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
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
The Missing Scarf
One morning, Albert the squirrel wakes up and realizes that his beloved scarf is gone. This unpleasant discovery leads...
An apparent children's story turns out to be a philosophical reflection on overcoming a loss, through existentialism, nihilism and minimal graphics.
(Creative Belly Ltd.)
Ireland / 7minutes
The Rise Of The Fashion Short
Fashion Film has just recently found a definition as a genre, but the mutual influence between fashion and cinema...
From Wes Anderson to Spike Jonze, many directors are experimenting with the Fashion Film, a newborn genre in which everything is possible
Hyper-Reality – by Keiichi Matsuda
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that technology plays an important role in our lives. A couple of weeks...
The Anglo-Japanese director describes a daily world dominated by technology
UK / 6minutes
Online Premiere: Thriller
With the city of Taranto bent by pollution and uncertainty for the future in the background, Michael, 14, goes around...
Michele dreams to dance in TV like his idol Michael Jackson, but the protest in which his father is involved threatens his dream.
Italian / 14minutes
A Pale Blue Dot
Many of the problems that plague our small terrestrial existences can be often “solved” with a change of perspective,...
An uplifting animation with commentary by Carl Sagan, offers us an unexpected perspective of our earthly existence.
(Student Film (Sheridan College))
Canada / 4minutes
Ghostly International Presents: Andy Gilmore
An introduction and tribute to Andy Gilmore, the artist who became famous for his psychedelic geometric forms. His works...
Psychedelic works for an art-immersed life.
USA / 4minutes
Runaway – by Emily Buchanan, Susan Yung and Esther Parobek
In the Internet of Things era, loving a refrigerator will not be so weird. Probably it’ll be easy to...
The best time of the year to love your refrigerator
USA / 4minutes
Memories of Papé, the short film by Nicolas Polixene
Memories of Papé Diary of my short film. The beginning My name is Nicolas Polixene and I’m 33 years old. Native...
The private diary by French director of Martinique descent
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
Guilt – by Moisés Aisemberg
Moisés Aisemberg was able to make Guilt (La culpa), a short film about sexual impulses in adolescence, repression and...
"Dulce Doror" director offers us a short film about sexual impulses in adolescence and child abuse
(Filmaciones de la Ciudad)
Mexico / 16minutes
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
The pavement, the night, those eyes, the glass, the red, the smoke, those lips, her touch, the pavement… Wait,...
The city at night, a couple, a gunshot... nothing is what it seems in this innovative and highly suspenseful neo-noir.
USA / 3minutes
Father – by Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso
Argentina, 1983. The dictatorship just passed and the horror, by now invisible, finds a place in the inside, in...
The flow of daily life in the shadow of dictatorship
France, Argentina / 12minutes
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
The Arab Series #4: The Wind
The Wind is the stop-motion animated short directed by Teir el Akhdar collective, comprised of Lina Ghaibeh, May Ghaibeh,...
The Teir el Akhdar collective tells us Syria and the war through loss, displacement, and forced migration.
(Teir el Akhdar)
Syria / 4minutes
Come Swim – by Kristen Stewart
There are a few things that I can’t stand. I’m not talking exclusively about wars, economy, politics and so...
The fallacies of nowadays, namely the short film written and directed by Kristen Stewart, best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga
(Refinery29, Scott Free Productions, Starlight Studios)
USA / 18minutes
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
Thunder Road – by Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings is probably a man of few words. Or a communication genius. The official synopsis for Thunder Road states:...
Officer Arnaud loved his mom... The 2016 Sundance short winner
USA / 13minutes
Presented at Sundance, and awarded in many international festivals, James is kind of a fragment of a coming-of-age tale,...
The lonely coming of age of a Northern Ireland's boy on his path towards self-discovery.
Northern Ireland / 18minutes
In the beginning it was nothing. And then everything appeared. Explosions of light and matter, forms that combine and...
A witty satire on the art world and the anxieties of the creative process masterfully directed by stop-motion animation genius Mikey Please.
UK / 7minutes
A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body and is moving...
In the aftermath of a terrible incident, a young couple has to deal with phantom pains.
Australia / 5minutes
Sequence – by Carles Torrens
The common saying “the man or woman of your dreams” is mostly referred to an unreachable ideal, which is...
Daydreaming could be so dangerous...
Spain / 20minutes
Little Shit – by Richard Gorodecky
The acclaimed short film Little Shit by Richard Gorodecky has collected many awards in its festival run, including that...
A child's journey to discover his and London's hidden nature
UK / 14minutes