Short films that I've seen

by Hint523 | created - 18 Jul 2015 | updated - 25 Sep 2016 | Public

I don't rate shorts, so instead I'm going to make a list that over time will include every short I can recall seeing, from Pixar to obscure film festival to student film. If you recommend any please comment below or tweet @DrivingNelson

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1. Figs for Italo (2015)

19 min | Short, Drama, History

A world at war. A brother and sister. A day that changed their family forever.

Director: Bob Celli | Stars: Claudio Brovedani Nuti, Ellinore Carrabba, Valerie Smaldone, Nino Spallacci

Votes: 21

2. Wild Life (2011)

TV-PG | 14 min | Animation, Short, Western

Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.

Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby | Stars: Adam Blackwood, Luba Goy, Anthony Bekenn, Keith Dinicol

Votes: 747

3. Fox Point (2015)

13 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Blake and Lilly travel up north to a cottage for a couples getaway in hopes of rekindling their partnership.

Directors: Jacqueline Andrade, Mark Cira | Star: Ethan Mitchell

4. La camera di Pietro

18 min | Short, Drama, Family | Post-production

Melissa (18) and Pietro(22) are brothers. After their father left the family they lived years of depression with a mother who wasn't always capable to follow them. This event caused in both... See full summary »

Director: Alina Gurinova | Star: Marta Toniolo

5. Plastic Glory (2014)

7 min | Animation, Short, Action | Completed

It's just a game, and they are the toys... A journey into the life span of toy soldiers with an abstract reflection to reality.

Director: Ihab Mardini

6. Wintersreise (2015)

27 min | Short, Drama, Family

Walter is waiting at the last station of his journey through life. His family and friends all know what is best for him. But in the end they have to understand that his ending belongs only to him.

Director: Susanne Boeing | Stars: Hermann Beyer, Yorck Dippe, Nagmeh Alaei, Trixi Janson

7. Uncertain, Tx (2014)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

Uncertain, TX is a beautifully ephemeral look at the dynamic relationship of nature and man within context of the small North Eastern Texas town. In a terrain conceivably alien to the state... See full summary »

Director: Caleb B. Kuntz

8. Companion (I) (2015)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

A stray puppy suddenly appears to brighten up a lonely boy's world. The two enjoy a long-lasting companionship as they grow old together.

Director: Sean O'Neill

9. Pray Me Down (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Daniel meets Mary at Bible Camp. Daniel develops a crush on her, and after the camps dance he is coerced by Mary into having sex.As camp draws to a close, Daniel attempts to reconcile the ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Carr | Stars: Dan Carr, Christine Elliott, Tara Emerson, Christopher Gerse

10. Spare the Kid (2013)

10 min | Short, Drama, Family

A former bowling prodigy returns home to his estranged father's run down bowling alley to claim what he believes is his.

Director: H. Nelson Tracey | Stars: Michael Heimos, Andrew Moorhead, Tai Urban, William McMullen

11. Don't Tell My Mom (2015)

19 min | Short, Comedy

A naïve high school boy is forced by his mother to find a summer job at the only place he can find a job: a sex shop.

Director: H. Nelson Tracey | Stars: Brendan Calton, Meredith Riley Stewart, Varda Appleton, Jared Anderson

12. Straight Down Low (2013)

25 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

Straight Down Low is a neo-noir, set in the inner city. A shrewd high school detective must solve a curious gangland crime to protect the girl he loves.

Director: Zach Wechter | Stars: Danièle Watts, Shamar Sanders, Jules Theodore, Matias Ponce

Votes: 34

13. There Is No God and We All Die Alone (2013)

21 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

After the death of his father, Henry Fleetwood embarks on a whimsical journey to find the meaning of life and death.

