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

Short film: A zombie apocalypse might actually be pretty fun

TV shows like The Walking Dead make the zombie apocalypse look like a soul evaporating place because the characters enjoy making dumb decisions. Zombie movies like 28 Days Later make it look terrifying because of the constant state of panic. But what if the zombie apocalypse was actually... fun? » 9/25/14 12:35am 9/25/14 12:35am

Short film: Kirsten Dunst deals with the stupidity of selfies

Kirsten Dunst plays herself in this short film directed by Matthew Frost: Two young women approach Kirsten on the street to take a selfie with her. The girls are more interested in the impact the selfie will have on their Instagram fans than in actually meeting her face to face. A sign of the times, I guess. » 9/23/14 5:17am 9/23/14 5:17am

Why do some humans love extreme and exhausting adventures?

It's hard to understand why Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby decided to go over the 93 miles that separate Vancouver from Victoria on an inflatable standup paddleboard. Why do humans sign into such extreme, dangerous and exhausting adventures? This award-winning short documentary digs into that question. » 9/17/14 12:19am 9/17/14 12:19am

Short film: A cute cat with a mean spacesuit faces some evil alien bees

This short film by French director Loïc Bramoullé displays the coolest spacesuit I've ever seen. Not just because its mean range of weapons, but also for its (artificial) intelligence to make decisions that protect its owner—a cute cat that seems a bit out of place—from things like evil alien bees. » 9/11/14 11:31pm 9/11/14 11:31pm

What happened to your favorite cartoon characters after they got famous

Like most people who got too famous too fast or too rich too young, it's no surprise that our favorite cartoon characters would burn out and get fat, drunk and be out of work too. Well, if they were real. Steve Cutts made this short animation that imagined the harsh reality of cartoon characters past their prime. » 9/11/14 8:20pm 9/11/14 8:20pm