Short film: What happens when plastic toys go to war

This wonderfully made animation plays up war as something that's actually fun. There are guns that shoot out flowers and grenades that are actually caramel apple lollipops. But because war is actually a horrific thing, the short film takes a dark turn. If only it were always flowers and lollipops. » 11/26/14 11:57pm Yesterday 11:57pm

Watching all these macro shots of machines being used put me in a trance

Mazer Media, the people who filmed this short Machines Rule the World, promises that there is a story in this video that stitches together beautiful macro shots of machines being used. I couldn't find it because I was so entranced by the close up scenes that I completely forgot that I was watching something. » 10/28/14 12:23am 10/28/14 12:23am

Ambition: A cool sci-fi short starring Game of Thrones' Littlefinger

Bad news: Ambition wasn't the movie that we all wished for (it should be!) It's a short film directed by Oscar-winning Tomek Bagiński and starring Aidan Gillen—Littlefinger of Game of Thrones—about the importance of the Rosetta mission, the first that will make contact with a comet. Good news: It's cool and you can… » 10/26/14 9:01pm 10/26/14 9:01pm

These stunning trailers for an animation short left me craving for more

I really like these two trailers from Tant de Forêts—a short film by France-based directors Burcu Sankur and Geoffrey Godet. The animation starts simple and colorful but all of a sudden, that happy world turns dark and intriguing. Enough to leave me craving to watch the entire thing. » 10/24/14 9:45pm 10/24/14 9:45pm

Short film: A strange tale of mice and men with a disturbing ending

I watched this short film yesterday night and I'm still thinking about it. Who is this guy? Why are there clones of him? Why is there a time loop? Is the guy actually a mouse in some experiment? Is it a metaphor of the futility of life itself? Thanks filmmaker Justin Tagg for fucking up my mind a little bit more. » 10/14/14 10:05pm 10/14/14 10:05pm

This one-minute short film scared the hell out of me

Filminute is an international film festival that challenges filmmakers from all over the world to make engaging one-minute movies. You might think 60 seconds are not enough to make you laugh, cry or even scare you to death. This year's winner—directed by Spanish filmmaker Ignacio F. Rodówill prove you wrong. » 10/08/14 10:40pm 10/08/14 10:40pm

The world would be a much better place if God were this little girl

If the entity known as "God" is not a figment of our collective imagination—product of our desire to find solace from the nonsense that is life—he actually did a pretty horrible job. Maybe things would have been a lot different if he left everything to the little girl in this short animated film. » 9/26/14 11:06pm 9/26/14 11:06pm

Short film: The tale of a 13-year-old drug mule across the deadly desert

This is the story of Manny, a 13 year old boy from Tijuana who has to pay the bills for his family. Weak, poor, desperate, Manny is ripe prey for the merciless Mexican drug lords who sent him into the Arizona desert as a mule. But things are not what they seem. The reality is even worse than that. » 9/25/14 10:55pm 9/25/14 10:55pm

Short film: The alleged story of the cosmonaut who burned in space

The brothers Achille and Giovanni Judica-Cordiglia claim they recorded the voice of a Russian cosmonaut as her capsule burned in re-entry on November 1963. This short film contains that recording and dramatizes the events. No matter if it's true or not, the short film is terrifying. » 9/25/14 7:31pm 9/25/14 7:31pm

This could be the beginning of a new Steven Spielberg movie

Cute kid: Check. Handsome older brother: Check. Charming dog: Check. Long(ish) take of a mysterious corn field: Check. Lost alien that looks evil but it's actually friendly: Check. Merciless military trying to hunt it down: Check. It feels like 1980s Spielberg published this short film using a time machine. » 9/25/14 7:02pm 9/25/14 7:02pm

I can't believe this underwater film was made without special effects

This underwater video is impossibly surreal but the makers of the video, Francisco and Armando del Rosario and Armiche Ramos, say that no computer special effects were used in the video, just some camera tricks to make it look like the ocean world can be sideways and water can be walked upside down on. » 9/25/14 1:00am 9/25/14 1:00am