Often action shorts are based on science fiction stories that reflect the current obsession with space and robots, but also...
In the midst of a war between humans and sentient androids, a Delta Force team must rescue the US President.
(The Bicycle Monarchy)
USA / 8minutes
Before dying, you’d better become immortal. At the age of 69 David Bowie dies after 18 months of battle...
An epic short for "Blackstar" the eponymous lead single of the music legend's 25th and last studio album.
(Gisla & Renck)
UK / 10minutes
The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger
The Viewfinder List is an entertainment industry survey which polls studio executives, producers and creatives for their top 10...
The adventurous love story of a young couple escaping dinosaurs through spaceships and submarines.
(Student film (NYU))
USA / 9minutes
2065. The entire planet is facing the climate change aftermath. One of the few habitable places left is Antarctica,...
A sci-fi romance set in a dystopian future questions about artificial love and the future of humanity. (NSFW)
Spain / 22minutes
La Mécanique du Plastique is a French creative collective founded in 2011. Thanks to the combination of the very...
An incredible adventure of underground fights, angry hackers and alien invasions.
(La Mécanique du Plastique )
France / 4minutes
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
Scrambled – by Bastiaan Schravendeel
Can a Rubik’s Cube still be an intriguing game for millennials? It is probably the question that the animators...
The immortal charm of the Rubik's cube
Netherlands / 7minutes
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard
One day, during a morning walk, a man meets a chicken. The chicken turns the corner, it mounts the stairs of a flat,...
A New Yorker and a chicken: an exercise in style by Grant Orchard
UK / 7minutes
Journal Animé – by Donato Sansone
Donato’s sitting at the bar. A typical Parisian café during an ordinary rainy day. He flips through the pages...
The images on the pages of Libération come to life and pass the printed events in the Italian short which collected a César nomination
(Autour de Minuit)
France / 4minutes
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
Dark Hallucinations – by Diego Salinas
Dark Hallucinations is an experimental short film directed by Diego Salinas. Intended as an installation by Funken Studio collective,...
An immersive audiovisual installation by Funken Studio, a chronicle of darkness where life loses every possible grip
Chile / USA / 3minutes
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
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
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
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
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
Snow White Cologne – by Amanda Eliasson
Snow White Cologne is the story of an addiction. Swedish animation director Amanda Eliasson, currently based in London, opens...
The story of an addiction in form of acrylic paint on paper and experimental cut-up technique inspired by William S. Burroughs
(Royal College of Art)
Sweden / 6minutes
Papa – by Natalie Labarre
Papa is a short animated story about an eccentric and overzealous father who realizes he’s not a perfect daddy. He thinks that...
The diary of an imperfect father who tries hard to be a perfect dad.
USA / 6minutes
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
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
Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou – by Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon
He’s a nerd, she’s an optimist. He’s sad, she’s cheerful. He collects misadventures, she lives adventure. They don’t know each...
The attraction of opposites... hurtling down the hills of San Francisco
(Ringling College of Art and Design)
USA / 4minutes
The Cosmic Dope – A Plant Experience – by CLEMENTE
The Cosmic Dope – A Plant Experience by the Brazilian director CLEMENTE, born in San Paolo, is presented as...
The experimentation of the effects of a new and unknown species of orchid: an impeccable style exercise
Brazil / 5minutes
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
The grief process is a recurring theme throughout the history of cinema. Extremely subjective and universal at the same...
The ghost of a little girl wanders through a dark and spooky city as her parents mourn her passing.
Denmark / 8minutes
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
All Men Are Called Robert – by Marc-Henri Boulier
A naked and scared young man runs through the woods, chased by someone. His confused and desperate run is...
An anxiety run through a brutal truth
(Insolence Productions, R! Stone Productions)
Francia / 6minutes
FOCUS ON: Mario Furloni
His short documentary Pot Country, co-directed with Kate McLean, was in the official selection of HotDocs, Big Sky and Mill...
Focus on his work, Freeland and the Filmaker360 residency
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