Kokosmos – by Anna Radchenko
“Glory to the Soviet People, pioneers of the cosmos!”, as a dazzling propaganda poster put it during the Space...
A hymn to cosmic enthusiasm in socialist societies, coming up online (not for nothing) on Russia's Cosmonautics Day
Russia / 2minutes
Wanderers is a short science fiction film created by Swedish digital artist Erik Wernquist which offers a glimpse of the...
A spectacular and scientifically based (pre)vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, commented by Carl Sagan's original voice.
(Self produced )
Sweden / 4minutes
Before dying, you’d better become immortal. At the age of 69 David Bowie dies after 18 months of battle...
An epic short for "Blackstar" the eponymous lead single of the music legend's 25th and last studio album.
(Gisla & Renck)
UK / 10minutes
From the director of HENRi, a sci-fi short film selected by the most important festivals around the world, another genre...
In the outer space, a detective is looking for a mysterious missing ship.
USA / 9minutes
The use of found footage is quite common in contemporary cinema. A recurring device in horror and science fiction,...
The incredible story of a robot, made using only NASA's archival footage.
Australia / 8minutes
C: 299792 km/s
A carefully detailed tribute to classic science-fiction, whose strong point lies in its visual and narrative retro atmospheres. Funded through...
The story of IV Kestros's crew mutiny led by Commander Malleck
USA / 15minutes
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
Next Floor is the surreal short film made by Canadian writer-director Denis Villeneuve that plunges us into an opulent...
During an opulent and luxurious banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage.
Canada / 10minutes
Afronauts – Zambia’s Space Program
It’s the 60s: the world is divided by the Cold War, and the USA are in the midst of...
A short presented at the Berlinale and a photographic book narrate the incredible space-adventure of an african dreamer in the 60s
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
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
São Paulo do Brasil, night time. It’s 3:33 am and the time stops. We are in a deserted area...
Every night, time stops for a moment in Sao Paolo, and ghosts and mosters of all kinds dance and play music on the city's deserted streets.
Brazil / 10minutes
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
From Dad to Son – by Nils Knoblich
A prisoner receives the message that his old father needs help with care of the farm. In his desperate...
Son's love... in papercraft
Germany / 6minutes
To make his graduate film from Northumbria University, British animator Samuel Blain decided to direct a documentary about ordinary...
An experimental documentary about people's dreams, that feels like a modern take on surrealism.
UK / 3minutes
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
Ulysse – by H. B. Meyrant, M. Chabannes, A. Labadie, C. Theuillon
Is it possible to rewrite a stroy that has been told for more than 2000 years? Absolutely, according to...
Through digital animation a modern Ulysses brings us in his oniric trip caused by the catching gaze of a strange mermaid.
(Supinfocom Arles (MOPA))
Francia / 9minutes
Can You Read My Lips?
Can You Read My Lips? is an immersive short from director David Terry Fine about lip-reading based on the...
What's it like to use one sense to do the work of another?
(Little Moving Pictures)
USA / 5minutes
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
Online Premiere: The Show MAS Go On
What is MAS? Let’s explain it to non-roman citizens. It is a legendary shop in Rome, nearby Piazza Vittorio, in...
Artist Rä di Martino celebrates MAS , the Roman famed "department stores of the people", with a art-doc poised between fiction and reality.
(Produzione Illuminati / Think Cattleya / Federica Maria Bianchi (Snaporazverein))
Italian / 30minutes
10 Doc Shorts That Made the Oscars 2017 Shortlist
Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis to the shooting of Walter Scott, the 10 doc shorts that made the...
Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis to the shooting of Walter Scott, the Academy shortlist
The grief process is a recurring theme throughout the history of cinema. Extremely subjective and universal at the same...
The ghost of a little girl wanders through a dark and spooky city as her parents mourn her passing.
Denmark / 8minutes
Online Premiere: Who’s Afraid of the Big Black Wolf? – by Janez Lapajne
Janez Lapajne is a Slovenian independent filmmaker and former (first) president of the Directors Guild of Slovenia. Born in...
A multicultural triangle in the occupied Europe of 1944: a sensual and emotional Alpine story of two tunes and one whistle
Slovenia / 25minutes
The Arab Series #3: War On Famous Canvas
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the missiles in the sky over the border town of Yabroud, in the...
Syrian war scenes swarm the famous paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Pieter Brueghel and Paul Gauguin
Syria / 2minutes
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
8 Hours in Brooklyn
Filmed over a period of 8 hours in Brooklyn using a Phantom Flex – a special camera that slows...
A slow-motion ride along the streets of Brooklyn, NYC.
USA / 3minutes
FOCUS ON: Alessandro Capitani
Bellissima is this year’s winner of the David di Donatello Award for the best short film, written and directed...
Our interview with the director of "Bellissima", the David di Donatello 2016 winning short film.
Cubert’s life revolves around his monotonous and repetitive work. He repeats the same actions every day, in the cold...
The monotonous and repetitive work of an everyday man suddenly turns into an Escherian nightmare.
Germany / 6minutes
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
FOCUS ON: Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings, writer of Thunder Road and director of Thunder Road, is also the main actor in Thunder Road. His short film, Thunder...
Interview with the director of Thunder Road, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival