13 Great Short Films Worth Seeing

by frygirl_66 | created - 23 Jan 2013 | updated - 24 Jan 2013 | Public

These short films are all different but all immensely entertaining. Track them down online if you can. In no particular order...

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1. Ce n'est pas un film de cow-boys (2012)

11 min | Short, Comedy

5.1
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Between classes, two groups of French teenagers talk about the movie they watched on television last night: Brokeback Mountain.

Director: Benjamin Parent | Stars: Malivaï Yakou, Finnegan Oldfield, Leïla Choukri, Garance Marillier

Votes: 349

Deftly written with fantastic performances from the young cast

2. The Palace (II) (2011)

Short, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Cyprus 1974. A Cypriot family flees advancing Turkish forces and takes refuge in an abandoned Ottoman-era palace. When a young Turkish Cypriot conscript comes face to face with the family ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Maras | Stars: Erol Afsin, Kevork Malikyan, Tamer Arslan, Daphne Alexander

Votes: 72

Probably the most incredible and powerful film on this list

3. Quinkin (2011)

15 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.7
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In a future where it hasn't rained in living memory, two men hunt an inhuman beast. In doing so, they will lose their own humanity.

Director: Michael Wannenmacher | Stars: Brett Swain, Michael Wannenmacher

Votes: 26

Creepy and atmospheric, a slow burn with killer payoff.

4. Loverman (2010)

6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.2
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A flowing cartoon adventure set to independent hip-hop. Desire and desperation are played out in their most comic forms as an unfortunate man is subject to transmogrification and the whim of an elusive woman.

Director: Sacha Bryning

Votes: 5

Amazing animation filled with humour and pathos. The inner monologue of love revealed

5. The Parachutist (2013)

15 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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A man claiming to be a German pilot from the Second World War crash-lands into an English garden, present day. This is the story of his journey home.

Director: Tom Tagholm | Stars: Oliver Bigalke, Andy Gathergood, Hubertus Geller, Barnaby Milner Russell

Votes: 6

Quirky and beautiful. Great concept and execution

6. Dix (2008)

7 min | Short

7.2
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Directors: Jules Janaud, Fabrice Le Nezet, François Roisin | Stars: Alain Choquet, Ian Faure, Lucien Momy

Votes: 144

Disturbing and fascinating

7. Hotel Motel (2007)

13 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.3
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Two on-the-run criminals hole up for the night in a lonesome Hotel Motel. Cut off from information, their search for a television brings them into contact with the other denizens on the hotel, individuals even more desperate than they are.

Director: Michael Wannenmacher | Stars: Jeremy Kewley, Josh Cameron, Don Bridges, Anthony J. Sharpe

Votes: 22

Rough and tough and rock and roll.

8. Spider (2007)

R | 9 min | Short, Action, Drama

7.7
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Some people make ignorant choices that harm others, yet never seem to suffer the consequences themselves - until they do.

Director: Nash Edgerton | Stars: Nash Edgerton, Mirrah Foulkes, Chum Ehelepola, Bruno Xavier

Votes: 2,256

Darkly funny with some punch.

9. Dave's Dead (2012)

15 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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Dave's dead. So why can't Tom accept it? Dave may have been his best mate, but this isn't any way to behave. Not when you're giving the eulogy. Then again, maybe Dave wasn't such a great ... See full summary »

Director: Alethea Jones | Stars: Luke Ryan, Patrick Brammall, Charlotte Gregg, Susie Dee

Votes: 23

Very funny and quite dark underneath it all.

10. Zimmer 606 (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Director: Peter Volkart | Stars: Phil Hayes, Max Merker, Francesca Tappa

Votes: 19

Gilliamesque in style. Very Cool.

11. Ham Sandwich (2011)

7 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Director: Dave Green | Stars: Brandon Hardesty, Irwin Keyes, John Ennis, Brianne Davis

Votes: 52

Excellently funny concept

12. Edmond était un âne (2012)

14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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When his co-workers tease Edmond by crowning him with a pair of donkey ears, he suddenly discovers his true nature. And though he comes to enjoy his new identity, an ever-widening chasm opens up between himself and others.

Director: Franck Dion | Stars: Bérangère Bonvoisin, Benoît Brione, Gaëtan Gallier, Patrick Bouchitey

Votes: 150

This is just beautiful.

13. Bomb (2005)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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Director: Alister Grierson | Stars: Will Jardine, Steve Le Marquand, Neil Levin, Dominic O'Loughlin

Votes: 71

A tightly directed piece of funny.