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Short film: A tense military mission in a post apocalyptic world

In Andrée Wallin’s short film State Zero, you know things are going to hit the fan and that the mission will go south but you don’t know when. The world Wallin creates is mysteriously dead and the fear in the characters is real so you know it’ll happen soon, you just have to enjoy the tense ride until it’s done. »5/05/15 10:25pm5/05/15 10:25pm

Fun short film about time travel is like a silly verison of Terminator

When a film sends a robot back into time to kill a baby, it's always going to bring back memories of the Terminator movies. But this short, Future Hero by Ramin Serry, is so much sillier and goofier and weirder that you almost forget about Ahnold. It's about a lazy dad and his future, time traveling son battling a… »4/15/15 8:59pm4/15/15 8:59pm

Short film: A strange hole in the ground that duplicates organic life

This great short film—written and directed by Ray Wong—tells the story of a young couple that one day finds out there is a hole in their backyard with awesome powers: It duplicates any organic life that falls into it. That uncanny discovery ends up affecting their life and, of course, their relationship. »4/03/15 10:15pm4/03/15 10:15pm

Short film: R2-D2 adorably falls in love with a blue mailbox

Say it with me: awwwww. In a story that's a little like the first hour of Wall-E, this short film, Artoo In Love by Evan Atherton, tells a cute love story of R2-D2 and a blue mailbox. R2 starts holding picnics with it, zaps away people who want to mail things and holds an umbrella over its head when it rains. »3/31/15 10:33pm3/31/15 10:33pm

Short film about using the microwave makes fun of something we all do

You've done this. I've done this. We've all done this before. Daniel Koren completely nails the hilarious truth about using the microwave late at night and how our initial goodwill for silence is negated by our stupidity and desire for hot food. We all start out as a do good superhero and end up as his goofy klutz… »3/27/15 2:45pm3/27/15 2:45pm

Awesome short film shows Star Wars from the Empire's perspective

Watch this. Now. TIE Fighter is a short animation by Paul Johnson that shows a bit of Star Wars from the perspective of the Empire. It's done in the style of anime from the 80's and shows an aerial fight scene between TIE fighters and X-wings and is pretty much so awesome that Disney should make this an entire movie. »3/24/15 1:26pm3/24/15 1:26pm

Awesome animation is like a cross between Back to the Future and Tron

If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980's. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid. »2/10/15 11:30pm2/10/15 11:30pm

It's hard to believe this horror short was not filmed with real cameras

I was zombied-out after Dawn of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead, the seminal horror movies by filmmaker George A. Romero, but apparently you kids keep loving those dumb walking corpses. You will like this fantastically crafted 3D animation short, which feels like the beginning of a full feature. »1/14/15 8:23am1/14/15 8:23am

Guy spent one year crafting one second of this crazy animation per day

Greg McLeod—from BAFTA Award-winning animation studio The Brothers McLeod—created "one second of animation every day for the 365 days of the year 2013." According to him, there was "no storyline, script or storyboard. The ideas come from things read, seen or experienced on the day." Brilliant. »1/13/15 9:06pm1/13/15 9:06pm

This short film on the nature of violence is a must watch today

Without further commentary, here's a new short film set to Robert F. Kennedy speech at the Cleveland City Club, on April 5, 1968: The Mindless Menace of Violence. After today's events in France, it seems appropriate. Senator Kennedy was assassinated on June 6, 1968, only two months after these words. Dr. King was… »1/07/15 10:33pm1/07/15 10:33pm

Clever animation shows how we hide our true feelings to the world

Elena Rogova's Appearance and Reality is a clever short story that tackles something we can all relate to: the difference between the feelings we show to the world and our hidden true feelings. It's like as we grow up, we put on a mask to suppress our feelings to look cool or appear strong or whatever. Screw that. »1/02/15 10:47pm1/02/15 10:47pm

An extreme case of how some people use social media to get attention

Remember Me is a typical boy-cheats-on-girl story that turns into a surprising tale of someone so narcissistic that he would do anything to get attention. Add Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to the mix, and things get crazy fast. It's exaggerated, yes, but I'm sure you know people like this online—and in real life too. »12/19/14 11:44pm12/19/14 11:44pm

This is what your in-laws are really thinking when they first meet you

Ali Vingiano made another hilarious subtitled short, this time dedicated to all of your who had to bring your significant other to meet your parents over the holidays (or worse, those who will have to do it this year. I'm sorry! Best of luck!)Like the previous one, this short is funny because it's exactly how it is. »12/19/14 6:42pm12/19/14 6:42pm