Nyosha – by Liran Kapel & Yael Dekel
Nyosha is the animated short documentary based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Nomi Kapel. Israeli directors Liran...
An animated tribute to those who survived the Holocaust and to the memory of its victims
(Liran Kapel Studio)
Israel / 11minutes
From Dad to Son – by Nils Knoblich
A prisoner receives the message that his old father needs help with care of the farm. In his desperate...
Son's love... in papercraft
Germany / 6minutes
A Morning Stroll – by Grant Orchard
One day, during a morning walk, a man meets a chicken. The chicken turns the corner, it mounts the stairs of a flat,...
A New Yorker and a chicken: an exercise in style by Grant Orchard
UK / 7minutes
Sunday – by Patrick Doyon
It’s a cold Sunday in wintertime. Sunday immediately brings us back to our childhood and, for a moment, we really...
An animation that brings the unexpected in an ordinary family lunch
(National Film Board of Canada)
Canada / 10minutes
Solus – by R. Bersot, C. Dellerie, M. Larue, T. Rodriguez
Solus is the French animated short film created, in computer graphics, by Robin Bersot, Camille Dellerie, Mickaël Larue and Thomas...
Everyone defends himself from reality: a story about loneliness and survival in CGI
France / 7minutes
Tiger Boy is the sixth short film directed by Gabriele Mainetti, Italian actor, director, composer and producer born in...
From the director of They Call Me Jeeg Robot, the story of Matteo, a nine year old kid whose hero is a wrestler of a Roman suburb called The Tiger.
Italy / 20minutes
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
In a world where people are born without a mouth, everyone is very frustrated and unhappy. The all want...
In a world where people are born without a mouth, a gory accident leads to a discovery that will change their lives forever.
Netherlands / 4minutes
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
Spirit of Berlin (July 1945)
How did Berlin look in July 1945, a few weeks after the surrender of Germany? It is shown in...
An exceptional montage of the semi-destroyed city made with rare archival materials, in colors and HD.
Germany / 7minutes
Things to do to make a very good short film – write a brilliant script; shoot without distractions, even...
A regression therapy session diving a girl deeply into her distant memories turns into the materialization of cosmic entity Yog-Sothoth…
France / 5minutes
The Moment – by Karis Oh
“The moment” is what makes us look up and stop the thoughts, it is time to insight. These few words...
What really matters in the end of life?
USA / 3minutes
The surreal animations of Jan Švankmajer
When The Guardian asked Terry Gilliam to pick his ten favorite animated films, the director included “Dimensions of Dialogue“,...
As the Milano Film Festival hosts a retrospective on Jan Švankmajer, we take a look at the career of the great Czech director and animator.
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
The Arab Series #2: The Curse
> Click on the image to watch the film Fatine is a young Moroccan girl, she’s all pride and...
Fatine has ventured far from the village to meet her older lover. When she is caught by a group of children, all she wants to do is go home.
(Quark Films, Kasbah Films )
Morocco / 16minutes
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
Fugu & Tako
Recently we wrote a short guide on how to gain success on the web with a short film for...
The friendship between two Japanese white collar men changes as one of them turns into a puffer fish inside a sushi bar.
(Produced by Wendy Green)
USA / 8minutes
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
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.
São Paulo do Brasil, night time. It’s 3:33 am and the time stops. We are in a deserted area...
Every night, time stops for a moment in Sao Paolo, and ghosts and mosters of all kinds dance and play music on the city's deserted streets.
Brazil / 10minutes
Crowfunding: “Lindiota” – by Chiara Livia Arrigo
Chiara Livia Arrigo is a young Milanese director of Sicilian origin, who lives and works in Rome. She launched...
Life and memory of a lonly anti-hero from Lindos, between rotoscope and live footage.
(Ring Film (promo) )
Italian / 2minutes
Before there were kings, there was a spider – life and death intertwine in Ududeagu, the intimate and mystery...
Before there were kings, there was a spider: language and body as habitat in a dark and mystery mutant experiment
Nigeria / 2minutes
Dan Invited Hanna Over for Dinner
Hanna’s day life is abruptly shaken by an unexpected dinner invitation from her boyfriend. “Dan does not know how...
An unexpected dinner invitation disrupts Hanna's life. Idiosyncrasies and anxieties in the life of a modern young couple.
Canada / 10minutes
N U M B – by Anders Weberg
To film an absence may seem an unsolvable oxymoron. Similarly, using a camera just like a tool that is...
Appearance and disappearance: A touching tribute in memory of a son
Sweden / 1minutes
It’s No Game – by Oscar Sharp
It’s No Game is director Oscar Sharp‘s follow-up to last year short film Sunspring, written entirely by an algorithm...
In this day and age, how useful are screenwriters?
(48 Hour Film Challenge / Sci-Fi London Film Festival)
UK / 8minutes
All Flowers in Time
A creepy old man, two frightened teenagers, a child and a girl that play a game of making scary...
Chloè Sevigny stars in a surreal story about possession and scary faces.
USA / 14minutes
ZIMNIK – The Ice Road
Siberia. We are in the district of Evenkiysky, in the Krasnoyarsky region, located in the center of the Russian territory, that...
A trip along the Zimnik, the ice roads that cross the Siberian wilderness during the long winter months.
Lithuania / 16minutes
“Friendliness”: this is the word that, according to young Turkish director Elif Kalkan, best describes Berlin. And it is...
An ode with elegiac tones that celebrates the German capital through the faces of its inhabitants and the intimacy of their homes.
(Bahçeşehir Üniversites )
Turkey / 2minutes
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
97% – by Ben Brand
97% is a short written and directed by the young Dutch director Ben Brand, that explores our emotional dependency on...
Bert's race against time to find the match of his life among the subway cars.
Netherlands / 8minutes