20 AMAZING Short Films!

by eatfoeslikepacman | created - 18 Feb 2013 | updated - 18 Feb 2013 | Public

20 of the best short films that I've seen at festivals and online.

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1. Every Good Boy Does Fine (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama, Music

Reclusive and jobless, Gary, an 'undesirable', pursues the art of violin making from his council flat. A poetic film about private passions & family redemption.

Director: Daniel Kokotajlo | Stars: B.J. Hogg, Denise Kennedy, Nicholas Myles, Annie Simm

2. The Short & Curlies (1988 TV Short)

17 min | Short

A short comedy by Mike Leigh about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor. The story is told as a series of very short vignettes between ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Alison Steadman, Sylvestra Le Touzel, David Thewlis, Wendy Nottingham

Votes: 799

3. Dance Lexie Dance (1996)

14 min | Short

Lexie is a single parent father of a young girl. One day, coming home from work, he is told by her that she wants to be am Irish River Dancer. He refuses, replying laconically, 'We don't ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Loane | Stars: B.J. Hogg, Kimberley McConkey, Magael Mclaughlin, Seamus Ball

Votes: 54

4. God View (2011)

7 min | Short

From an unusual perspective, we follow Philip around his neighbourhood in Hackney, East London. He is unstable and misses his wife and daughter very much.

Director: Billy Lumby | Stars: Cornell John, Jayson Wheatley, Eileen Dunwoodie, Hammed Animashaun

Votes: 57

5. Time Piece (1965)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

A surreal stream of consciousness montage about time and related bizarreness.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Enid Cafritz, Dennis Paget, Jim Hutchison

Votes: 624

6. Until the River Runs Red (2010)

28 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

16 year old Chloe is the only daughter of God. Travelling around with her parents, she spends her days roaming the secluded countryside, searching for the mythical 'Red River'. As Chloe's ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wright | Stars: Emma True, Jill Bradbury, Andy Gathergood, Charlotte Donnelly

Votes: 37

7. I Do Air (2009)

7 min | Short, Drama

A little girl's fear of jumping in the water may be overcome when she sees magical creatures swimming in the water and yearns to join their world.

Director: Martina Amati | Stars: Claire Harris, Joshua Osei

Votes: 56

8. A Sense of History (1992 TV Short)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Stephen Bill, Belinda Bradley, Edward Bradley

Votes: 933

9. Cigarette Candy (2009)

13 min | Short

A traumatized teenage marine forms an unlikely bond with a rebellious young girl at his homecoming party.

Director: Lauren Wolkstein | Stars: Jon Orsini, Lee Burkett, Thompson B. Crozier, Richard Mark Jordan

Votes: 97

10. Myra (2011)

14 min | Short, Biography, Drama

The lyrical memoirs of Britain's most reviled woman.

Director: Daniel Kokotajlo | Stars: Caroline Burns Cooke, Annie Simm

Votes: 5

11. Sis (2011)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When Lauren and Amy hear there is a man who 'likes children' living in the area, they decide to track him down to show him their handstands.

Director: Deborah Haywood | Stars: Billie-Lee Parker, Billie Lee Parker, Demi-Jo Parker, Joe Drydon

Votes: 19

12. A Morning Stroll (2011)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Action

When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we are left to wonder which one is the real city slicker.

Director: Grant Orchard

Votes: 704

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