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
From Dad to Son – by Nils Knoblich
A prisoner receives the message that his old father needs help with care of the farm. In his desperate...
Son's love... in papercraft
Germany / 6minutes
The Arab Series #4: The Wind
The Wind is the stop-motion animated short directed by Teir el Akhdar collective, comprised of Lina Ghaibeh, May Ghaibeh,...
The Teir el Akhdar collective tells us Syria and the war through loss, displacement, and forced migration.
(Teir el Akhdar)
Syria / 4minutes
Head over Heels
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown distant from each other, to the point that they...
This Oscar-nominated animation is an heartwarming tale of a married couple whose lives have grown in opposite directions.
UK / 10minutes
In the beginning it was nothing. And then everything appeared. Explosions of light and matter, forms that combine and...
A witty satire on the art world and the anxieties of the creative process masterfully directed by stop-motion animation genius Mikey Please.
UK / 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
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
The pavement, the night, those eyes, the glass, the red, the smoke, those lips, her touch, the pavement… Wait,...
The city at night, a couple, a gunshot... nothing is what it seems in this innovative and highly suspenseful neo-noir.
USA / 3minutes
Amigo is the animated short film created by Texan illustrator and director Celestino Marina as his final thesis for...
A delightful short film about friendship in 50s style, seen through the innocent eyes of a child.
(Student Film (CCA))
USA / 3minutes
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
Malatesta Short Film Festival Unveils Its First Edition Line-Up
Three days of screenings, premieres and Q&As with directors dedicated to short films: the first edition of Malatesta Short...
Find out these 10 shorts you can watch online from the MalatestaShort official selection
The Saddest Boy in the World
Timothy Higgins recalls his entire life on the day of his ninth birthday. He’s constantly thinking about suicide. Written and...
The birthday party of the saddest boy in the world.
(Modern Family Productions )
Canada / 14minutes
Movie Creative Contest – OPEN CALL!
From George Muller’s Lorenzo’s Oil, starring Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte, a story about the research for a cure...
Dompè Group in collaboration with Good Short Films, launches the all Italian competition which tells the research through the eyes of young writers. Prize: €5000
“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
Like – by Garrett Bradley
Social media are the most effective digital advertising channel for driving impressions, clicks, and conversions. An online economy has...
A glimpse into the "click-farms" of Bangladesh, where workers are paid to "like" Facebook pages
(Field of Vision)
USA / 10minutes
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
Online Premiere: Belva Nera
UPDATES: Matteo Zoppis and Alessio Rigo De Righi are about to debut with their first feature film il Solengo (2015...
The legend of a black panther spotted in the Lazio countryside narrated by the stories of a community of hunters between folklore and reality.
Italy / 33minutes
7:35 in the Morning
What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for somebody? Well, your answer probably’s not a 10th...
One morning a woman enters a restaurant – only to be met with silence instead of people talking...
(Ibarretxe & Co.)
Spain / 8minutes
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
The Most Astounding Fact
In an interview with Time, astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson shares his personal and poetic perspective on the wonders of...
“What’s the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?” The astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson answers.
USA / 4minutes
The Mistery of Flying Kicks
We saw them on the street, in the most diverse cities in the world, in movies, music videos, maybe...
A brilliant "collabortaivo short-doc" about the urban mystery of sneakers hanging from overhead power lines.
(Closer Productions )
Australia / 14minutes
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
Does the Italian film system neglect short films and its emerging talents?
In our latest article on the Italian Huffington Post we discussed a rather alarming fact: the very low presence and...
Our interview with Jacopo Chessa, the director of the Italian National Center for Short Films.
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 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
Bismillah by Alessandro Grande: Winner of the David di Donatello Award 2018 for Best Short Film
Bismillah by Alessandro Grande is the winner of the David di Donatello Award 2018 for Best Short Film. Tender...
Exclusive interview with the director winner of the most important Italian prize
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
Can You Read My Lips?
Can You Read My Lips? is an immersive short from director David Terry Fine about lip-reading based on the...
What's it like to use one sense to do the work of another?
(Little Moving Pictures)
USA / 5minutes
Online Premiere: Who’s Afraid of the Big Black Wolf? – by Janez Lapajne
Janez Lapajne is a Slovenian independent filmmaker and former (first) president of the Directors Guild of Slovenia. Born in...
A multicultural triangle in the occupied Europe of 1944: a sensual and emotional Alpine story of two tunes and one whistle
Slovenia / 25minutes
The Christmas Light Killer
Every night in December people in a small suburb of Philadelphia flock to a holiday light show. They drive...
A man spends his December nights shutting down the power for a huge holiday light show. What is his point?
USA / 6minutes