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Watch: Award-Winning Dutch Animated Short Film 'Life is Beautiful'

"Anton may be done with life, but life ain’t done with Anton." This animated short film originally premiered in 2013 and we're just now catching up with it thanks to a reminder from our friends at Short of the Week. Life is Beautiful is made by an Amsterdam-based filmmaker named Ben Brand, who has won awards for his many short films over the years (you'll recognize gifs from this one). This one is about an aging man who makes a decision to change his measly existence, and in doing so "discov...
Tags: Movies, Brand, Animation, Amsterdam, Short Film, Pixar, Anton, Gaspar Noé, To Watch, Ben Brand


Watch: Felt Stop-Motion Short Film 'The Visit' Made by Morrie Tan

"Every time I'm here, I constantly think of what I would say to you or tell you…" Another excellent stop-motion animated short film to watch. The Visit is an emotional short made by a Singaporean filmmaker named Morrie Tan, telling the story of her own visits to a prison to meet her father. Month after month, Ting makes a solo trip to visit her father in prison, talking only through a glass panel in his windowless cell. She is determined to not let anything separate him from her and the real...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Ting, To Watch, Morrie Tan, Judee Tan, Huang Jia Qiang


Watch: A Handshake Turns into a Monster in 'Hand in Hand' Short

A handshake. A simple, peaceful gesture. We all know how to do it (I hope?). But can a handshake turn into something evil? Maybe it can. Hand in Hand is a hilarious 3-minute comedy short from Swiss filmmaker Ennio Ruschetti. There's an impressive amount of storytelling in this in less than 200 seconds of footage. Amazing work. Only a formal handshake separates these two politicians from a sealed contract. When each one tries to outdo the other, something wicked this way comes. Via Vimeo: "Wh...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Short Film, Blomkamp, To Watch, Hand In Hand, Ennio Ruschetti


New Trailer for Stop-Motion Horror Short 'The Bones' or 'Los Huesos'

Discover the origins of stop-motion animation! Mubi has unveiled a new trailer for the peculiar stop-motion animated short film from Chile titled Los Huesos, or The Bones. We wrote about this once before, when the teaser trailer debuted just before the film's premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. Mubi will now be launching The Bones, which runs 14 minutes in total, streaming online this December. Ari Aster executive produced the Chilean short The Bones, a playfully eerie, fictitious acc...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Animation, Chile, Short Film, Philip Glass, Mubi, Tim Fain, To Watch, Ari Aster, Jaime Guzmán, Diego Portales, Los Huesos, The Bones


Watch: Surreal Walrus Romance Stop-Motion Short 'Listen to Me Sing'

"They are the egg men. I am the walrus." This is something you don't see everyday. Listen to Me Sing is a fascinating stop-motion animated short film made by a Welsh animation filmmaker named Isabel Garrett. After playing on the festival circuit and picking up a few awards, it's now online to watch. "Set in an isolated, rundown hotel, the story follows entertainer Sophie as she struggles to find her place in a confusing world. That is until a walrus mysteriously appears in her bathtub one ni...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Sophie, To Watch, Isabel Garrett


Watch: Terrifying Horror Short 'Stay Pretty, No Pity' with Maria Ozawa

"Pretty, pretty, pretty…" Who's up for something creepy? Stay Pretty, No Pity is a horror short made by filmmaker Wilco C. Rullens, starring Maria Ozawa as a young woman haunted by a strange Japanese ghost. The 11-minute short is a proof of concept for a full feature, if enough people are excited about it. "If a ghost shows herself to you in the mirror and asks: 'Do you want to stay pretty?' What would your answer be?" The short is based on the Japanese folklore of Oiwa Yotsuya (Yotsuya Kaid...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Short Film, Edo, To Watch, Ringu, Maria Ozawa, Wilco C Rullens, Oiwa Yotsuya Yotsuya Kaidan, Yotsuya


