short films


Watch These Robots Work Themselves to Death in This Sci-Fi Short

'Vicious Cycle' is a look at mindless work and automation.


The Fate of 'America's First River' Is the Focus of New Film Series

The Hudson Valley, known as the birthplace of the American environmental movement, faces an uncertain future as the risk of irreparable damage is high.


This Basquiat-Esque Animation Is About Coming to Terms with Fate

Ollie Magee's award-winning 'Fall' takes a primitivist approach to depicting everyday struggles.


[Trailer] Unlikely Lovers Meet at a Music Festival in 'Robot & Scarecrow'

Director Kibwe Tavares and animation studio Factory Fifteen explore a modern fairytale set at a British music festival in their latest short film.


The Lost 80s Feminist Animation You've Never Seen

In Thatcher-era Britain, Joanna Quin decided film needed more male strippers and female protagonists. The result was 'Girls Night Out.'


Mysterious Noir Vibes Infuse This Ghostly Animation

Distilled photographic compositions create a mysterious, enigmatic feel in Art&Graft​'s animated short. ​


[NSFW] 'Saw' Meets 'Slither' Meets 'Species' in This Experimental Short

‘Obliteration of Reality’ uses the symbol of the butterfly—along with plastic wrap and white goo, of course—to explore the idea of rebirth and the small matter of freedom from life’s struggles.


NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Will Crash into Saturn in a Blaze of Glory

This stunning CGI short recounts its historic accomplishments before unveiling its dramatic, planet-plunging finale.


Single-Shot Drone Short Film Is Black Mirror meets 'Death of a Salesman'

Paul Trillo's 'At The End of the Cul-De-Sac' exposes a neighborhood of shame using an eye in the sky.


"Where Is God?" Asks a Poignant Animated Short Film

Shapely animations meet pencil-drawn illustrations in 'Wednesday with Goddard,' a new film from Nicolas Ménard.


It's Illegal to Be Perfect in This Perfectly Dystopian Short Film

In 'The Problemless Anonymous,' which takes influences from A Clockwork Orange and The Twilight Zone, people who fail to be imperfect have to undergo therapy to make sure they comply with an imperfect world.


The Everyday Perils of Womanhood Come Alive in a Harrowing Short Film

'HUSH' by Avery Wheless and Brandon Tyson is a short but powerful exploration of the complexities and contradictions of womanhood.