We’re getting A.I. to do all sorts of weird and wonderful things these days, whether its on the small-scale of text prediction or captioning photos, to driving cars for us and beating people at board games. But what if we turned a neural network into a science fiction writer? The answer is that you’d get a complete…
In this intriguing short film, Goldilocks, Earth has been devastated by solar storms, prompting a search for another home planet for humanity. In orbit, a scientist named Kharon is working hard to adapt plants to a new world, fulfilling a promise to his long-dead wife.
In this cute, short animated film, a girl obsessed with building airplanes comes across something unexpected: a tiny pilot who’s crashed.
In Gavin Rothery’s new short film, The Last Man, an anonymous soldier is awoken from hibernation, only to discover that the world he knew is gone. The film is a haunting, post-apocalyptic look at what will drive him forward.
In the near future of the short film Enhanced, people can undergo a procedure that blends their bodies with technology, becoming smarter, healthier, and less anxious. But one stand-up comic finds he’s uneasy with the promise of perfection.
In Wildfire, a firefighter is utterly captivated by the flames which surround her, and it’s an obsession that begins to spill into her personal life.
Found footage films are everywhere these days, but few short films use the concept as effectively as Timelike does. That’s because it puts its own spin on a familiar concept: one night, a young physics student receives a message from her future self. What follows quickly goes from unnerving to distressing.
The Sploid Short Film Festival is all about featuring filmmakers and celebrating storytellers and helping creators show off their work. If you think you have something special and want to share your short film, please feel free to submit your film for consideration in the Sploid Short Film Festival 2015. We’re…
Welcome to the first edition of the Sploid Short Film Festival, a celebration of great storytelling and awesome eye candy. We will select the best short films of 2015 in the next five months leading to a November award ceremony at Gawker Media’s theater on Fifth Avenue in New York.
James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff star in Joseph Kahn's (Detention, Toque) R-rated, NSFW Power Rangers short film. We did not think the Power Rangers could be this dark. We were so wrong.
Almost every creative who's taken a crack at the Superman whip has tried to explain the influences that forged a young Clark Kent into the superheroic Man of Krypton - but perhaps none quite so beautifully as this gorgeous animatic.
The Doctor Who Christmas Special is firmly entrenched as a holiday tradition now - but the arrival of a Christmas episode from Alisa Stern's Doctor Puppet is just as exciting, as The Puppet 12th Doctor and Clara land on a Planet that only appears on Christmas Day.
The Last of Us' grim, fungus-laden post apocalypse is ripe for more storytelling beyond the hit video game - and this short film by Finnish director Mikko Löppönen certainly delivers on nailing the game's intense atmosphere.
Running around without your spiritual power animal is insane. You wouldn't leave the house without your Mojo or Je ne sais quoi, so why are you going to try to face life's treacheries without a trusty sidekick? I mean, look at Edward Norton in Fight Club—as soon as he found his power penguin, everything else in his…
For some, the path to adulthood is gradual and fluid, as if maturity could somehow seep into one's pores like steam from a warm bath. For others, the yoke of real responsibility is thrust suddenly and heavily upon their shoulders, though neither have a say in which path to maturity they will take.
We've all seen some amazing scenes while looking out the window on long flights. Filmmaker Tim Sessler has! And rather than popping another Ambien and dozing off on his flight from San Francisco to Salt Lake City to Philadlphia, he decided to capture some footage and go to town.
Sundance is where the artsy filmmakers of the world go to show off their excellence and prove that everyone is paying attention to them. But Sundance isn't just about big indie flicks—the best up-and-coming filmmakers are sometimes hiding in the sub-10-minute short film category. It's also where you can see some of…