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
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
Project X – by Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke
Not many people know that AT&T has installed NSA surveillance equipment in at least 5 of its Internet and...
From the director of Citizenfour, narrated by Rami Malek and Michelle Williams, a journey into NSA's NYC surveillance hub
(Field of Vision, The Intercept)
USA / 10minutes
Minako, a young Japanese female, lives in a Tokyo penthouse with her European boyfriend, a successful musician. One morning she...
A Japanese lady holds an intriguing double life, but her secret is about to be discovered.
UK / 19minutes
He Took His Skin Off For Me
Basato sul racconto breve di Maria Hummer dallo stesso nome (che può essere ‘ascoltato’ qui, recitato dalla stessa autrice),...
UK / 11minutes
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
To make his graduate film from Northumbria University, British animator Samuel Blain decided to direct a documentary about ordinary...
An experimental documentary about people's dreams, that feels like a modern take on surrealism.
UK / 3minutes
Bim Bam Boom, Las Luchas Morenas!
Rossy, Esther, and Cynthia Moreno are three sisters, better known as Las Luchas Morenas. They did Lucha Libre, the...
Bim Bam Boom, meet Las Luchas Morenas! Rossy, Esther and Cynthia are three sisters and professional luchadoras: their life through family, ring and… pig heads!
USA, Denmark, Mexico, France, Lebanon / 13minutes
FOCUS ON: The Island of All Together
A couple from Amsterdam went to Lesbos to portrait in a short documentary two different realities of people who...
Conversations in Lesbos with the Dutch directors who invited tourists and refugees to talk each another
A mysterious briefcase, a gun, handcuffs. A sudden phone call. We see a man, presumably a spy or a...
When fiction starts to blend with reality, a novelist must act quickly - his life may depend on it!
USA / 8minutes
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"
In a not so distant future, not much has changed… except for the force of gravity. For some reason,...
In a not so distant future, the absence of gravity complicates the everyday life, but for true dreamers it could also be a way to escape it all.
Norway / 10minutes
Online Premiere: I Navigli
A “coxless pair” slips smoothly along the calm waters of the Navigli. It passes through the city of Milan heading south-west, to...
Life and feelings of two rowers training in the placid waters of the historic canals in Milan.
Italy / 6minutes
“The sunken homeland; visiting a strange place, and the certainty that we are not alone. ECHO is about how...
People, animals and buildings create a visual echo in this surreal and atmospheric animation.
Germany / 5minutes
Alto Sauce is a small town in the deep Spanish province. A cruel crime happened in the village twenty...
A cruel crime happened in the village of Alto Sauce twenty years ago: today the case has been reopened and plays a game of mirrors between past and present.
Spain / 17minutes
The pavement, the night, those eyes, the glass, the red, the smoke, those lips, her touch, the pavement… Wait,...
The city at night, a couple, a gunshot... nothing is what it seems in this innovative and highly suspenseful neo-noir.
USA / 3minutes
Online Preview: Where Were You When Michael Jackson Died?
The online preview is ended. You can still watch the trailer and read the review! A brief encounter between...
Paris, a few days after the death of the King of Pop. An encounter in the back of a taxi shakes up the lives of two strangers.
(Les Film Velvet)
France / 11minutes
“Friendliness”: this is the word that, according to young Turkish director Elif Kalkan, best describes Berlin. And it is...
An ode with elegiac tones that celebrates the German capital through the faces of its inhabitants and the intimacy of their homes.
(Bahçeşehir Üniversites )
Turkey / 2minutes
The Arab Series #1: Noor
Ramadan is coming and 13 year-old Fingo has one wish — he wants to hang lights on his apartment...
For the celebration of the upcoming Ramadan, Fingo has one wish: to decorate with colored lights the building he lives in.
Egypt / 15minutes
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
A cruise aboard a ship turns into an inner journey through the visions, nightmares and anxieties of a young...
A psychedelic trip inside the mind of a young boy.
USA / 3minutes
10 Doc Shorts That Made the Oscars 2017 Shortlist
Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis to the shooting of Walter Scott, the 10 doc shorts that made the...
Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis to the shooting of Walter Scott, the Academy shortlist
Sorry We Don’t Help Darkies
A Caribbean family is under attack during the London race riots. We’re in England, in 1958, and racial hatred...
A tragic episode of racism in 50s London.
UK / 10minutes
A blinding white, a barren nature that’s pure and precious at the same time. We are in Carrara, Tuscany,...
A solemn and silent Italian shortdoc on the marble quarries of Carrara.
Italy / 9minutes
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 Optimist is a debut short film made by young and talented John Mervin, an eighteen year old boy...
A young book lover tries desperately to get the book everyone else has.
(A Chocolate Thunder Production)
USA / 4minutes