World of Glory (Opening Scene)
(by Adam Nayman via Reverse Shot) Note: Roy Andersson’s World of Glory is avaiable online without permission. It is officially avaiable on...
A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions.
(Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet, Studio 24)
Swden / 14minutes
Exquisitely surreal and brazenly grotesque, this short of dense thirteen minutes unravels five stories connected by a bouncing red ball...
A red ball bounces around the city through five incredible stories, for eventually getting to the beach.
(Daniel Scheinert & Stefanie Lynch)
USA / 13minutes
Cortisonici 2019: What A Hell Of A Festival
Cortisonici 2019 is a hell of a festival. This is how the artistic direction of the event presents its...
On the occasion of the 16th edition (Varese, April 9-13), we propose the best short films of the previous editions
Online Premiere: Arianna
Arianna is the title of the promo-short realised by Roman director Carlo Lavagna to promote the crowdfunding campaign on...
How to turn a simple crowfunding promo into a short masterpiece.
(Ring Film (promo) )
Italy / 4minutes
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Takes On Virtual Reality Short On Refugees
Alejandro G. Iñárritu has decided to take on the challenge of virtual reality and short film. The two-time Oscar-winning...
The two-time Oscar-winning director is working on an experimental project set in the Mexican-US border
Third Shift – by Anthony Simon
In the late 70s and early 80s, Los Sures was one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City....
The memories of two workers who spent their lives at Domino Sugar, the soon to be demolished factory on the Brooklyn waterfront
USA / 20minutes
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Online Premiere: Child Love by Giulio Donato
At a summer camp all the kids behave in a strange way, very little actively. A boy falls in...
A kid courts a girl with small gestures, but it is a love that goes beyond space-time and becomes an allegory of the cycle of life
(Play Entertainment )
Lazy Daze – by Brian Smee
How is like a dog’s dream? Maybe something similar to what is depicted by the young American animator Brian Smee in...
A kaleidoscopic journey into a dog's dream.
USA / 4minutes
Steadfast Stanley – by John Cody Kim
I believe that ugliness and beauty, rather than being two sides of the same coin, are two good neighbours which...
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." And sometimes they save it...
USA / 4minutes
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
Recipe for Gruel
What do you need to make gruel? A pot, water , a little oatmeal and a bible. So says...
Life in a surreal and dystopian world, one meal at a time.
UK / 10minutes
Project X – by Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke
Not many people know that AT&T has installed NSA surveillance equipment in at least 5 of its Internet and...
From the director of Citizenfour, narrated by Rami Malek and Michelle Williams, a journey into NSA's NYC surveillance hub
(Field of Vision, The Intercept)
USA / 10minutes
A new short film from Federico Heller explores a well travelled dystopian sci-fi narrative territory—addiction to future technologies, war and...
In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment.
Argentina / 9minutes
Googly Eyes – by Simon Savelyev
Gary, a recently dumped Los Angeles slacker, is nursing a mysterious and chronic earache stirring up memories of his...
A short and cynical rom-com to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the best way
(KQED Film School Shorts)
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
Inamorata – by A-lan Holt
Inamorata is the first short film written and directed by playwright, filmmaker and Stanford University educator A-lan Holt. She...
A painful (and autobiographical) love story of magic and sisterhood
USA / 21minutes
When Namibia Was a City…
Yusuf’s everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. He wakes up in the morning and drinks...
Yusuf's everyday life is dominated by a gorgeous and beloved routine. A fishing trip could give him a chance to restore his image as the provider and head of family...
(24 Lies Per Second)
Germany / 23minutes
Sunspring – by Oscar Sharp
Science Fiction suggests that man’s attempts to create Artificial Intelligence will probably end badly. Real life proves that we...
A happy medium between technophobia and Skynet: A short film written by algorithm
USA / 9minutes
Online Premiere: I Navigli
A “coxless pair” slips smoothly along the calm waters of the Navigli. It passes through the city of Milan heading south-west, to...
Life and feelings of two rowers training in the placid waters of the historic canals in Milan.
Italy / 6minutes
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
The Story of 90 Coins – by Michael Wong
Genre films are always a challenge as much as they are a threat. Especially in such explored topic as love, the combinations...
A genre film about gender roles, and the experience of love through promise, misunderstanding and regret.
The Boy with a Camera for a Face
The Boy with a Camera for a Face is the multi award winning short film from writer / director...
A allegorical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, told in rhyme.
(A Camera Boy Film Ltd Production)
UK / 14minutes
Killing Klaus Kinski – by Spiros Stathoulopoulos
Killing Klaus Kinski by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Greek-Colombian director best known for the uncut cult film PVC-1 (2007) and Meteora...
The vertiginous reimagination of a myth of the history of film: the filming of Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog
Colombia / Greece / 20minutes
Does the Italian film system neglect short films and its emerging talents?
In our latest article on the Italian Huffington Post we discussed a rather alarming fact: the very low presence and...
Our interview with Jacopo Chessa, the director of the Italian National Center for Short Films.