Happiness – by Steve Cutts
Try to google the word Happiness, the first (sponsored) result of your search will be shophappiness.com. Happiness can be bought. This...
Can we buy happiness? Are we really trapped? An economic textbook about our contemporary society
(Steve Cutts Art)
UK / 4minutes
Double King – by Felix Colgrave
Centuries ago there lived… “A king!” my little readers will say immediately. Yes. It’s right! In this time the...
An animated short film about love... and regicide
Australia / 10minutes
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
The Moment – by Karis Oh
“The moment” is what makes us look up and stop the thoughts, it is time to insight. These few words...
What really matters in the end of life?
USA / 3minutes
Edmond – by Nina Gantz
On a lake shore, a man is dragging a big rock tied with a rope. He’s sitting down on...
A stop motion bitter sweet black poetry
UK / 9minutes
Solus – by R. Bersot, C. Dellerie, M. Larue, T. Rodriguez
Solus is the French animated short film created, in computer graphics, by Robin Bersot, Camille Dellerie, Mickaël Larue and Thomas...
Everyone defends himself from reality: a story about loneliness and survival in CGI
France / 7minutes
Sequence – by Carles Torrens
The common saying “the man or woman of your dreams” is mostly referred to an unreachable ideal, which is...
Daydreaming could be so dangerous...
Spain / 20minutes
Dylan is an experimental documentary-film written and directed by New York director Elisabetta Rohrbaugh based on an interview with Dylan...
A young transgender tells us his story on his early morning journey to Conney Island.
(Outer Borough Pictures)
USA / 8minutes
FOCUS ON: Fisnik Maxhuni
Fisnik Maxhuni won with his first short film Lost Exile the ‘Cinema & Gioventù’ Jury Prize at Locarno Film...
Interview with the director of Lost Exile, awarded at Locarno Film Festival
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
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
The Shaman is the science-fiction short film written, directed, edited, and produced by Austrian filmmaker Marco Kalantari. Set in...
In the dark year 2204, Joshua is a Shaman sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus
Austria / 17minutes
Analogue People in a Digital Age
It is the day of the analogue to digital switchover of television transmission. Conversations about life, death and quantum...
As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar and battle to remain relevant in the digital world.
Ireland / 13minutes
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
The Arab Series #4: The Wind
The Wind is the stop-motion animated short directed by Teir el Akhdar collective, comprised of Lina Ghaibeh, May Ghaibeh,...
The Teir el Akhdar collective tells us Syria and the war through loss, displacement, and forced migration.
(Teir el Akhdar)
Syria / 4minutes
Movie Creative Contest: the winner!
Emanuele Milasi (pictured above), 30, from Reggio Calabria, is the winner of our first Movie Creative Contest: an initiative...
"Support the superheroes" is the script winner of the I edition of the contest: a modern tale about the "greatness of being a researcher."
Attraction – by Michael Rodrigues
Attraction is the fashion film directed by South African filmmaker Michael Rodrigues for And Advertising Agency. Featuring jackets by...
A tasty experience of desire and yearning – which is how to shoot a perfect fashion film
(And Advertising Agency, Frosted Films)
South Africa / 4minutes
FOCUS ON: Jack Dunphy
Jack Dunphy mixes love and humour, cutout paper characters and death. Serenity is a profound story made of simple elements. Serenity was...
Love, death and icecream for breakfast: small talk with the Brooklyn-based filmmaker
This animation by Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing has won 22 awards in many festivals across the world, and not by chance. It’s...
A man is stabbed in the subway. In the last seconds before he dies, a teenage friendship flashes before his eyes.
(il Luster Films, Cinété)
Netherlands / 18minutes
The beauty of micro-doc is that its formal requirements (brevity and synthesis) obligates to discard too big and complex topics...
A documentary that moves and entertains on an anonymous anti-hero of the province and his passion for electronic music.
Norway / 16minutes
Black Metal – by Kat Candler
When metal is linked with crime. The West Memphis Three — Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley —...
The lead singer of a black metal band dealing with guilt and sorrow: if an artist's work is used for unintended purposes, is the artist partially responsible?
USA / 8minutes
Things to do to make a very good short film – write a brilliant script; shoot without distractions, even...
A regression therapy session diving a girl deeply into her distant memories turns into the materialization of cosmic entity Yog-Sothoth…
France / 5minutes
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
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
A Brief History of John Baldessari
How will John Baldessari be remembered in a 100 years? As “The guy who put dots over people’s faces”,...
Narrated by Tom Waits, a pop documentary about "The guy who put dots over people's faces".
USA / 6minutes
Jaffa – by Jay Branagan
Between thirty and forty years, for many people life takes a common turn: marriage, sons, a stable job and...
Many couples want a child, but what happens when a child does not arrive because of his sperm?
(Plain Sailing Films)
Ireland / 12minutes
Journal Animé – by Donato Sansone
Donato’s sitting at the bar. A typical Parisian café during an ordinary rainy day. He flips through the pages...
The images on the pages of Libération come to life and pass the printed events in the Italian short which collected a César nomination
(Autour de Minuit)
France / 4minutes
Joseph Pierce is one of the most interesting animators around. The Pub is the third installment, along Stand Up and...
The inner nature of a pub's daily clientele comes to life in this rotoscoping animation short.
UK / 8minutes
Western, the quintessential film genre, has been reinterpreted in many ways throughout the history of cinema. Post-modern filmmakers such...
A classic Western story of death and revenge told with an innovative mix of stop motion techniques, in-camera effects and animation.
Brazil / 6minutes
The Valley of Angels
The Valley of Angels is a project realised by Terra Project Photographers, a collective of documentary photographers founded in Florence in...
A slice of daily life of a family living secluded in the mountains in the south-eastern of Sicily.
(Terra Project Photographers)
Italy / 5minutes