The Best Short Films

We watch thousands of films gathered from all over the world and profile the very best short films. The sort of films that make you laugh or cry, shock and amaze, but always entertain. Scroll down to see a sample of short films curated by our team.

We profile a wide range of different genres from comedy to horror to drama and occasionally throw in something left field – so check back regularly. If you don’t have time to watch now, get our free app which allows you to watch films offline. If you would like to enquire about licensing short films please contact us.

Staff Picks

3x3 basketball Short Film

3×3 | Family Friendly Short Film

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The Portuguese short film 3×3 tells the classic tale of the underdog versus the jock. A janitor spends an evening cleaning a basketball court when he sees a basketball and decides the chance his arm. Needless to say the shot is comically bad and leads to the beefy security guard to ridicule him. Our janitor hero then puts science behind basketball which finally enables him to show up the janitor and challenge him to one final game… one on one.

Adam Animation About Depression

Adam | Animation About Depression

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World renowned artist Emma Allen's (Discover Film Awards alumni) face-painted animation shows the neurological processes and emotions that are affected by someone suffering from depression.

The John Dark Comedy Short Film

The John | Dark Comedy Short Film

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This beautifully stylised dark comedy about the perils of exploring your sexuality, is a real crowd pleaser. Starring the beautiful Laura Dale, as a no-nonsense talking prostitute, and Richard Glover as the stuttering, aspirational serial killer.

star cross'd short film laura dockrill

Star Cross’d | Shakespeare Short Film

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British poet and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet is set on a windswept English beach, where ‘two houses, both alike in common crime’ wage an ice-cream war.

A Reasonable Request Dark Comedy

A Reasonable Request | Dark Comedy

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A Reasonable Request is a very, very dark comedy following a desperate son trying to reconnect with his estranged father to ask an unspeakable favour that will change their lives forever...

team numbi at work documentary

Team Numbi At Work | Short Documentary

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Team Numbi At Work shows us the world of motorsport being reborn. This micro documentary takes us into the dangerous and thrilling underground world of car spinning.

The Counselor Short Film

The Counselor | Gripping Drama Short Film

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The Counselor is set in 1971 and followes a nervous and new-to-the-job counselor, played by Miles Fisher (Mad Men, J. Edgar, 2 Broke Girls), is working at a suicide hotline in has to take his first call. A teenager is on the other end of the line, distraught and suicidal having been thrown out of her home and being disowned by her parents after falling pregnant. The whole way through The Counselor there is a sinister feeling that something isn’t

Born Again Comedy Horror Short Film

Born Again | Comedy Horror Short Film

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When five bumbling Satanists have their summoning ceremony go horribly right, they’re left to deal with the decidedly holy shit consequences in this American comedy horror.

The Boyfriend Game Alice Englert short film

The Boyfriend Game | Short Film Drama

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The story follows two best friends in the Australian outback playing the Boyfriend Game, where they each invent their ideal imaginary partners. Unfortunately, one of the girls seems to want the other girl’s fantasy more than her own...

Oil & Water Short Documentary Film

Oil & Water | Short Documentary Film

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A documentary set in East London. Darren, a man with two polar opposite parts of his personality. One half is the rough and ready east end hard man, and the other is the kind and gentle.

Your Country Needs Youth Short documentary film

Your Country Needs Youth | Short documentary

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A documentary following David Buck, an ex-soldier recruited at just 17, and Richard Pendleton, an ex-advertiser, who worked on the Army’s campaigns targeting children and their families.

fuck steve short film about depression

Fuck Steve | Short film about depression

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A dark comedic short film by Charlie Goodall exploring mental health and insecurity through the character Steve. Fuck Steve is a bold and brave look at mental health, and it seems apt for the subject to be a young man, with suicide being the largest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

Offline Dating Short Documentary Samuel Abrahams

Offline Dating Short Documentary

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Offline Dating explores what can happen, in just one weekend, if we invest more time and energy into meeting new people, in real life rather than online.

Weighting Short Film Starring Brie Larson

Weighting Short Film Starring Brie Larson

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Weighting is a surreal and abstract short film following a couple during a break up. She wants to leave, but he wants her to stay. Starring and co-directed by Oscar winner Brie Larson (Room, Kong Skull Island, Captain Marvel).

Glenn Owen Dodds Short Film Starring David Wenham

Glenn Owen Dodds | Starring David Wenham

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Michael Radcliffe was catching the bus this morning, like he does every day of his everyday life. He didn't expect to have a five-minute sit-down with God, Glenn Owen Dodds that is, a mysterious man who claims to be God. Could he really be God? Watch and find out!

Nash Edgerton in the Funny Short Film Bear

Bear | Nash Edgerton Short Film

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Jack, who always takes things too far, organises a surprise for his girlfriend, with unintended consequences...

The Hungry Corpse short film poster

The Hungry Corpse | Bill Nighy Short Film

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In London's bustling Trafalgar Square, a hungry corpse meets a pigeon with a broken wing. Voiced by Bill Nighy and Stephen Mangan.

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Roger Short Film

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Stephen (Seann Walsh) arrives home after six months in Mongolia to discover his best friend Roy (John Bradley) has replaced him with a ventriloquist's dummy called Roger.

Poster for short film, 'How Was Your Day?'

Short Film – How Was Your Day?

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A woman is excited about the approaching birth of her first child. A multi-award winning Irish short film that questions the presumption of motherly love.

Ten Metre Tower | Short Documentary

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On a 10 metre high diving tower, fear of taking the jump is pitted against the losing face if you chicken out. What do we look like when we hesitate and when we make a decision? What does it look like when we overcome our fear?

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