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
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
A distant land where the entire social system is based on the power of the wind. Strong and relentless,...
The everyday activities of the inhabitants of an extremely windy area are hard. But what if the wind stopped blowing?
(HAW Hamburg Department Design)
Germany / 4minutes
Fighting the Ebola Outbreak, Street by Street.
An ambulance with blaring sirens runs through the crowded streets of Monrovia, capital of Liberia, one of regions mostly...
The New York Times' shortdoc on Ebola's outbreak in Liberia, redefines the boundaries between news and narrative.
(New York Times)
USA / 7minutes
Western, the quintessential film genre, has been reinterpreted in many ways throughout the history of cinema. Post-modern filmmakers such...
A classic Western story of death and revenge told with an innovative mix of stop motion techniques, in-camera effects and animation.
Brazil / 6minutes
In late December 2013 the elusive British musician William Bevan, aka Burial, published an unannounced EP, The Rival Dealer....
A nocturne crime story inspired by and set to Burial's Rival Dealer.
UK / 11minutes
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.
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
Online Premiere: Thriller
With the city of Taranto bent by pollution and uncertainty for the future in the background, Michael, 14, goes around...
Michele dreams to dance in TV like his idol Michael Jackson, but the protest in which his father is involved threatens his dream.
Italian / 14minutes
David Levy is one of the most important art directors around, and his curriculum includes films like Prometheus and...
The only survivor in a post-apocalyptic world is constantly looking for other forms of human life and answers to her questions.
USA / 16minutes
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
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.
Chop My Money – by Theo Anthony
Patient, the protagonist of Chop My Money, short doc directed by Theo Anthony, lives in Goma, Congo. In Congo there...
This world is not the world: a day in the life of three street kids in the Eastern Congo
(Theo Anthony Productions, LLC)
USA / 13minutes
Shorts not to miss at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week, and the shorts film program is comprised of 60 films...
The Artist is Absent: A Short Film on Martin Margiela
The Artist is Absent. The title that Alison Chernick chose for her portrayal of the most elusive among avant-garde designers...
A portrait of the most elusive and influential of fashion designer, through archival footage and illustrious guests.
USA / 11minutes
Why we believe in shorts
The New Yorker has recently published a long article Does the Cinema Need Short Films? by Richard Brody, the magazine’s film critic,...
A recent New Yorker article highlights the renewed interest for the short film art and its importance contemporary's cinema.
The Christmas Light Killer
Every night in December people in a small suburb of Philadelphia flock to a holiday light show. They drive...
A man spends his December nights shutting down the power for a huge holiday light show. What is his point?
USA / 6minutes
When Namibia Was a City…
Yusuf’s everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. He wakes up in the morning and drinks...
Yusuf's everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. A fishing trip could give him a chance to restore his image as the provider and head of family...
(24 Lies Per Second)
Germany / 23minutes
We follow Philip’s meanders around Hackney, East London from an high point in the sky. As he keeps on...
From an unusual poit-of-view, a man enacts the devastating effects of mental illness.
UK / 7minutes
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
Online Premiere: Mario de Marcella – Il Solengo
Is it at all possible to live outside the human community? This is the essential question raised by Il Solengo,...
The incredible story of a solitary man living in the Vejano forest in the heart of Italy.
Italy / 7minutes
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
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
It’s No Game – by Oscar Sharp
It’s No Game is director Oscar Sharp‘s follow-up to last year short film Sunspring, written entirely by an algorithm...
In this day and age, how useful are screenwriters?
(48 Hour Film Challenge / Sci-Fi London Film Festival)
UK / 8minutes
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
Weird things happen in the woods of Georgia. For example, coming across the occult universe of James Sizemore and...
From the creators of 'The Demon's Rook' comes Emelin & Gloria's ancient ritual: witches, demons, and deities during a full lunar eclipse…
(Black Rider Productions)
USA / 14minutes