Watch: 'Doughnut' Short Film - Things Get Dark at an Improv Group

"We're going to kick off with an ice-breaker!" Time to gather everyone and learn some improv techniques! Doughnut is a cunning, awkward, dark comedy short from Manchester about an improv lesson that… goes off the rails. Made by filmmakers Larry Ketang & Liam White. An amateur improv class gather for the first time. During a friendly ice-breaker, one of the members does something that the rest of the group struggle to move beyond. Starring Nadia Emam, Lee Fenwick, and Corin Silva. The directo...
Tags: Movies, Manchester, Short Film, To Watch, Improv Group, Larry Ketang Liam White, Nadia Emam Lee Fenwick, Corin Silva


Watch: Bears in Exile in Beautifully-Made Animated Short 'Migrants'

With their home melting away, where do they go? Migrants is a wonderful 3D animated short film made by students studying at the PÔLE 3D animation school in France. Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey away from home, with whom they will try to cohabitate. But the brown bears don't like them there… The film offers a clever dual narrative - focusing on both climate change and refugees, by integrating both stories into ...
Tags: Movies, France, Animation, Short Film, To Watch


Watch: 'Tiger (Shark) King' Short Doc Film About a Shark-Loving Diver

"You don't want to be labeled a crazy guy that's got a relationship with a shark!" Who wants to meet some sharks? And hang out with them? Tiger (Shark) King is an enjoyable and quite inspiring 7-minute short documentary film about a conservationist and diver named Jim Abernethy. The title is a play on Netflix's uber-popular "Tiger King" series, but it's about a shark-loving fanatic who lives in the Bahamas. Filmmaker Clayton Conn spent time filming Jim (underwater) and talking to him about h...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Documentaries, Short Film, Sharks, Bahamas, Jim, To Watch, Clayton Conn, Jim Abernethy


Watch: Strange Short Doc 'Snowy' About a Pet Turtle's Rejuvenation

"Maybe it's harder to hunt when you're older?" Meet Snowy! A cozy lil' turtle that has been neglected after so many years alone in a basement… Snowy is an extremely awkward, adorable, strange 12-minute short documentary film made by filmmakers Kaitlyn Schwalje & Alex Wolf Lewis. This originally premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and after playing on the festival circuit all year, it was picked up by Time and released online for everyone to enjoy. "Snowy, a 4-inch...
Tags: Movies, Time, Documentaries, Short Film, To Watch, Uncle Larry, Kaitlyn Schwalje Alex Wolf Lewis


Watch: 'Remember' - A Visual Poem Film About Interconnectedness

"Remember the sky you were born under. Know each of the star's stories…" This is a must watch 3-minute visual poem short film from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference 2021. They commissioned a set of three visual poems for the event this year, and this is one - now online. Remember is based on the words of the first Native American US poet laureate Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. It's directed by award-winning filmmaker Jessica Sanders. It's a really lovely, calming three mi...
Tags: Movies, Germany, US, Documentaries, Short Film, Sanders, Navajo, Kier, To Watch, Joy Harjo, Jessica Sanders, Santiago Romero, Muscogee Creek, Tony Abeyta, Owee Rae, China Turkey Spain


Watch: Pixar's Experimental Short 'Automaton' Made by the FX Team

Pixar is getting even more experimental with something entirely different. Automaton is a 4-minute short film from the Pixar Effects team, using some of their own tools and Houdini 3D to make this mesmerizing creation. Pixar describes it as "a poetic interlude between a reality and an abstraction" - which doesn't really explain much. But there's more in an interview with director Krzysztof Rost last year. He says, "I wanted the main character to be a reality, a nature at its purest and seek ...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Pixar, To Watch, FX Team, Krzysztof Rost, Terence Malick Michelangelo Antonioni


