Online Premiere: Black by Sara Taigher
Rome, summer. One night, unexpectedly, a total blackout leaves the city without electricity. People feel paralyzed, their world is...
A short film part of a wider cross-media project to brighten your soul during these days of forced quarantine
(So What Pictures)
Italy / 14minutes
Nigel – by Natasza Cetner
Nigel is the Royal College of Art’s grad short by Polish animator Natasza Cetner. The London-based director isn’t new...
A lonely gannet falls for a concrete bird in this relatable love story
(Royal College of Art - London)
UK / 9minutes
Hair Love – by Matthew A. Cherry
Stephen is an African American dad. His young daughter Zuri keeps watching the tutorial video of her mother (voiced...
The 2020 Oscar-winner animated short, based on the true story of Deandre Arnold and financed by a Kickstarter campaign
(Chasing Miles / Six Point Harness)
USA / 7minutes
Albatross Soup – by Winnie Cheung
“A man walks off a boat. He walks into a restaurant, orders the Albatross soup. He takes a bite,...
A psychedelic animation that explores the creative thinking generated by a famous riddle
(Picture Farm, Cause + Effect)
Usa / 7minutes
Agua Viva – by Alexa Lim Haas
Winner of SXSW Best Animation Short in 2018, Alexa Lim Haas’ animation Agua Viva is a poetic animation about...
A short animation about feelings that no language can describe.
USA / 6minutes
Belly Flop – by Jeremy Collins and Kelly Dillon
Belly Flop is a short film inspired by perseverance. Directed by Jeremy Collins and Kelly Dillon, this is the funny...
Good things come to those who wait in the South-African short film challenging the US dominion in animated cinema
South Africa / 5minutes
Things to do to make a very good short film – write a brilliant script; shoot without distractions, even...
A regression therapy session diving a girl deeply into her distant memories turns into the materialization of cosmic entity Yog-Sothoth…
France / 5minutes
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
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
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
Online Premiere: Dulce Dolor (The Sweetest Blow)
Stories are often born from a single visual epiphany, a suspended moment of astonishment where you can catch the sense...
Crossing the ambiguity of happiness and desire, a human Piñata discovers what is her true nature.
(La Gran Royal, Juan Sarquis, Gabriel Stavenhagen)
Mexico / 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
Oscars 2018: 10 Documentary Shorts Finalists
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the 10 finalists for the Documentary Shorts Oscar. The...
Like the nominees in the feature-length Best Documentary category, these 10 films feature an array of powerful subjects
FOCUS ON: Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari
The Silence, the latest short film by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari, premiered in the Short Film Official Competition at...
Interview with the directors behind "The Silence," the Italian entry in Competition at Cannes 2016
Sometimes, the most radical innovations are inspired by the past. This is the case of Michael Lagan and Terah...
A dancer's movements bring a chorus of women and unexpected choreographies to life.
USA / 13minutes
Autobiographical Scene Number 6882
(from Jeffrey Bowers via Vice) A group of friends are walking across a bridge, discussing the finer aspects of alcohol, when they begin...
A group of friends watches as one of them attempts to jump into the water from a bridge.
Sweden / 9minutes
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
FOCUS ON: Jack Dunphy
Jack Dunphy mixes love and humour, cutout paper characters and death. Serenity is a profound story made of simple elements. Serenity was...
Love, death and icecream for breakfast: small talk with the Brooklyn-based filmmaker
Growing Girl – by Marnie Ellen Hertzler
Growing Girl is a short film by Marnie Ellen Hertzler, American video-artist and filmmaker based in Baltimore. The short,...
A Powerpoint presentation about snakes is intertwined with a woman’s memories of abuse in the workplace
(The Borscht Corp.)
USA / 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.
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
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
The Landing – by Josh Tanner
It all starts (or ends) in a hospital room, where a mature man stands watching the last glimpe of...
Summer of 1960, a Midwestern farm: Where is the enemy?
Australia / 18minutes
American suburbs, 1964. An ordinary day in the life of an ordinary man. Joe, our protagonist, comes home from...
1964. Joe's seemingly ordinary day takes a bad turn, as he comes home to find out that his wife hasn't been cooking dinner. And there's a very good reason for that.
(Eppich Films )
USA / 9minutes
Lonely and mysterious, Ruby is very different from other girls her age: we don’t know much about her, besides...
A solitary young girl is forced to come out of hiding to face the town bullies, but the thing she fears the most is herself.
(Bridle Path Films )
Australia / 13minutes
Modern Life is Rubbish
It’s hard to think of a more fitting title for this bittersweet story about separation and the division of...
A recently broken-up couple separating their music collection leads the way for a dissertation on love, loss and the inherent evil of greatest hits albums.
UK / 13minutes
Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death – by Fausto Fornari
Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death is what Ferruccio Parri called “the first anti-fascist documentary.” The short film...
The first anti-fascist documentary in the history of Italian cinema: more necessary than ever today, against any collective removal
Italy / 12minutes
International Film Festival – Clermont Ferrand 2015
The importance of the festival and the Italian presence in Clermont-Ferrand. Located at the bottom of a chain of...
The historic French festival started. Here are the trailer of the Italian shorts, and a major crowdfunding campaign promoted by the CNC to support our national production in the world .
Are we still able to approach a person without the use of internet? This is the question British director Samuel...
A 'single' guy challenges himself to find a his next date without the help of the internet.
(Joshua Smith & Samuel Abrahams )
UK / 6minutes
021 Capalbio | GSF’s Exclusive Showcase
Up On The Roof Festival’s section: International Competition Directed by: Nour wazzi Produced by: Panacea Production Ltd. Country: UK Year: 2013 Synopsis: ...
Watch a selection of some of the the best shorts from the various sections of the 021 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Fest until August 31st.