Gaiwan – by Elia Mouatamid
A grave yard. Two men. Gaiwan is the traditional Chinese teaware. That’s what one of the two uses for...
A grave yard, two men: a parable on hope and death, which equates men beyond preconceptions
Italy / 4minutes
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
Carmen – by Giuseppe Cardaci
A group of aspiring actresses is waiting for their audition to get the main role for the iconic opera...
What happens when impossible dreams strive to come true?
(Santa Fe University of Art and Design)
Italia / 7minutes
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
Deathly – by Mike Williamson
Mike Williamson is a weird and curious guy. He fronts the rock band JR Juggernaut and curates the monthly...
And now, I'll love you to death...
USA / 14minutes
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
Inamorata – by A-lan Holt
Inamorata is the first short film written and directed by playwright, filmmaker and Stanford University educator A-lan Holt. She...
A painful (and autobiographical) love story of magic and sisterhood
USA / 21minutes
10 Doc Shorts That Made the Oscars 2017 Shortlist
Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis to the shooting of Walter Scott, the 10 doc shorts that made the...
Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis to the shooting of Walter Scott, the Academy shortlist
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
FOCUS ON: Fisnik Maxhuni
Fisnik Maxhuni won with his first short film Lost Exile the ‘Cinema & Gioventù’ Jury Prize at Locarno Film...
Interview with the director of Lost Exile, awarded at Locarno Film Festival
“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together,” so John Lennon...
The Walrus is feeling depressed. He has everything, but feels something is missing in his life... Are you Walrus?
USA / 7minutes
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
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
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
FOCUS ON: Mario Furloni
His short documentary Pot Country, co-directed with Kate McLean, was in the official selection of HotDocs, Big Sky and Mill...
Focus on his work, Freeland and the Filmaker360 residency
The Landing – by Josh Tanner
It all starts (or ends) in a hospital room, where a mature man stands watching the last glimpe of...
Summer of 1960, a Midwestern farm: Where is the enemy?
Australia / 18minutes
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
Blending CG 3D and 2D drawn animation techniques, Meanwhile follows four characters traversing a city, each lost in their...
Four characters are lost in their own worlds in an nameless city, but an event will reveal their intimate connection.
(Royal College of Art )
UK / 5minutes
Short Film Day: beautiful shorts in the shortest day of the year.
On December 21, the shortest day of the year, 22 Italian cities and 17 internationals celebrated the short film...
Thanks to the Italian Short Film Centre the national short film scene stands out at the Short Film Day with a wide and quality selection.
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
In a not-so-distant future anyone will be able to have their own personal assistant: the heavily advertised Blinky™. An...
(Image Now Films, Alturas Films, Logolite Entertainment)
Ireland / USA / 13minutes
The Life & Death of an iPhone
Needless to deny: most of us live attached to the phone. A form of technological autism entirely contemporary, that even...
Life, death, and reincarnation of an iPhone from its point-of-view. An original perspective on our relatoinship with technology.
USA / 7minutes
C: 299792 km/s
A carefully detailed tribute to classic science-fiction, whose strong point lies in its visual and narrative retro atmospheres. Funded through...
The story of IV Kestros's crew mutiny led by Commander Malleck
USA / 15minutes
2027. A new way to fight crime. Everyone is implanted with a chip that allows to register every single...
How to fight crime in an high-tech, action packed future? Through a chip that records our entire lives.
(Adapt Productions )
Sweden / 7minutes
The 10 Best Short Films of 2018 (Available Online)
2018 has been a banner year for short films. The increasing diversity and originality of artistic ideas peak, as...
From Korea to Syria, here are the best of the best, strictly available online
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
Cutaway is a very simple short build on “visual deprivation”. We follow a man working hard, doing his best to support a pregnant woman,...
Through close up details of hands, we follow the life of a single young man as he works, pursues relationships, and comes to terms with a life changing event.
(Medium Density Fibreboard Films)
Canada / 6minutes
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
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
Let it rain
Shady characters , a dramatic tone, lots of suspense … the first scenes of Let it Rain set up...
A deadly shootout... with water weapons.
Australia / 8minutes