Watch: Animated Short 'Boys Night in Sidera Institute' from CalArts

Who's ready for a mischievous adventure? This fun animated short titled Boys Night in Sidera Institute is worth a quick watch, especially if you're into animation and/or character design. The short is made by the filmmaker Adam Musa Othman - who's studying character animation at the well-known CalArts Institute in California. "It's a film about these two animals in space," is how Adam introduces this. Two scientists roam in the institute they work for, way past space curfew. They go around t...
Tags: Movies, California, Animation, Short Film, Adam, CalArts, To Watch, Sidera Institute, Adam Musa Othman, CalArts Institute


Watch Now: Tech Doc 'Springboard' About the Very First Smartphone

"This is the story of the people whose ideas are inside the phones that we use every day." There's a new tech doc out to watch if you're curious to learn a cool story about the early origins of the smartphone, just before that was the iPhone. The Verge has released a 30-minute short doc film called Springboard: The Secret History of the First Real Smartphone, taking a look back at a piece of tech called the Visor, made by a company called Handspring. After PDAs and PalmPilots, the next big s...
Tags: Movies, Documentaries, Short Film, To Watch, Handspring, Donna Dubinsky Jeff Hawkins Ed Colligan


Watch: Short Doc on Britain's First Female Rock Band - The Liverbirds

"The four of us just belonged together." Meet The Liverbirds! Never heard of them? Now you have! Give this fantastic short documentary film a watch to learn more about them and hear some of their songs ("Peanut Butter" oh yeah!). The latest Almost Famous doc short from the NY Times is all about The Liverbirds, discussing their history with the two surviving members - Mary McGlory and Sylvia Saunders. "It's hard to say what, exactly, was in the water in Liverpool in the early 1960s that wound...
Tags: Europe, Movies, The Beatles, Britain, Liverpool, Documentaries, Short Film, Ny Times, To Watch, Mary Sylvia Pam, Liverbirds Britain, Sylvia Saunders, Mary McGlory, Short Doc


Watch: Award-Winning Animated Short Film 'Louis' Shoes' from MoPA

"Before doing anything, I always take off my shoes." Oh this is just wonderful! What a delightful short film. Louis' Shoes is an animated short made by a group of four students from the Ecole MoPA, a prestigious animation school in Arles, France. The film was winner of the "Student Academy Awards" (Gold prize) and was their 2020 graduation project - and it's now available to watch online. The 5-minute short, also known as Les Chaussures de Louis, is about a Louis - an 8-and-a-half year old b...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Louis, Arles France, To Watch, Ecole MoPA, Les Chaussures de Louis


Watch: 30 Min Documentary on the Amazing Sound Design in 'Dune'

"Denis expects you to bring your A-game." SoundWorks Collection has debuted a new 30-minute making of featurette / short doc exploring the Sound Design of Dune. This is made & edited by Michael Coleman and features interviews with director Denis Villeneuve, plus many members of his crew: sound editor & sound designer Mark Mangini, sound editor & sound designer Theo Green, re-recording mixer Ron Bartlett. They discuss the creative benefits of early collaboration with Denis, the process of cra...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Documentaries, Short Film, Denis, Death Valley, Dune, Mark Mangini, Denis Villeneuve, Michael Coleman, To Watch, Theo Green, Ron Bartlett


Netflix Short Doc Film 'Lead Me Home' Trailer About Homelessness

"I'm not trying to bother anybody." Netflix has debuted an official trailer for a film titled Lead Me Home, a 39-minute documentary short that first premiered at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival. It's also playing at AFI Fest this month before hitting Netflix. Shot over the course of three years in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, the film presents the epidemic of homelessness in America with a "show-don't-tell" approach, featuring candid testimonials from those who rest their heads ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, America, Netflix, Documentaries, Short Film, Seattle, Los Angeles San Francisco, To Watch


