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
FOCUS ON: Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings, writer of Thunder Road and director of Thunder Road, is also the main actor in Thunder Road. His short film, Thunder...
Interview with the director of Thunder Road, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival
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
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.
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
Online Premiere: Thriller
With the city of Taranto bent by pollution and uncertainty for the future in the background, Michael, 14, goes around...
Michele dreams to dance in TV like his idol Michael Jackson, but the protest in which his father is involved threatens his dream.
Italian / 14minutes
Shot in Indian Beach, North Carolina, this short film by William Kyle Gerardi is dark , sadly disturbing, and realized...
A tormented woman living alone in her beach house. A dog, her only companion.
USA / 12minutes
Are You With Me? – by Erica Genereux Smith
After the good result of Night Life (2015), Erica Genereux Smith keeps talking about modern tragedies. In fact, the...
A sweet, ironic and sincere exploration of modern solitude (at a call center)
(Erica Genereux Smith)
USA / 6minutes
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
Bora Bora – by Bogdan Mirică
The title of the first short film directed by Romanian helmer Bogdan Mirică can be misleading. The audience, watching the first...
The absurdity of life in one of the most drought-affected areas in Romania
Romania / 32minutes
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
A pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, Jean- Luc Godard had a huge influence on modern cinema, givig it a...
"Khan Khanne": Jean-Luc Godard's videoletter to Cannes' president Gilles Jacob: a testament for tomorrow's cinema.
Written by proven duo Drew Grubich and Nickolas Duarte, fresh authors of the award-winning Fish Hook, Sea Change is a...
Two sisters travel up to Pacific Coast to seek an alternative treatment for the younger sister's misterious disease.
(Crown Chimp Productions)
USA / 17minutes
Online Preview: Cargo
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the clip. Cargo is the...
A history of exploitation and redemption at the gates of Rome, which subverts the canonical relation victim-perpetrator.
Italian / 16minutes
La Huida – The Runaway
Helvetica , pastel colors , a voice-over that directly addresses the viewers, eccentric characters and catchy music … at...
The colorful deconstruction of a moment in the life of a group of bizarre characters.
(Escandalo Films )
Spain / 11minutes
Gaiwan – by Elia Mouatamid
A grave yard. Two men. Gaiwan is the traditional Chinese teaware. That’s what one of the two uses for...
A grave yard, two men: a parable on hope and death, which equates men beyond preconceptions
Italy / 4minutes
Before there were kings, there was a spider – life and death intertwine in Ududeagu, the intimate and mystery...
Before there were kings, there was a spider: language and body as habitat in a dark and mystery mutant experiment
Nigeria / 2minutes
A blinding white, a barren nature that’s pure and precious at the same time. We are in Carrara, Tuscany,...
A solemn and silent Italian shortdoc on the marble quarries of Carrara.
Italy / 9minutes
From the “mirror stage” of Lacanian memory, to the Renaissance portraits, to analog self-portraits, to serial auto-representation in the...
An hilarious 60 seconds animated "sketch" on the most viral obsession of the moment.
UK / 1minutes
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
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
Wanderers is a short science fiction film created by Swedish digital artist Erik Wernquist which offers a glimpse of the...
A spectacular and scientifically based (pre)vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, commented by Carl Sagan's original voice.
(Self produced )
Sweden / 4minutes
Behind The Scene
One of the most distinctive signs of authorship, turned into an art by directors such as Antonioni, Scorsese and...
An ironic look at the backstage of an hypothetical commercial.
USA / 10minutes
Crush – by Katherine Bernard
Crush, the short film by Katherine Bernard, takes place on two temporal levels: the “before” and the “after,” that...
The short by the American filmmaker cuts satire to reveal a tragicomic criticism of the art world
USA / 12minutes
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