100 Great Shorts on Vimeo

by richardsteenvoort | created - 10 Mar 2015 | updated - 17 Apr 2016 | Public

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1. Envoy (2014)

9 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

A young boy discovers a deadly alien creature and winds up entangled in a top secret government operation.

Director: David Weinstein | Stars: Elijah Allan-Blitz, Paul Thomas Arnold, Will Spencer, Murdock Timmons

Votes: 704

https://vimeo.com/106786265

2. Vanity (I) (2015)

4 min | Short

A girl's preparation for a first date gets a bit... weird.

Director: Arturo Perez Jr. | Stars: Samantha Jayne, Justine Herron

Votes: 54

https://vimeo.com/120559169

3. Yardbird (2012)

13 min | Short

A young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father.

Director: Michael Spiccia | Stars: Mitzi Ruhlmann, Wade Briggs, Luke Elliot, James Malcher

Votes: 334

https://vimeo.com/108550980

4. Lot254 (2012)

3 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A Collector repairs a vintage cine camera unlocking the hidden terror of LOT254.

Director: Toby Meakins | Stars: Adrian Schiller, Tom Stobbo

Votes: 109

https://vimeo.com/39329246

5. Dark Noir (2014)

4 min | Animation, Short

Private eye Vincent Black is hired by an old man hoping to recover his lost ideas.

Director: Rafael Grampá | Stars: Doug Cockle, Ajit Sandhu

Votes: 121

https://vimeo.com/89501438

6. The Alphabet (1968)

4 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Director: David Lynch | Star: Peggy Lynch

Votes: 6,661

https://vimeo.com/6217493

7. The Ark (2007)

8 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

An unknown virus has destroyed almost the entire human population. Oblivious to the true nature of the disease, the remaining survivors escape to the sea in great ships.

Director: Grzegorz Jonkajtys

Votes: 847

https://vimeo.com/3116167

8. Operator (2013)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Horror

An InfoCorp operator meets at work punctually. He's informed that a new efficiency system's activated. An alien appears in his workroom and attacks.

Director: Sam Barnett | Star: Alejandra Bursik-Cervantes

Votes: 61

https://vimeo.com/79592422

9. Address Is Approximate (2011 Video)

3 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Stop motion and live action short. A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can, using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.

Director: Tom Jenkins

Votes: 58

https://vimeo.com/32397612

10. Forgot (2014)

3 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

When everything is forgotten, all that is left are the outlines of memories lost. The film deals with loss, love, regret and emigration, through the process of forgetting.

Director: Stephen McNally | Star: John Paul O'Connell

Votes: 31

https://vimeo.com/77729428

11. One Minute Puberty (2011)

2 min | Animation, Short

A short film about puberty.

Director: Alexander Gellner

Votes: 63

https://vimeo.com/20793651

12. ReMoved (2013)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama

A 10-year-old girl navigates her way through the foster care system, after being removed from her home and separated from her younger brother.

Director: Nathanael Matanick | Stars: Abby White, Casey Caldwell, Jordan Nice, Sabrina Culver

Votes: 514

https://vimeo.com/73172036

13. Abiogenesis (2011)

TV-G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Action

In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.

Director: Richard Mans

Votes: 622

https://vimeo.com/103389185

14. Jerrycan (2008)

14 min | Short, Drama

While attending a party, five bored kids decide to blow something up. A childhood game seals the fate of Nathan, who risks everything after he is bullied, and is forced to make a life and death decision.

Director: Julius Avery | Stars: Tristan Burke, Mark Fraser, Kyle Taylor, Kieron Thomas

Votes: 161

https://vimeo.com/108550982

15. The Armoire (2009)

22 min | Short, Comedy

After a game of hide-and-seek, 11-year-old Aaron is hypnotized to solve the mystery of his missing friend.

Director: Jamie Travis | Stars: William Cuddy, Tammy Isbell, Penelope Park, David Keeley

Votes: 227

https://vimeo.com/41791991

16. The Missing Scarf (2013)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

Director: Eoin Duffy | Star: George Takei

Votes: 409

https://vimeo.com/107395294

17. Disgrace (2013)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama

Milo, a rebellious young child, has been experimenting with different outlets for his angst and budding sexuality. When Milo's worn-out and irritable father discovers a disturbing secret of... See full summary »

Director: J. Casey Modderno | Stars: Devin Druid, Aidan Fiske, Steven Ogg, Amber Bogdewiecz

Votes: 66

https://vimeo.com/71055478

18. R'ha (2013)

6 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A member of an alien species is being interrogated and tortured by a machine.

