Soy negra, soy marica y soy puta – by Hugo Meijer & Cas van der Pas
Soy negra, soy marica y soy puta (I’m Queer, I’m Black, and I’m a Prostitute) is the debut short...
A documentary about Diana Navarro, a lawyer, trade unionist and prostitute who's fighting for LGBTQ rights
Colombia / 21minutes
Adam and Eve Raised Cain – by Francesco Erba
Adam and Eve Raised Cain is a disturbing short film. Stop motion animation is usually functional to tell reassuring...
A poetic yet disturbing stop motion horror short film
(Onda Video Produzioni)
Italy / 20minutes
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
Alien Attack from the Interspace – by Alessio Gonnella
Sci-fi in Italy is possible. Thinking about Italian cinematographic difficulties to approach this genre, it seems just an oxymoron....
Sci-fi in Italy is possible, but... How can the trumpet save us all?
Italy / 24minutes
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
Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou – by Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon
He’s a nerd, she’s an optimist. He’s sad, she’s cheerful. He collects misadventures, she lives adventure. They don’t know each...
The attraction of opposites... hurtling down the hills of San Francisco
(Ringling College of Art and Design)
USA / 4minutes
I’m a Mitzvah
“Mitzvah” is an Hebrew term that means “commandment.” In its secondary meaning, however, it also refers to all those charitable...
The bittersweet adventure of a young American man who spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico.
USA / 18minutes
Three Fitted Flies – by Sois de Traca
Three Fitted Flies (Tres moscas a medida) is a 2D animated short film directed by the Spanish directors María Álvarez and Elisa Morais. Sois...
Bereavement between faith and superstition: the amazing 2D animation by the Spanish collective
(Sois de Traca)
Spain / 8minutes
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
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
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
We Will Live Again
We Will Live Again is a mesmerising shortdoc following Cryonics Institut’s CEO Ben Best and Andy Zawacki, the caretakers of 99...
Stripped of their blood, filled with antifreeze liquid, and frozen: a looks inside the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute.
(Brooklyn Underground Films)
USA / 12minutes
Sometimes, the most radical innovations are inspired by the past. This is the case of Michael Lagan and Terah...
A dancer's movements bring a chorus of women and unexpected choreographies to life.
USA / 13minutes
“Box” is a “demonstrative” shortfilm published by Bot & Dolly, a San Francisco-based production house specialized in robotics, automation and shooting...
The first world experiment of 3D mapping on 2D objects in motion achieved via remote control of two industrial robots and the combined use of different technologies.
(Bot & Dolly )
USA / 5minutes
Pilgrims – by John Doan
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky’s obsession becomes flesh in John Doan’s body. Based on the...
What time can do to a man? Joseph Brodsky's obsession becomes a short film
(Reload Reality Films)
Germany / Ukraine / 6minutes
Kokosmos – by Anna Radchenko
“Glory to the Soviet People, pioneers of the cosmos!”, as a dazzling propaganda poster put it during the Space...
A hymn to cosmic enthusiasm in socialist societies, coming up online (not for nothing) on Russia's Cosmonautics Day
Russia / 2minutes
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Ormie – by Rob Silvestri
Ormie is a pig (in every sense of the word) and he has one goal: eat. Food is his...
Ormie is a pig, in every sense of the word: see his attempts to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession
(Starz Animation Toronto)
Canada / 4minutes
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
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
Angie Rowntree, the Rebel of Feminist Porn: “Pleasure Empowers Us, It Humanizes Us”
Continuing our journey into the world of feminist porn and its short films. This time our coverage of sexuality...
We met the founder of Sssh.com, who tells us her way to represent sexuality and her last two films.
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
Online Premiere: Jung – by Munseong Yun
When you watch Jung you suddenly have the feeling that you are in a different world, where the time...
Two South Korean warriors, divided between friendship and rivalry.
(Student Film (Seul Istitute of Arts))
South Korea / 7minutes
Berlin, Berlin is the poignant “visual poem” by young American director of Salvadoran origin Nehemias Colindres dedicated to the dynamic...
More than just a city, a category of the mind: the passionate ode to Berlin by Nehemias Colindres.
Germany / 2minutes
Distortion – by Grégory Papinutto
Distortion by Grégory Papinutto is a solemn story of an ambitious struggle to survive. The French writer/director has crafted...
A weird, disturbing and terrifying slasher about mind-altering mutations
France / 14minutes
Fighting the Ebola Outbreak, Street by Street.
An ambulance with blaring sirens runs through the crowded streets of Monrovia, capital of Liberia, one of regions mostly...
The New York Times' shortdoc on Ebola's outbreak in Liberia, redefines the boundaries between news and narrative.
(New York Times)
USA / 7minutes
7:35 in the Morning
What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for somebody? Well, your answer probably’s not a 10th...
One morning a woman enters a restaurant – only to be met with silence instead of people talking...
(Ibarretxe & Co.)
Spain / 8minutes
Villa Epecuén is a suggestive town 500 kilometers southwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Back in the 1920s, a tourist...
Pablo Novak lives alone in the submerged Argentine ghost town of Villa Epecuén: this is his fascinating and incredible story
Australia / 7minutes
A girl named Elastika
Is it possible to tell a funny and intriguing story only using an elastic band and some pins? Guillame...
A simple yet very creative stop-motion short about a girl made of rubber bands traveling on a pinboard.
Canada / 4minutes
Does the Italian film system neglect short films and its emerging talents?
In our latest article on the Italian Huffington Post we discussed a rather alarming fact: the very low presence and...
Our interview with Jacopo Chessa, the director of the Italian National Center for Short Films.