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
021 Capalbio Cinema International Shortfilm Fest
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive...
The historic Maremman festival opens its 21th edition with an entirely renewed formula in the name of Re/Generation.
Next Floor is the surreal short film made by Canadian writer-director Denis Villeneuve that plunges us into an opulent...
During an opulent and luxurious banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage.
Canada / 10minutes
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
Online Premiere: Dinola
Dinola is a child living in the village of Ushguli, in Georgia. Her father has just died, and the...
In the cold mountains of Georgia, a widow is forced to marry another man and leave her life and child behind.
(20 Steps Production)
Georgia / 14minutes
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
Concorto Film Festival 2019: the Italian Fefreshing Oasis of Short Films
Concorto Film Festival 2019 does not disappoint. The Italian event (from August 17th to August 24th in Pontenure, part...
From August 17th to 24th in Pontenure (Piacenza), in the suggestive location of Parco Raggio, the 18th edition of the event: 51 shorts in competition, focus, workshops and lots of music
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
In late December 2013 the elusive British musician William Bevan, aka Burial, published an unannounced EP, The Rival Dealer....
A nocturne crime story inspired by and set to Burial's Rival Dealer.
UK / 11minutes
A sudden rain surprises the city: umbrellas are opened, the traffic intensifies, people seek shelter when they can. A...
A small elegy of rain that nods to the history of cinema
France / 8minutes
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
Dia de Los Muertos
Just like Alice goes dan the rabbit hole, Nina enters the world of the dead through a blue flower....
On the Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican festivity, little Nina goes to visit her mother's grave, initiating a magical journey int a colorful and festive afterlife.
USA / 3minutes
Why we believe in shorts
The New Yorker has recently published a long article Does the Cinema Need Short Films? by Richard Brody, the magazine’s film critic,...
A recent New Yorker article highlights the renewed interest for the short film art and its importance contemporary's cinema.
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 starts in a lurid clinic, where women are held in captivity. They are forced to live inside...
Know what you are consuming...
(Eat Your Heart Out Films)
UK / 20minutes
Snow White Cologne – by Amanda Eliasson
Snow White Cologne is the story of an addiction. Swedish animation director Amanda Eliasson, currently based in London, opens...
The story of an addiction in form of acrylic paint on paper and experimental cut-up technique inspired by William S. Burroughs
(Royal College of Art)
Sweden / 6minutes
The map of America comes to life and starts wandering around looking for oil reserves, long extinguished from the...
The United States of America come to life in the search of the lost oil.
USA / 3minutes
Wrinkles of the City: Focus On Guillaume Cagniard
Wrinkles of the City is an artistic project started in 2008 by French artist JR. The project was realized...
Interview with Guillaume Cagnaird and his short about the work of artist JR
Come Swim – by Kristen Stewart
There are a few things that I can’t stand. I’m not talking exclusively about wars, economy, politics and so...
The fallacies of nowadays, namely the short film written and directed by Kristen Stewart, best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga
(Refinery29, Scott Free Productions, Starlight Studios)
USA / 18minutes
Afronauts – Zambia’s Space Program
It’s the 60s: the world is divided by the Cold War, and the USA are in the midst of...
A short presented at the Berlinale and a photographic book narrate the incredible space-adventure of an african dreamer in the 60s
Father – by Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso
Argentina, 1983. The dictatorship just passed and the horror, by now invisible, finds a place in the inside, in...
The flow of daily life in the shadow of dictatorship
France, Argentina / 12minutes
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 Preview: La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak / Butter Lamp
The online preview is ended. You can still watch the trailer and read the review! Starting from a very...
A young itinerant photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to photograph them in front of various background.
France / China / 16minutes
Online Premiere: Who’s Afraid of the Big Black Wolf? – by Janez Lapajne
Janez Lapajne is a Slovenian independent filmmaker and former (first) president of the Directors Guild of Slovenia. Born in...
A multicultural triangle in the occupied Europe of 1944: a sensual and emotional Alpine story of two tunes and one whistle
Slovenia / 25minutes
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