Monsieur Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. In times of war, hedecides to increase production to...
In times of war, a ruthless yet childish factory owner decides to replace all his workers with robots. A riot ensues.
France / 10minutes
The Six Dollar Fifty Man
Suburban Neo Zealand, 1970s. Smalltown life ain’t easy for those who are different, especially during childhood. Andy is a...
A festival favorite, this dramedy shows how hard it is to be a "superhero" in a suburban school in the 70s.
Neo Zealand / 15minutes
Sofia is the debut short film of young Roman director Carlo Sironi, which penetrates in the intimacy of two...
The fragility of family relationships through the intimate communication between two young sisters.
Italian / 16minutes
It’s the night before Amina’s wedding, and the women of the family are celebrating the henna ceremony, a Muslim...
Love and death, tradition and diversity clash against each other in this intense short by Sally El Hosaini.
(Yalla Film Company)
UK / 12minutes
Citizen versus Kane
An independent filmmaker’s ambitious project of remaking Citizen Kane in a modern-day setting has finally took off. As it...
When death arrives on the set of a low-budget "Citizen Kane" remake, what's there to do to save the production?
France / 18minutes
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
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
“The sunken homeland; visiting a strange place, and the certainty that we are not alone. ECHO is about how...
People, animals and buildings create a visual echo in this surreal and atmospheric animation.
Germany / 5minutes
FOCUS ON: Jack Dunphy
Jack Dunphy mixes love and humour, cutout paper characters and death. Serenity is a profound story made of simple elements. Serenity was...
Love, death and icecream for breakfast: small talk with the Brooklyn-based filmmaker
Bear – by Pascal Floerks
It’s really hard to say, perhaps Bear (Bär) is a documentary, perhaps a short animation. Certainly it’s the final...
A mysterious and personal story about the director's grandfather
Germany / 8minutes
FOCUS ON: Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings, writer of Thunder Road and director of Thunder Road, is also the main actor in Thunder Road. His short film, Thunder...
Interview with the director of Thunder Road, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Online Preview: Houses with Small Windows
The online preview is expired, but you can still read the review and watch the trailer. In the Kurdish...
A powerful and yet muted portrait of an honour killing in the rural Kurdish Southeast of Turkey, "Best Film" at 021 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Fest.
(Clin d’oeil Films)
Turkey / 15minutes
Durian is a boy born with a rare defect, his reactions to life situations are opposite to those of...
The tale of a boy whose facial expressions display the opposite of what he’s feeling.
(Student Film (UCLA))
Usa / 7minutes
Sebastian – by Sam Fragoso
Sebastian is the first short film written and directed by Sam Fragoso, formerly a film critic and actually the...
An emigrating father writes home to his son: a short film that tells in 3 minutes what is America today
USA / 3minutes
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.
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
Bismillah by Alessandro Grande: Winner of the David di Donatello Award 2018 for Best Short Film
Bismillah by Alessandro Grande is the winner of the David di Donatello Award 2018 for Best Short Film. Tender...
Exclusive interview with the director winner of the most important Italian prize
The Christmas Light Killer
Every night in December people in a small suburb of Philadelphia flock to a holiday light show. They drive...
A man spends his December nights shutting down the power for a huge holiday light show. What is his point?
USA / 6minutes
The Chair of Life – by Carlos Valle
What holds two sisters-in-law together over a lifetime? Carmen and María are two old ladies who support each other...
The short film awarded with the First Prize at Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival 2016: a touching reflection about old age
Spain / 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
The Chickening – by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force
It’s not so easy to talk about what Nick DenBoer and Davy Force‘s The Chickening really is. A parody? Maybe. A trailer?...
A parody? Maybe. A trailer? Possibly. An animation? Partially. A short film? Why not.
Canada / 5minutes
Otherhalf – by Ben West
Otherhalf is described by the authors as a comedy about a man who decides to “break up” with himself. The...
A literal conflict with themselves, by Framestore
USA / 10minutes
Agua Viva – by Alexa Lim Haas
Winner of SXSW Best Animation Short in 2018, Alexa Lim Haas’ animation Agua Viva is a poetic animation about...
A short animation about feelings that no language can describe.
USA / 6minutes
The man (Austin Hayden) and the woman (Shian Denovan). He cheated on her, she left him. Pale and disheveled,...
A man suffers in a peculiar way after splitting up from his girlfriend: lies and guilt lead him through an extreme physical reaction…
(Shining Example Films)
UK / 17minutes
It’s Chloè’s eighteenth birthday, and she’s celebrating it in a wonderful french countryside villa. It’s a “white party” (maybe...
An american woman enters into a teenage party in the South of France, changing the life of the birthday girl forever.
(Ad Astra Films)
USA / 14minutes
Bite of the Tail
Four people desperately looking for an answer. Bite of the Tail revolves around the daily difficulties of a wife,...
Four characters struggling to find an elusive truth, and a snake that creeps inside their everyday lives.
(Self produced )
USA / 9minutes
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
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
A distant land where the entire social system is based on the power of the wind. Strong and relentless,...
The everyday activities of the inhabitants of an extremely windy area are hard. But what if the wind stopped blowing?
(HAW Hamburg Department Design)
Germany / 4minutes