Albatross Soup – by Winnie Cheung
“A man walks off a boat. He walks into a restaurant, orders the Albatross soup. He takes a bite,...
A psychedelic animation that explores the creative thinking generated by a famous riddle
(Picture Farm, Cause + Effect)
Usa / 7minutes
Paralys – by John Boisen & Björn Fävremark
John Boisen and Björn Fävremark are specialists in the materialisation of nightmares and private demons. They move through the...
The experience of a sleep paralysis (that you shouldn't watch alone...)
(Is This It)
Sweden / 8minutes
Carmen – by Giuseppe Cardaci
A group of aspiring actresses is waiting for their audition to get the main role for the iconic opera...
What happens when impossible dreams strive to come true?
(Santa Fe University of Art and Design)
Italia / 7minutes
Sequence – by Carles Torrens
The common saying “the man or woman of your dreams” is mostly referred to an unreachable ideal, which is...
Daydreaming could be so dangerous...
Spain / 20minutes
Soar – by Alyce Tzue
Soar is the story of a young girl Mara who dreams of one day building airplanes. She builds these...
A young girl must help a tiny boy pilot fly home before it's too late.
(Student Film (Anson Yu))
USA / 7minutes
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
The Sand Storm
There are many interesting facts about The Sand Storm. First of all, the protagonist is Ai Weiwei, one of...
A sci-fi dystopian tale set in Beijing during a water shortage. Starring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the short led to some controversies during its development.
China / USA / 10minutes
A sudden rain surprises the city: umbrellas are opened, the traffic intensifies, people seek shelter when they can. A...
A small elegy of rain that nods to the history of cinema
France / 8minutes
Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre.
“For the first time ever, a worldwide chain of events has been started by a drawing.” says Jean “Cabu”...
The documentary of the New York Times takes us inside the editor office of Charlie Hebdo. A testament that's also a cause for reflection.
(New York Times)
USA / 5minutes
In a not-so-distant future anyone will be able to have their own personal assistant: the heavily advertised Blinky™. An...
(Image Now Films, Alturas Films, Logolite Entertainment)
Ireland / USA / 13minutes
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
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
The Life & Death of an iPhone
Needless to deny: most of us live attached to the phone. A form of technological autism entirely contemporary, that even...
Life, death, and reincarnation of an iPhone from its point-of-view. An original perspective on our relatoinship with technology.
USA / 7minutes
Modern Life is Rubbish
It’s hard to think of a more fitting title for this bittersweet story about separation and the division of...
A recently broken-up couple separating their music collection leads the way for a dissertation on love, loss and the inherent evil of greatest hits albums.
UK / 13minutes
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
La Boca Del Léon
La Boca Del Léon is a story directed by Alfonso García López and written by Vincent Blonde, inspired by the...
A man obsessed with the world of dead messes up with the dark arts and make one last call for help.
Spain / 5minutes
The Cat Piano
A “feline” film noir with “beatnik” nuances: that would be the best way to describe The Cat Piano, an...
A noir animation, set in the jazz feline underworld, narrated by Nick Cave's charming and mysterious voice.
(The People's Republic Of Animation.)
Australia / 8minutes
Online Preview: La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak / Butter Lamp
The online preview is ended. You can still watch the trailer and read the review! Starting from a very...
A young itinerant photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to photograph them in front of various background.
France / China / 16minutes
A Pale Blue Dot
Many of the problems that plague our small terrestrial existences can be often “solved” with a change of perspective,...
An uplifting animation with commentary by Carl Sagan, offers us an unexpected perspective of our earthly existence.
(Student Film (Sheridan College))
Canada / 4minutes
Cinematics – by Pier Paolo
A boring evening? Let’s challenge your friends to recognize all the films quoted in Cinematics. The experimental short film directed by...
A funny visual timeline of classic films and characters
Brazil / 1minutes
7:35 in the Morning
What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for somebody? Well, your answer probably’s not a 10th...
One morning a woman enters a restaurant – only to be met with silence instead of people talking...
(Ibarretxe & Co.)
Spain / 8minutes
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
Cortisonici 2019: What A Hell Of A Festival
Cortisonici 2019 is a hell of a festival. This is how the artistic direction of the event presents its...
On the occasion of the 16th edition (Varese, April 9-13), we propose the best short films of the previous editions
This animation by Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing has won 22 awards in many festivals across the world, and not by chance. It’s...
A man is stabbed in the subway. In the last seconds before he dies, a teenage friendship flashes before his eyes.
(il Luster Films, Cinété)
Netherlands / 18minutes
Ennesimo Film Festival 2018, the Italian short film carnival
Welcome to Tile Valley: Ennesimo Film Festival 2018 is an illuminating example of cultural project management. From 4th to...
Welcome to Tile Valley: we went to the Ennesimo Film Festival in Fiorano Modenese and no, this is not "just another" festival report
Cutaway is a very simple short build on “visual deprivation”. We follow a man working hard, doing his best to support a pregnant woman,...
Through close up details of hands, we follow the life of a single young man as he works, pursues relationships, and comes to terms with a life changing event.
(Medium Density Fibreboard Films)
Canada / 6minutes
He Took His Skin Off For Me
Basato sul racconto breve di Maria Hummer dallo stesso nome (che può essere ‘ascoltato’ qui, recitato dalla stessa autrice),...
UK / 11minutes
Minako, a young Japanese female, lives in a Tokyo penthouse with her European boyfriend, a successful musician. One morning she...
A Japanese lady holds an intriguing double life, but her secret is about to be discovered.
UK / 19minutes
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
Malatesta Short Film Festival Unveils Its First Edition Line-Up
Three days of screenings, premieres and Q&As with directors dedicated to short films: the first edition of Malatesta Short...
Find out these 10 shorts you can watch online from the MalatestaShort official selection