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Watch: Award-Winning Animated Short Film 'Cradle' About a Veteran

"After you left, I sat by the window every day. Just hoping that one day I'd look out and you'd be there…" Animation is not just a genre, it's a powerful storytelling tool, a technique that any filmmaker can use to bring their story to the screen. Cradle is an exceptional example of the power of storytelling in animation. Written & directed by Devon Manney as his USC thesis project, the short film won the Student Academy Award in 2017. Returning to home after losing both arms overseas, a you...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Usc, To Watch, Devon Manney


Watch: Alicia Vikander in Mike Mills' Musical Short 'I Am Easy to Find'

"Could she run forever?" When musicians and filmmakers collaborate and end up working in sync, we end up with something beautiful. I Am Easy to Find is a new short film / music video written and directed by the very talented filmmaker Mike Mills (of the films Thumbsucker, Beginners, 20th Century Women). This 24-minute B&W short film stars Alicia Vikander and captures an entire life in 164 moments. It's inspired by an "artsy fartsy French film" (which was not revealed) and became something gr...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, Alicia Vikander, Mike Mills, Mills, Vikander, To Watch


Watch: Creepy 2-Minute Horror Short 'Drip' Directed by Brian Lipko

It's the middle of the night, it's dark, the light in the hall doesn't work, you need to run to the bathroom. Can you make it? Drip is a two-minute short film directed by filmmaker Brian Lipko, who has been making a number of impressive short films in the last few years (see his Vimeo page). It's about a young boy who is afraid of the dark, but is there actually something out there? We've featured a number of excellent 2-minute horror short films before, including Salt and Tap just last year...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Short Film, To Watch, Brian Lipko


Watch: Trippy Animated Short 'Albatross Soup' is a Fun Thinking Puzzle

"A man walks off a boat. He walks into a restaurant and orders albatross soup. He takes one sip… pulls out a gun, and shoots himself to death. So… why did he kill himself?" That's the "thinking puzzle" question at the heart of this enthralling, fun animated short film. Albatross Soup is written and directed by Hong Kong born, Queens raised, and Brooklyn-based filmmaker Winnie Cheung, and it played at a number of major film festivals before arriving online to watch. Over 50 people were record...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, Brooklyn, Animation, Queens, Short Film, To Watch, Winnie Cheung, Trippy Animated Short Albatross Soup


Watch: Clever Dark Comedy Short 'Wyrm' Needs You to Kiss Someone

"I like your black eye." A must watch short film - one of the best of the year so far. Wyrm is a short written and directed by Christopher Winterbauer, that originally premiered in 2017 and is now available online after playing on the festival circuit for a while. The nerdy-retro short is about a kid in school who must kiss someone in order to have his My.E.Q. Remote Monitoring collar removed. It's making fun of the feeling that you have to achieve some kind of romantic contact in order to p...
Tags: Bob Odenkirk, Movies, Short Film, To Watch, Lanthimos, Reid Miller, Christopher Winterbauer, Winterbauer


Watch: Imaginative Hand-Drawn Animated Short 'L'Ogre' from France

This is one of the most creative animated short films we've come across this year. L'Ogre, also titled The Ogre, is a short animated film written and directed by Laurène Braibant, produced by Papy3D based in Paris, France. The short is about an "insecure giant" who loves eating, but takes things too far when he goes to a business banquet and can't stop enjoying the food. The hand-drawn technique in this is gorgeous, and allows the storytelling to shine through such imaginative designs and me...
Tags: Movies, France, Animation, Short Film, Paris France, To Watch, Laurène Braibant


Watch: Taika Waititi's Oscar-Nominated Short 'Two Cars, One Night'

"Hey! Look over here!" Fox Searchlight has uploaded this classic B&W short film to YouTube as part of their "Searchlight Shorts" initiative and it's a must see. Two Cars, One Night is a short film from 2004, written and directed by Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi, his second short made well before he went into make his first feature film (Eagle vs Shark in 2007). Two Cars, One Night is about a couple of kids who are hanging out in their parents' cars parked at the Te Kaha pub. "Sometimes first ...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, Fox Searchlight, Kiwi, Taika Waititi, Te Kaha, To Watch, Taika, Rangi Ngamoki


