short films

In a Heartbeat – Oscar shortlisted animated short film

In a Heartbeat – Oscar shortlisted animated short film

In a Heartbeat is one of the ten shortlisted animated short films for 2018 Oscars. Created by Esteban Bravo and Beth David, and produced at Ringling College of Art and Design, the film is now loved by many for its sweet message of love and friendship. In a Heartbeat follows Sherwin, a middle school boy […]

The Smiling Man – A disturbing horror short film

The Smiling Man – A disturbing horror short film

A.J. Briones’ The Smiling Man is one of those few horror short films that has achieved cinematic excellence in every aspect. With just a run time of 7 minutes, the film is a visual treat for the horror movie buffs. First of all, I must make it clear that The Smiling Man is not for […]

The Inuring (2016) – short film, drama

The Inuring (2016) – short film, drama

‘The Inuring’ is an anti-bullying short film exploring the divide between two sisters. The Inuring tells the story of Aleisha, an eighteen-year-old girl who shares the family home with her twenty-five-year-old sister Claudette. Ever since their Father passed away three years ago, the rift between the sisters has grown wider. Aloof to the outbursts and […]

Short Film Review “The Missing Hand” (2016)

Short Film Review “The Missing Hand” (2016)

I remember one of my high school days, when me and few of my friends, while playing cricket – adjacent to a watercourse – found the burial of a dead body whose hands and one leg were clearly visible above the ground. That was terrifying for us and I never went close to the river […]

Missing for 248 Days – Short Film (Regional)

Missing for 248 Days – Short Film (Regional)

Missing for 248 Days is a fantasy thriller that keeps you guessing till the end. In fact, a friend of my suggested this short film this morning which I find pretty interesting, considering the idea and the indie nature of the film. The film is produced by Runway Reel production house which primary focus is […]

Swiss short film Burnt Fish Fingers (2011)

Swiss short film Burnt Fish Fingers (2011)

Burnt Fish Fingers (Swiss title Angebrannte Fischstabchen)  is the screen adaption of a short story by Swiss author Milena Moser from her book “Gebrochene Herzen oder Mein erster bis elfter Mord”, directed by Bettina Setz. A young woman drives home from work late in the evening and suddenly recognizes the voice of her flatmate (whom she […]

Award Winning Indian Short Film – City’s Step Child

Award Winning Indian Short Film – City’s Step Child

Indian short film City’s Step Child and the Dump Hill Dreams by director Pranab K Aich has won yet another international award in category of short films of the Ministry of the Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic at the International Festival of Sustainable Development Films. The film City’s Step Child is a multiple international […]

Ahalya and Alma – drive the message beautifully

Ahalya and Alma – drive the message beautifully

It’s really interesting to find two short films so similar and good in concept and content, yet different from each other. I’m here talking about recently released Sujoy Ghosh’s short film Ahalya and the 2009-released critically acclaimed creepy animated film “Alma”. The first one has also been well received by netizens ever since its release on […]