Come Swim – by Kristen Stewart
There are a few things that I can’t stand. I’m not talking exclusively about wars, economy, politics and so...
The fallacies of nowadays, namely the short film written and directed by Kristen Stewart, best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga
(Refinery29, Scott Free Productions, Starlight Studios)
USA / 18minutes
Traces – by Puru Agarwal
The galaxy of Indian short films is vast, full of hideous works and wonders. Several short films featuring well-known...
Disability is a state of mind, as shown by a Bharatanatyam dancer and the author of her novel
India / 2minutes
Dark Hallucinations – by Diego Salinas
Dark Hallucinations is an experimental short film directed by Diego Salinas. Intended as an installation by Funken Studio collective,...
An immersive audiovisual installation by Funken Studio, a chronicle of darkness where life loses every possible grip
Chile / USA / 3minutes
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
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
The pavement, the night, those eyes, the glass, the red, the smoke, those lips, her touch, the pavement… Wait,...
The city at night, a couple, a gunshot... nothing is what it seems in this innovative and highly suspenseful neo-noir.
USA / 3minutes
FOCUS ON: Alessandro Capitani
Bellissima is this year’s winner of the David di Donatello Award for the best short film, written and directed...
Our interview with the director of "Bellissima", the David di Donatello 2016 winning short film.
Men Buy Sex – by Alice Russell
Men Buy Sex is the first documentary by Alice Russell and she chooses a quite delicate theme. She decided to...
A shortdoc about paid sex that will probaly trigger a very long discussion.
(Fat Rat Films)
UK / 8minutes
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
The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb
50’s B-movies, R.K.O., drive-ins, Universal’s monster movies…. All these and more inspired Clement Bolla, Fx Goby and Matthieu Landour...
An innocuous practical joke goes bad, in this spectacular homage to 50s B-movies.
France / 13minutes
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
The beauty of micro-doc is that its formal requirements (brevity and synthesis) obligates to discard too big and complex topics...
A documentary that moves and entertains on an anonymous anti-hero of the province and his passion for electronic music.
Norway / 16minutes
In a Lost & Found office an old man is working behind his desk. Every day an old lady enters...
When you lose something dear to your heart, there is only one place it can be found. The Lost Property office.
(Produced by Tom Mortimer)
UK / minutes
Online Preview: Houses with Small Windows
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the trailer. In the Kurdish...
A powerful and yet muted portrait of an honour killing in the rural Kurdish Southeast of Turkey, "Best Film" at 021 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Fest.
(Clin d’oeil Films)
Turkey / 15minutes
I’m a Mitzvah
“Mitzvah” is an Hebrew term that means “commandment.” In its secondary meaning, however, it also refers to all those charitable...
The bittersweet adventure of a young American man who spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.
USA / 18minutes
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
Adam and Eve Raised Cain – by Francesco Erba
Adam and Eve Raised Cain is a disturbing short film. Stop motion animation is usually functional to tell reassuring...
A poetic yet disturbing stop motion horror short film
(Onda Video Produzioni)
Italy / 20minutes
Things to do to make a very good short film – write a brilliant script; shoot without distractions, even...
A regression therapy session diving a girl deeply into her distant memories turns into the materialization of cosmic entity Yog-Sothoth…
France / 5minutes
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
Andre Hyland, the author of this surreal short, is what in Italy we’d lovingly call an “adorable dick”, which...
His car has broken down, a guy spend a whole day on the phone while looking for a funnel.
USA / 7minutes
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
Fugu & Tako
Recently we wrote a short guide on how to gain success on the web with a short film for...
The friendship between two Japanese white collar men changes as one of them turns into a puffer fish inside a sushi bar.
(Produced by Wendy Green)
USA / 8minutes
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
FOCUS ON: Where You Are by Graham Parkes
Graham Parkes is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and independent game designer from Los Angeles. His last short film Where You Are...
Interview with the American director "who takes his work seriously, but not himself"
The Board – by David Shane
Evan is a socially awkward teenager, who constantly finds himself at a loss for appropriately cool words during his...
Practical tips from a teenager busy with the opposite sex
USA / 13minutes
Sorry We Don’t Help Darkies
A Caribbean family is under attack during the London race riots. We’re in England, in 1958, and racial hatred...
A tragic episode of racism in 50s London.
UK / 10minutes
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
Journal Animé – by Donato Sansone
Donato’s sitting at the bar. A typical Parisian café during an ordinary rainy day. He flips through the pages...
The images on the pages of Libération come to life and pass the printed events in the Italian short which collected a César nomination
(Autour de Minuit)
France / 4minutes
Online Preview: Where Were You When Michael Jackson Died?
The online preview is ended. You can still watch the trailer and read the review! A brief encounter between...
Paris, a few days after the death of the King of Pop. An encounter in the back of a taxi shakes up the lives of two strangers.
(Les Film Velvet)
France / 11minutes