Watch: Karachi Short 'Stray Dogs Come Out at Night' from Pakistan

"What do I do besides worry about you?" Our friends at Short of the Week have premiered this impressive short film online after it played at last year's London Film Festival. Stray Dogs Come Out at Night is an 11-minute short drama made by Pakistani filmmaker Hamza Bangash. Inspired by the real-life stories of masseurs on the streets of Pakistan, Stray Dogs Come Out at Night "transports its audience to the hustle and bustle of Karachi as we come face to face with a young man who finds himsel...
Tags: Movies, Pakistan, Short Film, KARACHI, Iqbal, To Watch, Foreign Film, Bangash, Hamza Bangash, Mohammad Ali Hashmi, Adnan Shah Tipu, Karachi Short Stray Dogs Come Out


Watch: Animated Horror Short 'Sprite Fright' About Evil Mushrooms

"A friend of the forest is a friend of the sprites." Well aren't these little mushrooms so cute! Wait, no, they're evil! Sprite Night is a fun horror comedy animated short film made by Blender Studios, the creative corner of the 3D software company Blender. It's written and directed by former Pixar Story Supervisor Matthew Luhn - a story expert with almost 30 years of experience in Hollywood. When a group of teenagers trek into an isolated forest, they discover a pack of peaceful mushroom cr...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Animation, Short Film, Pixar, Phil, Eric Peterson, Shaun, David Drury, To Watch, Matthew Luhn, Valerie LaPointe, Ellie Gabriel Bisset Smith, Rex Nicole Davis, Victoria Homer Todiwala, Jay Ed Kear


Back in Portorosso - Official Trailer for Pixar's 'Ciao Alberto' Short Film

"Everything's perfect – especially my new job!" Pixar has debuted a fun short trailer for their Luca short film spin-off Ciao Alberto. Or perhaps a better title – The Adventures of Alberto and Massimo! Streaming on Disney+ in just a few weeks. The short is a follow-up to the story in Luca, focusing on what Alberto is up to in Portorosso after Luca leaves town (staying in touch through letters). With his best friend Luca away at school, Alberto is enjoying his new life in Portorosso working a...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Disney, Animation, Short Film, Pixar, Luca, Alberto, Massimo, Raya, To Watch, Ciao Alberto, Portorosso, McKenna Harris, Massimo Streaming, Matt DeMartini Pixar


Watch: Chilling VHS Horror Microshort 'Another Unknown Mystery'

"What I reckon is, they did something… something evil." Halloween may be over, but there are still spooky stories to tell! Filmmaker Will Webb debuted his latest short film this past weekend and it's worth a watch. Another Unknown Mystery is a riff on the classic "Unsolved Mysteries" TV show (which scared the crap out of me as a kid, too). Not only does it make fun of the show and its host, it's also telling a chilling horror story in its own right. Though it's honestly not that scary. Webb ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Short Film, Webb, To Watch, Will Webb, Kevin Layne, Tom Knight Elena Voce Stewart Lockwood


Watch: A Short Doc About America's First Drag Queen for President

"At some point I realized that I actually made a little dent in history." Now this is a story we haven't heard before! And I'm glad it's being told again, especially in this format. Meet "America's First Drag Queen for President"! And spread the word! The Beauty President is a captivating 10-minute short doc film made by filmmaker Whitney Skauge from Breakwater Studios. In 1992, at the height of the AIDS pandemic, drag queen Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House as an openl...
Tags: Movies, White House, America, Documentaries, Short Film, To Watch, Whitney Skauge, Joan Jett Blakk, Terence Alan Smith


Watch: Compelling Norwegian Short Film 'Exposed' Discusses Nudity

"It is just a body. By being ashamed of your own body you're letting society win." It's vitally important to listen to the experiences of others and open your mind to perspectives that aren't your own. Exposed is a Norwegian short film from filmmaker Anna Fredrikke Bjerke that intelligently and passionately delves into an important conversation. Three weeks into the rehearsal process of her graduation play, Ingrid, a determined, young drama student finds herself in the middle of an increasin...
Tags: Movies, Short Film, Ingrid, Magnus, To Watch, Anna Fredrikke Bjerke, Vilde Moberg


