Lights Out – by David F. Sandberg
In 2013 the UK based production company Bloody Cuts launched a competition for the best horror short film, with a...
"Per aspera ad astra": from indie to major.
Sweden / 3minutes
Things to do to make a very good short film – write a brilliant script; shoot without distractions, even...
A regression therapy session diving a girl deeply into her distant memories turns into the materialization of cosmic entity Yog-Sothoth…
France / 5minutes
La Boca Del Léon
La Boca Del Léon is a story directed by Alfonso García López and written by Vincent Blonde, inspired by the...
A man obsessed with the world of dead messes up with the dark arts and make one last call for help.
Spain / 5minutes
Weird things happen in the woods of Georgia. For example, coming across the occult universe of James Sizemore and...
From the creators of 'The Demon's Rook' comes Emelin & Gloria's ancient ritual: witches, demons, and deities during a full lunar eclipse…
(Black Rider Productions)
USA / 14minutes
Lonely and mysterious, Ruby is very different from other girls her age: we don’t know much about her, besides...
A solitary young girl is forced to come out of hiding to face the town bullies, but the thing she fears the most is herself.
(Bridle Path Films )
Australia / 13minutes
São Paulo do Brasil, night time. It’s 3:33 am and the time stops. We are in a deserted area...
Every night, time stops for a moment in Sao Paolo, and ghosts and mosters of all kinds dance and play music on the city's deserted streets.
Brazil / 10minutes
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
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
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
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
The Story of Ones
The story of one could be an experience for all. Telling these stories is the mission of Pham Ngoc...
Like entering a roomful of stories, the sound of the Vietnamese state radio introduces us into the city life of Hanoi.
Vietnam / 9minutes
Laci is a 16-year old gypsy boy, who lives off casual jobs. Every morning, the same waiting for some...
Laci is a young gypsy worker hired to build a wall: his first look beyond holds an unusual revelation...
Hungary / 11minutes
Paralys – by John Boisen & Björn Fävremark
John Boisen and Björn Fävremark are specialists in the materialisation of nightmares and private demons. They move through the...
The experience of a sleep paralysis (that you shouldn't watch alone...)
(Is This It)
Sweden / 8minutes
Behind the Schoolbag – by Nic Ho Chun Yu
Shaun’s childhood is hell – hunted by other students, ridiculed, excluded, victim of cruel jokes. He’s really exasperated and thinks that the solution...
Against bullying, love yourself: a story about self-salvation
Hong Kong / 9minutes
C: 299792 km/s
A carefully detailed tribute to classic science-fiction, whose strong point lies in its visual and narrative retro atmospheres. Funded through...
The story of IV Kestros's crew mutiny led by Commander Malleck
USA / 15minutes
Online Preview: Cargo
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the clip. Cargo is the...
A history of exploitation and redemption at the gates of Rome, which subverts the canonical relation victim-perpetrator.
Italian / 16minutes
A couple of british poachers set sail to explore a string of previously undiscovered islands in search of the...
A couple of british poachers explore undiscovered islands in search of the fabled Moth Owl, in this animated tribute to old b-movies.
USA / 4minutes
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
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
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
Wanderers is a short science fiction film created by Swedish digital artist Erik Wernquist which offers a glimpse of the...
A spectacular and scientifically based (pre)vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, commented by Carl Sagan's original voice.
(Self produced )
Sweden / 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.
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 Driving Seat – by Phil Lowe
In order to properly write about this short movie, I felt the need to listen in loop Perfect by Ed...
The hilarious attempt of a middle aged couple to put a spark back in their marriage
(Turn the Slate Productions)
UK / 9minutes
Online Premiere: Dulce Dolor (The Sweetest Blow)
Stories are often born from a single visual epiphany, a suspended moment of astonishment where you can catch the sense...
Crossing the ambiguity of happiness and desire, a human Piñata discovers what is her true nature.
(La Gran Royal, Juan Sarquis, Gabriel Stavenhagen)
Mexico / 14minutes
Behind the Biennale: A Short History of the World’s Most Important Art Exhibition
What would the world be like without the Venice Biennale? Director Oscar Boyson asked this question to a group...
What would the world be like without the Venice Biennale? This short doc answers to the question in a very pop manner through archival images, artworks and interviews.
USA / 6minutes
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 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
Miss Candace Hilligoss’ Flickering Halo
Miss Candace Hillligoss’ flickering halo. The title of this experimental short provides in itself the necessary information to face...
A claustrophobic and dreamlike experimental short in which frames from a 60s horror are manipulated in order to reflect on vision and on our relationship with images.
Italy / 13minutes
Men Buy Sex – by Alice Russell
Men Buy Sex is the first documentary by Alice Russell and she chooses a quite delicate theme. She decided to...
A shortdoc about paid sex that will probaly trigger a very long discussion.
(Fat Rat Films)
UK / 8minutes