Awesome Short Films

Hell Creek

Hell Creek

Independent filmmaker Danny Donahue set out to make a movie about time travel and dinosaurs. Despite having virtually no budget, he created an impactful short film that relies heavily on sound effects to build dramatic tension. Even more impressive is that Danny did the CGI himself with no prior knowledge of the tech. (Thanks, Rob!)

How Would You Like to Pay?

How Would You Like to Pay?

(PG-13: Language) In this tense short film by Andrew David Barker and Ashley Price, a man receives a harassing phone call from a debt collection agency and refuses to meet their demands. But there’s more to the circumstances surrounding the intimidating call than just the small amount of money he owes.

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Lighting Tests

Lighting Tests

(PG-13: Language) We’re sure our actor friends can relate to this short film about a man who takes a rather unglamourous gig for a chance at a good part. Liam Harkins stars as Malky, the actor who knows he can do so much more in this understated comedy by writer-director Tom Nicoll.

When You Drink Too Much LaCroix

When You Drink Too Much LaCroix

Remember the Fizzy Lifting Drinks scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Well, if this comedy sketch from Rick Darge and John Weselcouch is to be believed, you can achieve the same basic effect by just drinking way too much LaCroix sparkling water.

Sébastien Guérive: BELLATRIX

Sébastien Guérive: BELLATRIX

Filmmaker Thomas Blanchard created this captivating music video for the electronic track Bellatrix by Sébastien Guérive. He created the monochrome imagery by saturating hot water with chemicals that spontaneously crystallize when cooled. Go full screen, dim the lights, and crank up your headphones to 11 for this one.

Fiat Lux

Fiat Lux

Visual artist Darren “Darius Twin” Pearson is known for his long-exposure light paintings. He has a particular fondness for skeletons. For the short film Fiat Lux, he captured more than 680 hand-painted scenes, then assembled them into an animation. Each of the 11 scenes is also available as an NFT.

Crush

Crush

When a scrap dealer is about to crush two old gondola cars, he realizes that there might be more to their story than just some inanimate hunks of metal and glass. This sweet and charming animated short was created by French animation collective MegaComputeur.

The Rift

The Rift

Despite an intentionally low frame rate, the animation in Olivier Lescot’s short film The Rift is impeccable, producing a great sense of movement through the use of motion blur and other visual techniques. Strap in for a brief but action-packed ride as a man finds himself chased into the night by a mysterious and heavily-armed crew.

Spaghetter Getter

Spaghetter Getter

Do you need a better way to eat your spaghetti? How about a new way to dust your house? This off-kilter short film by Jared Lapidus pokes fun at those commercials for superfluous products and the people who need them. And then things really weird… and really dark.

NYC Tips and Tricks

NYC Tips and Tricks

(PG-13: Language) Amber Schaefer and Yoni Lotan’s exceptional short film paints a realistic portrait of an aspiring travel and lifestyle influencer and how reality threatens to interfere with his bubbly on-screen persona and undying dedication to his followers.

Nathan Drake vs Lara Croft vs Indiana Jones

Nathan Drake vs Lara Croft vs Indiana Jones

What would happen if three of the greatest adventurers came face-to-face in search of the same treasure? Devin Supertramp and crew headed to Uzbekistan to find out. This short action film stars stunt actors Braxton McAllister, Michaela McAllister, and Corbett McAllister as the heroes of Uncharted, Tomb Raider, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The Reveal

The Reveal

Rick Darge and Hilary Smith star in this super-short and amusing film about a woman and her desire to see what her partner’s face looks like beneath his facial hair. The moral of the story… some questions are best left unanswered.

Mini Artillery Vehicle Battle

Mini Artillery Vehicle Battle

A little while back, Mr. Michal showed off a sweet mini artillery truck he built that fires ball bearings. Now watch the chaos that ensues as that truck does battle alongside a similarly-equipped tank on a field filled with plastic army men and toy tanks in his action short film “Battlefield 2022.”

