Short Films Under 30 Minutes

  • A Truth in Silence

    Movie

    Elizabeth is a young, vibrant mother. Recently married and pregnant, she encounters a situation no women should ever have to face. She finds herself under constant mental and physical abuse by her new husband Hector. The only peace found are the moments she is alone caring for her infant son Jose...

  • Spider
    Movie

    Spider

    Movie

    Jill is annoyed with Jack, ignoring his attempts to get her to smile as she drives a city road. She stops for petrol, and while she's filling the tank, he goes into the station's mini-mart and buys a bouquet, chocolates, and a few odds and ends. While she's paying, he sits in the passenger seat, ...

  • Videoclube (Video Store)

    Movie

    On a spring night of 1999, two teens - a videostore clerk and a film buff - set out on a adventure: to deliver the obsolete VHS-tapes to the people who rented those movies the most.
    Based on a script selected by Nisi Masa’s European Short Pitch and shot on location in historical center of Oporto...

  • The Assurance

    Movie

    Alone in the wilderness, a child struggles to understand the role her sister plays in the salvation of their dying world.

  • The Gunfighter

    Movie

    A weary gunfighter walks into a bar, looking for a drink. What he finds instead is a building full of raunchy people, and an audible, bloodthirsty narrator.

  • The Loyalist

    Movie

    A North Korean general visits his talented daughter at a prestigious Swiss school to test her loyalty towards her motherland. An outstanding singer, with a promising future, she dreams of studying in America. But her dream will be at the cost of her father's life if she doesn't return. This polit...

  • The Thingmaker

    Movie

    For Richard Griggs, art is survival. After narrowly escaping a horrific bicycle hit and run and after a three day comma, Richard had to relearn how to walk, talk and eat. Today, the process of creating art keeps his brain functioning and his body alive.

  • Last Fall
    Movie

    Last Fall

    Movie

    When an accidental plane crash causes a devoted father to lose his little daughter, he follows her into death and discovers a mechanical afterlife.

  • Voice Over

    Movie

    A French narrator jumps from one dramatic scene to another one, confused about the story that he is trying to tell and fighting with himself until he finally finds it.

  • Une Libération

    Movie

    On the eve of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation during World War Two, Juliet, a female American resistance member, risks her life by descending into the underground tunnels of Paris to deliver a secret message. However, a final deadly encounter with a pair of German deserters threatens...

  • Paradox
    Movie

    Paradox

    Movie

    A man falls asleep alone at night, but is woken up by the sounds of someone breaking in. The intruder's identity is scarier than the act itself.

  • The Nostalgist

    Movie

    In the futuristic city of Vanille, with properly tuned ImmerSyst Eyes & Ears the world can look and sound like a paradise. But the life of a father and his young son threatens to disintegrate when the father's device begins to fail. Desperate to avoid facing his own traumatic reality, the man mus...

  • Tom in America

    Movie

    For 50 years, Michael and Betty have been united by one guiding principle: no secrets. But when a provocative Tom of Finland doll triggers Michael's long-buried desires, Betty discovers that secrets have been part of their life all along.

  • As Life Shifts

    Movie

    "As Life Shifts" is intended to focus on ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis and, ultimately, respiratory failure. There is no cure for ALS, and it is a terminal dise...

  • TIME
    Movie

    TIME

    Movie

    Devastated by a breakup, a frustrated boxer needs to focus on training for his upcoming fight while his cheating ex-girlfriend desperately wants to mend their relationship.

  • Cough
    Movie

    Cough

    Movie

    Food shortages during a pandemic force recently widowed George to stray far from home to survive. A simple purchase of rations derails when George stumbles upon a Shopkeeper's secret, placing them in mortal jeopardy.

  • Ebru
    Movie

    Ebru

    Movie

    Ebru- a young muslima, born and raised in Amsterdam- likes to party. She returns home with a broken shoe heel. The next day she visits the shoe repair to fix her shoe.

  • Warrior
    Movie

    Warrior

    Movie

    Sitting around a campfire, three infantry veterans candidly talk about their experiences in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Integrating real helmet camera footage from their tour the film delivers an unforgettable insight into the warrior psyche by contrasting the here and there.
    Nearly 5 years since the...

  • Chupacabra

    Movie

    On a road trip to spread their father's ashes, Rita and Nora uncover some painful truths about their childhood.

  • The Robber

    Movie

    The movie gives insight into the perspective and actions of an 11-year old girl, who is being sexually abused: it is a fight for words. The experiences of the girl are transmitted by means of atmospheric imagery and metaphors within the movie. The faces of the parents are never seen in the entire...

  • I Am Virgin
    Movie + 1 extra

    I Am Virgin

    Movie + 1 extra

    In a world somewhere outside reality, parents control when and with whom their children lose their virginity. The night has come for Richard and Debbie, two awkward teens, to do the deed. Immediately after being introduced by their parents, the two virgins head upstairs in reluctant anticipation....

  • Exotique
    Movie

    Exotique

    Movie

    Philomène, a teenager of African origin, loves Bastien, a guy in her class. But with her frizzy hair, she doesn't feel she has the weapons of seduction to challenge those girls with vaporous hair. She gets a weave. Philomène lives this capillary change as a metamorphosis.

  • The Backwater Gospel

    Movie

    Backwater is doomed by the regular visits of the undertaker. The town priest and the faithful think that a merry non-religious tramp brings the death that follows living in an improvised shed in the middle of the town. It looks like when he sings the undertaker visits. But is he the one to blame ...

  • Song from a Blackbird

    Movie

    Franz is a young musician struggling to reconnect with his guitar and his mother after his father passes away. Through the conversation with an old Cuban singer, he discovers that in order to get rid of his insecurities and fears, first he needs to confront his mother and heal their relationship.