Nyosha – by Liran Kapel & Yael Dekel
Nyosha is the animated short documentary based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Nomi Kapel. Israeli directors Liran...
An animated tribute to those who survived the Holocaust and to the memory of its victims
(Liran Kapel Studio)
Israel / 11minutes
Steadfast Stanley – by John Cody Kim
I believe that ugliness and beauty, rather than being two sides of the same coin, are two good neighbours which...
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." And sometimes they save it...
USA / 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
Sunday – by Patrick Doyon
It’s a cold Sunday in wintertime. Sunday immediately brings us back to our childhood and, for a moment, we really...
An animation that brings the unexpected in an ordinary family lunch
(National Film Board of Canada)
Canada / 10minutes
Chop My Money – by Theo Anthony
Patient, the protagonist of Chop My Money, short doc directed by Theo Anthony, lives in Goma, Congo. In Congo there...
This world is not the world: a day in the life of three street kids in the Eastern Congo
(Theo Anthony Productions, LLC)
USA / 13minutes
Behind the Schoolbag – by Nic Ho Chun Yu
Shaun’s childhood is hell – hunted by other students, ridiculed, excluded, victim of cruel jokes. He’s really exasperated and thinks that the solution...
Against bullying, love yourself: a story about self-salvation
Hong Kong / 9minutes
The surreal animations of Jan Švankmajer
When The Guardian asked Terry Gilliam to pick his ten favorite animated films, the director included “Dimensions of Dialogue“,...
As the Milano Film Festival hosts a retrospective on Jan Švankmajer, we take a look at the career of the great Czech director and animator.
A Reasonable Request – by Andrew Laurich
There are many ways to re-build a disrupted father-son relationship: it’s possible to do it for affection or old...
How to re-build a father-son relationship in an unconventional way.
USA / 8minutes
Alto Sauce is a small town in the deep Spanish province. A cruel crime happened in the village twenty...
A cruel crime happened in the village of Alto Sauce twenty years ago: today the case has been reopened and plays a game of mirrors between past and present.
Spain / 17minutes
97% – by Ben Brand
97% is a short written and directed by the young Dutch director Ben Brand, that explores our emotional dependency on...
Bert's race against time to find the match of his life among the subway cars.
Netherlands / 8minutes
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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
The Arab Series #1: Noor
Ramadan is coming and 13 year-old Fingo has one wish — he wants to hang lights on his apartment...
For the celebration of the upcoming Ramadan, Fingo has one wish: to decorate with colored lights the building he lives in.
Egypt / 15minutes
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
The Shaman is the science-fiction short film written, directed, edited, and produced by Austrian filmmaker Marco Kalantari. Set in...
In the dark year 2204, Joshua is a Shaman sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus
Austria / 17minutes
Out in 2013, then removed from the web, now online again, this time permanently, Noah is the debut short film,...
A “screenager romance” with a spymovie-turn between attention disorder e social networking.
Canada / 17minutes
The Optimist is a debut short film made by young and talented John Mervin, an eighteen year old boy...
A young book lover tries desperately to get the book everyone else has.
(A Chocolate Thunder Production)
USA / 4minutes
Taxi Cab Teranga
A day in new york. A man gets up and goes to work. A girl, perhaps n the other...
A day in the life of Omar, a Senegalese taxi driver in New York City, who learns that any day could be his last.
USA / 11minutes
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
São Paulo do Brasil, night time. It’s 3:33 am and the time stops. We are in a deserted area...
Every night, time stops for a moment in Sao Paolo, and ghosts and mosters of all kinds dance and play music on the city's deserted streets.
Brazil / 10minutes
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
Torino Short Film Market 2017: Interview with Jacopo Chessa
Torino Short Film Market is back with its second edition. From November 29 to December 1, 2017, in the...
From November 29 to December 1, the one and only short film market in Italy comes back with its second edition: a small talk with its creator
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
Miss Candace Hilligoss’ Flickering Halo
Miss Candace Hillligoss’ flickering halo. The title of this experimental short provides in itself the necessary information to face...
A claustrophobic and dreamlike experimental short in which frames from a 60s horror are manipulated in order to reflect on vision and on our relationship with images.
Italy / 13minutes
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
Weird things happen in the woods of Georgia. For example, coming across the occult universe of James Sizemore and...
From the creators of 'The Demon's Rook' comes Emelin & Gloria's ancient ritual: witches, demons, and deities during a full lunar eclipse…
(Black Rider Productions)
USA / 14minutes
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 Mistery of Flying Kicks
We saw them on the street, in the most diverse cities in the world, in movies, music videos, maybe...
A brilliant "collabortaivo short-doc" about the urban mystery of sneakers hanging from overhead power lines.
(Closer Productions )
Australia / 14minutes
Calcio Storico (Historic Football)
Blood, dust and broken bones. Every year, between the second and the third week of June, four teams face off...
No rules, only one ball and two narrow slits where to throw it in: it's the "calcio storico fiorentino", forerunner of the modern soccer.
Spain / 9minutes
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.