Before there were kings, there was a spider – life and death intertwine in Ududeagu, the intimate and mystery...
Before there were kings, there was a spider: language and body as habitat in a dark and mystery mutant experiment
Nigeria / 2minutes
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
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.
2027. A new way to fight crime. Everyone is implanted with a chip that allows to register every single...
How to fight crime in an high-tech, action packed future? Through a chip that records our entire lives.
(Adapt Productions )
Sweden / 7minutes
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
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
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
Weird things happen in the woods of Georgia. For example, coming across the occult universe of James Sizemore and...
From the creators of 'The Demon's Rook' comes Emelin & Gloria's ancient ritual: witches, demons, and deities during a full lunar eclipse…
(Black Rider Productions)
USA / 14minutes
The beauty of micro-doc is that its formal requirements (brevity and synthesis) obligates to discard too big and complex topics...
A documentary that moves and entertains on an anonymous anti-hero of the province and his passion for electronic music.
Norway / 16minutes
Deathly – by Mike Williamson
Mike Williamson is a weird and curious guy. He fronts the rock band JR Juggernaut and curates the monthly...
And now, I'll love you to death...
USA / 14minutes
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
Segundito – by Carlos & Roberto Valle
Horacio and his wife have a son who does not stand still for a second. He does not stop even...
Stay still a second! A flash of genius by the brothers directors of The Chair of Life
Spain / 2minutes
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
La Mécanique du Plastique is a French creative collective founded in 2011. Thanks to the combination of the very...
An incredible adventure of underground fights, angry hackers and alien invasions.
(La Mécanique du Plastique )
France / 4minutes
In a Lost & Found office an old man is working behind his desk. Every day an old lady enters...
When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found. The Lost Property office.
(Produced by Tom Mortimer)
UK / minutes
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
Behind the Schoolbag – by Nic Ho Chun Yu
Shaun’s childhood is hell – hunted by other students, ridiculed, excluded, victim of cruel jokes. He’s really exasperated and thinks that the solution...
Against bullying, love yourself: a story about self-salvation
Hong Kong / 9minutes
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
An American actor with a questionable french accent, set to play a frenchman in a city that should be...
A meta-filmic rom-com suspended between reality and fiction.
UK / 6minutes
Melancholy – Ta Tristesse: Interview with Jacinthe Folon
Melancholy – Ta Tristesse directed by the Belgian author Jacinthe Folon is the winner of the first edition of...
A little conversation with the young Belgian director, winner of the Music Video International Competition at Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival
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
The Cat Piano
A “feline” film noir with “beatnik” nuances: that would be the best way to describe The Cat Piano, an...
A noir animation, set in the jazz feline underworld, narrated by Nick Cave's charming and mysterious voice.
(The People's Republic Of Animation.)
Australia / 8minutes
Does the Italian film system neglect short films and its emerging talents?
In our latest article on the Italian Huffington Post we discussed a rather alarming fact: the very low presence and...
Our interview with Jacopo Chessa, the director of the Italian National Center for Short Films.
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
Why we believe in shorts
The New Yorker has recently published a long article Does the Cinema Need Short Films? by Richard Brody, the magazine’s film critic,...
A recent New Yorker article highlights the renewed interest for the short film art and its importance contemporary's cinema.