Limbus – by Michael Philipp
1918, the First World War is over, two soldiers can finally make their way home. They survived, but their...
In war, beside life, you lose first of all yourself
Switzerland / 25minutes
Alien Attack from the Interspace – by Alessio Gonnella
Sci-fi in Italy is possible. Thinking about Italian cinematographic difficulties to approach this genre, it seems just an oxymoron....
Sci-fi in Italy is possible, but... How can the trumpet save us all?
Italy / 24minutes
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
Tiger Boy is the sixth short film directed by Gabriele Mainetti, Italian actor, director, composer and producer born in...
From the director of They Call Me Jeeg Robot, the story of Matteo, a nine year old kid whose hero is a wrestler of a Roman suburb called The Tiger.
Italy / 20minutes
When Namibia Was a City…
Yusuf’s everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. He wakes up in the morning and drinks...
Yusuf's everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. A fishing trip could give him a chance to restore his image as the provider and head of family...
(24 Lies Per Second)
Germany / 23minutes
Nuclear Waste (Yaderni wydhody) is the striking fourth short film by Ukrainian director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, following Incident (2006), Diagnosis (2009) and Deafness (2010) which represent some kind...
He is a truck-driver at a radioactive wastes utilization plant. She works at the plant's decontamination laundry.
(Arthouse Traffic, Volodymyr Tykhyy)
Ukraine / 23minutes
La Huida – The Runaway
Helvetica , pastel colors , a voice-over that directly addresses the viewers, eccentric characters and catchy music … at...
The colorful deconstruction of a moment in the life of a group of bizarre characters.
(Escandalo Films )
Spain / 11minutes
1500 Words – by Andrew Chaplin
You have 1,500 words left to live. How would you react to that sentence? Hard to imagine how few are 1,500 words,...
What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live?
(Hungry Bear Media)
UK / 9minutes
Are You With Me? – by Erica Genereux Smith
After the good result of Night Life (2015), Erica Genereux Smith keeps talking about modern tragedies. In fact, the...
A sweet, ironic and sincere exploration of modern solitude (at a call center)
(Erica Genereux Smith)
USA / 6minutes
Panorama – by Gianluca Abbate
Panorama, world premiered at the International Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film 2014, is the animated short film directed by Gianluca...
A polis stretches away over an infinite global space with no more uninhabited places nor frontiers
Italy / 7minutes
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.
Box Room – by Michael Lathrop
Jerry lives with his young mother, who is too busy enjoing her life rather than going after an introvert...
Thanks God, there is Mom!
(Lester Money Productions)
USA / Ireland / 15minutes
A smalltown somewhere in the U.S.A. Ben is a lonely child, quite different from the others. He has a...
A lonely child taxidermist makes friends with a girl who's fascinated by his hobby. But one day he does something that will change everything.
USA / 13minutes
“Box” is a “demonstrative” shortfilm published by Bot & Dolly, a San Francisco-based production house specialized in robotics, automation and shooting...
The first world experiment of 3D mapping on 2D objects in motion achieved via remote control of two industrial robots and the combined use of different technologies.
(Bot & Dolly )
USA / 5minutes
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
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
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
Online Preview: The Snake
/// The Online Preview has ended, but you can still watch the trailer and read the review /// How...
A night chase where "nothing is as it seems", in this award-winning Italian thriller.
Italy / 15minutes
It’s the 1940s, but we’re in a dystopian, alternate reality where human survival is threatened. A man seeks refuge...
Black comedy, horror, dystopia and science fiction come together in Brianne Nord-Stewart's short.
(Random Acts Entertainment)
Canada / 8minutes
The Story of 90 Coins – by Michael Wong
Genre films are always a challenge as much as they are a threat. Especially in such explored topic as love, the combinations...
A genre film about gender roles, and the experience of love through promise, misunderstanding and regret.
Short Film Day: beautiful shorts in the shortest day of the year.
On December 21, the shortest day of the year, 22 Italian cities and 17 internationals celebrated the short film...
Thanks to the Italian Short Film Centre the national short film scene stands out at the Short Film Day with a wide and quality selection.
Online Premiere: Dulce Dolor (The Sweetest Blow)
Stories are often born from a single visual epiphany, a suspended moment of astonishment where you can catch the sense...
Crossing the ambiguity of happiness and desire, a human Piñata discovers what is her true nature.
(La Gran Royal, Juan Sarquis, Gabriel Stavenhagen)
Mexico / 14minutes
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
A blinding white, a barren nature that’s pure and precious at the same time. We are in Carrara, Tuscany,...
A solemn and silent Italian shortdoc on the marble quarries of Carrara.
Italy / 9minutes
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
FOCUS ON: Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari
The Silence, the latest short film by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari, premiered in the Short Film Official Competition at...
Interview with the directors behind "The Silence," the Italian entry in Competition at Cannes 2016
Harry Grows Up
Falling in Love is tough. And as your first love leaves you to go to College even the New...
New York is a tough place to find love. Especially for an 18-month-old living on his own.
USA / 12minutes
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
Simon Christen shot for two years various photos of a misty San Francisco at dusk, to compose this highly...
USA / 5minutes
David Levy is one of the most important art directors around, and his curriculum includes films like Prometheus and...
The only survivor in a post-apocalyptic world is constantly looking for other forms of human life and answers to her questions.
USA / 16minutes