Distortion – by Grégory Papinutto
Distortion by Grégory Papinutto is a solemn story of an ambitious struggle to survive. The French writer/director has crafted...
A weird, disturbing and terrifying slasher about mind-altering mutations
France / 14minutes
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
Floor 9.5 – by Toby Meakins
It’s midnight and the young office worker in a big company gets on the elevator to go home. Shift’s...
Are we really willing to help those who ask us for help? A Kafkaesque horror about modern working life
(Fox Digital Studios)
USA / 2minutes
Paralys – by John Boisen & Björn Fävremark
John Boisen and Björn Fävremark are specialists in the materialisation of nightmares and private demons. They move through the...
The experience of a sleep paralysis (that you shouldn't watch alone...)
(Is This It)
Sweden / 8minutes
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
Adam and Eve Raised Cain – by Francesco Erba
Adam and Eve Raised Cain is a disturbing short film. Stop motion animation is usually functional to tell reassuring...
A poetic yet disturbing stop motion horror short film
(Onda Video Produzioni)
Italy / 20minutes
Blending CG 3D and 2D drawn animation techniques, Meanwhile follows four characters traversing a city, each lost in their...
Four characters are lost in their own worlds in an nameless city, but an event will reveal their intimate connection.
(Royal College of Art )
UK / 5minutes
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
Journal Animé – by Donato Sansone
Donato’s sitting at the bar. A typical Parisian café during an ordinary rainy day. He flips through the pages...
The images on the pages of Libération come to life and pass the printed events in the Italian short which collected a César nomination
(Autour de Minuit)
France / 4minutes
Abe was programmed to love. Until recently, he had a family: he was living with them, cooking, helping them...
What if a robot that was programmed to love stops being loved by those around him?
UK / 9minutes
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.
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
All Men Are Called Robert – by Marc-Henri Boulier
A naked and scared young man runs through the woods, chased by someone. His confused and desperate run is...
An anxiety run through a brutal truth
(Insolence Productions, R! Stone Productions)
Francia / 6minutes
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
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
Hyper-Reality – by Keiichi Matsuda
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that technology plays an important role in our lives. A couple of weeks...
The Anglo-Japanese director describes a daily world dominated by technology
UK / 6minutes
Torino Short Film Market 2017: Interview with Jacopo Chessa
Torino Short Film Market is back with its second edition. From November 29 to December 1, 2017, in the...
From November 29 to December 1, the one and only short film market in Italy comes back with its second edition: a small talk with its creator
It’s the night before Amina’s wedding, and the women of the family are celebrating the henna ceremony, a Muslim...
Love and death, tradition and diversity clash against each other in this intense short by Sally El Hosaini.
(Yalla Film Company)
UK / 12minutes
Andre Hyland, the author of this surreal short, is what in Italy we’d lovingly call an “adorable dick”, which...
His car has broken down, a guy spend a whole day on the phone while looking for a funnel.
USA / 7minutes
In the beginning it was nothing. And then everything appeared. Explosions of light and matter, forms that combine and...
A witty satire on the art world and the anxieties of the creative process masterfully directed by stop-motion animation genius Mikey Please.
UK / 7minutes
Blue Screen – by Riccardo Bolo & Alessandro Arfuso
“If the images of the present don’t change, then change the images of the past.” Blue Screen opens with...
A documentary directed by the android filmmaker Mk3, found in an old VHS cassette, tells the rebellion of the robots against human domination
(AAMOD & Greve61)
Italy / 17minutes
Online Premiere: Dinola
Dinola is a child living in the village of Ushguli, in Georgia. Her father has just died, and the...
In the cold mountains of Georgia, a widow is forced to marry another man and leave her life and child behind.
(20 Steps Production)
Georgia / 14minutes
Dark Hallucinations – by Diego Salinas
Dark Hallucinations is an experimental short film directed by Diego Salinas. Intended as an installation by Funken Studio collective,...
An immersive audiovisual installation by Funken Studio, a chronicle of darkness where life loses every possible grip
Chile / USA / 3minutes
Online Premiere: Terra
A regular night on a ferry headed to Sicily. It’s presumably Winter, one of those off-season trips in which...
Various human types meet on a night ferry's regular trip.
Italy / 23minutes
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
Diary is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made...
10 years of war reporting around the world in this moving and very powerful video-testament by British photojournalist Tim Hetherington.
UK / 19minutes
Online Preview: Cargo
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the clip. Cargo is the...
A history of exploitation and redemption at the gates of Rome, which subverts the canonical relation victim-perpetrator.
Italian / 16minutes
Solus – by R. Bersot, C. Dellerie, M. Larue, T. Rodriguez
Solus is the French animated short film created, in computer graphics, by Robin Bersot, Camille Dellerie, Mickaël Larue and Thomas...
Everyone defends himself from reality: a story about loneliness and survival in CGI
France / 7minutes
Coach Nison – by Charlie Hoxie
Coach Nison by Charlie Hoxie is part of Frameworks, a series of in-depth documentary shorts examining extraordinary New York...
A table tennis champion from Tajikistan opens a club in Brooklyn where he trains the next generation of talent
USA / 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