Supermarket – by Gianluca Abbate
“I’d like you to make yourself at home, wipe all thoughts from your mind…”: thus begins Supermarket, the second...
An invitation to make you fall asleep goes with us while a chaotic landscape sets up on the screen...
Italy / 8minutes
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
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
Panorama – by Gianluca Abbate
Panorama, world premiered at the International Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film 2014, is the animated short film directed by Gianluca...
A polis stretches away over an infinite global space with no more uninhabited places nor frontiers
Italy / 7minutes
“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
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
A Pale Blue Dot
Many of the problems that plague our small terrestrial existences can be often “solved” with a change of perspective,...
An uplifting animation with commentary by Carl Sagan, offers us an unexpected perspective of our earthly existence.
(Student Film (Sheridan College))
Canada / 4minutes
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
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
Dylan is an experimental documentary-film written and directed by New York director Elisabetta Rohrbaugh based on an interview with Dylan...
A young transgender tells us his story on his early morning journey to Conney Island.
(Outer Borough Pictures)
USA / 8minutes
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
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.
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
Scrambled – by Bastiaan Schravendeel
Can a Rubik’s Cube still be an intriguing game for millennials? It is probably the question that the animators...
The immortal charm of the Rubik's cube
Netherlands / 7minutes
The Shaman is the science-fiction short film written, directed, edited, and produced by Austrian filmmaker Marco Kalantari. Set in...
In the dark year 2204, Joshua is a Shaman sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus
Austria / 17minutes
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
Lights Out – by David F. Sandberg
In 2013 the UK based production company Bloody Cuts launched a competition for the best horror short film, with a...
"Per aspera ad astra": from indie to major.
Sweden / 3minutes
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
Monsieur Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. In times of war, hedecides to increase production to...
In times of war, a ruthless yet childish factory owner decides to replace all his workers with robots. A riot ensues.
France / 10minutes
“My Self”: the intimate diary of Jennifer Medina
Jennifer Medina is a Venezuelan photographer and video maker, based in New York City. Her works sweetly look at...
The selfie generation seen by the young Venezuelan artist's eyes.
USA / 1minutes
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
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
Concorto Film Festival 2019: the Italian Fefreshing Oasis of Short Films
Concorto Film Festival 2019 does not disappoint. The Italian event (from August 17th to August 24th in Pontenure, part...
From August 17th to 24th in Pontenure (Piacenza), in the suggestive location of Parco Raggio, the 18th edition of the event: 51 shorts in competition, focus, workshops and lots of music
Behind the Biennale: A Short History of the World’s Most Important Art Exhibition
What would the world be like without the Venice Biennale? Director Oscar Boyson asked this question to a group...
What would the world be like without the Venice Biennale? This short doc answers to the question in a very pop manner through archival images, artworks and interviews.
USA / 6minutes
The Chickening – by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force
It’s not so easy to talk about what Nick DenBoer and Davy Force‘s The Chickening really is. A parody? Maybe. A trailer?...
A parody? Maybe. A trailer? Possibly. An animation? Partially. A short film? Why not.
Canada / 5minutes
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
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
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
Head over Heels
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown distant from each other, to the point that they...
This Oscar-nominated animation is an heartwarming tale of a married couple whose lives have grown in opposite directions.
UK / 10minutes
The Board – by David Shane
Evan is a socially awkward teenager, who constantly finds himself at a loss for appropriately cool words during his...
Practical tips from a teenager busy with the opposite sex
USA / 13minutes