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
30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone)
First shown at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, this original documentary is a collaborative effort from artist Anne Cady,...
Oil-painted animation brings to life the stories of three powerful women in postconflict Sierra Leone.
(Real World Film)
UK / 8minutes
Cubert’s life revolves around his monotonous and repetitive work. He repeats the same actions every day, in the cold...
The monotonous and repetitive work of an everyday man suddenly turns into an Escherian nightmare.
Germany / 6minutes
Diary is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made...
10 years of war reporting around the world in this moving and very powerful video-testament by British photojournalist Tim Hetherington.
UK / 19minutes
FOCUS ON: The Island of All Together
A couple from Amsterdam went to Lesbos to portrait in a short documentary two different realities of people who...
Conversations in Lesbos with the Dutch directors who invited tourists and refugees to talk each another
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
Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother
Tom Hardy stars as Sergeant Dan in this short film that marks the directorial debut of photographer Greg Williams....
Tom Hardy plays a temperamental aspiring soldier in a story of brotherly love and strife.
(HenPeg & Loki Productions)
USA / 13minutes
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
Sundance Film Festival 2017 Announces Shorts Programs: Taste These 7 Shorts
Sundance Film Festival has announced its 2017 Shorts Programs. The 68 shorts round out a program of Competition and...
Seven shorts to watch online from the 68 programmed to play over January 19-29 in Park City
Ulysse – by H. B. Meyrant, M. Chabannes, A. Labadie, C. Theuillon
Is it possible to rewrite a stroy that has been told for more than 2000 years? Absolutely, according to...
Through digital animation a modern Ulysses brings us in his oniric trip caused by the catching gaze of a strange mermaid.
(Supinfocom Arles (MOPA))
Francia / 9minutes
N U M B – by Anders Weberg
To film an absence may seem an unsolvable oxymoron. Similarly, using a camera just like a tool that is...
Appearance and disappearance: A touching tribute in memory of a son
Sweden / 1minutes
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
ZIMNIK – The Ice Road
Siberia. We are in the district of Evenkiysky, in the Krasnoyarsky region, located in the center of the Russian territory, that...
A trip along the Zimnik, the ice roads that cross the Siberian wilderness during the long winter months.
Lithuania / 16minutes
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
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
Often action shorts are based on science fiction stories that reflect the current obsession with space and robots, but also...
In the midst of a war between humans and sentient androids, a Delta Force team must rescue the US President.
(The Bicycle Monarchy)
USA / 8minutes
Leonard in Slow Motion
The world is increasingly faster for everyone, but what happens when you live in slow-motion? A bathroom break might take...
Leonard moves in slow motion, but lives in a normally-paced world.
(Lawrence Lewis, Barbara Livolsi)
USA / 9minutes
From the director of HENRi, a sci-fi short film selected by the most important festivals around the world, another genre...
In the outer space, a detective is looking for a mysterious missing ship.
USA / 9minutes
The Chickening – by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force
It’s not so easy to talk about what Nick DenBoer and Davy Force‘s The Chickening really is. A parody? Maybe. A trailer?...
A parody? Maybe. A trailer? Possibly. An animation? Partially. A short film? Why not.
Canada / 5minutes
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
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
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
021 Capalbio | GSF’s Exclusive Showcase
Up On The Roof Festival’s section: International Competition Directed by: Nour wazzi Produced by: Panacea Production Ltd. Country: UK Year: 2013 Synopsis: ...
Watch a selection of some of the the best shorts from the various sections of the 021 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Fest until August 31st.
Anteprima Trailer: Merry Go Round
We are glad to present the trailer preview of Merry Go Round, a short film written and directed by actor-director Massimiliano...
Following shocking discoveries about the double life of his father, a guy has to decide who he really wants to be.
Italy / 18minutes
When Namibia Was a City…
Yusuf’s everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. He wakes up in the morning and drinks...
Yusuf's everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. A fishing trip could give him a chance to restore his image as the provider and head of family...
(24 Lies Per Second)
Germany / 23minutes