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

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Another Cancer Movie short film

Another Cancer Movie | Short Film

14 mins423 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?

Poster from oiseau Qui Danse short film

L’oiseau Qui Danse | Music Video

2 mins298 ViewsComments off

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.

Film Poster for Valencia Road Short Film

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

5 mins274 ViewsComments off

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

Mountain Fever | Short Drama

7 mins433 ViewsNo User Reviews

Trapped on a mountain in a terrible snowstorm in the dead of night, one of the climbers reports his tentmate missing. Now they have to embark on a dangerous search.

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The Crossing

6 mins519 ViewsNo User Reviews

Combating one of the highest teen suicide rates of the country, a man working as a crossing guard in a wealthy Silicon Valley town reflects on his experience.

The Ningyo | Fantasy Short Film

27 mins837 ViewsComments off

A 1911 Faustian tale about losing oneself in the process of achieving our goals. Told through the world of cryptozoology. A visual feast and shining example of the fantasy worlds that can be created with VFX.

Well Groomed | Comedy Documentary

9 mins395 ViewsComments off

Travel the visually stunning, humorous world of competitive creative dog grooming alongside the colourful women transforming their beloved poodles into living sculptures.

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Kitty and Ellen

17 mins388 ViewsNo User Reviews

A beautiful documentary about the friendship between Kitty and Ellen, two Holocaust survivors, which has spanned a lifetime. Join them as they take you through animated memories of their past, through painstaking sadness, through to relief and elation.

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Cool Unicorn Bruv

2 mins407 ViewsNo User Reviews

While trying to sell a bike, a new business competitor arrives, to shake things up.

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The Big Shave

5 mins600 ViewsNo User Reviews

In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot.

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Cautionary Tales

8 mins960 ViewsNo User Reviews

A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. Isolated and vulnerable, Aaron seeks comfort in the friendship and understanding of an unexpected group of outcasts.

Animation from short film Time Chicken

Time Chicken | Animated Short Film

5 mins511 ViewsComments off

In a bid to heal the rift in society, a plucky chicken sets out to find an answer to the ultimate question - which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Skipped

4 mins471 ViewsNo User Reviews

A man working at the office late at night stumbles upon a time traveling power that can boost his productivity. But a power so life-changing doesn't come without consequence...

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Bar Talk

9 mins377 ViewsNo User Reviews

In a dusty Texas bar, a chatty stranger insists on striking up a conversation with the man sitting next to him. The more this stranger talks, the more obvious it is he's not from 'round here. Heck, he's not even from this planet!

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The Short Story Of A Fox And A Mouse

6 mins680 ViewsNo User Reviews

A lonesome fox hunts a mouse and their relationship will evolve as two owls interfere with the hunt.

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The Ultimate Test Drive

4 mins465 ViewsNo User Reviews

The lovely 79 year old Rosemary Smith gets to test drive a Renault F1. After years of successful racing, she now sits deep into retirement, but this is an opportunity not to be missed...

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Gremlins: Recall

11 mins531 ViewsNo User Reviews

A company by the name of Wing have created Mogwais that can be adopted as family pets with no ill consequences - or so they thought. Tiny terror is unleashed at a local diner when a teen girl interferes with a Wing driver's live cargo.

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Sputnik-2 or: Laika, Our Hero

5 mins604 ViewsNo User Reviews

In 1957, a Soviet street dog named Laika launched into space aboard Sputnik-2 and became the first animal to orbit the Earth. This is her story.

Josef Altin in I Dream Of Zombies short film

I Dream Of Zombies | Comedy Horror Short Film

4 mins484 ViewsComments off

Jordan is an isolated man who dreams of a zombie apocalypse. When he opens his curtains one morning to find a undead hoard outside, he feels as though all of his Christmases have come at once...

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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.