Holiday Fear – by Nicholas Payne Santos
The last 3 minutes and 50 seconds of a slasher movie. The girl encounters one more time the killer...
The last 3 minutes and 50 seconds of a slasher movie: who has the balls to kill Bad Santa?
USA / 4minutes
Otherhalf – by Ben West
Otherhalf is described by the authors as a comedy about a man who decides to “break up” with himself. The...
A literal conflict with themselves, by Framestore
USA / 10minutes
Googly Eyes – by Simon Savelyev
Gary, a recently dumped Los Angeles slacker, is nursing a mysterious and chronic earache stirring up memories of his...
A short and cynical rom-com to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the best way
(KQED Film School Shorts)
USA / 13minutes
Tits – by Alex Winckler
Tits is a delicate comedy dealing with the adolescent insecurity, presenting a situation that would have been simple to waste...
When breasts are not the massive dream for a teenage boy.
(BFI + Electric Ballroom Productions)
UK / 16minutes
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
Runaway – by Emily Buchanan, Susan Yung and Esther Parobek
In the Internet of Things era, loving a refrigerator will not be so weird. Probably it’ll be easy to...
The best time of the year to love your refrigerator
USA / 4minutes
The Valley of Angels
The Valley of Angels is a project realised by Terra Project Photographers, a collective of documentary photographers founded in Florence in...
A slice of daily life of a family living secluded in the mountains in the south-eastern of Sicily.
(Terra Project Photographers)
Italy / 5minutes
Cutaway is a very simple short build on “visual deprivation”. We follow a man working hard, doing his best to support a pregnant woman,...
Through close up details of hands, we follow the life of a single young man as he works, pursues relationships, and comes to terms with a life changing event.
(Medium Density Fibreboard Films)
Canada / 6minutes
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
Bite of the Tail
Four people desperately looking for an answer. Bite of the Tail revolves around the daily difficulties of a wife,...
Four characters struggling to find an elusive truth, and a snake that creeps inside their everyday lives.
(Self produced )
USA / 9minutes
Malatesta Short Film Festival Unveils Its First Edition Line-Up
Three days of screenings, premieres and Q&As with directors dedicated to short films: the first edition of Malatesta Short...
Find out these 10 shorts you can watch online from the MalatestaShort official selection
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
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
Cinematics – by Pier Paolo
A boring evening? Let’s challenge your friends to recognize all the films quoted in Cinematics. The experimental short film directed by...
A funny visual timeline of classic films and characters
Brazil / 1minutes
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
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.
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
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
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
Rise – by David Karlak
In a not so far future, robots develop feelings. This unexpected event scares humanity, which reacts as a frightened child...
A justified revolt of the machines.
(Underground Films / Vertigo Entertainment)
USA / 5minutes
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.
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
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
FOCUS ON: Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings, writer of Thunder Road and director of Thunder Road, is also the main actor in Thunder Road. His short film, Thunder...
Interview with the director of Thunder Road, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival
In a not-so-distant future anyone will be able to have their own personal assistant: the heavily advertised Blinky™. An...
(Image Now Films, Alturas Films, Logolite Entertainment)
Ireland / USA / 13minutes
Thunder Road – by Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings is probably a man of few words. Or a communication genius. The official synopsis for Thunder Road states:...
Officer Arnaud loved his mom... The 2016 Sundance short winner
USA / 13minutes
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
Lazy Daze – by Brian Smee
How is like a dog’s dream? Maybe something similar to what is depicted by the young American animator Brian Smee in...
A kaleidoscopic journey into a dog's dream.
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 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.