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
Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre.
“For the first time ever, a worldwide chain of events has been started by a drawing.” says Jean “Cabu”...
The documentary of the New York Times takes us inside the editor office of Charlie Hebdo. A testament that's also a cause for reflection.
(New York Times)
USA / 5minutes
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
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
The grief process is a recurring theme throughout the history of cinema. Extremely subjective and universal at the same...
The ghost of a little girl wanders through a dark and spooky city as her parents mourn her passing.
Denmark / 8minutes
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
The Arab Series #3: War On Famous Canvas
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the missiles in the sky over the border town of Yabroud, in the...
Syrian war scenes swarm the famous paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Pieter Brueghel and Paul Gauguin
Syria / 2minutes
Runaway – by Emily Buchanan, Susan Yung and Esther Parobek
In the Internet of Things era, loving a refrigerator will not be so weird. Probably it’ll be easy to...
The best time of the year to love your refrigerator
USA / 4minutes
An American actor with a questionable french accent, set to play a frenchman in a city that should be...
A meta-filmic rom-com suspended between reality and fiction.
UK / 6minutes
ZIMNIK – The Ice Road
Siberia. We are in the district of Evenkiysky, in the Krasnoyarsky region, located in the center of the Russian territory, that...
A trip along the Zimnik, the ice roads that cross the Siberian wilderness during the long winter months.
Lithuania / 16minutes
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
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.
Sofia is the debut short film of young Roman director Carlo Sironi, which penetrates in the intimacy of two...
The fragility of family relationships through the intimate communication between two young sisters.
Italian / 16minutes
FOCUS ON: Fisnik Maxhuni
Fisnik Maxhuni won with his first short film Lost Exile the ‘Cinema & Gioventù’ Jury Prize at Locarno Film...
Interview with the director of Lost Exile, awarded at Locarno Film Festival
1500 Words – by Andrew Chaplin
You have 1,500 words left to live. How would you react to that sentence? Hard to imagine how few are 1,500 words,...
What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live?
(Hungry Bear Media)
UK / 9minutes
Online Premiere: The Show MAS Go On
What is MAS? Let’s explain it to non-roman citizens. It is a legendary shop in Rome, nearby Piazza Vittorio, in...
Artist Rä di Martino celebrates MAS , the Roman famed "department stores of the people", with a art-doc poised between fiction and reality.
(Produzione Illuminati / Think Cattleya / Federica Maria Bianchi (Snaporazverein))
Italian / 30minutes
Let it rain
Shady characters , a dramatic tone, lots of suspense … the first scenes of Let it Rain set up...
A deadly shootout... with water weapons.
Australia / 8minutes
Anteprima Trailer: Merry Go Round
We are glad to present the trailer preview of Merry Go Round, a short film written and directed by actor-director Massimiliano...
Following shocking discoveries about the double life of his father, a guy has to decide who he really wants to be.
Italy / 18minutes
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
The Moment – by Karis Oh
“The moment” is what makes us look up and stop the thoughts, it is time to insight. These few words...
What really matters in the end of life?
USA / 3minutes
Fear of Flying
It looks like Stop-Motion, but it isn’t. Combining puppetry and 2D and 3D animation, director Conor Finnegan has created...
It's time to migrate south, but Dougal is afraid of flying. The tragicomic adventure of a bird and its phobias.
Ireland / 9minutes
Player Two – by John Wikstrom
As so often in similar situations, all begins with a little and innocent question: can video games be a...
Can video games be a spiritual experience? The game will never be over
USA / 2minutes
It’s Chloè’s eighteenth birthday, and she’s celebrating it in a wonderful french countryside villa. It’s a “white party” (maybe...
An american woman enters into a teenage party in the South of France, changing the life of the birthday girl forever.
(Ad Astra Films)
USA / 14minutes
Tits – by Alex Winckler
Tits is a delicate comedy dealing with the adolescent insecurity, presenting a situation that would have been simple to waste...
When breasts are not the massive dream for a teenage boy.
(BFI + Electric Ballroom Productions)
UK / 16minutes
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