Online Premiere: Black by Sara Taigher
Rome, summer. One night, unexpectedly, a total blackout leaves the city without electricity. People feel paralyzed, their world is...
A short film part of a wider cross-media project to brighten your soul during these days of forced quarantine
(So What Pictures)
Italy / 14minutes
Online Premiere: Child Love by Giulio Donato
At a summer camp all the kids behave in a strange way, very little actively. A boy falls in...
A kid courts a girl with small gestures, but it is a love that goes beyond space-time and becomes an allegory of the cycle of life
(Play Entertainment )
Distortion – by Grégory Papinutto
Distortion by Grégory Papinutto is a solemn story of an ambitious struggle to survive. The French writer/director has crafted...
A weird, disturbing and terrifying slasher about mind-altering mutations
France / 14minutes
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
Little Shit – by Richard Gorodecky
The acclaimed short film Little Shit by Richard Gorodecky has collected many awards in its festival run, including that...
A child's journey to discover his and London's hidden nature
UK / 14minutes
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
Behind The Scene
One of the most distinctive signs of authorship, turned into an art by directors such as Antonioni, Scorsese and...
An ironic look at the backstage of an hypothetical commercial.
USA / 10minutes
Kokosmos – by Anna Radchenko
“Glory to the Soviet People, pioneers of the cosmos!”, as a dazzling propaganda poster put it during the Space...
A hymn to cosmic enthusiasm in socialist societies, coming up online (not for nothing) on Russia's Cosmonautics Day
Russia / 2minutes
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
Sundance Film Festival 2016: a taste from the short films program.
There has always been this unwritten rule accepted among short filmmakers that, if you publish your short online, you...
Five shorts to watch online from the 72 programmed to play over the next 10 days in Park City.
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
It’s Chloè’s eighteenth birthday, and she’s celebrating it in a wonderful french countryside villa. It’s a “white party” (maybe...
An american woman enters into a teenage party in the South of France, changing the life of the birthday girl forever.
(Ad Astra Films)
USA / 14minutes
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
Deathly – by Mike Williamson
Mike Williamson is a weird and curious guy. He fronts the rock band JR Juggernaut and curates the monthly...
And now, I'll love you to death...
USA / 14minutes
We follow Philip’s meanders around Hackney, East London from an high point in the sky. As he keeps on...
From an unusual poit-of-view, a man enacts the devastating effects of mental illness.
UK / 7minutes
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
Online Premiere: Riverbero
An armchair, some electrical appliances, a few glimpses of a deserted Turin… Solemn camera movements lead us through different...
A "Border Film" suspended between video art and science that shows us how to capture a sound.
Italy / 15minutes
Durian is a boy born with a rare defect, his reactions to life situations are opposite to those of...
The tale of a boy whose facial expressions display the opposite of what he’s feeling.
(Student Film (UCLA))
Usa / 7minutes
Memories of Papé, the short film by Nicolas Polixene
Memories of Papé Diary of my short film. The beginning My name is Nicolas Polixene and I’m 33 years old. Native...
The private diary by French director of Martinique descent
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
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
Happiness – by Steve Cutts
Try to google the word Happiness, the first (sponsored) result of your search will be shophappiness.com. Happiness can be bought. This...
Can we buy happiness? Are we really trapped? An economic textbook about our contemporary society
(Steve Cutts Art)
UK / 4minutes
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
A mysterious briefcase, a gun, handcuffs. A sudden phone call. We see a man, presumably a spy or a...
When fiction starts to blend with reality, a novelist must act quickly - his life may depend on it!
USA / 8minutes
It’s No Game – by Oscar Sharp
It’s No Game is director Oscar Sharp‘s follow-up to last year short film Sunspring, written entirely by an algorithm...
In this day and age, how useful are screenwriters?
(48 Hour Film Challenge / Sci-Fi London Film Festival)
UK / 8minutes
In a not-so-distant future, a father and his teenage daughter are on an alien planet looking for precious materials....
Straight out of this year's SXSW, an enchanting tale of survival in an hostile planet.
USA / 14minutes
FOCUS ON: Fisnik Maxhuni
Fisnik Maxhuni won with his first short film Lost Exile the ‘Cinema & Gioventù’ Jury Prize at Locarno Film...
Interview with the director of Lost Exile, awarded at Locarno Film Festival
Lazy Daze – by Brian Smee
How is like a dog’s dream? Maybe something similar to what is depicted by the young American animator Brian Smee in...
A kaleidoscopic journey into a dog's dream.
USA / 4minutes
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 pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, Jean- Luc Godard had a huge influence on modern cinema, givig it a...
"Khan Khanne": Jean-Luc Godard's videoletter to Cannes' president Gilles Jacob: a testament for tomorrow's cinema.