Kokosmos – by Anna Radchenko
“Glory to the Soviet People, pioneers of the cosmos!”, as a dazzling propaganda poster put it during the Space...
A hymn to cosmic enthusiasm in socialist societies, coming up online (not for nothing) on Russia's Cosmonautics Day
Russia / 2minutes
Some feelings are universal. The apprehensive await for a the mailman and the important letter he’s bringing. Evgeniy’s passion since...
An innovative thriller starring Kevin Spacey, set in the Russia's Cold War era.
(Trigger Street Productions)
Russia / 17minutes
Bum-Bum Doch’ Rybaka (Bum-Bum, The Baby of The Fisher)
In a seaside village inhabited by animals and anthropomorphic creatures with odd, long noses, a lone fisherman carries out its...
A sweet and surreal tale realised by Ivan Maximov, one of the most important Russian animators, winner of the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2014.
Russia / 9minutes
Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre.
“For the first time ever, a worldwide chain of events has been started by a drawing.” says Jean “Cabu”...
The documentary of the New York Times takes us inside the editor office of Charlie Hebdo. A testament that's also a cause for reflection.
(New York Times)
USA / 5minutes
The Driving Seat – by Phil Lowe
In order to properly write about this short movie, I felt the need to listen in loop Perfect by Ed...
The hilarious attempt of a middle aged couple to put a spark back in their marriage
(Turn the Slate Productions)
UK / 9minutes
Behind the Biennale: A Short History of the World’s Most Important Art Exhibition
What would the world be like without the Venice Biennale? Director Oscar Boyson asked this question to a group...
What would the world be like without the Venice Biennale? This short doc answers to the question in a very pop manner through archival images, artworks and interviews.
USA / 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
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
Online Premiere: Arianna
Arianna is the title of the promo-short realised by Roman director Carlo Lavagna to promote the crowdfunding campaign on...
How to turn a simple crowfunding promo into a short masterpiece.
(Ring Film (promo) )
Italy / 4minutes
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
Nyosha – by Liran Kapel & Yael Dekel
Nyosha is the animated short documentary based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Nomi Kapel. Israeli directors Liran...
An animated tribute to those who survived the Holocaust and to the memory of its victims
(Liran Kapel Studio)
Israel / 11minutes
“Runaway” is a delightful award-winning “student animated films” made by Huen Sin (Susan) Yung, Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek...
A charming tale about a misunderstanding between a boy named Stanley and Chillie, his treasured 1950's refrigerator.
USA / 4minutes
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
The Eagleman Stag
Peter is a famous entomologist who spent all his life reflecting on the way we perceive time. The older...
An innovative and staggeringly beautiful stop motion story about life and the passage of time. Best Animation at BAFTA 2011.
(The Royal College of Art)
UK / 8minutes
Bora Bora – by Bogdan Mirică
The title of the first short film directed by Romanian helmer Bogdan Mirică can be misleading. The audience, watching the first...
The absurdity of life in one of the most drought-affected areas in Romania
Romania / 32minutes
Oscars 2018: 10 Documentary Shorts Finalists
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the 10 finalists for the Documentary Shorts Oscar. The...
Like the nominees in the feature-length Best Documentary category, these 10 films feature an array of powerful subjects
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
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
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2014
A “SPECIAL” WELCOME INDEED. We are at the opening of the 60th edition of the International Short Film Festival...
In its 60th anniversary, Oberhausen sets out to discover a "cinema without film" between experimentation, memory and absence.
The Surreal Animations of Jan Švankmajer
When The Guardian asked Terry Gilliam to pick his ten favorite animated films, the director included Dimensions of Dialogue,...
As the Milano Film Festival hosts a retrospective on Jan Švankmajer, we take a look at the career of the great Czech director and animator.
The Story of 90 Coins – by Michael Wong
Genre films are always a challenge as much as they are a threat. Especially in such explored topic as love, the combinations...
A genre film about gender roles, and the experience of love through promise, misunderstanding and regret.
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
Agua Viva – by Alexa Lim Haas
Winner of SXSW Best Animation Short in 2018, Alexa Lim Haas’ animation Agua Viva is a poetic animation about...
A short animation about feelings that no language can describe.
USA / 6minutes
The grief process is a recurring theme throughout the history of cinema. Extremely subjective and universal at the same...
The ghost of a little girl wanders through a dark and spooky city as her parents mourn her passing.
Denmark / 8minutes
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
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
Past Forward, David O. Russell’s Star-Studded Prada Short Film
Past Forward is the multi-platform short film collaboration between Miuccia Prada and David O. Russell. A “cinema poem,” a surreal,...
The acclaimed director filmed a surreal, futuristic silent "cinema poem" in black & white