Kokosmos – by Anna Radchenko
“Glory to the Soviet People, pioneers of the cosmos!”, as a dazzling propaganda poster put it during the Space...
A hymn to cosmic enthusiasm in socialist societies, coming up online (not for nothing) on Russia's Cosmonautics Day
Russia / 2minutes
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
It’s No Game – by Oscar Sharp
It’s No Game is director Oscar Sharp‘s follow-up to last year short film Sunspring, written entirely by an algorithm...
In this day and age, how useful are screenwriters?
(48 Hour Film Challenge / Sci-Fi London Film Festival)
UK / 8minutes
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
Borrowed Time – by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Animated short film and drama. We are not used to associate this genre to poignant and dark tales, but watching Borrowed...
American animation comes out of its comfort zone and tells the drama
USA / 7minutes
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
Out – by Roee Rosen
Out (Tse) is the short film directed by Israeli artist Roee Rosen and winner of the Orizzonti Award at the...
The cruelty's exorcism by Roee Rosen
Israel / 34minutes
Chop My Money – by Theo Anthony
Patient, the protagonist of Chop My Money, short doc directed by Theo Anthony, lives in Goma, Congo. In Congo there...
This world is not the world: a day in the life of three street kids in the Eastern Congo
(Theo Anthony Productions, LLC)
USA / 13minutes
Snow White Cologne – by Amanda Eliasson
Snow White Cologne is the story of an addiction. Swedish animation director Amanda Eliasson, currently based in London, opens...
The story of an addiction in form of acrylic paint on paper and experimental cut-up technique inspired by William S. Burroughs
(Royal College of Art)
Sweden / 6minutes
The Artist is Absent: A Short Film on Martin Margiela
The Artist is Absent. The title that Alison Chernick chose for her portrayal of the most elusive among avant-garde designers...
A portrait of the most elusive and influential of fashion designer, through archival footage and illustrious guests.
USA / 11minutes
Crush – by Katherine Bernard
Crush, the short film by Katherine Bernard, takes place on two temporal levels: the “before” and the “after,” that...
The short by the American filmmaker cuts satire to reveal a tragicomic criticism of the art world
USA / 12minutes
The Joke’s on You – by Katie Smith
The Joke’s on You is a refreshing British comedy, winner as Best Short Comedy of 2016 at ECAFF Eddie Comedy...
A refreshing British comedy, a modern and real love story
UK / 11minutes
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
Kung Fury is a medium-length film (30 ‘), written and directed by the young Swede...
A cop martial arts expert is sent back in time to defeat Hitler...
Sweden / 30minutes
021 Capalbio Cinema International Shortfilm Fest
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive...
The historic Maremman festival opens its 21th edition with an entirely renewed formula in the name of Re/Generation.
The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb
50’s B-movies, R.K.O., drive-ins, Universal’s monster movies…. All these and more inspired Clement Bolla, Fx Goby and Matthieu Landour...
An innocuous practical joke goes bad, in this spectacular homage to 50s B-movies.
France / 13minutes
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
This animation by Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing has won 22 awards in many festivals across the world, and not by chance. It’s...
A man is stabbed in the subway. In the last seconds before he dies, a teenage friendship flashes before his eyes.
(il Luster Films, Cinété)
Netherlands / 18minutes
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
97% – by Ben Brand
97% is a short written and directed by the young Dutch director Ben Brand, that explores our emotional dependency on...
Bert's race against time to find the match of his life among the subway cars.
Netherlands / 8minutes
It’s the 1940s, but we’re in a dystopian, alternate reality where human survival is threatened. A man seeks refuge...
Black comedy, horror, dystopia and science fiction come together in Brianne Nord-Stewart's short.
(Random Acts Entertainment)
Canada / 8minutes
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
Manuel is a middle-aged man who’s profoundly unhappy with his life. He’s been working for 25 years in the...
A man is very unhappy with his life, but when he will be diagnosed with a rare syndrome, everything will change.
Spain / 9minutes
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
Father – by Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso
Argentina, 1983. The dictatorship just passed and the horror, by now invisible, finds a place in the inside, in...
The flow of daily life in the shadow of dictatorship
France, Argentina / 12minutes
Memories of Papé, the short film by Nicolas Polixene
Memories of Papé Diary of my short film. The beginning My name is Nicolas Polixene and I’m 33 years old. Native...
The private diary by French director of Martinique descent
A Reasonable Request – by Andrew Laurich
There are many ways to re-build a disrupted father-son relationship: it’s possible to do it for affection or old...
How to re-build a father-son relationship in an unconventional way.
USA / 8minutes
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
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
Citizen versus Kane
An independent filmmaker’s ambitious project of remaking Citizen Kane in a modern-day setting has finally took off. As it...
When death arrives on the set of a low-budget "Citizen Kane" remake, what's there to do to save the production?
France / 18minutes