Men Buy Sex – by Alice Russell
Men Buy Sex is the first documentary by Alice Russell and she chooses a quite delicate theme. She decided to...
A shortdoc about paid sex that will probaly trigger a very long discussion.
(Fat Rat Films)
UK / 8minutes
We Will Live Again
We Will Live Again is a mesmerising shortdoc following Cryonics Institut’s CEO Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99...
Stripped of their blood, filled with antifreeze liquid, and frozen: a looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute.
(Brooklyn Underground Films)
USA / 12minutes
Online Premiere: I Navigli
A “coxless pair” slips smoothly along the calm waters of the Navigli. It passes through the city of Milan heading south-west, to...
Life and feelings of two rowers training in the placid waters of the historic canals in Milan.
Italy / 6minutes
Fighting the Ebola Outbreak, Street by Street.
An ambulance with blaring sirens runs through the crowded streets of Monrovia, capital of Liberia, one of regions mostly...
The New York Times' shortdoc on Ebola's outbreak in Liberia, redefines the boundaries between news and narrative.
(New York Times)
USA / 7minutes
Berlin, Berlin is the poignant “visual poem” by young American director of Salvadoran origin Nehemias Colindres dedicated to the dynamic...
More than just a city, a category of the mind: the passionate ode to Berlin by Nehemias Colindres.
Germany / 2minutes
Online Preview: Cargo
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the clip. Cargo is the...
A history of exploitation and redemption at the gates of Rome, which subverts the canonical relation victim-perpetrator.
Italian / 16minutes
Symphony no. 42 – by Réka Bucsi
The first scene of Symphony no. 42, animated short film by Réka Bucsi, necessarily creates extremely high expectations. What...
A fox in the woods is questioning about the essence of universe and then she shot herself.
Hungary / 9minutes
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 man cries while listening an old tape, we hear the voice of a woman talking about how she...
War, time travel and a broken walkman are the backdrop to this science-fiction love story
USA / 11minutes
Leonard in Slow Motion
The world is increasingly faster for everyone, but what happens when you live in slow-motion? A bathroom break might take...
Leonard moves in slow motion, but lives in a normally-paced world.
(Lawrence Lewis, Barbara Livolsi)
USA / 9minutes
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
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
The Cat Piano
A “feline” film noir with “beatnik” nuances: that would be the best way to describe The Cat Piano, an...
A noir animation, set in the jazz feline underworld, narrated by Nick Cave's charming and mysterious voice.
(The People's Republic Of Animation.)
Australia / 8minutes
A cruise aboard a ship turns into an inner journey through the visions, nightmares and anxieties of a young...
A psychedelic trip inside the mind of a young boy.
USA / 3minutes
The man (Austin Hayden) and the woman (Shian Denovan). He cheated on her, she left him. Pale and disheveled,...
A man suffers in a peculiar way after splitting up from his girlfriend: lies and guilt lead him through an extreme physical reaction…
(Shining Example Films)
UK / 17minutes
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
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
Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother
Tom Hardy stars as Sergeant Dan in this short film that marks the directorial debut of photographer Greg Williams....
Tom Hardy plays a temperamental aspiring soldier in a story of brotherly love and strife.
(HenPeg & Loki Productions)
USA / 13minutes
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
Kibwe Tavares is one of UK’s most exciting young directors. An achitecture grad with a lifelong love of cinema,...
A tale full of surprises and special effects narrates the destructive consequences of fame and wealth in the life of a boy from Zanzibar.
(BFI Film Fund)
UK / 18minutes
A smalltown somewhere in the U.S.A. Ben is a lonely child, quite different from the others. He has a...
A lonely child taxidermist makes friends with a girl who's fascinated by his hobby. But one day he does something that will change everything.
USA / 13minutes
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
Cortisonici 2019: What A Hell Of A Festival
Cortisonici 2019 is a hell of a festival. This is how the artistic direction of the event presents its...
On the occasion of the 16th edition (Varese, April 9-13), we propose the best short films of the previous editions
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.
Ennesimo Film Festival 2018, the Italian short film carnival
Welcome to Tile Valley: Ennesimo Film Festival 2018 is an illuminating example of cultural project management. From 4th to...
Welcome to Tile Valley: we went to the Ennesimo Film Festival in Fiorano Modenese and no, this is not "just another" festival report
Adam and Eve Raised Cain – by Francesco Erba
Adam and Eve Raised Cain is a disturbing short film. Stop motion animation is usually functional to tell reassuring...
A poetic yet disturbing stop motion horror short film
(Onda Video Produzioni)
Italy / 20minutes
Sundance Film Festival 2017 Announces Shorts Programs: Taste These 7 Shorts
Sundance Film Festival has announced its 2017 Shorts Programs. The 68 shorts round out a program of Competition and...
Seven shorts to watch online from the 68 programmed to play over January 19-29 in Park City
A woman is looking for the perfect armchair, in this short film directed by Rebecca Pugh and Jen West....
The search for the perfect armchair becomes a reflection on love and relationships.
(MinyCine Motion Picture)
USA / 7minutes
Afronauts – Zambia’s Space Program
It’s the 60s: the world is divided by the Cold War, and the USA are in the midst of...
A short presented at the Berlinale and a photographic book narrate the incredible space-adventure of an african dreamer in the 60s