Short Films (Live Action, Animation & Documentary)

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1. Piper (2016)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive.

Director: Alan Barillaro

Votes: 23,431

2. Borrowed Time (I) (2015)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.

Directors: Andrew Coats, Lou Hamou-Lhadj | Stars: Greg Dykstra, Nick Pitera, Steve Purcell

Votes: 4,063

3. Inner Workings (2016)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The heart and mind of an office worker clash over sticking to a safe routine of work and daring to try new experiences in life to enjoy.

Director: Leonardo Matsuda | Stars: Tucker Gilmore, Raymond S. Persi

Votes: 3,640

4. Stutterer (2015)

PG | 12 min | Short, Drama

A man whose lush inner thoughts are rendered mute by a crippling stutter feels isolated from the world despite a flourishing online relationship.

Director: Benjamin Cleary | Stars: Matthew Needham, Chloe Pirrie, Eric Richard, Serena Armitage

Votes: 2,360

5. Whiplash (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama, Music

A ferocious, bullying music teacher teaches a dedicated student.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Johnny Simmons, Nate Lang, J.K. Simmons, C.J. Vana

Votes: 3,732

6. Extremis (2016)

TV-PG | 24 min | Documentary, Short

Witness the wrenching emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices.

Director: Dan Krauss | Stars: Monica Bhargava, Jessica Zitter

Votes: 1,998

7. 4.1 Miles (2016)

26 min | Documentary, Short

A coast guard captain on a small Greek island is suddenly charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea.

Director: Daphne Matziaraki | Stars: Christos Sapounas, Giorgos Tsagarellis

Votes: 876

8. Mr Hublot (2013)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion.

Directors: Alexandre Espigares, Laurent Witz

Votes: 4,418

9. Feral (2012)

Not Rated | 13 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.

Director: Daniel Sousa | Stars: Elsie McKendry, Brett Tobasky

Votes: 859

10. Historia de un oso (2014)

G | 11 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.

Director: Gabriel Osorio Vargas

Votes: 2,950

11. Feast (I) (2014)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The love life of a man as told through the meals he gives his adopted dog, Winston.

Director: Patrick Osborne | Stars: Stephen Apostolina, Kirk Baily, Ben Bledsoe, David Cowgill

Votes: 21,502

12. Get a Horse! (2013)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Russi Taylor, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 4,371

13. Sanjay's Super Team (2015)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Action

Bored with his father's meditation, a young Indian boy daydreams of Hindu gods as superheroes.

Director: Sanjay Patel | Stars: Brent Schraff, Sunny Singh Attar, Arun Rao, Jaquelynn Herrera

Votes: 3,964

14. Lava (2014)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A story that takes place over millions of years and is inspired by the beauty of tropical islands and the allure of ocean volcanoes.

Director: James Ford Murphy | Stars: Napua Greig, Kuana Torres Kahele

Votes: 13,413

15. Possessions (2012)

14 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

One night of the eighteenth century, in the depths of the mountain, a human being is lost and finds a small temple. In the moment when he enters the room space is transformed into a completely different world.

Director: Shûhei Morita | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Aoi Yûki, Takeshi Kusao, Jessica Boone

Votes: 696

16. Room on the Broom (2012 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is ... See full summary »

Directors: Jan Lachauer, Max Lang | Stars: Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Timothy Spall

Votes: 3,239

17. Helium (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 23 min | Short, Drama, Family

A young boy Alfred is dying, but through the stories about HELIUM - a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital's eccentric janitor Enzo, Alfred regain the joy and happiness of his life, and finds a safe haven away from daily life.

Director: Anders Walter | Stars: Casper Crump, Pelle Falk Krusbæk, Marijana Jankovic

Votes: 2,195

18. That Wasn't Me (2012)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama, War

A harrowing tale of courage and forgiveness as told from the perspective of the killers. Being a soldier is not difficult: either you get used to it or they kill you. The hardest thing is ... See full summary »

Director: Esteban Crespo | Stars: Alejandra Lorente, Gustavo Salmerón, Babou Cham, Mariano Nguema

Votes: 515

19. Just Before Losing Everything (2013)

29 min | Short, Drama, Family

Miriam, with her two children, escapes her husband, whom she fears.

Director: Xavier Legrand | Stars: Léa Drucker, Anne Benoît, Miljan Châtelain, Mathilde Auneveux

Votes: 768

20. Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (2012)

TV-PG | 7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A chaotic morning in a family with kids, and a mother who is determined that it's best to take care of everything herself.

Director: Selma Vilhunen | Stars: Joanna Haartti, Santtu Karvonen, Ranja Omaheimo, Ella Toivoniemi

Votes: 949

21. The Voorman Problem (2011)

TV-PG | 13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Doctor Williams is the latest psychiatrist to deal with a smug patient called Voorman who claims to be God himself. Although skeptical, Williams soon gets an eerie feeling that openly malicious Voorman is not simply insane.

Director: Mark Gill | Stars: Martin Freeman, Simon Griffiths, Tom Hollander, Elisabeth Gray

Votes: 1,029

22. A Single Life (2014)

TV-PG | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Pia plays a mysterious vinyl record single, she suddenly knows how to travel through time.

