Soy negra, soy marica y soy puta – by Hugo Meijer & Cas van der Pas
Soy negra, soy marica y soy puta (I’m Queer, I’m Black, and I’m a Prostitute) is the debut short...
A documentary about Diana Navarro, a lawyer, trade unionist and prostitute who's fighting for LGBTQ rights
Colombia / 21minutes
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
Body, desire and violence. This shortfilm by Darius Clark Monroe shows an intricate relationship with unexpected twists. The two...
An online-dating hook up takes an unexpected turn cause of the men's different expectations.
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
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
Presented at Sundance, and awarded in many international festivals, James is kind of a fragment of a coming-of-age tale,...
The lonely coming of age of a Northern Ireland's boy on his path towards self-discovery.
Northern Ireland / 18minutes
“My Self”: the intimate diary of Jennifer Medina
Jennifer Medina is a Venezuelan photographer and video maker, based in New York City. Her works sweetly look at...
The selfie generation seen by the young Venezuelan artist's eyes.
USA / 1minutes
Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival Unveils Its 7th Edition
From 15 to 18 March 2017 the spotlight will be on the Auditorium Santa Margherita in Venice for the...
The first film festival in Europe to be entirely conceived, coordinated and managed by students reveals Jury and poster
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
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Takes On Virtual Reality Short On Refugees
Alejandro G. Iñárritu has decided to take on the challenge of virtual reality and short film. The two-time Oscar-winning...
The two-time Oscar-winning director is working on an experimental project set in the Mexican-US border
Online Premiere: Child Love by Giulio Donato
At a summer camp all the kids behave in a strange way, very little actively. A boy falls in...
A kid courts a girl with small gestures, but it is a love that goes beyond space-time and becomes an allegory of the cycle of life
(Play Entertainment )
Like – by Garrett Bradley
Social media are the most effective digital advertising channel for driving impressions, clicks, and conversions. An online economy has...
A glimpse into the "click-farms" of Bangladesh, where workers are paid to "like" Facebook pages
(Field of Vision)
USA / 10minutes
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
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
In late December 2013 the elusive British musician William Bevan, aka Burial, published an unannounced EP, The Rival Dealer....
A nocturne crime story inspired by and set to Burial's Rival Dealer.
UK / 11minutes
The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero)
Mount Chimborazo is Ecuador’s highest peak. as well as the point on the Earth that’s closest to the sun....
The life of Ecuador's last ice merchant tells a story of change and traditions.
(Jeremy Yaches, Rodrigo Donoso.)
Ecuador / 14minutes
World of Glory (Opening Scene)
(by Adam Nayman via Reverse Shot) Note: Roy Andersson’s World of Glory is avaiable online without permission. It is officially avaiable on...
A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions.
(Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet, Studio 24)
Swden / 14minutes
Lights Out – by David F. Sandberg
In 2013 the UK based production company Bloody Cuts launched a competition for the best horror short film, with a...
"Per aspera ad astra": from indie to major.
Sweden / 3minutes
In a not so distant future, not much has changed… except for the force of gravity. For some reason,...
In a not so distant future, the absence of gravity complicates the everyday life, but for true dreamers it could also be a way to escape it all.
Norway / 10minutes
Online Premiere: I Navigli
A “coxless pair” slips smoothly along the calm waters of the Navigli. It passes through the city of Milan heading south-west, to...
Life and feelings of two rowers training in the placid waters of the historic canals in Milan.
Italy / 6minutes
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
Sara – by Rossella Inglese
Sara’s just 12 years old when she is confronted with discovering the experience of become a woman. Escorted into...
Sara's just 12 years old when she is confronted with discovering the experience of become a woman
Italy / 6minutes
The Robbery – by Jim Cummings
After winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 with Thunder Road, Jim Cummings renews his participation to...
After Thunder Road, another dark comedy where a robbery doesn't go so well
USA / 9minutes
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
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
Papa – by Natalie Labarre
Papa is a short animated story about an eccentric and overzealous father who realizes he’s not a perfect daddy. He thinks that...
The diary of an imperfect father who tries hard to be a perfect dad.
USA / 6minutes
Quine – by M. Remaury, W. Laboury
As it often occurs, a question stimulates an author to create a work of art in order to answere that...
At the lottery, what's the point of filling the grid when you miss number one ?
France / 2minutes
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
Cannes 2016: Luca Tóth
At Cannes’ Critics Week, Luca Tóth premiered her second animated short Superbia, produced by Péter Benjámin Lukács with the score by Csaba Kalotás. Luca was...
Surreal, evocative, humorous: the 2D animated work of the Hungarian filmmaker
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