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
Blending CG 3D and 2D drawn animation techniques, Meanwhile follows four characters traversing a city, each lost in their...
Four characters are lost in their own worlds in an nameless city, but an event will reveal their intimate connection.
(Royal College of Art )
UK / 5minutes
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
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
Code 8 – by Jeff Chan
In the last few years short film has been act as a springboard for a lot of young directors,...
Reality and fiction are melting in Code 8, your next sci-fi cult.
USA / 10minutes
We Will Live Again
We Will Live Again is a mesmerising shortdoc following Cryonics Institut’s CEO Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99...
Stripped of their blood, filled with antifreeze liquid, and frozen: a looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute.
(Brooklyn Underground Films)
USA / 12minutes
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
Laci is a 16-year old gypsy boy, who lives off casual jobs. Every morning, the same waiting for some...
Laci is a young gypsy worker hired to build a wall: his first look beyond holds an unusual revelation...
Hungary / 11minutes
It’s the night before Amina’s wedding, and the women of the family are celebrating the henna ceremony, a Muslim...
Love and death, tradition and diversity clash against each other in this intense short by Sally El Hosaini.
(Yalla Film Company)
UK / 12minutes
Online Premiere: Mario de Marcella – Il Solengo
Is it at all possible to live outside the human community? This is the essential question raised by Il Solengo,...
The incredible story of a solitary man living in the Vejano forest in the heart of Italy.
Italy / 7minutes
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
Monsieur Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. In times of war, hedecides to increase production to...
In times of war, a ruthless yet childish factory owner decides to replace all his workers with robots. A riot ensues.
France / 10minutes
The Missing Scarf
One morning, Albert the squirrel wakes up and realizes that his beloved scarf is gone. This unpleasant discovery leads...
An apparent children's story turns out to be a philosophical reflection on overcoming a loss, through existentialism, nihilism and minimal graphics.
(Creative Belly Ltd.)
Ireland / 7minutes
Borrowed Time – by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Animated short film and drama. We are not used to associate this genre to poignant and dark tales, but watching Borrowed...
American animation comes out of its comfort zone and tells the drama
USA / 7minutes
Symphony no. 42 – by Réka Bucsi
The first scene of Symphony no. 42, animated short film by Réka Bucsi, necessarily creates extremely high expectations. What...
A fox in the woods is questioning about the essence of universe and then she shot herself.
Hungary / 9minutes
Bum-Bum Doch’ Rybaka (Bum-Bum, The Baby of The Fisher)
In a seaside village inhabited by animals and anthropomorphic creatures with odd, long noses, a lone fisherman carries out its...
A sweet and surreal tale realised by Ivan Maximov, one of the most important Russian animators, winner of the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2014.
Russia / 9minutes
Magic Alps Is the Only Italian Short Film Selected at Clermont-Ferrand 2018
The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is one of the world’s most popular short film fests and the second largest...
Exclusive interview with the directors of one of the most unique Italian short film of the year
It’s the 1940s, but we’re in a dystopian, alternate reality where human survival is threatened. A man seeks refuge...
Black comedy, horror, dystopia and science fiction come together in Brianne Nord-Stewart's short.
(Random Acts Entertainment)
Canada / 8minutes
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
Nigel – by Natasza Cetner
Nigel is the Royal College of Art’s grad short by Polish animator Natasza Cetner. The London-based director isn’t new...
A lonely gannet falls for a concrete bird in this relatable love story
(Royal College of Art - London)
UK / 9minutes
American suburbs, 1964. An ordinary day in the life of an ordinary man. Joe, our protagonist, comes home from...
1964. Joe's seemingly ordinary day takes a bad turn, as he comes home to find out that his wife hasn't been cooking dinner. And there's a very good reason for that.
(Eppich Films )
USA / 9minutes
Online Premiere: Black by Sara Taigher
Rome, summer. One night, unexpectedly, a total blackout leaves the city without electricity. People feel paralyzed, their world is...
A short film part of a wider cross-media project to brighten your soul during these days of forced quarantine
(So What Pictures)
Italy / 14minutes
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
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
Sebastian – by Sam Fragoso
Sebastian is the first short film written and directed by Sam Fragoso, formerly a film critic and actually the...
An emigrating father writes home to his son: a short film that tells in 3 minutes what is America today
USA / 3minutes