Nigel – by Natasza Cetner
Nigel is the Royal College of Art’s grad short by Polish animator Natasza Cetner. The London-based director isn’t new...
A lonely gannet falls for a concrete bird in this relatable love story
(Royal College of Art - London)
UK / 9minutes
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 )
Inamorata – by A-lan Holt
Inamorata is the first short film written and directed by playwright, filmmaker and Stanford University educator A-lan Holt. She...
A painful (and autobiographical) love story of magic and sisterhood
USA / 21minutes
The Joke’s on You – by Katie Smith
The Joke’s on You is a refreshing British comedy, winner as Best Short Comedy of 2016 at ECAFF Eddie Comedy...
A refreshing British comedy, a modern and real love story
UK / 11minutes
The Driving Seat – by Phil Lowe
In order to properly write about this short movie, I felt the need to listen in loop Perfect by Ed...
The hilarious attempt of a middle aged couple to put a spark back in their marriage
(Turn the Slate Productions)
UK / 9minutes
Googly Eyes – by Simon Savelyev
Gary, a recently dumped Los Angeles slacker, is nursing a mysterious and chronic earache stirring up memories of his...
A short and cynical rom-com to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the best way
(KQED Film School Shorts)
USA / 13minutes
Lazy Daze – by Brian Smee
How is like a dog’s dream? Maybe something similar to what is depicted by the young American animator Brian Smee in...
A kaleidoscopic journey into a dog's dream.
USA / 4minutes
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
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
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
Little Shit – by Richard Gorodecky
The acclaimed short film Little Shit by Richard Gorodecky has collected many awards in its festival run, including that...
A child's journey to discover his and London's hidden nature
UK / 14minutes
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
A pioneer of the Nouvelle Vague, Jean- Luc Godard had a huge influence on modern cinema, givig it a...
"Khan Khanne": Jean-Luc Godard's videoletter to Cannes' president Gilles Jacob: a testament for tomorrow's cinema.
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
The Short Films of Agnès Varda
Probably one of the most remarkable traits of Agnès Varda’s filmography is that she never cared too much for...
An overview of some of the French New Wave filmmaker's most remarkable short films
A sudden rain surprises the city: umbrellas are opened, the traffic intensifies, people seek shelter when they can. A...
A small elegy of rain that nods to the history of cinema
France / 8minutes
Italian shorts at Cannes Film Festival 2015
As it is firmly established the now multi-year Italian participation at the Marché du Film Court di Clermont – Ferrand, this...
The Italian short films industry "shows off" at Marché du Film of the prestigious French festival, thanks to the support of the Italian Short Film Centre.
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
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
Albatross Soup – by Winnie Cheung
“A man walks off a boat. He walks into a restaurant, orders the Albatross soup. He takes a bite,...
A psychedelic animation that explores the creative thinking generated by a famous riddle
(Picture Farm, Cause + Effect)
Usa / 7minutes
Where We Are
This beautiful, delicate and poignant short could be some kind of “long-distance relationships’ manifesto”, a pretty common way of...
Separation, distance and memory: the essence of love in 85 seconds.
USA / 1minutes
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
Sebastian – by Sam Fragoso
Sebastian is the first short film written and directed by Sam Fragoso, formerly a film critic and actually the...
An emigrating father writes home to his son: a short film that tells in 3 minutes what is America today
USA / 3minutes
Nuclear Waste (Yaderni wydhody) is the striking fourth short film by Ukrainian director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, following Incident (2006), Diagnosis (2009) and Deafness (2010) which represent some kind...
He is a truck-driver at a radioactive wastes utilization plant. She works at the plant's decontamination laundry.
(Arthouse Traffic, Volodymyr Tykhyy)
Ukraine / 23minutes
Why we believe in shorts
The New Yorker has recently published a long article Does the Cinema Need Short Films? by Richard Brody, the magazine’s film critic,...
A recent New Yorker article highlights the renewed interest for the short film art and its importance contemporary's cinema.
Dr. Easy was adapted from the first chapter of Red Men, a dystopian novel by Matthew De Abaitua. The...
A robot with medical training is sent to negotiate a dangerous situation.
UK / 9minutes
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
Chop My Money – by Theo Anthony
Patient, the protagonist of Chop My Money, short doc directed by Theo Anthony, lives in Goma, Congo. In Congo there...
This world is not the world: a day in the life of three street kids in the Eastern Congo
(Theo Anthony Productions, LLC)
USA / 13minutes
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
FOCUS ON: Tamar Rudoy
Daughter of the Bride premiered at Cannes 2016 Directors’ Fortnight. Written by Timna Rose Perez and directed by Tamar Rudoy, the short...
Interview with the Israeli director of Daughter of the Bride, premiered at Cannes 2016 Directors' Fortnight