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
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
Can You Read My Lips?
Can You Read My Lips? is an immersive short from director David Terry Fine about lip-reading based on the...
What's it like to use one sense to do the work of another?
(Little Moving Pictures)
USA / 5minutes
A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body and is moving...
In the aftermath of a terrible incident, a young couple has to deal with phantom pains.
Australia / 5minutes
From the director of HENRi, a sci-fi short film selected by the most important festivals around the world, another genre...
In the outer space, a detective is looking for a mysterious missing ship.
USA / 9minutes
A quiet day in the life of a county police officer. One routine stope, a phone call with his...
A gripping first person POV reenactment of the tragic last moments of the life of a police officer.
USA / 6minutes
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.
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
Pyskessa is a lonely and silent girl. She lives with her troubled dad, who doesn’t seem to be coping...
A surreal adventure in the life of a little girl with a wild imagination.
France / 10minutes
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
To make his graduate film from Northumbria University, British animator Samuel Blain decided to direct a documentary about ordinary...
An experimental documentary about people's dreams, that feels like a modern take on surrealism.
UK / 3minutes
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
Sometimes, the most radical innovations are inspired by the past. This is the case of Michael Lagan and Terah...
A dancer's movements bring a chorus of women and unexpected choreographies to life.
USA / 13minutes
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
The Landing – by Josh Tanner
It all starts (or ends) in a hospital room, where a mature man stands watching the last glimpe of...
Summer of 1960, a Midwestern farm: Where is the enemy?
Australia / 18minutes
Online Premiere: The Show MAS Go On
What is MAS? Let’s explain it to non-roman citizens. It is a legendary shop in Rome, nearby Piazza Vittorio, in...
Artist Rä di Martino celebrates MAS , the Roman famed "department stores of the people", with a art-doc poised between fiction and reality.
(Produzione Illuminati / Think Cattleya / Federica Maria Bianchi (Snaporazverein))
Italian / 30minutes
Memoria del fuego – by Francesco Clerici
Memoria del fuego by Francesco Clerici tells the story of a creation process that is as simple as fascinating...
From the director of "Hand Gestures," the manufacturing of Cuban cigars in a factory in Estelí, Nicaragua
(Point Nemo Film)
Italy / 6minutes
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
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
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
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
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
Rafael Egaña, 38, is going blind. He suffers RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa), a genetic degenerative retinal disease. With the iquiqueña...
Rafael Egaña is going blind and goes through the pics that his father has collected over the past 50 years. What happens with the images in your memory when you're going blind?
(Cusicanqui Films, Escuela de Cine y Televisión - Universidad de Chile)
Chile / 18minutes
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
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 sunken homeland; visiting a strange place, and the certainty that we are not alone. ECHO is about how...
People, animals and buildings create a visual echo in this surreal and atmospheric animation.
Germany / 5minutes
Italian shorts at Cannes Film Festival 2015
As it is firmly established the now multi-year Italian participation at the Marché du Film Court di Clermont – Ferrand, this...
The Italian short films industry "shows off" at Marché du Film of the prestigious French festival, thanks to the support of the Italian Short Film Centre.