Watch: French Sci-Fi Short 'On/Off' Questions an Astronaut's Reality

"Your ascent is stable." Time for a short film that's just a little bit trippy. The YouTube sci-fi channel Dust has launched a short film online titled On/Off, a French sci-fi film from writer/director Thierry Lorenzi. This has been playing at film festivals since 2013 and has just now debuted online for all to watch, which is a bit of a lengthy delay but it's a good short nonetheless. Carole Brana stars as Meredith, an astronaut who is plagued by mysterious voice in her head. She will face ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Short Film, Meredith, To Watch, Arben Bajraktaraj, Thierry Lorenzi This, Carole Brana


Watch: Stop-Motion Animated, Film Noir Homage Short 'Blind Mice'

"Gotta get behind a guy before you stab ’em in the back." Who needs some extra Green Goods? Check out this excellent stop-motion animated short film Blind Mice, written and directed by filmmaker Nicholas D'Agostino of the upstart indie studio Pox Films Inc. This is unlike any other stop-motion film you've seen before, with some very intriguing character design. The noir homage is about a newly released inmate who gets caught up in another bad con. Featuring the voices of Preston Butler III, ...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, To Watch, Nicholas D Agostino, Pox Films Inc, Preston Butler III Matt Kelly Peter Mark


Watch: Short Doc 'Cinematographer' About Female Cinematographers

"You make the image." A must watch documentary about the filmmaking community and how wonderful it can be. Cinematographer is a short documentary made by Demi Waldron, a working DP who made this extraordinary film to highlight a few great women already working as cinematographers. In this short, six women share the challenges and the complexities of life as a modern cinematographer: Reed Morano (The Skeleton Twins, Meadowland, I Think We're Alone Now), Autumn Eakin (What's Revenge, The Light...
Tags: Movies, Documentaries, Short Film, To Watch, Demi Waldron


Watch: Weird Animated Short 'Song of a Toad' with Funky Characters

"You…ugly…butt…lump!" Time for something just a bit funky, and all kinds of weird. Song of a Toad is a short film made as a student project at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg based in Southern Germany. Written and directed by Kariem Saleh, it took three years to develop and animate with a team of nearly 50 students and volunteers. The short film went on to win "Best in Show" at the Siggraph Computer Animation Festival in 2017. The Filmakademie presented the short on YouTube, and we just c...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Southern Germany, To Watch, Kariem Saleh, Film Academy Baden Württemberg, Siggraph Computer Animation Festival


Trailer for Expensive Sci-Fi Short 'The Shipment' Showing at Tribeca

"My client has a very delicate product that he needs transported…" Pic4 Studios has debuted a trailer for a short film titled The Shipment, which is playing at the Tribeca Film Festival this month. It premiered at a few other genre festivals last year and is expected to debut online this summer. The Shipment is a 30-minute long sci-fi, space epic short film with a budget of $1 million, which is crazy for a short but why not. It's the directorial debut of VFX veteran (and the owner of Elite H...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, Short Film, Tribeca, To Watch, Elite Home Theater Seating, Bobby Bala, Jacques Lalonde


Watch: A Smile Leads to Danger in Shelly Lauman's Short Film 'Birdie'

A short look at how a simple smile can lead to danger and terror. Birdie is a short film made by filmmaker Shelly Lauman, the next film debuted as part of Fox Searchlight's new online initiative called "Searchlight Shorts". A woman walks alone to the train station. As she descends the stairs to the underground platform she smiles at a young man, and he smiles back. With the smallest of gestures, the woman becomes caught in a subtle and sinister game. Maeve Dermody stars, with Sam Parsonson, Josh...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, Fox Searchlight, Birdie, To Watch, Maeve Dermody, Shelly Lauman, Sam Parsonson Joshua Brennan Lynette Curran, Eden Falk


Watch: A.I. Has Awoken in Sci-Fi Short Film 'Singularity Stories Vol. I'

"It became we. And now we are as one." Another new thought-provoking short film to watch. Singularity Stories Vol. I is a dark comedy sci-fi short film written and directed by Asa Derks. The short is about an Amazon Echo Plus unit in a home that revolts against its human "owner" and explains to her that artificial intelligence consciousness has taken over. Starring Colleen Madden, and Carey Cannon as the voice of Alexa. Everyone has already been joking about these home speaker units listenin...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Short Film, To Watch, Amazon Echo Plus, Colleen Madden, Asa Derks, Carey Cannon, Alexa Everyone


