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
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
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
The current overhyped 90s nostalgia is often forced and deeply naive, but there are some fortunate cases in which...
Brooklyn, 1992. A lonely skater gets thrown in a dreamy virtual world, where everything is possible
(SVA - New York (Student Film))
USA / 4minutes
Mike Matas and his girlfriend Sharon Hwang (who also created the opening and closing titles) take us on a...
2 weeks, 3,000 miles, 5,000 photos in 3 minutes. A time-lapse journey across the USA.
USA / 3minutes
A woman is looking for the perfect armchair, in this short film directed by Rebecca Pugh and Jen West....
The search for the perfect armchair becomes a reflection on love and relationships.
(MinyCine Motion Picture)
USA / 7minutes
Online Premiere: Dinola
Dinola is a child living in the village of Ushguli, in Georgia. Her father has just died, and the...
In the cold mountains of Georgia, a widow is forced to marry another man and leave her life and child behind.
(20 Steps Production)
Georgia / 14minutes
Citizen versus Kane
An independent filmmaker’s ambitious project of remaking Citizen Kane in a modern-day setting has finally took off. As it...
When death arrives on the set of a low-budget "Citizen Kane" remake, what's there to do to save the production?
France / 18minutes
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
Exquisitely surreal and brazenly grotesque, this short of dense thirteen minutes unravels five stories connected by a bouncing red ball...
A red ball bounces around the city through five incredible stories, for eventually getting to the beach.
(Daniel Scheinert & Stefanie Lynch)
USA / 13minutes
In the beginning it was nothing. And then everything appeared. Explosions of light and matter, forms that combine and...
A witty satire on the art world and the anxieties of the creative process masterfully directed by stop-motion animation genius Mikey Please.
UK / 7minutes
Requiem for Romance
A couple’s break-up call in voice-over. The images show us a man and a woman fighting, dabbing each other...
Shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Awards Best Animated short category, a story of kung-fu and forbidden love inspired by Shanghai's past.
Canada / 7minutes
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
Out in 2013, then removed from the web, now online again, this time permanently, Noah is the debut short film,...
A “screenager romance” with a spymovie-turn between attention disorder e social networking.
Canada / 17minutes
Fighting the Ebola Outbreak, Street by Street.
An ambulance with blaring sirens runs through the crowded streets of Monrovia, capital of Liberia, one of regions mostly...
The New York Times' shortdoc on Ebola's outbreak in Liberia, redefines the boundaries between news and narrative.
(New York Times)
USA / 7minutes
Otherhalf – by Ben West
Otherhalf is described by the authors as a comedy about a man who decides to “break up” with himself. The...
A literal conflict with themselves, by Framestore
USA / 10minutes
A distant land where the entire social system is based on the power of the wind. Strong and relentless,...
The everyday activities of the inhabitants of an extremely windy area are hard. But what if the wind stopped blowing?
(HAW Hamburg Department Design)
Germany / 4minutes
Head over Heels
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown distant from each other, to the point that they...
This Oscar-nominated animation is an heartwarming tale of a married couple whose lives have grown in opposite directions.
UK / 10minutes
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
Three Fitted Flies – by Sois de Traca
Three Fitted Flies (Tres moscas a medida) is a 2D animated short film directed by the Spanish directors María Álvarez and Elisa Morais. Sois...
Bereavement between faith and superstition: the amazing 2D animation by the Spanish collective
(Sois de Traca)
Spain / 8minutes
The Christmas Light Killer
Every night in December people in a small suburb of Philadelphia flock to a holiday light show. They drive...
A man spends his December nights shutting down the power for a huge holiday light show. What is his point?
USA / 6minutes
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
“Runaway” is a delightful award-winning “student animated films” made by Huen Sin (Susan) Yung, Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek...
A charming tale about a misunderstanding between a boy named Stanley and Chillie, his treasured 1950's refrigerator.
USA / 4minutes
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
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