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Watch: Pixar's SparkShorts Film 'Kitbull' About a Kitten and a Pit Bull

Awww. Another adorable, heartwarming short from Pixar. The animation studio has unveiled the third short film as part of their exciting SparkShorts program, featuring innovative and creative short films made at the studio by first-time filmmakers. Following the first two shorts, Purl, and Smash and Grab, this new one is about an unexpected friendship. Kitbull is about a fiercely independent stray kitten and a big pit bull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time. The animatio...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Animation, Short Film, Pixar, PURL, To Watch, Kitbull


Watch: Short Comedy Short 'Girl, Interrupted' Directed by Jake & Will

"Come on over." Feeling lonely? Need a good laugh? Want to hate text messages even more than you already do? Fire up this short film Girl, Interrupted, a three-minute comedy short directed by Jake & Will (aka Jake Bradbury & Will Blank). This is a pretty basic short with a premise that you'll understand as soon as you start watching. Starring Traci Doering as the "girl". This funny short film is one of the first as part of a new project created by comedians Jake & Will called 20th Century Fa...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Short Film, Jake, To Watch, Jake Will, Jake Bradbury, Traci Doering


Watch: Amazing Free Diving Short Film 'One Breath Around the World'

Dive in. One Breath Around the World is a stunning short documentary featuring world champion free diver Guillaume Néry exploring remarkable places underwater. The footage in this is jaw-dropping, mind-blowing incredible - so amazing it's hard to even believe it's real. But it is. Néry explores these oceanscapes by holding his breath for a very long time and swimming/crawling/running around. The footage is shot by his wife, who also held her breath while shooting this. I guarantee you've nev...
Tags: Movies, Documentaries, Short Film, Guillaume Nery, Nery, To Watch


Watch: Pixar's SparkShorts Film 'Smash and Grab' About Two Robots

Yes!! Pixar made a short film about robots?! Awesome. The latest SparkShorts film from Pixar Animation Studios is titled Smash and Grab, and it's available online for viewing for free now. Just last week they launched the first short online - Purl directed by Kristen Lester - and they've followed it up with this one being released next. From director Brian Larsen, Smash and Grab is a tale of two robots. After years of toiling away inside the engine room of a towering locomotive, two antiquat...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, PURL, To Watch, Grab, Brian Larsen, Kristen Lester


Watch: 'Don't Be a Hero' Short About an Unhappy Cowboy Bank Robber

"I got robbed… by a cowboy." If you were a successful bank robber, would your life really be better? That's one of the questions hidden within this short film titled Don't Be a Hero, from writer/director Pete Lee. Don't Be a Hero is about a middle-aged woman who battles her loneliness and boredom by robbing banks in the guise of a cowboy on her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with her deeply unhappy life. It's inspired by a true story - which isn't...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, Robert Redford, Don, Missi Pyle, To Watch, Unhappy Cowboy Bank Robber, Pete Lee Don, Lizzy Jo, Link Ruiz Hojo Shin, Ashley Spillers


Watch: Extended 'Star Trek' Fan Film 'Temporal Anomaly' Launches

"There's been some kind of anomaly. The crew has vanished. Can you resist?" For die-hard Trekkies only. A new Star Trek fan film has finally launched, after nearly six years in development. Star Trek: Temporal Anomaly is a feature-length (two part) fan film made by Samuel Cockings, described as a "love letter to all of Star trek! The first fan film to combine all of the eras into one project." This throwback to Trek series of past brings various timelines together into one story. It was orig...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Star Trek, Short Film, To Watch, Samuel Cockings


Watch: Pixar's First SparkShorts Film 'Purl' Directed by Kristen Lester

"Let's bring finance in and knit our strategies together." Pixar has debuted the first charming, provocative short film as part of their new SparkShorts program online today - for free for everyone to watch. And it's worth a watch, for sure! The short is titled Purl, and it's about a pink ball of yarn that gets hired at a startup. From Pixar: "An earnest ball of yarn named Purl gets a job at a fast-paced, high energy, male centric start-up. Things start to unravel as she tries to fit in with...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Pixar, PURL, To Watch, Kristen Lester, Bret Brook Parker


Holocaust survivor tells her story through hip-hop

The story of one holocaust survivor and her saviour is being shared through the power of short film and hip-hop. Janine Webber, 86, wants to tell her story of how she survived the Nazis as a Jew during the second world war. Janine was left parent-less at age 9, after her father was killed by the Gestapo and her mother died from illness. Surviving on her own after her younger brother was shot dead by the SS at the age of 7, Janine roamed alone. That was until she found Edek, a member of ...
Tags: Music, UK, Featured, Nazis, Story, Bbc, Holocaust, Hip-hop, Ww2, World War 2, World War, Survivor, Short Film, Wwii, Nazi, Soviet


