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
Hyper-Reality – by Keiichi Matsuda
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that technology plays an important role in our lives. A couple of weeks...
The Anglo-Japanese director describes a daily world dominated by technology
UK / 6minutes
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
N U M B – by Anders Weberg
To film an absence may seem an unsolvable oxymoron. Similarly, using a camera just like a tool that is...
Appearance and disappearance: A touching tribute in memory of a son
Sweden / 1minutes
Bora Bora – by Bogdan Mirică
The title of the first short film directed by Romanian helmer Bogdan Mirică can be misleading. The audience, watching the first...
The absurdity of life in one of the most drought-affected areas in Romania
Romania / 32minutes
Are You With Me? – by Erica Genereux Smith
After the good result of Night Life (2015), Erica Genereux Smith keeps talking about modern tragedies. In fact, the...
A sweet, ironic and sincere exploration of modern solitude (at a call center)
(Erica Genereux Smith)
USA / 6minutes
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
Ghostly International Presents: Andy Gilmore
An introduction and tribute to Andy Gilmore, the artist who became famous for his psychedelic geometric forms. His works...
Psychedelic works for an art-immersed life.
USA / 4minutes
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
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
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
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
FOCUS ON: Myrsini Aristidou
When I interviewed Myrsini Aristidou, she gave me the impression of being delicate and authentic – and her way of being reminded...
Exploring human relationships in the most honest, or genuine way possible: small talk with award-winning director
Steadfast Stanley – by John Cody Kim
I believe that ugliness and beauty, rather than being two sides of the same coin, are two good neighbours which...
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." And sometimes they save it...
USA / 4minutes
Ouro – by Pierre-Jean Le Moël & Eva Jiahui Gao
Ouro is an animated short film directed by Pierre-Jean Le Moël and Eva Jiahui Gao, who are both in Masters Degree programs at...
A fairytale in action about vengeance, Ouroboros, and the power of women
Francia / 4minutes
The Mourners (The Marcy Method)
It is quite rare that emerging Italian short film directors challenge themselves in genres such as thriller, horror, grotesque...
From our submissions: an horror made of obsessions, fears and lack of scruples to achieve the perfect shape.
(Work In Progress)
Italy / 13minutes
Blending CG 3D and 2D drawn animation techniques, Meanwhile follows four characters traversing a city, each lost in their...
Four characters are lost in their own worlds in an nameless city, but an event will reveal their intimate connection.
(Royal College of Art )
UK / 5minutes
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
Online Preview: La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak / Butter Lamp
The online preview is ended. You can still watch the trailer and read the review! Starting from a very...
A young itinerant photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to photograph them in front of various background.
France / China / 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
FOCUS ON: Tamar Rudoy
Daughter of the Bride premiered at Cannes 2016 Directors’ Fortnight. Written by Timna Rose Perez and directed by Tamar Rudoy, the short...
Interview with the Israeli director of Daughter of the Bride, premiered at Cannes 2016 Directors' Fortnight
He Took His Skin Off For Me
Basato sul racconto breve di Maria Hummer dallo stesso nome (che può essere ‘ascoltato’ qui, recitato dalla stessa autrice),...
UK / 11minutes
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
Online Premiere: Il Fischietto (The Whistle)
Il Fischietto (The Whistle) is the debut shortfilm by Roman director Lamberto Sanfelice, produced by ANG Film in collaboration with...
The story of a little girl facing a traumatic event and her personal way of acceptance.
(ANG Film / Asmara Film)
Italy / 15minutes
Bim Bam Boom, Las Luchas Morenas!
Rossy, Esther, and Cynthia Moreno are three sisters, better known as Las Luchas Morenas. They did Lucha Libre, the...
Bim Bam Boom, meet Las Luchas Morenas! Rossy, Esther and Cynthia are three sisters and professional luchadoras: their life through family, ring and… pig heads!
USA, Denmark, Mexico, France, Lebanon / 13minutes
Online Premiere: Dinola
Dinola is a child living in the village of Ushguli, in Georgia. Her father has just died, and the...
In the cold mountains of Georgia, a widow is forced to marry another man and leave her life and child behind.
(20 Steps Production)
Georgia / 14minutes
8 Hours in Brooklyn
Filmed over a period of 8 hours in Brooklyn using a Phantom Flex – a special camera that slows...
A slow-motion ride along the streets of Brooklyn, NYC.
USA / 3minutes
A sudden rain surprises the city: umbrellas are opened, the traffic intensifies, people seek shelter when they can. A...
A small elegy of rain that nods to the history of cinema
France / 8minutes
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
FOCUS ON: Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari
The Silence, the latest short film by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari, premiered in the Short Film Official Competition at...
Interview with the directors behind "The Silence," the Italian entry in Competition at Cannes 2016