Directors: Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen

Votes: 1,441

23. The Dam Keeper (2014)

TV-G | 18 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A little pig, who keeps his town safe from a cloud of pollution with his windmill dam, is ignored by a thankless public and bullied at school. When a new kid arrives, things begin to change.

Directors: Robert Kondo, Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi | Stars: Lars Mikkelsen, Courtney Lockwood

Votes: 2,038

24. Fresh Guacamole (2012)

Unrated | 2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Transforming familiar objects into fresh guacamole.

Director: PES

Votes: 3,616

25. Wire Cutters (2014)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet.

Director: Jack Anderson

Votes: 610

26. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 30,265

27. Destino (2003)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short

The story of Chronos and his ill-fated love for a mortal woman named Dahlia, as she dances through surreal scenery inspired by Dalí's paintings.

Director: Dominique Monfery | Stars: Jennifer Esposito, Dora Luz

Votes: 3,846

28. Presto (2008)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland | Star: Doug Sweetland

Votes: 21,549

29. Footprints (2014)

TV-PG | 4 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A man follows footsteps in search of a mysterious visitor to his house.

Director: Bill Plympton

Votes: 222

30. Pear Cider and Cigarettes (2016)

R | 35 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The brutally honest story of Robert's turbulent relationship with a self-destructive, yet charismatic friend from childhood, who cries out for help from a military hospital in China and sets Rob on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.

Director: Robert Valley

Votes: 1,085

31. Blind Vaysha (2016)

PG-13 | 8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The tale of a girl who could see the past and the future simultaneously and respectively with each eye, but never the present.

Director: Theodore Ushev | Star: Caroline Dhavernas

Votes: 1,931

32. Geri's Game (1997)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director: Jan Pinkava | Star: Bob Peterson

Votes: 21,478

33. The White Helmets (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Stars: Khalid Farah, Mohammed Farah, Abu Omar, Raed Saleh

Votes: 6,457

34. Joe's Violin (2016)

24 min | Documentary, Short, History

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx and unexpectedly, his own.

Director: Kahane Cooperman | Stars: Kathleen Drohan, Joesph Feingold, Regina Feingold, Ame Gilbert

Votes: 672

35. Pearl (II) (2016)

6 min | Animation, Short, Music

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It's a story about the gifts we hand down and their power ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Osborne | Stars: Nicki Bluhm, Kelley Stoltz, Emma Grace Eisenmann, Emerson Rose Orr

Votes: 1,750

36. Indice 50 (2016)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short

A family picnic was interrupted by a humming fly.

Directors: Sylvain Amdlard, Alexandre Belmudes, Damien Clef, Megane Fumel, Joseph Guene, Matthew Peters-Houg | Stars: Claire D'Intorni, Jose Vicente

Votes: 254

37. Once Upon a Line (2016)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man leads a monotone, humdrum existence until he meets somebody.

Director: Alicja Jasina

Votes: 516

38. The Head Vanishes (2016)

PG | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl!

Director: Franck Dion

Votes: 590

39. Happy End (2015)

PG-13 | 6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A black comedy about death with a happy ending.

Director: Jan Saska

Votes: 280

40. Asteria (2016)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short

Two astronauts attempt to plant their flag on a newly discovered planet. But first they need to get rid of some pesky aliens whose business there is unknown.

Directors: Alexandre Arpentinier, Mathieu Blanchys, Lola Grand, Tristan Lamarca, Thomas Lemaille, Jean-Charles Lusseau | Stars: Benoît Allemane, Gabriel Bismuth-Bienaimé

Votes: 514

41. The Karman Line (2014)

TV-PG | 24 min | Short, Drama, Family

When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever increasing rate, her husband and daughter are forced to come to terms with losing her.

Director: Oscar Sharp | Stars: Olivia Colman, Shaun Dooley, Chelsea Corfield, David Cann

Votes: 222

42. Mindenki (2016)

25 min | Short, Drama, Music

'Sing' is a childhood drama with a lot of music, set in 1990s Budapest, Hungary. Inspired by a true story, it follows an award winning school choir and the new girl in class who just might uncover the ugly secret behind their fame.

Director: Kristóf Deák | Stars: Zsófia Szamosi, Dorottya Hais, Dorka Gáspárfalvi, Péter Bregyán

Votes: 4,741

43. Silent Nights (2016)

R | 30 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A volunteer at a housing shelter falls for a Ghanaian refugee.

Director: Aske Bang | Stars: Malene Beltoft Olsen, Prince Yaw Appiah, Vibeke Hastrup, Ali Kazim

Votes: 941

44. Timecode (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.

Director: Juanjo Giménez Peña | Stars: Lali Ayguadé, Nicolas Ricchini, Vicente Gil, Pep Domenech

Votes: 1,260

45. Perpetual (2015)

26 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Mørke Rum (Perpetual) is an unconventional love story that centers around a private booth at a seedy sex club. The young Sebastian explores his sexuality and seeking sex/love online. He ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ahlén | Stars: Nicolas Wollesen, Mads Hjulmand, Sofie Topp-Duus, Nikolaj Falko

Votes: 275

46. Ennemis intérieurs (2016)

PG | 27 min | Short, Drama

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