Director: Harrison Givens | Stars: Chris Voss, Ali Hill, Markus Silbiger, Josselyn O'Neil

Votes: 6

14. Presto (2008)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland | Star: Doug Sweetland

Votes: 21,470

15. Hypothermia (I) (2014)

10 min | Short, Drama

Fragments of a love story set to the backdrop of winter, 'Hypothermia' follows Harper and Verity as they reflect on their relationship while trying to find each other in a snowy forest.

Director: Jon Dewar | Stars: Michelle Duncan, Greg Profit

16. We All Go the Same (2015)

4 min | Short, Music

In the timeless world of fairy tales, villains and victims are visited by a vengeful fairy who offers to shift the balance of power.

Director: Morgana McKenzie | Stars: Rose Donoghue, Connor Adsett, Ainsley Burnside, Kathleen Lecuyer

17. You've Got to be Kidding (2014)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Family

A man makes a wish that he could be happy again, like he was as a kid, and wakes up to find that the world has turned into children.

Director: Hannah McDonald | Stars: Mike Bobbitt, Chantel Cagle, Leeann Dowd, Nicholas A. Goldreich

18. I'll Take Care of You (2014)

17 min | Short, Drama

Lucy Swan is a college freshman who is raped at a party. Consequently Lucy suffers from anxiety disorder and feels abandoned by an ineffectual system. A few years later Lucy has become a ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan Peterson | Stars: Damián Delgado, Sophia Flot-Warner, Carey Fox, Lackos

19. Helio (2015)

20 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

One worker sparks a revolution when he attempts to break free of his dystopian underworld.

Director: Teddy Cecil | Stars: Barrett James, Dennis Keiffer, Dio Johnson, Derek Chariton

Votes: 180

20. Hogar, hogar (2013)

17 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Bea and Alan live in a bunker. She wants to have a child. He does not. They manage to live as comfortable as they can, trying to understand each other, sheltered from an apocalyptic world. ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Alonso-Ojea | Stars: Eduard Buch, Leticia Dolera

Votes: 16

21. Duality (I) (2015)

13 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

A young woman wakes up and finds a photo of herself sleeping on her phone, she lives alone.

Director: Daniel Ruczko | Stars: Kristen DeVore Rakes, Kenneth Miller, Jodi Lynn Thomas, Rachel Michaela

Votes: 9

22. Getting Ready for a Lunch Date (2015)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Being lonely makes Zep go a little...crazy.

Director: Patrick Hodgson | Stars: Benjamin Blais, Jessica Pontes

23. Model Railroading Unlimited (1975)

28 min | Short, History

Is both documentary and parody of model train hobby enthusiast. Beginning with a history lesson for the model train hobby and then transitioning into a how-to film on creating one's own ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Harper, Laurence Wright | Stars: Bob Anderson, Hans Conried, Mitchell Giannunzio, Stan Greiwe

24. Sanjay's Super Team (2015)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Action

Bored with his father's meditation, a young Indian boy daydreams of Hindu gods as superheroes.

Director: Sanjay Patel | Stars: Brent Schraff, Sunny Singh Attar, Arun Rao, Jaquelynn Herrera

Votes: 3,930

26. Hotel Chevalier (2007)

R | 13 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A prologue of one heart-breaking history of love and the prologue of the travel told in The Darjeeling Limited (2007).

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Natalie Portman, Waris Ahluwalia, Michel Castejon

Votes: 29,214

27. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace takes in a new lodger, a devious penguin. Sporting some techno-trousers, the penguin plans a grand theft, a plan that involves putting Wallace in danger.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 48,767

28. Geri's Game (1997)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director: Jan Pinkava | Star: Bob Peterson

Votes: 21,373

29. A Grand Day Out (1989)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Wallace takes a break from trying to decide on a holiday destination only to find he has no cheese for his crackers. The solution to both problems is a trip to the moon, with dog Gromit, because everybody knows the moon's made of cheese.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 29,711

30. A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace and his dog, Gromit, open a bakery and get tied up with a murder mystery. But when Wallace falls in love, Gromit is left to solve the case.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde

Votes: 14,038

31. A Close Shave (1995)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace's whirlwind romance with the owner of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin; Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Justin Fletcher, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 37,018

32. The Shore (2011)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The story of Joe and Paddy, whose childhood friendship is shattered by the troubles in Northern Ireland. Twenty five years later they are reunited.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Anthony Brophy, Conleth Hill, Packy Lee, Aidan McAteer

Votes: 954

33. The Long and Short of It (2003)

5 min | Short, Drama

A workman gets some unexpected help from two people of vastly different sizes.

