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
A mysterious briefcase, a gun, handcuffs. A sudden phone call. We see a man, presumably a spy or a...
When fiction starts to blend with reality, a novelist must act quickly - his life may depend on it!
USA / 8minutes
Inamorata – by A-lan Holt
Inamorata is the first short film written and directed by playwright, filmmaker and Stanford University educator A-lan Holt. She...
A painful (and autobiographical) love story of magic and sisterhood
USA / 21minutes
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
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
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
Nyosha – by Liran Kapel & Yael Dekel
Nyosha is the animated short documentary based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Nomi Kapel. Israeli directors Liran...
An animated tribute to those who survived the Holocaust and to the memory of its victims
(Liran Kapel Studio)
Israel / 11minutes
A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body and is moving...
In the aftermath of a terrible incident, a young couple has to deal with phantom pains.
Australia / 5minutes
A new short film from Federico Heller explores a well travelled dystopian sci-fi narrative territory—addiction to future technologies, war and...
In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment.
Argentina / 9minutes
Sundance 2018: 4 Online Shorts You Can Watch Now
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival kicks off Thursday Jan. 18. This year, approximately 200 feature-length and short films were...
Let's dispel the myth that "if you post your short online, you are blown for A-list festivals"
Online Premiere: Thriller
With the city of Taranto bent by pollution and uncertainty for the future in the background, Michael, 14, goes around...
Michele dreams to dance in TV like his idol Michael Jackson, but the protest in which his father is involved threatens his dream.
Italian / 14minutes
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 Brain Hack – by Joseph White
Neurotheology, technology, science, conspiracy theories, simulation, deception, psychosis, suspense, fear, excitement, mystery, revelation, surprise: rarely a short film manages...
Two students create a short-cut to induce hallucinogenic visions of God, but find themselves hunted by a deadly religious sect.
USA / 19minutes
The Life & Death of an iPhone
Needless to deny: most of us live attached to the phone. A form of technological autism entirely contemporary, that even...
Life, death, and reincarnation of an iPhone from its point-of-view. An original perspective on our relatoinship with technology.
USA / 7minutes
Requiem for Romance
A couple’s break-up call in voice-over. The images show us a man and a woman fighting, dabbing each other...
Shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Awards Best Animated short category, a story of kung-fu and forbidden love inspired by Shanghai's past.
Canada / 7minutes
Torino Short Film Market 2017: Interview with Jacopo Chessa
Torino Short Film Market is back with its second edition. From November 29 to December 1, 2017, in the...
From November 29 to December 1, the one and only short film market in Italy comes back with its second edition: a small talk with its creator
Black Metal – by Kat Candler
When metal is linked with crime. The West Memphis Three — Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley —...
The lead singer of a black metal band dealing with guilt and sorrow: if an artist's work is used for unintended purposes, is the artist partially responsible?
USA / 8minutes
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
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
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
La Huida – The Runaway
Helvetica , pastel colors , a voice-over that directly addresses the viewers, eccentric characters and catchy music … at...
The colorful deconstruction of a moment in the life of a group of bizarre characters.
(Escandalo Films )
Spain / 11minutes
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
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.
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
Clermont-Ferrand 2017 Kicks Off: A Selection Of 6 Short Films Online Via Click For Flicks
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the largest and most influential short film festival in the world. For its...
The 39th edition opens with Click for Flicks, a selection of 6 short films to watch online for free