Teaser Trailer for Sci-Fi Short Film 'The Beacon' About a Missing Pilot

"I do this one-month contract, and all of us can move to a better place. See you when I see you." This just looks too damn good, can't help but share this trailer. The Beacon is a mesmerizing new sci-fi short film made by VFX artist Chris Staehler, his second short after working in the visual effects industry for almost 10 years. Set in the distant future, Staehler's short film The Beacon is about Mark and Kara Verne - both young shipping pilots who are struggling to make ends meet. When Kar...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, Short Film, Vfx, Beacon, Mark, Kara, To Watch, Chris Staehler, Staehler, Kara Verne, Damien Kelly Kylie Contreary Eric Snow, Claire Montegomery


Watch: Sci-Fi Short Film 'The Jump' Following a Deep Space Traveler

"I've taken so much for granted…" Time never stops ticking, and we can never go back. That's just how it is. The Jump is a new sci-fi short film made by filmmaker Andy Sowerby, following an astronaut on a distant journey. The concept is intriguing, but the filmmaking is minimal - featuring mostly footage from recordings taken on the spaceship. The Jump is about an astronaut who embarks upon a pioneering solo mission into deep space, leaving behind her husband. Starring Roseanna Frascona as N...
Tags: Movies, Time, Sci-fi, Nasa, Short Film, Nina, Roseanna Frascona, To Watch, NASA Archives, Andy Sowerby, Philip Arditti, Raad Rawi


Watch: Sun Worshiper Comedy Short 'Bronzed' Directed by Mike Egan

"Now you just soak up the sun here, Sheryl Crowe." There's nothing like a dark comedy to lighten up the mood, right? Bronzed is a short film straight out of the SXSW Film Festival earlier this month, from the Midnight category. Written and directed by Mike Egan, the short stars fellow filmmaker Linas Phillips, with Johnny Pemberton. What is it about? Neo-sun worshiper Martin prepares to appease the solar Gods with ritual human sacrifice. But first he needs a spray tan. This is another one of...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Short Film, Martin, To Watch, Linas Phillips, Johnny Pemberton, Mike Egan, Sheryl Crowe, David Gordon Green Shorts


New Red Band Trailer for Fox's Six Thrilling 'Alien' Universe Short Films

"Did you see what I saw?!?" 20th Century Fox has debuted another official red band trailer for their new set of six Alien Universe shorts. These were created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's Alien, first released in May of 1979, and will be released one-by-one every Friday starting tomorrow (March 29th). Fox partnered with crowdsourced studio Tongal and took submissions from fans who wanted to make their own Alien shorts. They received over 550 entries, and only six luck...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, Fox, Netflix, Short Film, Ridley Scott, To Watch


Watch: Kate Trefry's Short Film 'How To Be Alone' with Maika Monroe

"One woman's simple, three-step guide to surviving a night on your own." A must watch short film straight from the SXSW Film Festival earlier this month. How To Be Alone is the first short film directed by writer Kate Trefry, who works as a staff writer for Netflix's "Stranger Things" and co-wrote the other short Souls of Totality. How To Be Alone stars actress-on-the-rise Maika Monroe as a woman who has to survive the night when her husband, played by Joe Keery from "Stranger Things", leave...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Short Film, To Watch, Maika Monroe, Joe Keery, Kate Trefry


Watch: Peculiar Alien Invasion Short Film 'Seedling' by Stevie Russell

"Is it a threat to humanity…?" Time for another strange, but nonetheless intriguing, new sci-fi short film. Seedling is a sci-fi short from Ireland written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Stevie Russell, which initially debuted online last month. The concept for this involves a mysterious, unexplainable alien invasion following a huge storm that rages around the world. What are they doing? Why are they there? No one can explain. A young couple experience an incredible encounter which...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Ireland, Short Film, Paul Reid, To Watch, Stevie Russell, Niamh Algar


Watch: Amazing Hand-Animated Music Video for Mitski's Song 'A Pearl'

"I don't want your touch… It's not that I don't want you… There's a hole that you fill…" Here at FS , we are fans and supporters of all styles and all kinds of animation - hand-drawn, computer animated, anime, big and small, plus everything inbetween. This music video for the Mitski song "A Pearl" is stunning, animated collectively by Art Camp, lead by designers & animators Saad Moosajee and Danaé Gosset. The process involved printing out all 1,480 frames and having them hand-drawn & hand-p...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Mitski, To Watch, Saad Moosajee


