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
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
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
Calcio Storico (Historic Football)
Blood, dust and broken bones. Every year, between the second and the third week of June, four teams face off...
No rules, only one ball and two narrow slits where to throw it in: it's the "calcio storico fiorentino", forerunner of the modern soccer.
Spain / 9minutes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
From the director of HENRi, a sci-fi short film selected by the most important festivals around the world, another genre...
In the outer space, a detective is looking for a mysterious missing ship.
USA / 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
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
He Took His Skin Off For Me
Basato sul racconto breve di Maria Hummer dallo stesso nome (che può essere ‘ascoltato’ qui, recitato dalla stessa autrice),...
UK / 11minutes
Bum-Bum Doch’ Rybaka (Bum-Bum, The Baby of The Fisher)
In a seaside village inhabited by animals and anthropomorphic creatures with odd, long noses, a lone fisherman carries out its...
A sweet and surreal tale realised by Ivan Maximov, one of the most important Russian animators, winner of the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2014.
Russia / 9minutes
The beauty of micro-doc is that its formal requirements (brevity and synthesis) obligates to discard too big and complex topics...
A documentary that moves and entertains on an anonymous anti-hero of the province and his passion for electronic music.
Norway / 16minutes
Ennesimo Film Festival 2018, the Italian short film carnival
Welcome to Tile Valley: Ennesimo Film Festival 2018 is an illuminating example of cultural project management. From 4th to...
Welcome to Tile Valley: we went to the Ennesimo Film Festival in Fiorano Modenese and no, this is not "just another" festival report
Person to Person
Back in March 2014, New Yorker critic Richard Brody wrote an article about the role of shorts in the...
A New Yorker's daily life is halted as he finds a stranger girl sleeping on his apartment's floor.
USA / 18minutes
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 Cosmic Dope – A Plant Experience – by CLEMENTE
The Cosmic Dope – A Plant Experience by the Brazilian director CLEMENTE, born in San Paolo, is presented as...
The experimentation of the effects of a new and unknown species of orchid: an impeccable style exercise
Brazil / 5minutes
Like – by Garrett Bradley
Social media are the most effective digital advertising channel for driving impressions, clicks, and conversions. An online economy has...
A glimpse into the "click-farms" of Bangladesh, where workers are paid to "like" Facebook pages
(Field of Vision)
USA / 10minutes
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