Watch: Short Film 'The Katy Universe' About a Super Wedding Guest

"Suddenly I felt powerful." Need a good laugh? This short film might do the trick. The Katy Universe is a comedic short film about a wedding guest who suddenly discovers she has superpowers - after she's had one too many drinks. She calls up her ex-boyfriend and goes off on an epic rant, honing her newfound powers as she unleashes existential hell over the phone. Comedian / actress Mary Holland stars as Katy, giving an intense and seriously convincing performance as the superpowered wedding ...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, Katy, To Watch, Mary Holland, Patrick Muhlberger


Watch: 360° Short Film 'Merger' About the Future Run by Algorithms

"Managing your attention effectively is key. The aim is to achieve a laser focus…" Now this is something different. Merger is a 360-degree sci-fi short film (meaning you can interact / move the camera as it plays) made by by London-based designer and architect Keiichi Matsuda, who was also behind the trippy short film Hyper-Reality. "Set against the backdrop of AI-run corporations, a tele-operator finds herself caught between virtual and physical reality, human and machine. As she fights for...
Tags: London, Movies, Sci-fi, Short Film, To Watch, Keiichi Matsuda, Sarah Winter


Watch: 'Star Wars' Meets 'Shakespeare' in 'TD-73028 Soliloquy' Short

"Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer…" Nothing like a mashup of Star Wars and Shakespeare. Most stories are already inspired by Shakespeare, but this is an attempt to bring Shakespeare's dialogue right into the iconic Star Wars universe. Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy is a short film directed by Maxime-Claude L'Écuyer from Montreal. The short features Hamlet's famous soliloquy presented as the inner voice of a Stormtrooper, emphasizing how relevant this dialogue still is (and will alw...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Short Film, Montreal, Shakespeare, Hamlet, To Watch, Maxime Claude L Écuyer, David Blouin, Anton Golikov


Watch: Horror Short 'The Candlelight Witch' from Becca Flinn-White

"It's just a story. It's just a story…" Another chilling horror short film to give you a thrill if you need it. The Candlelight Witch is a new horror short from the filmmakers behind other horror shorts including Your Date is Here and Where Is It and Mikus. Directed by filmmaker Becca Flinn-White, this short is about three siblings who tell a scary story one night that ends up becoming a bit too real. Which is truly one of the worst nightmares when you're a kid. This is suggested for those w...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Short Film, To Watch, Mikus, Becca Flinn White, Brooke Sorenson Presley Richardson Connor Kalopsis, Emily Burkart


Watch: Clever Sci-Fi Short 'Face Swap' About Digital Doppelgängers

"You pick your facades, yet?" This isn't so much science fiction, more science reality, because we're closer than ever to this technology actually existing. But it's still fun to see them play with this technology concept in a short film anyway. Face Swap is a fun short film made by filmmakers David Gidali & Einat Tubi, inspired by (and utilizing) the "deepfakes" AI technology from the internet. It's the same tech that Jordan Peele use to create his infamous Obama speech. A couple decides to...
Tags: Movies, Obama, Sci-fi, Short Film, George Clooney, Rachel Mcadams, Jordan Peele, To Watch, David Gidali Einat Tubi, Troy Caylak Megan Gray, Noelle Urbano


Watch: Short Doc 'Styrofoam' About a Styrofoam Scavenger in China

"I can only see forward when the cart is full." Think about all the random waste and leftover filler product drifting around out there. What happens to all of it? Styrofoam is a short film by a photographer named Noah Sheldon, based in Shanghai, who made this as part of a video series on work in modern China. The doc is about a woman named Wo Guo Jie, who is a styrofoam collector. She roams the streets scavenging and hunting for leftover styrofoam - boxes and other various shapes. She collec...
Tags: Movies, China, Shanghai, Documentaries, Short Film, Guo Jie, To Watch, Noah Sheldon


Watch: Josh Brolin's Short Making Of Doc on 'No Country for Old Men'

"The truth of the matter is: [the Coen Brothers are] the most pleasant, collaborative, incredibly creative guys I've ever worked with. There's nothing I would say no to…" Hollywood studios usually release pre-packaged, publicity-designed behind-the-scenes featurettes for every movie. The sound bites, the clips, the interviews, the footage is all carefully designed to help with promotion. But this behind-the-scenes video is a raw, real, unfiltered look at what it's like to be on set making a ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Documentaries, Josh Brolin, Short Film, Coen Brothers, To Watch


