Narrative Short Films / Permanent Collection

Narrative Short Films / Permanent Collection

Narrative Short Films by independent filmmakers.

Narrative Short Films / Permanent Collection
  • Dear Nana (United States) by Han Nguyen

    Dear Nana is a deeply personal work that reflects my own childhood memory of living as a queer kid in a small, conservative town in North Central Coast, Vietnam. It is made in memory of my maternal grandmother who passed away in 2011. She was the first person to teach me that there is no shame in...

  • Bodylands (United States) by Sarah McColgan

    The human body becomes a living sculpture in this film that aims to reimagine toxic societal beauty norms.
    Running time: 00:01:00

  • Nora (United States) by Caitlin Ferrell

    Influenced by Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House", Nora is confronted with her primal urges, when her husband is away on a business trip and she is left home confined to herself.
    Running Time: 00:09:53

  • Where Do We Go From Here (Italy) by Antonello Schioppa

    Synopsis: A woman's lifeless body is lying on a room's floor. A shocked man is staring at it. Beyond the closed door, someone is quietly trying to get in: he's a 9 years old child. These three are a family. Or what's left. Running time: 00:19:50.

    Selections/awards: Sulmona Int Short FF (Best Ab...

  • Inside You (Ukraine) by Erik Sémashkin

    A grape gets eaten. He then begins a long and perilous journey within the human body.

  • Archeìo (Switzerland) by Jonathan Moratal

    It is very complicated to get rid of your guilt. Stay calm, Archeìo will take care of it. Running time: 00:02:20.

  • Ride (Australia) by Jeno Kim

    Synopsis: A woman and a driver share a car ride. Whilst sharing the liminal space, the mysterious pair discover they may be more connected to each other than they realise. Running time: 00:07:10.

  • Breaker (2017/Japan) by Philippe McKie

    In tomorrow's Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.

  • Poor Boy Long Way From Home (Belgium) by Jonas Hollevoet

    A cowboy strands in a small bar after a fight with his ex. In the search for oneself, he is soon immersed in the jungle of drunkenness, loneliness and sadness.
    Running time: 00:16:36

  • Be my first (2017/Japan) by Philippe McKie

    A young Japanese girl riding the train posts a message from her phone to an online thread: 'I'm a high-school student and I'm a virgin, does anyone want to pay to be my first? It has to be tonight'

  • Game (2019/Iran) by Ali Haddadi

    A father with financial problems is forced to pay compensation for the damage caused by his son. He tries to get out of this situation by keeping his dignity.

  • Awaken Her (USA) by Kerri Lynn Mller

    Synopsis: When a businesswoman is promoted to investor relations, she comes face to face with a power-hungry man who dangles the keys to the kingdom in exchange for what he wants. Running time: 00:07:34.

    Selections/awards: Garden State FF.

  • The Big Wash (Italy) by Giorgio Caporali

    Synopsis: This short film is a reinterpretation of Martin Scorsese's short film "The Big Shave" in the the COVID-19 pandemic. Running time: 00:04:00.

  • l'Albero / The Tree (2020/Italy) by Leonardo Tessarolo

    The short film is a dreamlike take on the theme of one's growth. A boy lives at the foot of a majestic tree. The tree reveals its personality, desires and fears to the boy through what it dreams.

  • Christmas On The Moon (2019/Russia) by Lado Kvataniya

    Mature vision on Christmas.

  • Zeen? (Canada) by Calyx Passailaigue

    Chad is a pretentious white Jamaican film director. With his ragtag Caribbean cast and crew, he aims to shoot a highbrow social drama called "Brothers in Babylon."

  • When We Were Strangers (2021/The Netherlands) by Ayla Spaans

    When We Were Strangers is ab experimental love story that features the slow decay of love. It’s about a couple who falls in love during a house party and set off on an adventure. Each room in the house represent a different phase of their relationship and the situation gets more and more confusing.

  • Leningrad /// GOLD (2019/Russia) by Lado Kvataniya

    In Leningrad a police interrogation room transforms into a series of vivid crime scenes, as a dangerous predator with a hunger for the finer things in life recounts her violent exploits.

  • The Six Values of our Society (Italy) by Lorenzo Visentin

    We live in a society in which "bad habits" are sometimes so established that they seem like the norm, as if they were the values on which this society is founded. Our young protagonists, Lorenzo, Sebastiano and Gianluca, doubtful about the canons imposed by society, will lead us to discover these...

  • The Garden of Living Ghosts (Finland) by Sami von Salvius

    A love story as a contemporary fairy tale; Mia and Ari are experiencing a falldown of a ten year old marriage. Mia is confident that they'll regain their love if they'll dig the letters they buried in the garden of living ghosts 10 years ago. Yet the garden has a will of it's own... and a plan fo...

  • When Cicadas Sing (United Kingdom) by Hoching Kwok

    A woman packs away her granddaughter’s belongings after her granddaughter became a cicada and flew away one summer’s day. A film of adolescence, acceptance, and love.
    Running time: 00:04:43