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
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
La Huida – The Runaway
Helvetica , pastel colors , a voice-over that directly addresses the viewers, eccentric characters and catchy music … at...
The colorful deconstruction of a moment in the life of a group of bizarre characters.
(Escandalo Films )
Spain / 11minutes
FOCUS ON: The Island of All Together
A couple from Amsterdam went to Lesbos to portrait in a short documentary two different realities of people who...
Conversations in Lesbos with the Dutch directors who invited tourists and refugees to talk each another
David Levy is one of the most important art directors around, and his curriculum includes films like Prometheus and...
The only survivor in a post-apocalyptic world is constantly looking for other forms of human life and answers to her questions.
USA / 16minutes
Sara – by Rossella Inglese
Sara’s just 12 years old when she is confronted with discovering the experience of become a woman. Escorted into...
Sara's just 12 years old when she is confronted with discovering the experience of become a woman
Italy / 6minutes
Amigo is the animated short film created by Texan illustrator and director Celestino Marina as his final thesis for...
A delightful short film about friendship in 50s style, seen through the innocent eyes of a child.
(Student Film (CCA))
USA / 3minutes
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
1500 Words – by Andrew Chaplin
You have 1,500 words left to live. How would you react to that sentence? Hard to imagine how few are 1,500 words,...
What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live?
(Hungry Bear Media)
UK / 9minutes
Distortion – by Grégory Papinutto
Distortion by Grégory Papinutto is a solemn story of an ambitious struggle to survive. The French writer/director has crafted...
A weird, disturbing and terrifying slasher about mind-altering mutations
France / 14minutes
Bismillah by Alessandro Grande: Winner of the David di Donatello Award 2018 for Best Short Film
Bismillah by Alessandro Grande is the winner of the David di Donatello Award 2018 for Best Short Film. Tender...
Exclusive interview with the director winner of the most important Italian prize
The Board – by David Shane
Evan is a socially awkward teenager, who constantly finds himself at a loss for appropriately cool words during his...
Practical tips from a teenager busy with the opposite sex
USA / 13minutes
Quine – by M. Remaury, W. Laboury
As it often occurs, a question stimulates an author to create a work of art in order to answere that...
At the lottery, what's the point of filling the grid when you miss number one ?
France / 2minutes
Out – by Roee Rosen
Out (Tse) is the short film directed by Israeli artist Roee Rosen and winner of the Orizzonti Award at the...
The cruelty's exorcism by Roee Rosen
Israel / 34minutes
A new prisoner has just arrived in his cell in a macabre Russian jail. He’s attempting to settle in...
A mysterious box turns the life of an inmate into a dead end hallucinatory trip.
UK / 6minutes
Behind The Scene
One of the most distinctive signs of authorship, turned into an art by directors such as Antonioni, Scorsese and...
An ironic look at the backstage of an hypothetical commercial.
USA / 10minutes
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
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
Ever shifting between tender and darker tones, this little coming-of-age tale draws us into a surreal fantasy world that’s...
A coming of age tale about brotherhood, friendship and separation.
(Royal College of Art )
UK / 8minutes
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
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
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
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard
One day, during a morning walk, a man meets a chicken. The chicken turns the corner, it mounts the stairs of a flat,...
A New Yorker and a chicken: an exercise in style by Grant Orchard
UK / 7minutes
The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger
The Viewfinder List is an entertainment industry survey which polls studio executives, producers and creatives for their top 10...
The adventurous love story of a young couple escaping dinosaurs through spaceships and submarines.
(Student film (NYU))
USA / 9minutes
HollyShorts Film Festival 2020 Starts the Race to the Oscars
The organizers behind the 16th edition of the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival have unveiled this year’s official lineup. 418...
The Oscar-qualifying festival to showcase 418 short films with 128 international projects from 36 countries