Director: Kaleb Lechowski | Star: David Masterson

Votes: 1,406

https://vimeo.com/57698917

19. The Killer's (2012)

15 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Italy, summer of 1987. The infamous "Killer" gang is initiating two new members, and it's going to be messy.

Director: Francesco Calabrese | Stars: Tommaso Maria Neri, Andrea Romano, Matheus Andrade

Votes: 79

https://vimeo.com/69529045

20. Love Does Grow on Trees (2008)

10 min | Short, Comedy

A coming-of-age comedy about a teenage boy whose life is thrown into chaos when he discovers adult magazines, girls and the embarrassment that goes with both.

Director: Bevan Walsh | Stars: Luke Ward-Wilkinson, El Krajewski, Tom Brooke, Frank Cameron

Votes: 149

https://vimeo.com/20744859

21. The Gold Sparrow (2013)

13 min | Animation, Short, Action

Set in a crumbling black-and-white futuristic metropolis, void of creativity and color, the city is traversed by The Gold Sparrow and her nefarious side kick, The Ring Leader. Together they... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Stessen | Stars: Joshua Lit, Noah Lit, Nikia Pheonix, Sam Raver

Votes: 86

https://vimeo.com/84910153

22. First Fall (2013)

11 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their 'natures', they never met each other. They are not even supposed to meet. So when Abel crosses the border and discovers Apolline, curiosity is overwhelming.

Directors: Aude Danset, Carlos de Carvalho

Votes: 119

https://vimeo.com/59230893

23. Foureyes (2013)

13 min | Short, Comedy

A 10-year-old boy is thrust into the tumultuous world of puberty when he gets a new pair of eyeglasses.

Director: Conor Byrne | Stars: Jake Ryan, Alfred Gingold, Lori Funk, R.J. Kelly

Votes: 59

https://vimeo.com/81512787

24. King Eternal (2013)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A 10 year old boy uses his hyperactive, action-figure, water gun slinging imagination to cope with his parents' divorce.

Director: Christiano Dias | Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Jeffrey Decker, Ron Elliott, David Jay

Votes: 60

https://vimeo.com/73400003

25. Barbie Boy (2014)

13 min | Short, Family

Bobby is a bright, imaginative seven-year-old who plays with dolls. One day his father tells him that dolls are for girls, sending Bobby on a personal mission to find what he should be ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Corporon | Stars: Trent Carlton, Lauren Dobbins Webb, William Kidd, Shawn Kissinger

Votes: 81

https://vimeo.com/107669466

26. Animator vs. Animation (2006– )
Episode: Animator vs. Animation IV (2014)

14 min | Animation

When the proragonist creates a stickman he comes alive and he starts battleing him until the end

Director: Alan Becker | Star: Alan Becker

Votes: 91

https://vimeo.com/107963554

27. My Favourite Things (2009)

6 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Add a Plot

Director: Edward Styles | Stars: Amelia Cook, Theo Styles

Votes: 45

https://vimeo.com/5177243

28. Salesman Pete and the Amazing Stone from Outer Space! (2010)

7 min | Animation, Short, Action

Pete is a nice and clumsy salesman. But he's also a deadly super secret agent with a microprocessor implanted into his brain by some mad scientists from the government ! He has to secretly ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Bouyer, Max Loubaresse, Anthony Vivien | Star: Matthew Géczy

Votes: 73

https://vimeo.com/61412736

29. À la française (2012)

TV-PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

King Louis XIV and his court are re-imagined as chickens in this short.

Directors: Morrigane Boyer, Julien Hazebroucq, Ren-Hsien Hsu, Emmanuelle Leleu, William Lorton

Votes: 112

https://vimeo.com/86295452

30. A Shadow of Blue (2012)

13 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A touching story in which fantasy and reality merge to make dreams come true. How determining can reality be, and how can fantasy unleash an unexpected freedom? Can a fragile world of ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Lascano | Stars: Kalei Bernaldo De Quiroz, Rocio Gama, Veronika Janouchova, Dehlia McDonald

Votes: 98

https://vimeo.com/29573040

31. Red Rabbit (2007)

8 min | Animation, Short

A man lives with a giant rabbit and gets agitated every time his door bell rings.

