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

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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

9 mins684 ViewsComments off

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

12 mins792 ViewsComments off

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

15 mins657 ViewsComments off

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

7 mins470 ViewsComments off

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

While You Were Away | Short Film

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A woman returns from a trip away to find her husband has a strange confession to make...

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

13 mins476 ViewsComments off

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

7 mins902 ViewsComments off

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

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Creswick Short Film

10 mins343 ViewsComments off

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.

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Another Cancer Movie short film

Another Cancer Movie | Short Film

14 mins418 ViewsNo User Reviews

Bobby and his elderly cancer patient Geraldine have formed a deeply honest and beautiful connection. But are Bobby and Geraldine simply just friends or is it actually something more?

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L’oiseau Qui Danse | Music Video

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Created and animated by Jean-Marie Marbach with particles in the spirit of Visual Music this film follows the journey of an origami bird in a mysterious field of light. Winner of Best Music Video at the Discover Film Awards April 2018.

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Valencia Road Short Film Drama

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While driving to the reading of her father’s will, Catherine is forced to deal with a more pressing event. Two strangers are thrown together but will the dramatic encounter result in a life-long connection?

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Larry short film

Larry Short Film

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An isolated man works late a night in a toll booth... what could go wrong?

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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.