Short Films

Limited only by run time, and driven by innovation and experimentation, short films transcend the rules of conventional storytelling. From cutting-edge animation to the best in Native and documentary cinema, these Shorts Programs inspire filmmaking’s most original imaginations. Presented by YouTube.
130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović

This one-take, 3-D film majestically documents legendary performance artist Marina Abramović, capturing the breadth of space in infinite detail: the life of an artist, her… »

2 Girls 1 Cake

Two girls reunite after a traumatic near-death experience, which occurs in 10 central minutes of 24-year-old Julie's life. She stands face to face with unbearable injustice. »

Afronauts

It's July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon in this film inspired by… »

Allergy to Originality

A humorous, animated op doc explores the rich history of adaptation, plagiarism, and other forms of appropriation in art. »

Astigmatismo

A boy loses his glasses and can only see one thing in focus at a time. With his sight shaped by the sounds around him, he must learn to explore a blurry world of unknown… »

Best

With his wedding only moments away, a man and his best friend confront their future. »

The Big House (Al Bayt Al Kabeer)

When a young Yemeni boy ventures out of his cramped apartment and finds a key to the empty mansion down the street, he lets himself and his imagination run wild in the big… »

Black Mulberry

In a small, remote mining town in the Republic of Georgia, Nick and Anna, two teens from vastly different backgrounds, come together for an idyllic moment in time. »

Blame It on the Seagull

An animated documentary about Pelle Sandstrak and the way he showed the first signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette’s syndrome as a teenager. »