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
Western, the quintessential film genre, has been reinterpreted in many ways throughout the history of cinema. Post-modern filmmakers such...
A classic Western story of death and revenge told with an innovative mix of stop motion techniques, in-camera effects and animation.
Brazil / 6minutes
Concorto Film Festival 2019: the Italian Fefreshing Oasis of Short Films
Concorto Film Festival 2019 does not disappoint. The Italian event (from August 17th to August 24th in Pontenure, part...
From August 17th to 24th in Pontenure (Piacenza), in the suggestive location of Parco Raggio, the 18th edition of the event: 51 shorts in competition, focus, workshops and lots of music
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
Eat My Shit
Samantha (Anna Marìa Polverosa) has taken a selfie of her face and posted it on Instagram, but it has...
The moving story of a girl whose butthole is where her mouth should be.
(The Other Side Films)
Spain / 3minutes
Thunder Road – by Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings is probably a man of few words. Or a communication genius. The official synopsis for Thunder Road states:...
Officer Arnaud loved his mom... The 2016 Sundance short winner
USA / 13minutes
A new short film from Federico Heller explores a well travelled dystopian sci-fi narrative territory—addiction to future technologies, war and...
In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment.
Argentina / 9minutes
Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death – by Fausto Fornari
Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death is what Ferruccio Parri called “the first anti-fascist documentary.” The short film...
The first anti-fascist documentary in the history of Italian cinema: more necessary than ever today, against any collective removal
Italy / 12minutes
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
Why we believe in shorts
The New Yorker has recently published a long article Does the Cinema Need Short Films? by Richard Brody, the magazine’s film critic,...
A recent New Yorker article highlights the renewed interest for the short film art and its importance contemporary's cinema.
021 Capalbio Cinema International Shortfilm Fest
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive...
The historic Maremman festival opens its 21th edition with an entirely renewed formula in the name of Re/Generation.
Supermarket – by Gianluca Abbate
“I’d like you to make yourself at home, wipe all thoughts from your mind…”: thus begins Supermarket, the second...
An invitation to make you fall asleep goes with us while a chaotic landscape sets up on the screen...
Italy / 8minutes
Some feelings are universal. The apprehensive await for a the mailman and the important letter he’s bringing. Evgeniy’s passion since...
An innovative thriller starring Kevin Spacey, set in the Russia's Cold War era.
(Trigger Street Productions)
Russia / 17minutes
Tits – by Alex Winckler
Tits is a delicate comedy dealing with the adolescent insecurity, presenting a situation that would have been simple to waste...
When breasts are not the massive dream for a teenage boy.
(BFI + Electric Ballroom Productions)
UK / 16minutes
A girl named Elastika
Is it possible to tell a funny and intriguing story only using an elastic band and some pins? Guillame...
A simple yet very creative stop-motion short about a girl made of rubber bands traveling on a pinboard.
Canada / 4minutes
Abe was programmed to love. Until recently, he had a family: he was living with them, cooking, helping them...
What if a robot that was programmed to love stops being loved by those around him?
UK / 9minutes
Are we still able to approach a person without the use of internet? This is the question British director Samuel...
A 'single' guy challenges himself to find a his next date without the help of the internet.
(Joshua Smith & Samuel Abrahams )
UK / 6minutes
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
The Missing Scarf
One morning, Albert the squirrel wakes up and realizes that his beloved scarf is gone. This unpleasant discovery leads...
An apparent children's story turns out to be a philosophical reflection on overcoming a loss, through existentialism, nihilism and minimal graphics.
(Creative Belly Ltd.)
Ireland / 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
How to Act on Reality TV – by John Wilson
The story of How to Act on Reality TV, short doc by filmmaker John Wilson, has started when a...
The meta-movie that opens us the doors of the New York Reality TV School: not acting but real
USA / 23minutes
Larry – by Jacob Chase
A man is working in a parking lot at night. Trying to pass the time, he discovers an abandoned...
A man, a parking lot, a friendship: a tender and scary tale about our loneliness
USA / 5minutes
FOCUS ON: Alberto Guerra and Massimiliano Nicolè
The perfect set for this interview would have been a bar with wooden interiors, half-light, three cocktails dripping condensation and even cigars. What...
Interview with the authors of the short web series 'Have you seen Tom Collins?,' winner at the Rome Web Awards
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
Bum-Bum Doch’ Rybaka (Bum-Bum, The Baby of The Fisher)
In a seaside village inhabited by animals and anthropomorphic creatures with odd, long noses, a lone fisherman carries out its...
A sweet and surreal tale realised by Ivan Maximov, one of the most important Russian animators, winner of the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2014.
Russia / 9minutes