Watch: 'A Puff Before Dying' - Marionette Don't Smoke & Drive PSA

"I've seen what drugged up driving can do… You know what drug I hate the most?" So they finally made a sequel to Team America: World Police! Well, not really. But this is about as close as anyone can get! A Puff Before Dying is an incredible 10-minute marionette short film, made by filmmakers Michael Reich and Mike Pinkney. Apparently this is a real PSA, but I can't find any info on for who - clearly one of the states where marijuana is legal now. (The "Federal Road Safety Foundation" is mad...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Team America, To Watch, Michael Reich, Mike Pinkney, Drive PSA, Federal Road Safety Foundation


Watch: 'Wormsong' Recap Video Looking at Dune's Prog Rock Legacy

"This is what the Harkonnen sound like." Listen in! With Denis Villeneuve's epic new adaptation of Dune finally arriving in theaters, there has been a lot of commotion and discussion about the history Dune has in pop culture. Alamo Drafthouse put out a fun 7-minute video for the opening, which is basically a short film despite no dialogue, only text + images, that is all about "Dune's prog rock legacy." Frank Herbert's novel was first released in 1965, but gained even more attention in the 7...
Tags: Movies, Documentaries, Short Film, Dune, Frank Herbert, Denis Villeneuve, Alamo Drafthouse, David Matthews, To Watch, Klaus Schulze


Watch: Amusing 2-Min Animated Short 'Dead Meat' About a Seagull

Seagulls gotta eat, too! I'm sure we've all seen that infamous viral video of a seagull scarfing down an entire hot dog in one gulp. Disgusting, but also kind of ingenious? This fun 2-minute animated short film called Dead Meat is inspired by that remarkable feat of consumption. Dead Meat is made by a filmmaker named Adnan Peer Mohamed, who is currently studying at the Vancouver Film School and created this project during his time there. Adnan explains that he "wanted to go for something sho...
Tags: Movies, Animation, Short Film, Adnan, To Watch, Vancouver Film School, Adnan Peer Mohamed


Watch: Clever Dark Comedy Short Film 'Two Puddles' by Tim Keeling

"What happened down there?!" Okay this short rules. Two Puddles is a very clever dark comedy / horror short made by filmmaker Tim Keeling. This originally premiered back in 2018, but we're catching up with it now and it's still definitely a good recommendation. It also goes through a lot in only six minutes, which is an impressive feat in and of itself anyway. In Two Puddles, a family's peaceful day of picnics and hiking in the woods is interrupted when they stumble upon two puddles that wil...
Tags: UK, Movies, Short Film, Alice, To Watch, Tim Keeling, Luke McGibney, Evan Amy Keen, Jamie Julia Florimo


Watch: Awkward Dark Comedy Short About 'The History of Nipples'

"They knew the nipples were to blame…" Why do men have nipples, what are they used for? It is a question that has plagued mankind for centuries. The History of Nipples is a strange, awkward dark comedy short made by filmmaker Bailey Tom Bailey. It premiered at festivals in 2019 and hit the web last year, but we're only catching up with it now. A perfect intro from Short of the Week: "At some point in our life, we've probably all looked in the mirror and thought 'why?'. For Ron, the perplexed...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Short Film, Ron, To Watch, Bailey Tom Bailey, Joseph Macnab, Lily Wood, Ronan Cullen Vile Loikkanen, Travis Booth Millard


Watch: 'Lyrically Bleating Horns' Short About an Indian Truck Driver

"I will seize your truck in a minute." This is an excellent 11-min short film from India, made by a talented filmmaker named Varun Chopra. He's already made a few other shorts, in addition to working in the film industry as a titles editor, but I hope he makes a feature sooner than later. Lyrically Bleating Horns is about the trials and tribulations of a long haul truck driver in India, who is battling a slow decay of life on a fast moving highway. Starring Tapesh Sharma and Rudrani Chhetri ...
Tags: Movies, India, Short Film, Varun Chopra, To Watch, Lyrically Bleating Horns, Tapesh Sharma, Rudrani Chhetri Chauhan