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

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...

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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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Standby Short Film

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A comedy about friendship and routines entirely set in a police patrol car. We see the day to day lives of two new partners Gary and Jenny.

Operator short film

Operator Short Film

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Gemma wakes to find her house on fire. Trapped with her son, she dials 999. The operator who answers holds Gemma's life in her hands.

Spoetnik short film

Spoetnik | Surreal Romantic Comedy

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Reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, this stunning film is beautifully shot and set in an almost deserted road side food truck in Walloon on the Dutch border. Love at first bite - but not without a struggle.

We Keep On Dancing

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Two distinctly disparate characters come together over a broken down Volkswagen Beetle in this sweet, amusing tale of love, loss and... car trouble.

Black Swell | Short Film

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A man tries to kill himself in a motel room. Starring Richard Kind (Red Oaks, Mad About You, Toy Story 3).

Crack | Comedy Short Film

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A new craze is taking over the estates of London. With fights, street deals and territorial warfare growing ever dangerous, it won't be long until it's out of control.

Born to be Mild | Short Documentary

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The modern world is constantly speeding up. But not for the Dull Men's Club - a group of men quite content with life's more sedate pleasures.

Rajai 030516 | London Gang Documentary

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This extraordinary film gives rare insight into the impact of gang violence in South London. An intimate portrait of Rajai, a young stabbing victim. The film centres on one event that changes his life forever.

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Masterpiece Short Film

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A group of young men try to interpret their friends art, so they can save face and show support.

Mouse Short Film

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Fuelled by coke, a desperate couple attempts to capitalise on an unlikely opportunity.

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The Scared One | Horror Short Film

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From his window, a child watches his father placing a scarecrow in the garden. During the night, the child can’t sleep and goes back to the window: the scarecrow has gone. At the same time he hears creepy noises coming from the house…

Digits Short Film

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After losing the last two digits of a girl's number, a socially awkward fish enthusiast tries every combination to seek her out.

The Present Short Film

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Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mother decides to give him a present.

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The Bigger Picture | Short Film

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BAFTA Winner and Oscar Nominated story of two brothers struggling with the care of their elderly mother.

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Creswick Short Film

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While a young woman helps her father pack up his house, they are both increasingly aware of the presence that they always knew was there.

Browse more short films

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.