Director: Egmont Mayer

Votes: 81

https://vimeo.com/4949853

32. Contre temps (2012)

8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A man searches for clocks in a submerged world where the water recedes once per year. He meets a girl who changes his outlook on time.

Directors: Jérémi Boutelet, Thibaud Clergue, Gaël Megherbi, Tristan Ménard, Camille Perrin, Lucas Veber

Votes: 83

https://vimeo.com/71695621

33. Lightheaded (2009)

5 min | Animation, Short

Lightheaded is a journey we take with temperature sensitive candle creatures who sacrifice what they know to become who they are.

Director: Mike Dacko

Votes: 124

https://vimeo.com/10470386

34. L'Incroyable Marrec (2013)

6 min | Animation, Short

Marrec is an old mariner. When he comes back from a fishing party, a boy is waiting for him on the dock. Marrec is going to tell him the story of his most epic catch.

Directors: Régis Aillet, Alexandre Bass, Clément Chaudat, Etienne Devillée, Maxime Moreira | Stars: Vincent Grass, Nathalie Homs

Votes: 41

https://vimeo.com/90766555

35. Daybreak (2013)

11 min | Short, Drama

In a wealthy Montreal suburb, Xavier and his friends are composing with pre-teen boredom. They hang out at the park, ride their bikes, mess with each other; it's yet another suburban summer... See full summary »

Director: Ian Lagarde | Stars: Alexander Fitchev, Émilie Sénécal, Charles-Olivier Pelletier, Zachary Bertrand

Votes: 29

https://vimeo.com/60775699

36. The Adventures of a Cardboard Box (2011)

8 min | Short, Adventure, Family

A boy meets and befriends a large cardboard box.

Director: Temujin Doran

Votes: 38

https://vimeo.com/25239728

37. Beast (I) (2009)

15 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

A young boy watches as his mother suffers under the domestic abuse of his father. One day he decides to force a confrontation.

Director: Lars Pedersen | Stars: Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Bom, Frederik Tingsø, Kenzô

Votes: 62

https://vimeo.com/62413420

38. Early Birds (2012)

22 min | Short, Drama, Family

Mila, a 12-year-old rebellious girl has a secret crush on her 40 year old neighbour and coach, Sam. When Mila finds out that he's moving away to Italy for at least a year, she conceives the plan to go with him.

Director: Jeroen Bogaert | Stars: Elly De Vriendt, Ezra Fieremans, Szaga Lauwers, Jasper Provijn

Votes: 33

https://vimeo.com/33749370

39. Bave circus (2008)

5 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

On a rainy afternoon, a child plays with his snails. He falls along with them in a dreamy snail circus.

Directors: Philippe Desfretier, Nicolas Dufresne, Sylvain Kauffmann, Martin Laugero

Votes: 31

https://vimeo.com/5442611

40. By Your Side (2014)

5 min | Animation, Short

A little girl is playing piano with her bunnies when an earthquake shakes the house.

Director: Tsuneo Goda

Votes: 11

https://vimeo.com/88405888

41. Sidewalk (2013)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A woman walks through life, but the real journey is deeper within as she confronts her changing body and learns to love herself.

Director: Celia Bullwinkel

Votes: 55

https://vimeo.com/106272915

42. Reaping for Dummies (2013)

5 min | Animation, Short

A reaper trainee has come to Wild West to reap a short baldie, who proves to be a challenge.

Director: Jonas Martin Larsen

Votes: 72

https://vimeo.com/81341794

43. Les adieux de la Grise (2013)

15 min | Short, Drama, Family

A peaceful life on a family farm. A cold, clear winter day. Nine-year-old Noemy is about to leave the carefree world of childhood behind.

Director: Hervé Demers | Stars: Jérémy Dupré, Claude Petit, Noémy Petit, Rosaly Petit

Votes: 21

https://vimeo.com/100524765

https://vimeo.com/63058280

45. The Escape (II) (2014)

6 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

In a not specified time a man tells how he managed to escape from his pursuer and how his mission can change the destiny of mankind.

Directors: Alessandro De Vivo, Ivano di Natale | Stars: Massimo De Matteo, David Masterson

Votes: 14

https://vimeo.com/62913057

46. The Token (2012)

7 min | Short, Action, Drama