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
The Sand Storm
There are many interesting facts about The Sand Storm. First of all, the protagonist is Ai Weiwei, one of...
A sci-fi dystopian tale set in Beijing during a water shortage. Starring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, the short led to some controversies during its development.
China / USA / 10minutes
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
Kibwe Tavares is one of UK’s most exciting young directors. An achitecture grad with a lifelong love of cinema,...
A tale full of surprises and special effects narrates the destructive consequences of fame and wealth in the life of a boy from Zanzibar.
(BFI Film Fund)
UK / 18minutes
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
FOCUS ON: Alberto Guerra and Massimiliano Nicolè
The perfect set for this interview would have been a bar with wooden interiors, half-light, three cocktails dripping condensation and even cigars. What...
Interview with the authors of the short web series 'Have you seen Tom Collins?,' winner at the Rome Web Awards
Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother
Tom Hardy stars as Sergeant Dan in this short film that marks the directorial debut of photographer Greg Williams....
Tom Hardy plays a temperamental aspiring soldier in a story of brotherly love and strife.
(HenPeg & Loki Productions)
USA / 13minutes
Christian – by Saku Cinardi
Christian lives with his grandmother in a small apartment in the suburb of Tor Bella Monaca, Rome. Christian is a...
In one of the most infamous suburbs of Rome, a godless bully discovers he posseses a power he will need to control.
(K48 and Quiet, Please!)
Italian / 12minutes
Head over Heels
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown distant from each other, to the point that they...
This Oscar-nominated animation is an heartwarming tale of a married couple whose lives have grown in opposite directions.
UK / 10minutes
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
FOCUS ON: Alessandro Capitani
Bellissima is this year’s winner of the David di Donatello Award for the best short film, written and directed...
Our interview with the director of "Bellissima", the David di Donatello 2016 winning short film.
Don’t Forget My Words – by Riccardo Rabacchi
The short film by the Italian director Riccardo Rabacchi carries strong echoes of a Woody Allen’s movie. This comparison...
A young man with confused ideas finds himself in a weird theatre of the absurd
(Image Hunters, Dispàrte, Tropico del Libro)
Italia / 7minutes
Are we still able to approach a person without the use of internet? This is the question British director Samuel...
A 'single' guy challenges himself to find a his next date without the help of the internet.
(Joshua Smith & Samuel Abrahams )
UK / 6minutes
Sundance Film Festival 2017 Announces Shorts Programs: Taste These 7 Shorts
Sundance Film Festival has announced its 2017 Shorts Programs. The 68 shorts round out a program of Competition and...
Seven shorts to watch online from the 68 programmed to play over January 19-29 in Park City
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
Can You Read My Lips?
Can You Read My Lips? is an immersive short from director David Terry Fine about lip-reading based on the...
What's it like to use one sense to do the work of another?
(Little Moving Pictures)
USA / 5minutes
Online Preview: Where Were You When Michael Jackson Died?
The online preview is ended. You can still watch the trailer and read the review! A brief encounter between...
Paris, a few days after the death of the King of Pop. An encounter in the back of a taxi shakes up the lives of two strangers.
(Les Film Velvet)
France / 11minutes
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
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
We follow Philip’s meanders around Hackney, East London from an high point in the sky. As he keeps on...
From an unusual poit-of-view, a man enacts the devastating effects of mental illness.
UK / 7minutes
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
Journal Animé – by Donato Sansone
Donato’s sitting at the bar. A typical Parisian café during an ordinary rainy day. He flips through the pages...
The images on the pages of Libération come to life and pass the printed events in the Italian short which collected a César nomination
(Autour de Minuit)
France / 4minutes
The Brain Hack – by Joseph White
Neurotheology, technology, science, conspiracy theories, simulation, deception, psychosis, suspense, fear, excitement, mystery, revelation, surprise: rarely a short film manages...
Two students create a short-cut to induce hallucinogenic visions of God, but find themselves hunted by a deadly religious sect.
USA / 19minutes
MiMo – Milano Mobile Film Festival: How to Make a Short on Your Smartphone
MiMo – Milano Mobile Film Festival is the first mobile festival in Italy. It takes place in the inspiring...
The second edition of the mobile festival will end on June 8-9 and the winners will be awarded with... a personalized plant!
Borrowed Time – by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Animated short film and drama. We are not used to associate this genre to poignant and dark tales, but watching Borrowed...
American animation comes out of its comfort zone and tells the drama
USA / 7minutes