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
Online Premiere: Terra
A regular night on a ferry headed to Sicily. It’s presumably Winter, one of those off-season trips in which...
Various human types meet on a night ferry's regular trip.
Italy / 23minutes
Past Forward, David O. Russell’s Star-Studded Prada Short Film
Past Forward is the multi-platform short film collaboration between Miuccia Prada and David O. Russell. A “cinema poem,” a surreal,...
The acclaimed director filmed a surreal, futuristic silent "cinema poem" in black & white
The Saddest Boy in the World
Timothy Higgins recalls his entire life on the day of his ninth birthday. He’s constantly thinking about suicide. Written and...
The birthday party of the saddest boy in the world.
(Modern Family Productions )
Canada / 14minutes
Spirit of Berlin (July 1945)
How did Berlin look in July 1945, a few weeks after the surrender of Germany? It is shown in...
An exceptional montage of the semi-destroyed city made with rare archival materials, in colors and HD.
Germany / 7minutes
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
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
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
Ulysse – by H. B. Meyrant, M. Chabannes, A. Labadie, C. Theuillon
Is it possible to rewrite a stroy that has been told for more than 2000 years? Absolutely, according to...
Through digital animation a modern Ulysses brings us in his oniric trip caused by the catching gaze of a strange mermaid.
(Supinfocom Arles (MOPA))
Francia / 9minutes
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
Online Premiere: Il Fischietto (The Whistle)
Il Fischietto (The Whistle) is the debut shortfilm by Roman director Lamberto Sanfelice, produced by ANG Film in collaboration with...
The story of a little girl facing a traumatic event and her personal way of acceptance.
(ANG Film / Asmara Film)
Italy / 15minutes
Where We Are
This beautiful, delicate and poignant short could be some kind of “long-distance relationships’ manifesto”, a pretty common way of...
Separation, distance and memory: the essence of love in 85 seconds.
USA / 1minutes
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
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
Guida – by Rosana Urbes
Guida has dedicated her life working as an archivist, her days, for thirty years, are marked by an unabashed...
Beauty of life is ageless.
Brazil / 11minutes
Written by proven duo Drew Grubich and Nickolas Duarte, fresh authors of the award-winning Fish Hook, Sea Change is a...
Two sisters travel up to Pacific Coast to seek an alternative treatment for the younger sister's misterious disease.
(Crown Chimp Productions)
USA / 17minutes
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
2027. A new way to fight crime. Everyone is implanted with a chip that allows to register every single...
How to fight crime in an high-tech, action packed future? Through a chip that records our entire lives.
(Adapt Productions )
Sweden / 7minutes
Mike Matas and his girlfriend Sharon Hwang (who also created the opening and closing titles) take us on a...
2 weeks, 3,000 miles, 5,000 photos in 3 minutes. A time-lapse journey across the USA.
USA / 3minutes
The Arab Series #3: War On Famous Canvas
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the missiles in the sky over the border town of Yabroud, in the...
Syrian war scenes swarm the famous paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Pieter Brueghel and Paul Gauguin
Syria / 2minutes
The Valley of Angels
The Valley of Angels is a project realised by Terra Project Photographers, a collective of documentary photographers founded in Florence in...
A slice of daily life of a family living secluded in the mountains in the south-eastern of Sicily.
(Terra Project Photographers)
Italy / 5minutes
Diary is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made...
10 years of war reporting around the world in this moving and very powerful video-testament by British photojournalist Tim Hetherington.
UK / 19minutes
C: 299792 km/s
A carefully detailed tribute to classic science-fiction, whose strong point lies in its visual and narrative retro atmospheres. Funded through...
The story of IV Kestros's crew mutiny led by Commander Malleck
USA / 15minutes
Online Premiere: Arianna
Arianna is the title of the promo-short realised by Roman director Carlo Lavagna to promote the crowdfunding campaign on...
How to turn a simple crowfunding promo into a short masterpiece.
(Ring Film (promo) )
Italy / 4minutes
Black Metal – by Kat Candler
When metal is linked with crime. The West Memphis Three — Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley —...
The lead singer of a black metal band dealing with guilt and sorrow: if an artist's work is used for unintended purposes, is the artist partially responsible?
USA / 8minutes
021 Capalbio | GSF’s Exclusive Showcase
Up On The Roof Festival’s section: International Competition Directed by: Nour wazzi Produced by: Panacea Production Ltd. Country: UK Year: 2013 Synopsis: ...
Watch a selection of some of the the best shorts from the various sections of the 021 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Fest until August 31st.