Watch: Excellent Malaysian Short 'The Last 7' About the Grim Reaper

"Memories fade as time goes by." Let's kick off the year with an outstanding short film from Malaysia. The Last 7 is a short film made by the filmmaking collective Grim Film, and written and directed by filmmaker Jared Lee. It's set in a different universe (that still looks like ours) where Grim Reapers are average office workers holding down jobs at various soul-collecting organisations to earn their keep in the afterlife. We follow the story of a Reaper named Michael, haunted by dreams he ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Malaysia, Short Film, Michael, Nick Davis, To Watch, Jared Lee, Ben Chan Papi Zak Jan Chin Marianne Tan, Chin Wen Xuan


Watch: Horror Comedy Short 'We Summoned a Demon' Shot in Austin

"Be cool, demon! Demon, be cool!" This is why you don't mess with black magic! One more creative, well-made, funny short film to end this year. We Summoned a Demon, from writer/director Chris McInroy, has played at over 120 film festivals since 2017 (including at Fantasia, FrightFest, HollyShorts) and is now available online. The short is about a couple of dudes who accidentally summon a demon, and don't want to admit their mistake. Starring Kirk Johnson, Carlos Larotta, and John Orr. This s...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Austin, Short Film, To Watch, Chris McInroy, McInroy, John Orr, Kirk Johnson Carlos Larotta


Ring in the Holidays with Fox's Stop-Motion 'Predator Holiday Special'

"Looks like someone's staying on the naughty list… Larry, light him up!!" What the craziness is this?! 20th Century Fox has released an extra-violent, stop-motion animated short film titled The Predator Holiday Special. And it's actually all kinds of awesome. The funny short is just a new mash-up of Predator and the classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" animated TV movie, telling a story about a Predator invading the North Pole - but Santa has an elite defense force of his own that jumps ...
Tags: Movies, Fox, Animation, Short Film, Santa, North Pole, Larry, To Watch, Shane Black


Watch: Gobelins Animated Short 'Hors De L'Eau' with Snow Monkeys

We're almost finished with 2018, but there's a few more good short films to feature. Hors De L'Eau, which translates to Out of Water in French, is one of the final graduation projects for 2018 made by filmmakers at the animation school Gobelins in Paris, France. This animated short is a parable about exclusion, telling a story about a macaque mother who encounters hostility from a group of snow monkeys due to strict rules which govern their community. The POV perspective is really striking, ...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Paris France, To Watch, Gobelins


This eerie short film was lit by a 1,600W LED drone light

Drones give us a different perspective for shooting photos and video. But, they are also useful for adding light from totally new angles and for lighting inaccessible areas. In his latest short film The Place Where, filmmaker Tim Sessler mounted a 1,600W LED light onto a drone and created a moody masterpiece. Tim writes that he […] The post This eerie short film was lit by a 1,600W LED drone light appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Black And White, Short Film, Tim, Tim Sessler, Drone Lighting, Drone Lights


Watch: Animated Sci-Fi Short 'Ostiary' Encounters the Indescribable

What mysteries are waiting for us in the universe? What will we find that defies explanation or definition? Ostiary is a sci-fi short film made by Toronto-based animator Danish Ghaffar, of Ghaffar Studios. The short is about a space traveler stranded on a planet by himself, running low on food, who ventures out into the planet's mysterious environment in search of nutrition. He discovers something unlike anything he has seen before. Described perfectly by io9: "soundtracked by lovely ambient...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Toronto, Short Film, To Watch, Ghaffar


Watch: Animated Short Film 'Scrambled' About a Living Rubik's Cube

Can you solve a Rubik's cube? This charming new animated short film titled Scrambled is about a cute little Rubik's cube that comes alive in hopes of being solved by a woman waiting for a train. Scrambled is made by the animation house Polder Animation based in The Netherlands, written and directed by Bastiaan Schravendeel. It's a simple story but with some intelligent nuance in both the style and substance, about a young woman who's inspired when she figures out how to solve this (lonely) R...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Netherlands, Short Film, To Watch, Bastiaan Schravendeel


Watch: A Funny Holiday Short for 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

