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
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
Dark Hallucinations – by Diego Salinas
Dark Hallucinations is an experimental short film directed by Diego Salinas. Intended as an installation by Funken Studio collective,...
An immersive audiovisual installation by Funken Studio, a chronicle of darkness where life loses every possible grip
Chile / USA / 3minutes
Bum-Bum Doch’ Rybaka (Bum-Bum, The Baby of The Fisher)
In a seaside village inhabited by animals and anthropomorphic creatures with odd, long noses, a lone fisherman carries out its...
A sweet and surreal tale realised by Ivan Maximov, one of the most important Russian animators, winner of the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2014.
Russia / 9minutes
The Christmas Light Killer
Every night in December people in a small suburb of Philadelphia flock to a holiday light show. They drive...
A man spends his December nights shutting down the power for a huge holiday light show. What is his point?
USA / 6minutes
A girl named Elastika
Is it possible to tell a funny and intriguing story only using an elastic band and some pins? Guillame...
A simple yet very creative stop-motion short about a girl made of rubber bands traveling on a pinboard.
Canada / 4minutes
A cruise aboard a ship turns into an inner journey through the visions, nightmares and anxieties of a young...
A psychedelic trip inside the mind of a young boy.
USA / 3minutes
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
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
Killing Klaus Kinski – by Spiros Stathoulopoulos
Killing Klaus Kinski by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Greek-Colombian director best known for the uncut cult film PVC-1 (2007) and Meteora...
The vertiginous reimagination of a myth of the history of film: the filming of Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog
Colombia / Greece / 20minutes
Requiem for Romance
A couple’s break-up call in voice-over. The images show us a man and a woman fighting, dabbing each other...
Shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Awards Best Animated short category, a story of kung-fu and forbidden love inspired by Shanghai's past.
Canada / 7minutes
The Optimist is a debut short film made by young and talented John Mervin, an eighteen year old boy...
A young book lover tries desperately to get the book everyone else has.
(A Chocolate Thunder Production)
USA / 4minutes
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
Mobile Film Festival 2018: Call For Movies
Created by Bruno Smadja back in 2005, the Mobile Film Festival arrives in 2018 at its 13th edition. For the...
Bruno Smadja created the festival in 2005 to discover and support talented young directors on a very simple principle: 1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film
The Mourners (The Marcy Method)
It is quite rare that emerging Italian short film directors challenge themselves in genres such as thriller, horror, grotesque...
From our submissions: an horror made of obsessions, fears and lack of scruples to achieve the perfect shape.
(Work In Progress)
Italy / 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
It is an evening like many others, a Friday or a Saturday probably, the city is steeped in their...
A lost soul wandering in the city until he's reached by the specter of Death in a revelatory encounter.
(El Zorrero Films)
Spain / 9minutes
He Took His Skin Off For Me
Basato sul racconto breve di Maria Hummer dallo stesso nome (che può essere ‘ascoltato’ qui, recitato dalla stessa autrice),...
UK / 11minutes
Analogue People in a Digital Age
It is the day of the analogue to digital switchover of television transmission. Conversations about life, death and quantum...
As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar and battle to remain relevant in the digital world.
Ireland / 13minutes
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
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
Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death – by Fausto Fornari
Letters of Italian Partisans Condemned to Death is what Ferruccio Parri called “the first anti-fascist documentary.” The short film...
The first anti-fascist documentary in the history of Italian cinema: more necessary than ever today, against any collective removal
Italy / 12minutes
Cannes 2016: Luca Tóth
At Cannes’ Critics Week, Luca Tóth premiered her second animated short Superbia, produced by Péter Benjámin Lukács with the score by Csaba Kalotás. Luca was...
Surreal, evocative, humorous: the 2D animated work of the Hungarian filmmaker
It’s the 1940s, but we’re in a dystopian, alternate reality where human survival is threatened. A man seeks refuge...
Black comedy, horror, dystopia and science fiction come together in Brianne Nord-Stewart's short.
(Random Acts Entertainment)
Canada / 8minutes
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