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These amazing films were created by filmmakers from around the globe who's passion and dedication to the art of short film truly shows in their work.
We proudly consider each and every one of them members of our Shortz! family.

Film Listing

Film Info

Lunch




United States
Comedy
00:03:30
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Matt Vance
Written by
Matt Vance
Produced by
Matt Vance

A young man plans to relax in the park next to his office, but a zealous street performer has plans of his own.


Mayham




Canada
Comedy, Animation
00:02:20
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Samantha Tan

When Pierre the pig moves into the apartment suite across the hall from George the human, George must control his carnivorous urges so that he does not eat his new neighbour for dinner.


My Baba's Kitchen




Canada
Animation, Documentary
00:06:00
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Stephanie Turenko
Written by
Stephanie Turenko
Produced by
Stephanie Turenko, Matthew Zyla

This animated short tells the story of two young people who fell in love in an unknown country-Canada. Taking place in the past and present as a conversation between Grandmother and Granddaughter, the film explores the binding forces of culture, music and food.


Nightmare in the Library




United States
Comedy, Suspense
00:04:00
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Skylar Gabellas
Written by
Tyler Braito
Produced by
Alex Borjon

A student is taught the consequences of not following the rules in the library


Notorious Corn




France
Comedy, Animation
00:01:15
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Mallory Grolleau
Written by
Mallory Grolleau
Produced by
Mathieu Faure

It's the story of a small grain of corn that dreamed about glory. He's going to succeed ... Unfortunately ...


Qualia




Netherlands
Drama
00:20:30
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Marnix Bloemberg
Written by
Steven van Roosmalen
Produced by
Marnix Bloemberg, Everd Rijzewijk

A quiet guy (Winston) needs to overcome his shortcomings when a new girl enters his quiet life.


Rough Ride




Finland
Comedy, Thriller
00:12:30
Season:2016

Released:2014
Directed by
Aleksi Puranen
Written by
Aleksi Puranen
Produced by
Aleksi Puranen, Mika Hietala, Michael Tötterman

Wannabe gangsters One and Two are anxious to go on their first real assignment. Under surveillance by their boss, they start hesitating and little by little all hell breaks loose as the two are working their magic.


Runs In The Family




United States
Comedy
00:03:09
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Matthew Thayer
Written by
Faith Thayer
Produced by
Joy Thayer

A young girl finds discovers strong family ties while talking on her cell phone.


Second Skin




United Kingdom
Drama
00:20:00
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Charlie Manton
Written by
Charlie Manton
Produced by
Charlie Manton, Jamie Manton, Lia Hatzakis, Holly Smith

The Story Of A Girl In A Cardboard Box


Showgirl Style




United States
Documentary
00:31:41
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Heidi Moore
Produced by
Heidi Moore

When is a three-day retreat something entirely different? When it’s a burlesque retreat in the Central Sierra Nevadas.  On Sept. 5-7 of 2015, Anni Boelyn of the internationally performing burlesque troupe The Kountry Kittens hosted a retreat in Twain Harte, CA to empower women from all over northern California to feel comfortable with themselves. Come along and join the women of the burlesque Showgirl Style retreat as they relax and come to terms with a different side of themselves.


Silver Dogs




United States
Comedy
00:18:00
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Erin Drake-Prior
Written by
Erin Drake-Prior

A recently divorced stand-up comedian, homeless and living in his car, struggles after his ex-wife forces him to take their two senior Weimaraners.  Starring San Francisco stand up comedian Matt Lieb


SLOVEN




United States
Comedy, Thriller
00:06:40
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Marc Cartwright
Written by
Marc Cartwright
Produced by
Marc Cartwright

A man comes home to find his untidy roommate has left the house particularly messy.... Or has something unearthly created the disorder?


Testimony: Remembering Glen Canyon




United States
Documentary
00:09:03
Season:2016

Released:2016

More than fifty years after the construction of the Glen Canyon dam, the dam’s existence remains a sensitive subject especially to those fortunate enough to have seen the canyon before it was inundated. Today, pressures on the dwindling water supply in the Colorado River are encouraging renewed discussions about how water is being allocated, and whether storing it in Lake Powell still makes sense.


The Clue




United States
Drama
00:09:57
Season:2016

Released:2016-03-31
Directed by
Judie Feenstra
Written by
Judie Feenstra
Produced by
Kendall Bryant, Judie Feenstra

A girl who lives a very ordinary life one day finds a mysterious note with an invitation to go on an adventure. She goes on a treasure hunt where she finds clues that lead her to different places, unraveling a mystery that turns out different than expected.


The Rat




United States
Drama, Thriller
00:07:59
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Vasily Chuprina
Written by
Bill Sarre
Produced by
Svetlana Bondareva, Vasily Chuprina

The Rat is a tense thriller, set in modern-day LA. This is a story of policemen seeking to catch a major drug dealer. It delivers an intense, claustrophobic punch that will make you guess, and guess again.


The Ride




United States
Comedy
00:14:58
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Waylon Bacon
Written by
Waylon Bacon
Produced by
Joel O'Neal

A young man accepts a ride from a traveling salesman that goes horribly, horribly wrong.


The Training of a Ninja




United States
Comedy
00:08:52
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Luke Van Mol
Written by
Luke Van Mol
Produced by
Luke Van Mol

After finding a dojo hidden in the forest, Jori is caught by ninja guards and taken to their sensei and ultimately trained as a ninja.  He will then use his ninja skills to help defeat an old enemy of the ninjas.  A humorous rendition of a classic martial arts theme.


The Unconventional Gourmet




United States
Comedy, Horror
00:12:26
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Wendy Keeling
Written by
Keving Keeling & Wendy Keeling
Produced by
Wendy Keeling

A dark comedy about a woman stuck in the 50's searching for the perfect ingredients in an unusual family recipe. The film tells an age old tale with an added modern twist.


Transport




United States
Drama, SciFi
00:04:00
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
J Hanna
Written by
J Hanna
Produced by
Kathy McCurdy

A Prison Transport Spaceship, while on a prisoner transfer, is attacked and left marooned in space. The only survivors are the pilot and the prisoner.


True copy




Russia
Drama
00:11:11
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Olga Belova
Written by
Anastasia Zaytseva
Produced by
Olga Belova, Anastasia Zaytseva, Nikita Belov

Igor's uncontrolled transformations into other people force him to turn to the only person able to stop this...


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