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
Monsieur Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. In times of war, hedecides to increase production to...
In times of war, a ruthless yet childish factory owner decides to replace all his workers with robots. A riot ensues.
France / 10minutes
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
Abe was programmed to love. Until recently, he had a family: he was living with them, cooking, helping them...
What if a robot that was programmed to love stops being loved by those around him?
UK / 9minutes
In a not-so-distant future anyone will be able to have their own personal assistant: the heavily advertised Blinky™. An...
(Image Now Films, Alturas Films, Logolite Entertainment)
Ireland / USA / 13minutes
World of Glory (Opening Scene)
(by Adam Nayman via Reverse Shot) Note: Roy Andersson’s World of Glory is avaiable online without permission. It is officially avaiable on...
A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions.
(Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet, Studio 24)
Swden / 14minutes
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
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
Symphony no. 42 – by Réka Bucsi
The first scene of Symphony no. 42, animated short film by Réka Bucsi, necessarily creates extremely high expectations. What...
A fox in the woods is questioning about the essence of universe and then she shot herself.
Hungary / 9minutes
Past Forward, David O. Russell’s Star-Studded Prada Short Film
Past Forward is the multi-platform short film collaboration between Miuccia Prada and David O. Russell. A “cinema poem,” a surreal,...
The acclaimed director filmed a surreal, futuristic silent "cinema poem" in black & white
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
A couple of british poachers set sail to explore a string of previously undiscovered islands in search of the...
A couple of british poachers explore undiscovered islands in search of the fabled Moth Owl, in this animated tribute to old b-movies.
USA / 4minutes
Semáforo (Stop Light)
Semáforo (Stop Light) is our homage to the Colombian culture and its magical imaginary on the day of Gabriel Garcia...
Under a Colombian city stoplight, a formidable circus act becomes a terrifying freak show.
Colombia / 3minutes
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
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
Men Buy Sex – by Alice Russell
Men Buy Sex is the first documentary by Alice Russell and she chooses a quite delicate theme. She decided to...
A shortdoc about paid sex that will probaly trigger a very long discussion.
(Fat Rat Films)
UK / 8minutes
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
From the “mirror stage” of Lacanian memory, to the Renaissance portraits, to analog self-portraits, to serial auto-representation in the...
An hilarious 60 seconds animated "sketch" on the most viral obsession of the moment.
UK / 1minutes
The Chickening – by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force
It’s not so easy to talk about what Nick DenBoer and Davy Force‘s The Chickening really is. A parody? Maybe. A trailer?...
A parody? Maybe. A trailer? Possibly. An animation? Partially. A short film? Why not.
Canada / 5minutes
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
Online Premiere: Riverbero
An armchair, some electrical appliances, a few glimpses of a deserted Turin… Solemn camera movements lead us through different...
A "Border Film" suspended between video art and science that shows us how to capture a sound.
Italy / 15minutes
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
Memoria del fuego – by Francesco Clerici
Memoria del fuego by Francesco Clerici tells the story of a creation process that is as simple as fascinating...
From the director of "Hand Gestures," the manufacturing of Cuban cigars in a factory in Estelí, Nicaragua
(Point Nemo Film)
Italy / 6minutes
FOCUS ON: Alberto Guerra and Massimiliano Nicolè
The perfect set for this interview would have been a bar with wooden interiors, half-light, three cocktails dripping condensation and even cigars. What...
Interview with the authors of the short web series 'Have you seen Tom Collins?,' winner at the Rome Web Awards
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
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
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
Durian is a boy born with a rare defect, his reactions to life situations are opposite to those of...
The tale of a boy whose facial expressions display the opposite of what he’s feeling.
(Student Film (UCLA))
Usa / 7minutes
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