Category: Short Films

Read about many award-winning international short films with inspirational and innovative stories.

“Detour” highlights the significance of finding joy in the ordinary

In her engaging short film “Detour,” Sumi Mathai tells the story of two strangers who find comfort in one another’s company while riding in a cab together. As Aarav and Nimisha, respectively, Vikrant Massey and Sayani Gupta give captivating performances in the film. As the movie progresses, we see Nimisha getting into an UberPool taxi […]

“Bug” (Short Film): Depicting the Effects of Parental Separation

“Bug” is a poignant and well-crafted short film that depicts the emotional turmoil and conflict that children often experience in the aftermath of their parents’ separation. The story revolves around Alma, a teenage girl who goes by the nickname “Bug,” and her struggle to reconcile her loyalty to her mother with her desire to reconnect […]

‘Mimine’ (Short Film): Captures the Beauty of Father-Son Bonding

“Mimine” is a short drama film directed by Simon Laganière and released in 2021. The film is the story of a father, recently separated from his wife, who finds himself spending time with his son for the day and decides to create an unforgettable moment for him. This ten-minute drama portrays the imperfect yet beautiful […]

‘Bhram’: A Masterful Short Film That Will Keep You on Edge

Sumit Kumar Sinha’s horror short film “Bhram” tells the story of two adventurous YouTuber friends, Ved and Badur, who embark on a journey to explore the infamous Kalaraja forest and uncover the truth behind its paranormal beliefs. Initially, the film may seem to have a substandard plot, but as the story progresses, it reveals an […]

“The Diver” (Japanese Short): ‘As long as my body allows, I will continue searching’

“The Diver,” a Japanese documentary short directed by Anderson Wright, follows the touching story of a diver named Yasuo Takamatsu, who continues to search for his wife’s remains in the ocean 12 years after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. On March 11, 2011, the Thoku earthquake and tsunami devastated East Japan’s coastal communities, killing […]

SITA (Short Film): A moving portrayal of caste & gender inequality

SITA is a 19-minute short film written and directed by Abhinav Singh that stars Shriya Pilgaonkar and child actor Om Kanojiya. With its moving story, the film examines the caste system and female foeticide in Indian society. It addresses the long-standing practice of casteism and how it is deeply ingrained in Indian culture and society. […]

“The Blue Door” – A BAFTA-Nominated Horror Short

Written by Ben Clark and Megan Pugh, and directed by Paul Taylor, “The Blue Door” is a BAFTA-nominated (2019) gripping horror short film, starring Gemma Whelan (from Game of Thrones). “The Blue Door” tells an original story about a nurse who joins her new job to provide palliative care to a bedridden elderly woman living […]

LATE – An Award-Winning Short Film

LATE, by Alexander Mansfield Martinez, is a coming-of-age drama about a young woman who finds herself in the middle of a life-changing decision after discovering something unexpected. Maya, who is raised in a single-parent family and lives with her mother, younger sister, and grandmother, is the protagonist of the story. We can tell something is […]

Danny Stack’s Horror Short ‘Origin’: A Haunting Supernatural Thriller

Written and directed by Danny Stack, the 2010 horror short film “Origin” is an impressive supernatural thriller that follows a stressed mother who tries to keep her family together when her son falls ill from a mysterious creature bite in the woods. Unlike many horror shorts and feature-length films, “Origin” doesn’t rely on jump scares […]

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