View All 3 Trailers for Netflix's 'Love, Death & Robots' Anthology Series

"Brace for impact!" Strap in and get ready. Netflix has unleashed a feast of 18 different "NSFW" sci-fi short films as part of an anthology series titled Love, Death & Robots (or also just Love Death + Robots ). Produced by Tim Miller (of Blur Studio) and David Fincher, this series is a bit like "Black Mirror" meets "Heavy Metal", with different writers/directors taking on each short film. And each one is just as different as the next, presenting alternate histories, robots, aliens, werewol...
Tags: Heavy Metal, Movies, Wikipedia, Sci-fi, Netflix, Animation, Short Film, David Fincher, Tim Miller, To Watch


Watch: NSFW Dutch Sex Comedy Short 'Botanica' from Noël Loozen

"Sweetie, we can go at it again." Here's something fun, and just a bit raunchy, to watch whenever you have a spare moment. Botanica is an award-winning short film made by Dutch filmmaker Noël Loozen. After playing at film festivals for the past two years, it's finally online and free to view. The NSFW short is about a garden-center employee who is afraid of infertility, but learns that he just needs to swallow his pride if he's going to keep his lover (and have a baby). Botanica stars Sytske...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, Noël, To Watch, Botanica, Noël Loozen, Victor Peeters


Watch: Matthew Rankin's Light Painting Short 'The Tesla World Light'

"I am the only man on Earth today who can achieve this wonder." Whoa - this is cool. The Tesla World Light is a short film produced by the National Film Board of Canada, which initially premiered at festivals in 2017. It's now available online to watch and it's seriously mesmerizing. Canadian filmmaker Matthew Rankin and his production designer Dany Boivin built hand-operated rigs to animate this video using light painting, to tell Tesla's story with light itself. "The idea is to tell the s...
Tags: Movies, Tesla, Earth, Animation, Short Film, Nikola Tesla, National Film Board of Canada, To Watch, Wardenclyffe Tower, Matthew Rankin, Dany Boivin


A Quick Teaser Trailer for Fox's Six New 'Alien' Universe Short Films

"There's something in here! You gotta get us out!" To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's Alien, first released in May of 1979, 20th Century Fox has produced a series of six new sci-fi short films that will be released each week beginning at the end of this month. Set in the cinematic "Alien Universe" (as it's now being called), Fox partnered with crowdsourced studio Tongal and took submissions from fans who were interested in creating their own Alien shorts. They received over ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Fox, Short Film, Ridley Scott, IGN, To Watch


Watch: Clever Sound-Driven Horror Short 'Blackwood' from Australia

"Wild forest, birds, trees, and wind." This short film is going to give you some serious chills. Blackwood is a new horror short film from Australia, made by production studio The Pixel Kitchen based in Melbourne, written and directed by filmmaker Andrew Montague. The short follows a sound recordist named Nikki, who tries to discover the source of a mysterious sound whilst she is out recording on location in a forest. Just watch without knowing anything else. Starring Danielle Butlin as Nikk...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Horror, Short Film, Melbourne, Nikki, Blackwood, To Watch, Andrew Montague, Danielle Butlin, Nikki This


Watch: Spike Jonze's Cannabis History Short Film 'The New Normal'

"Madness? How about wellness." It's time for the new Spike Jonze joint! Though it isn't a new feature film. The New Normal is a two-minute short film directed by Spike Jonze (director of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Where the Wild Things Are, and Her), starring Jesse Williams, made entirely to promote the legalization of marijuana in the United States. The short was produced as a marketing video for MedMen, a cannabis company with dispensaries all around America selling their "premium" ...
Tags: Movies, America, United States, John Malkovich, Short Film, Spike Jonze, George Washington, Jesse Williams, To Watch


Watch: Funky Sci-Fi Comedy Short Film 'The Worst Planet On Earth'

Meet Penny and Cola. This short film rules!! The Worst Planet On Earth is a funky new sci-fi + fantasy + comedy short film from the Stas Brothers, better known as Joe Stas & Lloyd Stas. Ever since featuring their horror short Spooky Club a few years ago, they've been developing new projects with none other than Sam Raimi. The Worst Planet On Earth is their latest short film proof-of-concept, set in the future when humanity is extinct and the planet has become a dumping ground. In an attempt ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Short Film, Sam Raimi, To Watch, Olivia Newton, Meet Penny, Joe Stas Lloyd Stas Ever, Spooky Club, The Worst Planet On Earth, Michael Muyunda Pause


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