Carmen – by Giuseppe Cardaci
A group of aspiring actresses is waiting for their audition to get the main role for the iconic opera...
What happens when impossible dreams strive to come true?
(Santa Fe University of Art and Design)
Italia / 7minutes
7:35 in the Morning
What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for somebody? Well, your answer probably’s not a 10th...
One morning a woman enters a restaurant – only to be met with silence instead of people talking...
(Ibarretxe & Co.)
Spain / 8minutes
Modern Life is Rubbish
It’s hard to think of a more fitting title for this bittersweet story about separation and the division of...
A recently broken-up couple separating their music collection leads the way for a dissertation on love, loss and the inherent evil of greatest hits albums.
UK / 13minutes
The man (Austin Hayden) and the woman (Shian Denovan). He cheated on her, she left him. Pale and disheveled,...
A man suffers in a peculiar way after splitting up from his girlfriend: lies and guilt lead him through an extreme physical reaction…
(Shining Example Films)
UK / 17minutes
Sofia is the debut short film of young Roman director Carlo Sironi, which penetrates in the intimacy of two...
The fragility of family relationships through the intimate communication between two young sisters.
Italian / 16minutes
10 Animated Shorts That Made the Oscars 2017 Shortlist
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 semifinalists for this year’s animated short Oscar...
The Academy has announced the 10 semifinalists for this year's animated short Oscar race
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
The Six Dollar Fifty Man
Suburban Neo Zealand, 1970s. Smalltown life ain’t easy for those who are different, especially during childhood. Andy is a...
A festival favorite, this dramedy shows how hard it is to be a "superhero" in a suburban school in the 70s.
Neo Zealand / 15minutes
Minako, a young Japanese female, lives in a Tokyo penthouse with her European boyfriend, a successful musician. One morning she...
A Japanese lady holds an intriguing double life, but her secret is about to be discovered.
UK / 19minutes
Kibwe Tavares is one of UK’s most exciting young directors. An achitecture grad with a lifelong love of cinema,...
A tale full of surprises and special effects narrates the destructive consequences of fame and wealth in the life of a boy from Zanzibar.
(BFI Film Fund)
UK / 18minutes
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
A smalltown somewhere in the U.S.A. Ben is a lonely child, quite different from the others. He has a...
A lonely child taxidermist makes friends with a girl who's fascinated by his hobby. But one day he does something that will change everything.
USA / 13minutes
Online Premiere: Mario de Marcella – Il Solengo
Is it at all possible to live outside the human community? This is the essential question raised by Il Solengo,...
The incredible story of a solitary man living in the Vejano forest in the heart of Italy.
Italy / 7minutes
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
Gaiwan – by Elia Mouatamid
A grave yard. Two men. Gaiwan is the traditional Chinese teaware. That’s what one of the two uses for...
A grave yard, two men: a parable on hope and death, which equates men beyond preconceptions
Italy / 4minutes
Pyskessa is a lonely and silent girl. She lives with her troubled dad, who doesn’t seem to be coping...
A surreal adventure in the life of a little girl with a wild imagination.
France / 10minutes
Cannes Court Métrage 2019: The Short Films Selection
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup of Cannes Court Métrage 2019. The programme features 11 short...
A look at the 11 short films competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or and the 17 films from the Cinéfondation
Papa – by Natalie Labarre
Papa is a short animated story about an eccentric and overzealous father who realizes he’s not a perfect daddy. He thinks that...
The diary of an imperfect father who tries hard to be a perfect dad.
USA / 6minutes
Online Premiere: I Navigli
A “coxless pair” slips smoothly along the calm waters of the Navigli. It passes through the city of Milan heading south-west, to...
Life and feelings of two rowers training in the placid waters of the historic canals in Milan.
Italy / 6minutes
Wrinkles of the City: Focus On Guillaume Cagniard
Wrinkles of the City is an artistic project started in 2008 by French artist JR. The project was realized...
Interview with Guillaume Cagnaird and his short about the work of artist JR
1500 Words – by Andrew Chaplin
You have 1,500 words left to live. How would you react to that sentence? Hard to imagine how few are 1,500 words,...
What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live?
(Hungry Bear Media)
UK / 9minutes
“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together,” so John Lennon...
The Walrus is feeling depressed. He has everything, but feels something is missing in his life... Are you Walrus?
USA / 7minutes
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
Alto Sauce is a small town in the deep Spanish province. A cruel crime happened in the village twenty...
A cruel crime happened in the village of Alto Sauce twenty years ago: today the case has been reopened and plays a game of mirrors between past and present.
Spain / 17minutes
Don’t Forget My Words – by Riccardo Rabacchi
The short film by the Italian director Riccardo Rabacchi carries strong echoes of a Woody Allen’s movie. This comparison...
A young man with confused ideas finds himself in a weird theatre of the absurd
(Image Hunters, Dispàrte, Tropico del Libro)
Italia / 7minutes
An American actor with a questionable french accent, set to play a frenchman in a city that should be...
A meta-filmic rom-com suspended between reality and fiction.
UK / 6minutes
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