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
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
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
Floor 9.5 – by Toby Meakins
It’s midnight and the young office worker in a big company gets on the elevator to go home. Shift’s...
Are we really willing to help those who ask us for help? A Kafkaesque horror about modern working life
(Fox Digital Studios)
USA / 2minutes
FOCUS ON: Alessandro Capitani
Bellissima is this year’s winner of the David di Donatello Award for the best short film, written and directed...
Our interview with the director of "Bellissima", the David di Donatello 2016 winning short film.
A new prisoner has just arrived in his cell in a macabre Russian jail. He’s attempting to settle in...
A mysterious box turns the life of an inmate into a dead end hallucinatory trip.
UK / 6minutes
Bite of the Tail
Four people desperately looking for an answer. Bite of the Tail revolves around the daily difficulties of a wife,...
Four characters struggling to find an elusive truth, and a snake that creeps inside their everyday lives.
(Self produced )
USA / 9minutes
Player Two – by John Wikstrom
As so often in similar situations, all begins with a little and innocent question: can video games be a...
Can video games be a spiritual experience? The game will never be over
USA / 2minutes
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
Dr. Easy was adapted from the first chapter of Red Men, a dystopian novel by Matthew De Abaitua. The...
A robot with medical training is sent to negotiate a dangerous situation.
UK / 9minutes
10 Doc Shorts That Made the Oscars 2017 Shortlist
Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis to the shooting of Walter Scott, the 10 doc shorts that made the...
Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis to the shooting of Walter Scott, the Academy shortlist
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
Code 8 – by Jeff Chan
In the last few years short film has been act as a springboard for a lot of young directors,...
Reality and fiction are melting in Code 8, your next sci-fi cult.
USA / 10minutes
Shorts not to miss at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week, and the shorts film program is comprised of 60 films...
The Six Dollar Fifty Man
Suburban Neo Zealand, 1970s. Smalltown life ain’t easy for those who are different, especially during childhood. Andy is a...
A festival favorite, this dramedy shows how hard it is to be a "superhero" in a suburban school in the 70s.
Neo Zealand / 15minutes
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
The Chickening – by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force
It’s not so easy to talk about what Nick DenBoer and Davy Force‘s The Chickening really is. A parody? Maybe. A trailer?...
A parody? Maybe. A trailer? Possibly. An animation? Partially. A short film? Why not.
Canada / 5minutes
Wrinkles of the City: Focus On Guillaume Cagniard
Wrinkles of the City is an artistic project started in 2008 by French artist JR. The project was realized...
Interview with Guillaume Cagnaird and his short about the work of artist JR
Ever shifting between tender and darker tones, this little coming-of-age tale draws us into a surreal fantasy world that’s...
A coming of age tale about brotherhood, friendship and separation.
(Royal College of Art )
UK / 8minutes
Edmond – by Nina Gantz
On a lake shore, a man is dragging a big rock tied with a rope. He’s sitting down on...
A stop motion bitter sweet black poetry
UK / 9minutes
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
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 Board – by David Shane
Evan is a socially awkward teenager, who constantly finds himself at a loss for appropriately cool words during his...
Practical tips from a teenager busy with the opposite sex
USA / 13minutes
MiMo – Milano Mobile Film Festival: How to Make a Short on Your Smartphone
MiMo – Milano Mobile Film Festival is the first mobile festival in Italy. It takes place in the inspiring...
The second edition of the mobile festival will end on June 8-9 and the winners will be awarded with... a personalized plant!
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