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Giant Cruise Ship vs. Homes

Giant Cruise Ship vs. Homes

The biggest cruise ships out there can be taller than a 10-story building. So imagine what it must be like living in a cozy Norwegian cottage when one of these floating behemoths pulls up outside your window to dock. Odveig Klyve’s wordless short film View puts things in perspective.

Pass the Ball

Pass the Ball

Nathan Boey and Spy Films enlisted the help of 39 fellow animators to create this collaborative short film. The concept is simple: animate a ball for three seconds, then hand it off to another animator in a different country to pick up where they left off. The result is an inventive and engaging 2-minute animation in a variety of styles.

PIPNIC

PIPNIC

Pip Ketchip and Nic Musterd are friends. One day, they stop to enjoy lunch outdoors and strike up a conversation about tap water, bicycles, vacuum cleaners, and bear attacks. And then The Fuzz turns up. Real Big Boys knocked it out of the park with their comedy sketch about homophones.

The Backrooms

The Backrooms

During a video shoot, a cameraman finds himself trapped in a seemingly endless maze of rooms and corridors on the other side of reality. Kane Pixels’ grainy “found footage” short film shows how to create tension without a budget. (Thanks, Rob!)

Halo: A Microscopic Short Film

Halo: A Microscopic Short Film

Sandro Bocci of JuliaSetLab and Dugong Films creates art by photographing the interactions between liquids, as see through the lens of a microscope. Watch as these puddles of fluids of varying viscosities form patterns that look like the clouds and planets of a distant galaxy.

Chicken of the Dead

Chicken of the Dead

(PG-13: Gore/Language) Julien David’s hilariously warped animated short tells the tale of the greedy CEO of a company that produces a half-organic/half-chemical chicken. But after introducing a new variant of his Frankensteined-together “Maybe Chicken” at a party, things go horribly awry.

The Battle of San Romano

The Battle of San Romano

Inspired by the 15th-century painting The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello, animator Georges Schwizgebel imagined the movement that played out on the battlefield in the moments leading up to the scene in the original painting. Each frame was hand-painted with acrylics.

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Floaters: The Big Number Two

Floaters: The Big Number Two

(PG-13: Language) Filmmakers Karl Poyzer and Joe Roberts follow up their hilarious sci-fi comedy short Floaters with a sequel about two oblivious pilots discussing their daring, but ill-conceived escape from a high-security space prison. Zach Braff and Joel Fry provide their voices this time.

2050

2050

(Gore) This award-winning short film by KULIK envisions a future where humanoid robots take the place of door-to-door salespeople. But this one homeowner has had enough of the unwanted solicitors, and when an apparent human turns up at his door he must determine if they’re telling the truth. Turn on subtitles.

Short Calf Muscle

Short Calf Muscle

After a comment about “your kind,” a man thinks he’s being called out for being gay. But it turns out that Anders is being picked on for something completely different that he doesn’t even realize. Writer/Director Victoria Warmerdam’s short film offers a biting social commentary about stereotypes and being treated like an outsider.

Rise of the Calipersaurus

Rise of the Calipersaurus

Stephen’s 8×6 Workshop created this silly low-budget short film about a man who protects a prehistoric creature who also happens to be a tool from his workshop. But when the baby calipersaurus cries out, its parents aren’t too happy with the situation. We love the TARDIS sound effects. (Thanks, Steph!)

Experiment

Experiment

Members of the 2020 graduating class from École des Nouvelles Images created this imaginative CG animated short about two hungry lab rats who get their claws on a hallucinogenic mushroom, and the chaos that ensues in the laboratory after their unintended drug trip.

Last Stop for Lost Property

Last Stop for Lost Property

New York City’s public transit system carries millions of passengers each day, so it’s bound to have its share of items left behind on its seats and platforms. Vicente Cueto’s documentary short film tells the story of lost items and their owners, as told by Sonny Drayton of NYC’s Subways and Buses Lost & Found department.

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