“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
Online Preview: Houses with Small Windows
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the trailer. In the Kurdish...
A powerful and yet muted portrait of an honour killing in the rural Kurdish Southeast of Turkey, "Best Film" at 021 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Fest.
(Clin d’oeil Films)
Turkey / 15minutes
How to Act on Reality TV – by John Wilson
The story of How to Act on Reality TV, short doc by filmmaker John Wilson, has started when a...
The meta-movie that opens us the doors of the New York Reality TV School: not acting but real
USA / 23minutes
7:35 in the Morning
What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for somebody? Well, your answer probably’s not a 10th...
One morning a woman enters a restaurant – only to be met with silence instead of people talking...
(Ibarretxe & Co.)
Spain / 8minutes
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
HollyShorts Film Festival 2020 Starts the Race to the Oscars
The organizers behind the 16th edition of the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival have unveiled this year’s official lineup. 418...
The Oscar-qualifying festival to showcase 418 short films with 128 international projects from 36 countries
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard
One day, during a morning walk, a man meets a chicken. The chicken turns the corner, it mounts the stairs of a flat,...
A New Yorker and a chicken: an exercise in style by Grant Orchard
UK / 7minutes
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.
Movie Creative Contest: the winner!
Emanuele Milasi (pictured above), 30, from Reggio Calabria, is the winner of our first Movie Creative Contest: an initiative...
"Support the superheroes" is the script winner of the I edition of the contest: a modern tale about the "greatness of being a researcher."
The Boy with a Camera for a Face
The Boy with a Camera for a Face is the multi award winning short film from writer / director...
A allegorical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, told in rhyme.
(A Camera Boy Film Ltd Production)
UK / 14minutes
The Mourners (The Marcy Method)
It is quite rare that emerging Italian short film directors challenge themselves in genres such as thriller, horror, grotesque...
From our submissions: an horror made of obsessions, fears and lack of scruples to achieve the perfect shape.
(Work In Progress)
Italy / 13minutes
Miss Candace Hilligoss’ Flickering Halo
Miss Candace Hillligoss’ flickering halo. The title of this experimental short provides in itself the necessary information to face...
A claustrophobic and dreamlike experimental short in which frames from a 60s horror are manipulated in order to reflect on vision and on our relationship with images.
Italy / 13minutes
Inamorata – by A-lan Holt
Inamorata is the first short film written and directed by playwright, filmmaker and Stanford University educator A-lan Holt. She...
A painful (and autobiographical) love story of magic and sisterhood
USA / 21minutes
FOCUS ON: Mario Furloni
His short documentary Pot Country, co-directed with Kate McLean, was in the official selection of HotDocs, Big Sky and Mill...
Focus on his work, Freeland and the Filmaker360 residency
The slow-paced melancholic riff of “Sleep Walk“ from by brothers Santo & Johnny (1959) entitles a nd introduces into the scene of...
The presage of the end is consumed in front of our eyes, but there is still time for a last love gesture.
(Produced by Rob Meyers and Danon Hinty)
USA / 3minutes
Limbus – by Michael Philipp
1918, the First World War is over, two soldiers can finally make their way home. They survived, but their...
In war, beside life, you lose first of all yourself
Switzerland / 25minutes
Guida – by Rosana Urbes
Guida has dedicated her life working as an archivist, her days, for thirty years, are marked by an unabashed...
Beauty of life is ageless.
Brazil / 11minutes
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
Ormie – by Rob Silvestri
Ormie is a pig (in every sense of the word) and he has one goal: eat. Food is his...
Ormie is a pig, in every sense of the word: see his attempts to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession
(Starz Animation Toronto)
Canada / 4minutes
Dr. Easy was adapted from the first chapter of Red Men, a dystopian novel by Matthew De Abaitua. The...
A robot with medical training is sent to negotiate a dangerous situation.
UK / 9minutes
Growing Girl – by Marnie Ellen Hertzler
Growing Girl is a short film by Marnie Ellen Hertzler, American video-artist and filmmaker based in Baltimore. The short,...
A Powerpoint presentation about snakes is intertwined with a woman’s memories of abuse in the workplace
(The Borscht Corp.)
USA / 11minutes
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
Larry – by Jacob Chase
A man is working in a parking lot at night. Trying to pass the time, he discovers an abandoned...
A man, a parking lot, a friendship: a tender and scary tale about our loneliness
USA / 5minutes
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
A girl named Elastika
Is it possible to tell a funny and intriguing story only using an elastic band and some pins? Guillame...
A simple yet very creative stop-motion short about a girl made of rubber bands traveling on a pinboard.
Canada / 4minutes
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