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
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
Runaway – by Emily Buchanan, Susan Yung and Esther Parobek
In the Internet of Things era, loving a refrigerator will not be so weird. Probably it’ll be easy to...
The best time of the year to love your refrigerator
USA / 4minutes
Crowfunding: “Lindiota” – by Chiara Livia Arrigo
Chiara Livia Arrigo is a young Milanese director of Sicilian origin, who lives and works in Rome. She launched...
Life and memory of a lonly anti-hero from Lindos, between rotoscope and live footage.
(Ring Film (promo) )
Italian / 2minutes
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard
One day, during a morning walk, a man meets a chicken. The chicken turns the corner, it mounts the stairs of a flat,...
A New Yorker and a chicken: an exercise in style by Grant Orchard
UK / 7minutes
Hyper-Reality – by Keiichi Matsuda
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that technology plays an important role in our lives. A couple of weeks...
The Anglo-Japanese director describes a daily world dominated by technology
UK / 6minutes
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
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
Ever shifting between tender and darker tones, this little coming-of-age tale draws us into a surreal fantasy world that’s...
A coming of age tale about brotherhood, friendship and separation.
(Royal College of Art )
UK / 8minutes
The Cosmic Dope – A Plant Experience – by CLEMENTE
The Cosmic Dope – A Plant Experience by the Brazilian director CLEMENTE, born in San Paolo, is presented as...
The experimentation of the effects of a new and unknown species of orchid: an impeccable style exercise
Brazil / 5minutes
“Box” is a “demonstrative” shortfilm published by Bot & Dolly, a San Francisco-based production house specialized in robotics, automation and shooting...
The first world experiment of 3D mapping on 2D objects in motion achieved via remote control of two industrial robots and the combined use of different technologies.
(Bot & Dolly )
USA / 5minutes
Online Premiere: Terra
A regular night on a ferry headed to Sicily. It’s presumably Winter, one of those off-season trips in which...
Various human types meet on a night ferry's regular trip.
Italy / 23minutes
Coach Nison – by Charlie Hoxie
Coach Nison by Charlie Hoxie is part of Frameworks, a series of in-depth documentary shorts examining extraordinary New York...
A table tennis champion from Tajikistan opens a club in Brooklyn where he trains the next generation of talent
USA / 14minutes
Sunday – by Patrick Doyon
It’s a cold Sunday in wintertime. Sunday immediately brings us back to our childhood and, for a moment, we really...
An animation that brings the unexpected in an ordinary family lunch
(National Film Board of Canada)
Canada / 10minutes
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
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 )
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
Bear – by Pascal Floerks
It’s really hard to say, perhaps Bear (Bär) is a documentary, perhaps a short animation. Certainly it’s the final...
A mysterious and personal story about the director's grandfather
Germany / 8minutes
59th San Francisco Film Festival: 15 days of films
The 59th edition of San Francisco International Film Festival ended on the 5th of May, after two weeks of screenings, 175...
From April 21 to May 5, 175 films from 46 countries at the longest-running film festival in America
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
The Rise Of The Fashion Short
Fashion Film has just recently found a definition as a genre, but the mutual influence between fashion and cinema...
From Wes Anderson to Spike Jonze, many directors are experimenting with the Fashion Film, a newborn genre in which everything is possible
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
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
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
Four friends are looking for something to do on a sunny yet boring afternoon in Brooklyn. The news announce...
The Apocalypse has come. The worst thing that could happen to you? Having some ideas. An hilarious horror in which only the dumb survive.
USA / 6minutes
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
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
Sunspring – by Oscar Sharp
Science Fiction suggests that man’s attempts to create Artificial Intelligence will probably end badly. Real life proves that we...
A happy medium between technophobia and Skynet: A short film written by algorithm
USA / 9minutes
Online Premiere: Belva Nera
UPDATES: Matteo Zoppis and Alessio Rigo De Righi are about to debut with their first feature film il Solengo (2015...
The legend of a black panther spotted in the Lazio countryside narrated by the stories of a community of hunters between folklore and reality.
Italy / 33minutes
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