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
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
You won’t regret that tattoo
A tattoo is for life… so what if you regret it? This one of the most frequently asked questions...
There's a lot of talk about tattoos, but this is the first time we see people from an older generation who are proud to sport the ink they wear.
Canada / 13minutes
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
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
Short Film Day: beautiful shorts in the shortest day of the year.
On December 21, the shortest day of the year, 22 Italian cities and 17 internationals celebrated the short film...
Thanks to the Italian Short Film Centre the national short film scene stands out at the Short Film Day with a wide and quality selection.
Past Forward, David O. Russell’s Star-Studded Prada Short Film
Past Forward is the multi-platform short film collaboration between Miuccia Prada and David O. Russell. A “cinema poem,” a surreal,...
The acclaimed director filmed a surreal, futuristic silent "cinema poem" in black & white
“The sunken homeland; visiting a strange place, and the certainty that we are not alone. ECHO is about how...
People, animals and buildings create a visual echo in this surreal and atmospheric animation.
Germany / 5minutes
From Dad to Son – by Nils Knoblich
A prisoner receives the message that his old father needs help with care of the farm. In his desperate...
Son's love... in papercraft
Germany / 6minutes
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
Tiger Boy is the sixth short film directed by Gabriele Mainetti, Italian actor, director, composer and producer born in...
From the director of They Call Me Jeeg Robot, the story of Matteo, a nine year old kid whose hero is a wrestler of a Roman suburb called The Tiger.
Italy / 20minutes
The Arab Series #2: The Curse
> Click on the image to watch the film Fatine is a young Moroccan girl, she’s all pride and...
Fatine has ventured far from the village to meet her older lover. When she is caught by a group of children, all she wants to do is go home.
(Quark Films, Kasbah Films )
Morocco / 16minutes
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
Sunday – by Patrick Doyon
It’s a cold Sunday in wintertime. Sunday immediately brings us back to our childhood and, for a moment, we really...
An animation that brings the unexpected in an ordinary family lunch
(National Film Board of Canada)
Canada / 10minutes
A new prisoner has just arrived in his cell in a macabre Russian jail. He’s attempting to settle in...
A mysterious box turns the life of an inmate into a dead end hallucinatory trip.
UK / 6minutes
The Missing Scarf
One morning, Albert the squirrel wakes up and realizes that his beloved scarf is gone. This unpleasant discovery leads...
An apparent children's story turns out to be a philosophical reflection on overcoming a loss, through existentialism, nihilism and minimal graphics.
(Creative Belly Ltd.)
Ireland / 7minutes
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
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard
One day, during a morning walk, a man meets a chicken. The chicken turns the corner, it mounts the stairs of a flat,...
A New Yorker and a chicken: an exercise in style by Grant Orchard
UK / 7minutes
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
Rafael Egaña, 38, is going blind. He suffers RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa), a genetic degenerative retinal disease. With the iquiqueña...
Rafael Egaña is going blind and goes through the pics that his father has collected over the past 50 years. What happens with the images in your memory when you're going blind?
(Cusicanqui Films, Escuela de Cine y Televisión - Universidad de Chile)
Chile / 18minutes
Andre Hyland, the author of this surreal short, is what in Italy we’d lovingly call an “adorable dick”, which...
His car has broken down, a guy spend a whole day on the phone while looking for a funnel.
USA / 7minutes
Bum-Bum Doch’ Rybaka (Bum-Bum, The Baby of The Fisher)
In a seaside village inhabited by animals and anthropomorphic creatures with odd, long noses, a lone fisherman carries out its...
A sweet and surreal tale realised by Ivan Maximov, one of the most important Russian animators, winner of the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2014.
Russia / 9minutes
Crowfunding: “Lindiota” – by Chiara Livia Arrigo
Chiara Livia Arrigo is a young Milanese director of Sicilian origin, who lives and works in Rome. She launched...
Life and memory of a lonly anti-hero from Lindos, between rotoscope and live footage.
(Ring Film (promo) )
Italian / 2minutes
Soar – by Alyce Tzue
Soar is the story of a young girl Mara who dreams of one day building airplanes. She builds these...
A young girl must help a tiny boy pilot fly home before it's too late.
(Student Film (Anson Yu))
USA / 7minutes
It’s the night before Amina’s wedding, and the women of the family are celebrating the henna ceremony, a Muslim...
Love and death, tradition and diversity clash against each other in this intense short by Sally El Hosaini.
(Yalla Film Company)
UK / 12minutes