The Escape was created by Jakarta-based enterprise, Enspire Studio. It may not be the most thought-provoking short film to come out of Asia but it is a neat computer animation about a woman trying to escape her predators. Andre Surya has worked on Hollywood feature films, including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Iron Man, Star Trek, and Terminator: Salvation. He and a colleauge formed Enspire […]

Written by Frenchmen Benoit Lach and Vincent Lafortune, and directed by the former, I Am An Actress (Je Suis Une Actrice) is a simple but thought-provoking black comedy about a wannabe actress desperate to impress a director when she goes to what she thinks is an audition in ther latter’s Paris apartment. Made in 2014, this is not a […]

Made in Great Britain but set in an Iranian school, Two & Two is an allegorical tale about a teacher telling his class of young boys that what they thought was the sum of 2 + 2 is wrong. With a writing credit for Gavin Cullen and its director, there are obvious similarities to George Orwell’s 1984, where the populace are forever […]

Eraz Tadmor, a filmmaker from Israel, suggested I add one of his short films to the website and I was happy to oblige. Co-directed by Tadmor and Guy Nattiv, Strangers is a vignette from his feature film of the same name, but it works very well as a stand alone short and won several awards on the short film […]

The Escape was created by Jakarta-based enterprise, Enspire Studio. It may not be the most thought-provoking short film to come out of Asia but it is a neat computer animation about a woman trying to escape her predators. Andre Surya has worked on Hollywood feature films, including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Iron Man, Star Trek, and Terminator: Salvation. He and a colleauge formed Enspire […]

Palme d’Or winning tale about a young boy’s indoctrination into both the Japanese Empire and the world of girls. It has a porposefully old-fashioned feel to it (consider Yasujirô Ozu’s perfect Tokyo Story) that suits the story of a young boy battling to hold on to the one truth he knows to be real: that he loves […]

Rate this (63 Votes) Russian animator Konstantin Bronzit was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 with his simple, hand-drawn short short, Lavatory Lovestory. But in 2004 he created the truly brilliant computer animation, The God. In The God, we find a bronze statue of the Hindu deity, Shiva, the personifaction of “calm”, being irritated by a pesky fly. The god […]

Tonight Is Not A Good Night For Dying by Iranian filmmaker Ali Asgari was selected as the Grand Prize winner in the third FILMSshort competition. It is a simple idea beautifully executed, with great performances. It is always nice to see a non-English film taking the main competition prize, though Iran is actually well known for its […]

A great short film from Israeli filmmakers Eraz Tadmor and Guy Nattiv. Set on the border between Israel and the Palestinian territory, two Israeli soldiers are patrolling the fence while also listening to the football World Cup Final on a portable radio. They then come across two Palestians armed with machine guns and a tense stand-off is […]

Written and directed by the Taiwanese filmmaker Dayyan Eng, Bus 44 (Che si shi si, 车四十四 ) is one of my all time favourites. Bus 44 is one of those dramas that questions humanity. The story focuses on a bus travelling through rural China, which is boarded by ruthless robbers, who then turn their attention on the female driver. But who on the bus will […]