the night before Amina’s wedding, and the women of the family are celebrating the henna ceremony, a Muslim...
Love and death, tradition and diversity clash against each other in this intense short by Sally El Hosaini.
(Yalla Film Company)
UK / 12minutes
Lights Out – by David F. Sandberg
In 2013 the UK based production company Bloody Cuts launched a competition for the best horror short film, with a...
"Per aspera ad astra": from indie to major.
Sweden / 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
“Box” is a “demonstrative” shortfilm published by Bot & Dolly, a San Francisco-based production house specialized in robotics, automation and shooting...
The first world experiment of 3D mapping on 2D objects in motion achieved via remote control of two industrial robots and the combined use of different technologies.
(Bot & Dolly )
USA / 5minutes
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".
30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone)
First shown at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, this original documentary is a collaborative effort from artist Anne Cady,...
Oil-painted animation brings to life the stories of three powerful women in postconflict Sierra Leone.
(Real World Film)
UK / 8minutes
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