Director: Sean Astin | Stars: Andrew Lesnie, Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor, Paul Randall, Peter Jackson

Votes: 2,108

34. The Lunch Date (1989)

12 min | Short, Drama

A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad.

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Scotty Bloch, Clebert Ford, Bernard Johnson, Paul Sarnoff

Votes: 1,378

35. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 42,606

36. Christopher Ford Sees a Film (2005)

1 min | Short, Comedy

Christopher Ford builds a time machine to go back and prevent himself from buying a movie ticket.

Director: Jake Schreier | Star: Christopher Ford

Votes: 43

37. Bacon & God's Wrath (2015)

8 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

A short doc following an elderly Jewish woman as she tries bacon for the first time.

Director: Sol Friedman | Star: Razie Brownstone

Votes: 76

Sundance 2016

38. The Send-Off (2016)

12 min | Documentary, Short

Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.

Directors: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas

Votes: 16

Sundance 2016

39. Another Kind of Girl (2015)

5 min | Documentary, Short

For three months, a group of Syrian girls living in Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp participated in a media workshop to document their everyday lives - how it looks, feels and sounds from ... See full summary »

Director: Khaldiya Jibawi

Votes: 15

Sundance 2016

40. A Woman and Her Car (2016)

29 min | Documentary, Short

December the 31th, 2003. Lucie decides to write a letter to the man who abused her from the age of 8 to 12 years old and resolves herself to bring it to him in person, wherever he may be.

Director: Loïc Darses | Star: Lucie Tremblay

Votes: 20

Sundance 2016

41. Entrapped (2002)

15 min | Short, Thriller

A young man awakens to find himself locked in a cage in a dark and dingy basement unable to recall the events that led him there. After being confronted by the man responsible for ... See full summary »

Director: Jayson Simba | Stars: Marisa Nicole Brown, Patrick Conners, Jeanne Quinn, Rick Schneider

Votes: 15

Sundance 2016

42. Voyagers (II) (2015)

15 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Travel along with the Voyager spacecrafts as they traverse the solar system on their planetary expedition spanning over three decades.

Director: Santiago Menghini

Votes: 24

43. Abendland (Hours, Years, Aeons) (2015)

43 min | Animation, Short

In a twilight world long after the age of Man, a twisted ecosystem centred around an overgrown fruit tree undergoes parasitic and geological transformations as hours, years and aeons pass.

Directors: Visa Suonpää, Patrik Söderlund

44. Swimming in Your Skin Again (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama

A visual essay based on a script by Norvis Jr.

Director: Terence Nance | Star: Vickie Washington

Votes: 32

45. Affections (2016)

17 min | Short, Comedy

A comedy about isolation and loneliness, Affections follows a young woman, adrift, seeking intimacy in the most unlikely places.

Director: Bridey Elliott | Stars: Bud Cort, Bridey Elliott, Rob Michael Hugel, Matt Rachuba

Votes: 33

Sundance 2016

46. Dirt (I) (2016)

7 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

Some things must die to live.

Director: Darius Clark Monroe | Star: Segun Akande

Votes: 21

Sundance 2016

47. A Reasonable Request (2015)

9 min | Short, Comedy

A desperate son reconnects with his estranged father to ask an unspeakable favor that will change their lives forever.

Director: Andrew Laurich | Stars: Stephen Ellis, John Ennis

Votes: 211

Sundance 2016

48. Territory (2015)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy