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

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...

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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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