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

Mountain Fever | Short Drama

7 mins429 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.

72%

The Crossing

6 mins515 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 mins833 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 mins391 ViewsComments off

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

67%

Kitty and Ellen

17 mins384 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.

70%

Cool Unicorn Bruv

2 mins403 ViewsNo User Reviews

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

65%

The Big Shave

5 mins596 ViewsNo User Reviews

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

82%

Cautionary Tales

8 mins956 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 mins504 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?

77%

Skipped

4 mins466 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...

59%

Bar Talk

9 mins372 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!

67%

The Short Story Of A Fox And A Mouse

6 mins676 ViewsNo User Reviews

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

81%

The Ultimate Test Drive

4 mins461 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...

60%

Gremlins: Recall

11 mins526 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.

58%

Sputnik-2 or: Laika, Our Hero

5 mins600 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 mins479 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...

No One Is Safe From Son of Sam short film

No One Is Safe From Son of Sam | Documentary

8 mins586 ViewsNo User Reviews

Using original news footage from the summer of 1977, PIX11 News have crafted a brilliant documentary following the New York serial killer named 'Son of Sam'. Interviews with local residents show the fear and tension in New York City at the time, and why his legacy lives on.

63%

Happiness

4 mins443 ViewsNo User Reviews

The story of a rodent's quest for happiness and fulfillment.

86%

Laps

6 mins459 ViewsNo User Reviews

On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York City subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight.

92%

Valley Of A Thousand Hills

11 mins768 ViewsNo User Reviews

Hidden within rural Durban, South Africa in the Valley Of A Thousand Hills, a secret spot for young shredders is growing. Indigo Skate Camp is empowering the local Zulu villagers to learn and grow through the language of skateboarding and opening opportunities for them to experience what lies on the other side of the hill.

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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.