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
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
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
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
FOCUS ON: Jack Dunphy
Jack Dunphy mixes love and humour, cutout paper characters and death. Serenity is a profound story made of simple elements. Serenity was...
Love, death and icecream for breakfast: small talk with the Brooklyn-based filmmaker
N U M B – by Anders Weberg
To film an absence may seem an unsolvable oxymoron. Similarly, using a camera just like a tool that is...
Appearance and disappearance: A touching tribute in memory of a son
Sweden / 1minutes
30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone)
First shown at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, this original documentary is a collaborative effort from artist Anne Cady,...
Oil-painted animation brings to life the stories of three powerful women in postconflict Sierra Leone.
(Real World Film)
UK / 8minutes
All Flowers in Time
A creepy old man, two frightened teenagers, a child and a girl that play a game of making scary...
Chloè Sevigny stars in a surreal story about possession and scary faces.
USA / 14minutes
Blending CG 3D and 2D drawn animation techniques, Meanwhile follows four characters traversing a city, each lost in their...
Four characters are lost in their own worlds in an nameless city, but an event will reveal their intimate connection.
(Royal College of Art )
UK / 5minutes
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
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
FOCUS ON: Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari
The Silence, the latest short film by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari, premiered in the Short Film Official Competition at...
Interview with the directors behind "The Silence," the Italian entry in Competition at Cannes 2016
The current overhyped 90s nostalgia is often forced and deeply naive, but there are some fortunate cases in which...
Brooklyn, 1992. A lonely skater gets thrown in a dreamy virtual world, where everything is possible
(SVA - New York (Student Film))
USA / 4minutes
Scrambled – by Bastiaan Schravendeel
Can a Rubik’s Cube still be an intriguing game for millennials? It is probably the question that the animators...
The immortal charm of the Rubik's cube
Netherlands / 7minutes
Malatesta Short Film Festival Unveils Its First Edition Line-Up
Three days of screenings, premieres and Q&As with directors dedicated to short films: the first edition of Malatesta Short...
Find out these 10 shorts you can watch online from the MalatestaShort official selection
Ennesimo Film Festival 2018, the Italian short film carnival
Welcome to Tile Valley: Ennesimo Film Festival 2018 is an illuminating example of cultural project management. From 4th to...
Welcome to Tile Valley: we went to the Ennesimo Film Festival in Fiorano Modenese and no, this is not "just another" festival report
Soar – by Alyce Tzue
Soar is the story of a young girl Mara who dreams of one day building airplanes. She builds these...
A young girl must help a tiny boy pilot fly home before it's too late.
(Student Film (Anson Yu))
USA / 7minutes
The 6 Best Iranian Short Films In the Past Years
When talking about Iranian cinema and their films, names like Ashghar Farhadi, Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi and a lot...
Not only Ashghar Farhadi and Jafar Panahi: a new generation of young directors is making the Iranian cinema so proud
Person to Person
Back in March 2014, New Yorker critic Richard Brody wrote an article about the role of shorts in the...
A New Yorker's daily life is halted as he finds a stranger girl sleeping on his apartment's floor.
USA / 18minutes
FOCUS ON: William Laboury
William Laboury studied History of Art and editing. His body of work consists mostly in found footage films. His self-portrait...
Memory as an archive of images in the works of the young French director and graphic designer.
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
A Reasonable Request – by Andrew Laurich
There are many ways to re-build a disrupted father-son relationship: it’s possible to do it for affection or old...
How to re-build a father-son relationship in an unconventional way.
USA / 8minutes
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
The Shaman is the science-fiction short film written, directed, edited, and produced by Austrian filmmaker Marco Kalantari. Set in...
In the dark year 2204, Joshua is a Shaman sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus
Austria / 17minutes
Segundito – by Carlos & Roberto Valle
Horacio and his wife have a son who does not stand still for a second. He does not stop even...
Stay still a second! A flash of genius by the brothers directors of The Chair of Life
Spain / 2minutes