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 watch 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

Drug Runner short film

Drug Runner | Drug Dealer Documentary

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A docu-fiction short, Drug Runner, shows us the real life story of a 15 year old drug dealer, who’s life is spiralling out of control. Charlotte Regan's last film 'Standby' is another favourite here at Discover.film.

Before The Storm Bike Documentary

Before The Storm | Youth Culture Documentary

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A Documentary about a group of passionate elders the BikeLife movement and philosophy is giving these forgotten kids of London the opportunity to cross postcode boundaries without fear, the courage to express themselves and the freedom just to be kids.

The Fly short film olly williams

The Fly Short Action Comedy Film

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From Olly Williams, the co-director of the short film Black Hole: a getaway driver waiting outside a bank robbery has three nerve shredding minutes to get through before his crew returns. Can he remain focused?

The Hungry Corpse short film poster

The Hungry Corpse | Bill Nighy Short Film

8 mins421 ViewsComments off

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

Love is blind short film

Love Is Blind | Romantic Comedy Short Film

6 mins339 ViewsComments off

A classic romantic comedy with a fresh twist. Alice is getting hot and heavy with a young, attractive man when her husband comes come. . . What ensues is absolutely hilarious. A multiple award winning film with nominations from Cannes and BIFA.

while you were away short film richard herring

While You Were Away | Short Film Starring Richard Herring

6 mins752 ViewsComments off

While You Were Away follows a woman returning from a trip away with her friends to find her husband (Richard Herring) has a strange confession to make…

3x3 basketball Short Film

3×3 | Family Friendly Short Film

6 mins195 ViewsComments off

Our janitor hero then puts science behind basketball which finally enables him to challenge the jock security guard him to a game. 3x3 has won multiple awards worldwide. A funny, silent short film you can watch with all the family.

Adam Animation About Depression

Adam | Animation About Depression

2 mins527 ViewsComments off

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

8 mins351 ViewsComments off

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

9 mins568 ViewsComments off

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

11 mins456 ViewsComments off

A new-to-the-job counselor 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. But something isn't quite right...

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

7 mins375 ViewsComments off

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

6 mins411 ViewsComments off

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

6 mins709 ViewsComments off

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

4 mins477 ViewsComments off

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).

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At any one time, we have some of the best short films available to sample on the site. You can browse these by looking at our short film channels or by theme. If you would like to enquire about licensing short films, please contact us.