Awesome Short Films

Modern Times (Short Film)

Modern Times (Short Film)

Lushly directed and well executed, Ben Craig’s Modern Times was made with more love than money and will transport you to another dimension, in less than four minutes. (Thanks Landon!)

The Faeries of Blackheath Woods

The Faeries of Blackheath Woods

In this short film by Ciaran Foy, Melissa and her family are out on a picnic when she encounters faeries. Melissa chases them into the woods, only to find out that she’s not dealing with Tinkerbell.

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Meet Buck (Short Film)

Meet Buck (Short Film)

Buck is just your everyday sort of dude. Assuming everyday dudes were hip animated deer. When he stops by his girlfriend’s house for a visit, her dad isn’t exactly pleased with his new houseguest.

The Secret Number

The Secret Number

For his thesis, Colin Levy – director of Sintel – wants shoot a version of the short story The Secret Number, about a man who insists that there’s an integer between the numbers three and four.

Sweet & Sour

Sweet & Sour

This brilliantly illustrated, thoroughly entertaining tale of a hungry mutt’s trip through Chinatown combines hand-drawn animation from Shanghai with 3D effects and backgrounds from Australia.

Compulsion (Teaser Trailer)

Compulsion (Teaser Trailer)

Jason Wingrove’s Compulsion, shot and produced on the new Sony PWM-F3, is part of Seapool: a series of clips from a documentary in production on the Australian ocean pool culture in Sydney.

Way Back Home (Short Film)

Way Back Home (Short Film)

We like the cinematography and soundtrack as much as the riding from Danny MacAskill in this short film, which follows him on a journey from Edinburgh back to his hometown of Dunvegan.

Mind Games (Short Film)

Mind Games (Short Film)

It may just be a Nike ad, but we appreciate the insight into the runner’s mind, specifically Casey Neistat’s, who carried a small HD video camera with him on runs for 3 weeks to shoot this movie.

Skateistan (Short Film)

Skateistan (Short Film)

Bleak and captivating, Orlando Von Einsiedel’s Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul follows the lives of young skateboarders in the Skateistan charity project in Afghanistan. (Thanks Anthony!)

Freestyle Motocross Short Film

Freestyle Motocross Short Film

For some reason, the combination in Peter Miller’s Canon Rebel T2i video of spirited motocross skills, the evocative music of Sigur Rós and the season’s luminous light has us really mesmerized right now.

The Horribly Slow Murderer

The Horribly Slow Murderer

If you can endure 20,000 spoonfuls of terror, watch Richard Gale’s short, The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon: an epic tale of one man’s encounter with a tenacious murderer.

Kanye West: Runaway

Kanye West: Runaway

(NSFW) Want to see K. West’s “noir piece”? Then prepare to sit your ass down for 34 minutes. The short film/long-ass music video is a visual feast, and of course, it’s full of awesome music as well.

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Chris Beckman’s short film won a Vimeo Award for best Experimental Film. The premise is simple – take clips from people who drop their cameras while shooting and seamlessly stitch them together.

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The Black Hole (Short Film)

The Black Hole (Short Film)

What would you do if you discovered that you had gotten your hands on a portal that lets you reach inside solid objects? This short film by Phil & Olly gives us their take on that simple premise.

Hey Ginger

Hey Ginger

Created as a birthday gift for his little brothers, Chris Schultz put together this action flick featuring little ones Scott and Markus taking each other on in the most violent little kid action since Kick-Ass.

Sintel (Open-Source Short Film)

Sintel (Open-Source Short Film)

Sintel is a gorgeously animated, dramatic CGI short film produced with the free Blender 3D creation suite and other open-source tools by an international team of artists and developers.

Freddie and the Girl

Freddie and the Girl

Awesomer fan fave Freddie Wong cranks out another one of his fantasy gun fights, this time with 90210’s Shenae Grimes by his side, who’s also not too shabby with her weapon skills.

The Man with a Fez

The Man with a Fez

Why is this dorky looking guy bouncing around on a pogo stick? And why should you be forced to sit through almost 2 minutes of this? You’ll see when you get to about 1:39. (Thanks, Yo-Naa!)

TiM

TiM

A short film by Ken Turner worth watching over and over. TiM is without question a work of metafiction, a Tim Burton-style stop motion about a boy whose ambition is to become like Tim Burton.

Your Lucky Day (Short Film)

Your Lucky Day (Short Film)

(NSFW) A 15 minute time investment here rewards you with a fluidly written, at times brutal, tightly directed 15 minute short film about a lottery ticket by the talented Dan Brown. (Thanks Duncan!)

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Ghosts in the Hollow

Ghosts in the Hollow

Filmmaker Jim Lo Scalzo took a trip through the abandoned coal-mining towns of the Appalachian mountains, and put together this striking short film showing off the remnants frozen in time.

Parallel Parking

Parallel Parking

The animators at Yum Yum London created this short film which starts out with a simple enough premise, but comes with a highly unexpected ending. Good for a laugh when you need one.

8-Bit Creation

8-Bit Creation

Whether you’re into Supreme Beings or Darwin, this light-hearted 8-bit style animation by Marieke Ottrand is meant to entertain. We don’t remember this game on our Atari 2600s.

Washerbots (Short Film)

Washerbots (Short Film)

Just because there’s a giant washing machine robot hovering over crowds of screaming masses running from flaming buildings doesn’t mean that it necessarily means them harm… or does it?

Stuff vs. Stuff

Stuff vs. Stuff

Sumo Science created these short films in which ordinary objects take on each other in a fight to the death. Our favorite moment – when the Walkman stabs the vacuum to get his own guts back.

WORDS (Short Film)

WORDS (Short Film)

A beautiful short film made by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante for Radiolab’s Words podcast, WORDS plays a game of word association while barely using any spoken language.

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