"Time to light it up, kid." Warner Bros has debuted a funny short film for the holidays in promotion of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, the sequel to the wildly successful and highly acclaimed original The Lego Movie released in 2014. This short is about Emmet Brickowski putting together a holiday party in their Apocalypse-berge city, which (not-so-subtly) is hinted at in this short, will end up attracting their next foe. This time around, the citizens must fight off Duplo invaders from ...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Warner Bros, Emmet Brickowski, To Watch, Tiffany Haddish


Impressive First Trailer for Alvaro Garcia's CGI Short 'The Seed of Juna'

Meet Juna. Okna Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for The Seed of Juna, a new CGI-animated short film made by filmmaker Alvaro Garcia. Garcia is a VFX veteran, working on major Hollywood films for ILM, but this is his latest independent project - a short proof-of-concept for a wicked cool idea about a rebellious girl who is reborn in a different part of the universe after being killed by a ruling religious sect on Earth. "The goal is to offer the audience an adrenaline mix of d...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Trailer, Short Film, Ilm, To Watch, Alvaro Garcia, JUNA, Meet Juna Okna Pictures, Alvaro Garcia Garcia


Watch: 'Guardsman' - A Gloomy Live-Action Warhammer 40K Fan Film

"The Emperor protects!" Nothing like a visit to the dark future that lies ahead. Guardsman is a fan-made short film based on the Warhammer 40,000 game series from Games Workshop. This very, very dark short is about a trooper named Guardsman Raines who ends up deep inside of enemy territory in an abandoned Imperial guard training facility. If you're a fan of the Warhammer 40K series, you know what to expect - and a Space Marine does show up to help him out. That's when this gets good, real go...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Short Film, Imperial, To Watch, Guardsman, Space Marine, Guardsman Raines, Erik Steffens, Terry Skrinjar, Pete Beaumont


Watch: Horror Comedy Short 'Cabin Killer' from Director Michael Rich

"Seriously, you didn't lock the door, Adam?! Nice going!" Another horror comedy short with packed with a healthy dose of absurdity. Cabin Killer is a new short film made by filmmaker Michael Rich, and it's an enjoyable 10 minute watch. The film took top honors at Shriekfest, where it won Best Super Short Film, and played at numerous other festivals. Cabin Killer is about a couple that goes on a weekend getaway to work on their relationship, but their cabin isn't exactly what they expected. S...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Short Film, Adam, To Watch, Shriekfest, Michael Rich, Cabin Killer, Chris Orlandi Gabi Van Horn, Jose Martinez Rich


Watch: 'Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures' Animated Short Film Series

"I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi, like my father." Disney + Lucasfilm have debuted the first set of animated shorts films for a new series they're calling Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures. These shorts feature key moments from the Star Wars cinematic franchise re-told in short form animation, in order to "introduce the classic themes, pivotal moments, and iconic characters from the Star Wars saga to the next generation." In addition to the new series of shorts being deb...
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Watch: Sci-Fi Short 'Now' Examines a Digital Database of Memories

"I need you to help me with something… Think of it like it's a game, like a memory game." What if we lived in a world where all of our memories were stored into a digital database? Now is a short film written and directed by Justin Zachary, and plays with that concept. The story is about a computer scientist who digs through his girlfriends memories only to discover a haunting truth that he's desperate to cover up. Zachary also stars in the film, along with Susanna Ericsson, Craig Braun, and...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Short Film, Zachary, To Watch, Justin Zachary, Digital Database of Memories, Susanna Ericsson Craig Braun, Francesca Fondevila


Watch: John Wikstrom's Heartbreaking Short Film 'But You Didn't'

"There were lots of things you didn't do, but you put up with me, and you loved me, and protected me…" This is guaranteed to make you cry. And it's only two minutes long. Initially released on Veteran's Day, But You Didn't is a new short film made by filmmaker John Wikstrom, who has made a few other fantastic shorts that we've featured previously: The Hatchling and Chloe. This one is an emotional tribute to veterans and soldiers (and their loved ones) and all those who fight for their countr...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, To Watch, John Wikstrom, Kelsey Flynn Jacob Taylor, Roosevelt Stone, Isabella Barbarasa, Maya Tuttle


This surreal video turns Iceland into another dimension

When I look at photos and videos of Iceland, they often remind me of another planet. In his short film Anomaly, German filmmaker Jacco Kliesch made Iceland look like another dimension. While this beautiful country sure looks incredible in photos and videos, this video brought it to a whole new level. Basically, Anomaly combines travel […] The post This surreal video turns Iceland into another dimension appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Video, Inspiration, Filmmaking, Short Film, Iceland, Vfx, Video Editing, Videography, Video effects, Jacco Kliesch