Best Short Films I've seen in 2018

by cathyfellner | created - 8 months ago | updated - 8 months ago | Public

Festival short films I've seen throughout the year.

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1. Patision Avenue (2018)

13 min | Short, Drama

Yanni's mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare's Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to ... See full summary »

Director: Thanasis Neofotistos | Stars: Marina Symeou, Konstantina Koutsonasiou

Votes: 267

2. Almost Everything (2017)

25 min | Short, Drama

Leandra aims to bring her husband Paul, who suffers from advanced dementia, to an institution. She cherishes his bright moments with her love, and during the trip she changes plans several ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Gertsch | Stars: Michael Neuenschwander, Oriana Schrage

Votes: 14

3. Ostrom (2018)

22 min | Short, Drama, War

1994, Sarajevo. No water, no electricity nor food in the town under siege. Tea Mikic, despite the horrible war conditions, manages to keep her positivity. She lost her husband during the ... See full summary »

Director: István Kovács | Stars: Vedrana Bozinovic, Mirela Lambic, Radoje Cupic, Nenad Pecinar

Votes: 116

4. Bonbone (2017)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A Palestinian couple resorts to an unusual way to conceive as the husband is detained in an Israeli jail where visits are restricted.

Director: Rakan Mayasi | Stars: Rana Alamuddin, Saleh Bakri

Votes: 203

5. DeKalb Elementary (2017)

21 min | Short, Drama

Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

Director: Reed Van Dyk | Stars: Shinelle Azoroh, John Brockus, Michael Brown, Chuck Cobb

Votes: 761

6. The Silent Child (2017)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama

A deaf 6-year-old girl named Libby lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her to use sign language to communicate.

Director: Chris Overton | Stars: Rachel Fielding, Philip York, Rachel Shenton, Maisie Sly

Votes: 1,675

7. Caroline (I) (2018)

12 min | Short, Drama

When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day.

Directors: Logan George, Celine Held | Stars: Caroline Falk, Celine Held, Tam Jackson, Brooks Falk

Votes: 332

8. Last Call (VIII) (2018)

27 min | Short, Drama

Anikó, 61, is about to leave Hungary to move in with her daughter's family in the UK. This is her final day before departing from everything she used to have.

Director: Hajni Kis | Star: Kati Zsurzs

Votes: 81

9. Matria (2017)

21 min | Short, Drama, Family

Faced with the challenges presented by her daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in the relationship that unites her to her daughter and granddaughter.

Director: Álvaro Gago Díaz | Stars: Francisca Iglesias Bouzón, Pilar Fragua, Eulogia Chaves, Ramón Martínez

Votes: 82

10. Dear Chickens (2018)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When a stubborn old man and a fretful teenaged girl are forced to share a hospital room, an unexpected friendship forms over their hatred of fake cheerfulness and bad hospital food.

Director: Mauro Mueller | Stars: Kerris Dorsey, Philip Baker Hall, James Eckhouse, Linda Park

Votes: 16

11. A Drowning Man (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

Director: Mahdi Fleifel | Stars: Atef Alshafei, Jalal Qaniry, Thymios Koukios, Rebih El-Saleous

Votes: 139

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