Drama

A selection of the best drama short films. These have been selected by our short film judging panel and voted on by our online audience. This means that you get the best short films in the short film drama channel.

Caroline short film

Caroline Short Film

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In the middle of a Texas summer, plans for a babysitter fall through and six-year-old Caroline is left in charge of her two younger siblings.

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Star Cross’d | Shakespeare Short Film

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British poet and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet is set on a windswept English beach, where ‘two houses, both alike in

The Counselor Short Film

The Counselor | Gripping Drama Short Film

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A new-to-the-job counselor is working at a suicide hotline in has to take his first call. A teenager is on the other end of the

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

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.

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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

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

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).

Mouse Short Film

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

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.

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The Bigger Picture | Short Film

7 mins1,011 ViewsComments off

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

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Another Cancer Movie short film

Another Cancer Movie | Short Film

14 mins538 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

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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

Mountain Fever | Short Drama

7 mins553 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

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Cautionary Tales

8 mins1,070 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

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Laps

6 mins571 ViewsNo User Reviews

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

Yes, God, Yes – Short Film

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Fifteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic, but when an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy, she finds herself suddenly obsessed with masturbating.

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Her Friend Adam

17 mins747 ViewsNo User Reviews

A boyfriend's jealous impulse spirals out of control in 16 minutes of romantic doom.

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DOGWALKER

12 mins558 ViewsNo User Reviews

The dark-comedy adventure of a young dog walker after she discovers one of her clients has died.

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Snake Bite

9 mins668 ViewsNo User Reviews

Four adventurous kids. One deadly snake. Ten quick minutes. Snake Bite.

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Whale Valley

15 mins670 ViewsNo User Reviews

The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the

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Connection Short Film

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Inspired by a real-life incident, Connection is a film about two men (Jude Law and Nicolai Khalezin) whose paths collide in an airport. Hailing from

Next Floor

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During a luxurious banquet, complete with servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in ritualistic gastronomic carnage.

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Fishing Without Nets Short Film

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A short film that tells the story of pirates in Somalia from the perspective of a struggling, young Somali fisherman.

Six shooter - a short film by Martin McDonagh

Six Shooter – Martin McDonagh

27 mins1,161 ViewsComments off

A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and

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I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone | Short...

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The arrival of a new student in school changes Leonardo's life. This 15 year-old blind teenager has to deal with the jealousy of his friend

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Times Like Dying

22 mins886 ViewsNo User Reviews

Surviving the night begins to outweigh saving the family farm, after four desperate men who robbed a bank, have a chance encounter with a dying

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Staff Pick

Deeper Than Yesterday

20 mins1,101 ViewsComments off

After three months submerged underwater, the men on a submarine have become savages. Oleg fears that losing perspective may mean losing himself

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Jerrycan Short Film

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Jerrycan is a short film about Nathan, a kid who risks everything after he is bullied into making a life and death decision.

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Boredom

11 mins1,027 ViewsNo User Reviews

Adrien Brodey stars as Danny a 40-year-old man who is unwilling or unable to grow up.

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The Answers (2015)

8 mins796 ViewsNo User Reviews

The victim of a car crash gets answers to every question he's ever had about his life. What would be the answers that you

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Dust

7 mins1,211 ViewsNo User Reviews

Starring Alan Rickman and Jodie Whittaker, 'Dust' is an alternative (and dark) interpretation of a children's fable. A man follows a young girl and

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Steve Short Film

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A young couple (Keira Knightley & Tom Mison) begin to receive daily visits from their downstairs neighbor, Steve (Colin Firth). Steve draws attention to various

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The Boy with a Camera for a Face (2016)

14 mins1,151 ViewsNo User Reviews

The Boy with a Camera for a Face is satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, whose every

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Robert De Niro in Ellis short film

Ellis Short Film

14 mins1,208 ViewsComments off

The short film, Ellis, stars Robert De Niro and was written by Academy Award winner Eric Roth. It is directed by the artist JR.

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Table 7

4 mins1,132 ViewsNo User Reviews

A couple on the brink of a breakup has an intimate conversation in a restaurant, unaware that their every word is being closely monitored. However,

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Method Actor

3 mins740 ViewsNo User Reviews

A short film which presents the monologue of a single actor. Through his reminiscences the audience gets an insight into a dark, confused and embittered

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Actresses

12 mins663 ViewsNo User Reviews

Actresses is a short film without a strong central narrative, clean series of events or big finish. Instead the film is a finely acted character

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The Girl With The Yellow Stockings

7 mins861 ViewsNo User Reviews

A young couple are spending the day in bed. He asks her to marry him. She keeps saying no...

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How I Met Your Father – Cómo conocí...

9 mins834 ViewsNo User Reviews

Every couple has two stories: the one they tell their children... and the real one.

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Codfish & Cynanide – Kabeljau mi...

8 mins942 ViewsNo User Reviews

She can’t believe it when he arrives at the restaurant looking squalid, shabby and unwilling to explain himself. The truth sounds way too absurd so