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
Bear – by Pascal Floerks
It’s really hard to say, perhaps Bear (Bär) is a documentary, perhaps a short animation. Certainly it’s the final...
A mysterious and personal story about the director's grandfather
Germany / 8minutes
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
Behind the Biennale: A Short History of the World’s Most Important Art Exhibition
What would the world be like without the Venice Biennale? Director Oscar Boyson asked this question to a group...
What would the world be like without the Venice Biennale? This short doc answers to the question in a very pop manner through archival images, artworks and interviews.
USA / 6minutes
A couple of british poachers set sail to explore a string of previously undiscovered islands in search of the...
A couple of british poachers explore undiscovered islands in search of the fabled Moth Owl, in this animated tribute to old b-movies.
USA / 4minutes
São Paulo do Brasil, night time. It’s 3:33 am and the time stops. We are in a deserted area...
Every night, time stops for a moment in Sao Paolo, and ghosts and mosters of all kinds dance and play music on the city's deserted streets.
Brazil / 10minutes
I’m a Mitzvah
“Mitzvah” is an Hebrew term that means “commandment.” In its secondary meaning, however, it also refers to all those charitable...
The bittersweet adventure of a young American man who spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.
USA / 18minutes
Rise – by David Karlak
In a not so far future, robots develop feelings. This unexpected event scares humanity, which reacts as a frightened child...
A justified revolt of the machines.
(Underground Films / Vertigo Entertainment)
USA / 5minutes
Exquisitely surreal and brazenly grotesque, this short of dense thirteen minutes unravels five stories connected by a bouncing red ball...
A red ball bounces around the city through five incredible stories, for eventually getting to the beach.
(Daniel Scheinert & Stefanie Lynch)
USA / 13minutes
Three Fitted Flies – by Sois de Traca
Three Fitted Flies (Tres moscas a medida) is a 2D animated short film directed by the Spanish directors María Álvarez and Elisa Morais. Sois...
Bereavement between faith and superstition: the amazing 2D animation by the Spanish collective
(Sois de Traca)
Spain / 8minutes
Semáforo (Stop Light)
Semáforo (Stop Light) is our homage to the Colombian culture and its magical imaginary on the day of Gabriel Garcia...
Under a Colombian city stoplight, a formidable circus act becomes a terrifying freak show.
Colombia / 3minutes
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
Focus On: Federica Gianni, Director of Primo and The Friend from Tel Aviv
Federica Gianni‘s gaze upon the world is unusual. It’s piercing and slanted. She is a NYC-based Italian writer/director and...
At MedFilm Festival, we met Federica Gianni, who told us about her short films: watch the online premieres of The Friend from Tel Aviv and Primo
Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: How to Watch 7 of 15 Right Now
The 91st Oscar nominations were announced this morning in a presentation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
The Academy unveiled its 2019 Oscar nominations: some films in the Shorts categories are easy to see
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
Before there were kings, there was a spider – life and death intertwine in Ududeagu, the intimate and mystery...
Before there were kings, there was a spider: language and body as habitat in a dark and mystery mutant experiment
Nigeria / 2minutes
“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
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
The current overhyped 90s nostalgia is often forced and deeply naive, but there are some fortunate cases in which...
Brooklyn, 1992. A lonely skater gets thrown in a dreamy virtual world, where everything is possible
(SVA - New York (Student Film))
USA / 4minutes
Alto Sauce is a small town in the deep Spanish province. A cruel crime happened in the village twenty...
A cruel crime happened in the village of Alto Sauce twenty years ago: today the case has been reopened and plays a game of mirrors between past and present.
Spain / 17minutes
The use of found footage is quite common in contemporary cinema. A recurring device in horror and science fiction,...
The incredible story of a robot, made using only NASA's archival footage.
Australia / 8minutes
“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together,” so John Lennon...
The Walrus is feeling depressed. He has everything, but feels something is missing in his life... Are you Walrus?
USA / 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
Angie Rowntree, the Rebel of Feminist Porn: “Pleasure Empowers Us, It Humanizes Us”
Continuing our journey into the world of feminist porn and its short films. This time our coverage of sexuality...
We met the founder of Sssh.com, who tells us her way to represent sexuality and her last two films.
Transmission – by Varun Raman and Tom Hancock
After a long and extremely successful run in the festival circuit, British dystopian short film Transmission is now available...
Welcome To Britannia. Together We Stand Alone.
UK / 18minutes
“Friendliness”: this is the word that, according to young Turkish director Elif Kalkan, best describes Berlin. And it is...
An ode with elegiac tones that celebrates the German capital through the faces of its inhabitants and the intimacy of their homes.
(Bahçeşehir Üniversites )
Turkey / 2minutes
Next Floor is the surreal short film made by Canadian writer-director Denis Villeneuve that plunges us into an opulent...
During an opulent and luxurious banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage.
Canada / 10minutes
2027. A new way to fight crime. Everyone is implanted with a chip that allows to register every single...
How to fight crime in an high-tech, action packed future? Through a chip that records our entire lives.
(Adapt Productions )
Sweden / 7minutes
The Chair of Life – by Carlos Valle
What holds two sisters-in-law together over a lifetime? Carmen and María are two old ladies who support each other...
The short film awarded with the First Prize at Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival 2016: a touching reflection about old age
Spain / 10minutes
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Takes On Virtual Reality Short On Refugees
Alejandro G. Iñárritu has decided to take on the challenge of virtual reality and short film. The two-time Oscar-winning...
The two-time Oscar-winning director is working on an experimental project set in the Mexican-US border