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
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
Next Floor is the surreal short film made by Canadian writer-director Denis Villeneuve that plunges us into an opulent...
During an opulent and luxurious banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage.
Canada / 10minutes
From the “mirror stage” of Lacanian memory, to the Renaissance portraits, to analog self-portraits, to serial auto-representation in the...
An hilarious 60 seconds animated "sketch" on the most viral obsession of the moment.
UK / 1minutes
The map of America comes to life and starts wandering around looking for oil reserves, long extinguished from the...
The United States of America come to life in the search of the lost oil.
USA / 3minutes
FOCUS ON: William Laboury
William Laboury studied History of Art and editing. His body of work consists mostly in found footage films. His self-portrait...
Memory as an archive of images in the works of the young French director and graphic designer.
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2014
A “SPECIAL” WELCOME INDEED. We are at the opening of the 60th edition of the International Short Film Festival...
In its 60th anniversary, Oberhausen sets out to discover a "cinema without film" between experimentation, memory and absence.
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: 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
Spirit of Berlin (July 1945)
How did Berlin look in July 1945, a few weeks after the surrender of Germany? It is shown in...
An exceptional montage of the semi-destroyed city made with rare archival materials, in colors and HD.
Germany / 7minutes
Joseph Pierce is one of the most interesting animators around. The Pub is the third installment, along Stand Up and...
The inner nature of a pub's daily clientele comes to life in this rotoscoping animation short.
UK / 8minutes
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
Bear – by Pascal Floerks
It’s really hard to say, perhaps Bear (Bär) is a documentary, perhaps a short animation. Certainly it’s the final...
A mysterious and personal story about the director's grandfather
Germany / 8minutes
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
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
We Will Live Again
We Will Live Again is a mesmerising shortdoc following Cryonics Institut’s CEO Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99...
Stripped of their blood, filled with antifreeze liquid, and frozen: a looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute.
(Brooklyn Underground Films)
USA / 12minutes
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 Eagleman Stag
Peter is a famous entomologist who spent all his life reflecting on the way we perceive time. The older...
An innovative and staggeringly beautiful stop motion story about life and the passage of time. Best Animation at BAFTA 2011.
(The Royal College of Art)
UK / 8minutes
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
Afronauts and Zambia’s Space Program
It’s the 60s: the world is divided by the Cold War, and the USA are in the midst of...
A short presented at the Berlinale and a photographic book narrate the incredible space-adventure of an african dreamer in the 60s.
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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
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
Nuclear Waste (Yaderni wydhody) is the striking fourth short film by Ukrainian director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, following Incident (2006), Diagnosis (2009) and Deafness (2010) which represent some kind...
He is a truck-driver at a radioactive wastes utilization plant. She works at the plant's decontamination laundry.
(Arthouse Traffic, Volodymyr Tykhyy)
Ukraine / 23minutes
A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body and is moving...
In the aftermath of a terrible incident, a young couple has to deal with phantom pains.
Australia / 5minutes
Online Premiere: Jung – by Munseong Yun
When you watch Jung you suddenly have the feeling that you are in a different world, where the time...
Two South Korean warriors, divided between friendship and rivalry.
(Student Film (Seul Istitute of Arts))
South Korea / 7minutes
Shot in Indian Beach, North Carolina, this short film by William Kyle Gerardi is dark , sadly disturbing, and realized...
A tormented woman living alone in her beach house. A dog, her only companion.
USA / 12minutes
The current overhyped 90s nostalgia is often forced and deeply naive, but there are some fortunate cases in which...
Brooklyn, 1992. A lonely skater gets thrown in a dreamy virtual world, where everything is possible
(SVA - New York (Student Film))
USA / 4minutes
Steadfast Stanley – by John Cody Kim
I believe that ugliness and beauty, rather than being two sides of the same coin, are two good neighbours which...
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." And sometimes they save it...
USA / 4minutes