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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Masterpiece Short Film

7 mins486 ViewsComments off

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

Mouse Short Film

11 mins757 ViewsComments off

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

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The Scared One | Horror Short Film

13 mins489 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

4 mins659 ViewsComments off

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 mins914 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 mins357 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 mins432 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

2 mins307 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.

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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

5 mins285 ViewsComments off

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

Mountain Fever | Short Drama

7 mins443 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 mins528 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 mins846 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 mins405 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 mins398 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 mins418 ViewsNo User Reviews

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

65%

The Big Shave

5 mins609 ViewsNo User Reviews

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

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Cautionary Tales

8 mins970 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.

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Time Chicken | Animated Short Film

5 mins522 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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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.