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
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
The Robbery – by Jim Cummings
After winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2016 with Thunder Road, Jim Cummings renews his participation to...
After Thunder Road, another dark comedy where a robbery doesn't go so well
USA / 9minutes
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
FOCUS ON: Fisnik Maxhuni
Fisnik Maxhuni won with his first short film Lost Exile the ‘Cinema & Gioventù’ Jury Prize at Locarno Film...
Interview with the director of Lost Exile, awarded at Locarno Film Festival
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
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
Limbus – by Michael Philipp
1918, the First World War is over, two soldiers can finally make their way home. They survived, but their...
In war, beside life, you lose first of all yourself
Switzerland / 25minutes
Diary is a highly personal and experimental film that expresses the subjective experience of my work, and was made...
10 years of war reporting around the world in this moving and very powerful video-testament by British photojournalist Tim Hetherington.
UK / 19minutes
Out in 2013, then removed from the web, now online again, this time permanently, Noah is the debut short film,...
A “screenager romance” with a spymovie-turn between attention disorder e social networking.
Canada / 17minutes
The Tree – by Cheikh Mohammed Horma
A lumberjack travels in the desert. There’re just sand dunes, ants, dromedary camels and bulldozers around him. A bunch...
An immersive visual experience of Sahara desert, exploring the changing balance between man and nature
Morocco / 9minutes
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.
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
Sorry We Don’t Help Darkies
A Caribbean family is under attack during the London race riots. We’re in England, in 1958, and racial hatred...
A tragic episode of racism in 50s London.
UK / 10minutes
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
2027. A new way to fight crime. Everyone is implanted with a chip that allows to register every single...
How to fight crime in an high-tech, action packed future? Through a chip that records our entire lives.
(Adapt Productions )
Sweden / 7minutes
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
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
The Surreal Animations of Jan Švankmajer
When The Guardian asked Terry Gilliam to pick his ten favorite animated films, the director included Dimensions of Dialogue,...
As the Milano Film Festival hosts a retrospective on Jan Švankmajer, we take a look at the career of the great Czech director and animator.
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
In a world where people are born without a mouth, everyone is very frustrated and unhappy. The all want...
In a world where people are born without a mouth, a gory accident leads to a discovery that will change their lives forever.
Netherlands / 4minutes
Memory by Design
This refined exercise in style will help us reflect on our obsession of recording and capturing moments of our...
An innovative exercise in style about the preservation of memories.
(The incomplete recordings )
USA / 5minutes
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
Tiger Boy is the sixth short film directed by Gabriele Mainetti, Italian actor, director, composer and producer born in...
From the director of They Call Me Jeeg Robot, the story of Matteo, a nine year old kid whose hero is a wrestler of a Roman suburb called The Tiger.
Italy / 20minutes
Online Premiere: Terra
A regular night on a ferry headed to Sicily. It’s presumably Winter, one of those off-season trips in which...
Various human types meet on a night ferry's regular trip.
Italy / 23minutes