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Atmosphere Is Everything in This Creepy Horror Short

A few years back, filmmaker John Panton made waves with his short Line Signal, a chronicle of a lone woman’s spectacularly spooky trail run. Now he’s back with Surveyor, another tale of a regular person who just happens to stumble into some very unsettling surroundings. Read More >>

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The Post-Apocalypse is a Little Less Bleak When You Have a Beloved Game of Thrones Star on Your Side

The year is 2054, and humanity’s prospects are very bleak in the wake of a devastating virus. London’s become an unstable wasteland of junk peddlers and wild-eyed zealots, but one tough, determined woman keeps it together for her much younger brother—until he’s spirited away by an unknown foe. Read More >>

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A Mars-Bound Astronaut Risks Everything for the Future in Others Will Follow

Andrew Finch’s Others Will Follow is about a mission to Mars gone awry, but this isn’t The Martian. There are no alien potatoes, and no jokes about space pirates—just a lonely astronaut reflecting on his fate, and deciding to risk it all to send one last inspirational message back to Earth. Read More >>

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Animated Short In a Heartbeat is About Love That’s Too Big to Keep a Secret

Love is never easy, but it sure gets trickier when your heart literally refuses to contain itself. Read More >>

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Viking Larper Fights Ninjas With Odin In Funny Short Film

It's basically what you get when you combine Vikings with Geek & Sundry's LARP. Read More >>

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This Is the Saddest, Most Frustrating, Least Satisfying Video You Will Ever See

If the internet is where you go for a quick pick-me-up, this animated short film by Parallel Studio isn’t for you. It features a series of incredibly unsatisfying situations we’ve all experienced at some point. In the grand scheme of things they’re nothing worth getting upset over, but that doesn’t make them any less frustrating in the moment. [Vimeo via BoingBoing] Read More >>

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This Short Film Made By Pixar Animators in Their Spare Time Is Damn Good

Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film Borrowed Time over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as a classic Western but then makes a pretty heavy turn and becomes a story about forgiveness. It really is a story made for adults. Read More >>

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Short Animation Imagines What Happens After You Throw a Coin into a Fountain and Make a Wish

Why do we throw coins into fountains and pretend that a wish will come true? Oh that’s right, there’s a wish granting man underneath every fountain that can totally make it happen. Or at least that’s what happens in this very cute short animation, The Wishgranter. Read More >>

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Awesome Star Wars Fan Film Imagines an Empire That Never Stopped Fighting After Return of the Jedi

Like how some soldiers never stop fighting a war well after it’s ended, this short film Call of the Empire, by Trevor Kerr, imagines a world where remnants of the defeated Empire are still waging war against the Rebels after the Battle of Endor. It’s like seeing a glimpse of what might have happened in a galaxy far, far away, a few years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Read More >>

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This Animated Tribute to the NASA Voyager Space Programme Is Simply Stunning

Launched in 1977, the Voyager 1 and 2 are still exploring interstellar space today. Both probes have flown by Jupiter and Saturn while the Voyager 2 has made its way to Uranus and Neptune too. Read More >>

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Short Film Shows What It’s Like to Grow Up Being Player Two in Video Games

If you grew up with an older brother or sister and an old school video game console, Zachary Antell’s short animation Player Two should hit you right in the nostalgic feeling bank. Some people call that a heart, and maybe make you want to pick up the phone to call him or her (or let’s be honest, shoot a text to them). Read More >>

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Short Animation Shows How Beer Is Destructively Necessary (NSFW)

Directed by Nerdo, this short animation interprets the poem about beer from Charles Bukowski. It’s so dark, bitingly true, and totally spot on about the dependency that someone could have on beer (or wine, whiskey, whatever). We get in the mind of a man who has accepted what alcohol has done to him but feels the need to keep on going. Read More >>

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Short Film Tells a Touching Story About a Father and Son’s Relationship with Video Games

People leave memories in the most unexpected ways and when you run into them, you want to hold onto it forever because you don’t know when you’ll ever get it back. Here’s a sad but touching short film about a son re-discovering the Xbox he shared with his late father and the racing game that still holds his father’s time trial ghost. It’s great, anyone who has experienced loss can relate. Read More >>

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This Video Lets You Travel at the Speed of Light (Sort Of)

Riding Light is a 45-minute short film/animation that attempts to recreate what it would be like to hitch a ride on the back of a photon and travel from the core of the sun to beyond the orbit of Jupiter. Be prepared to feel completely insignificant. Read More >>

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A Professional Short Film Shot on a Barbie

When Video Girl Barbie came out in 2010 it seemed like a pretty weird idea to jam a camera into a doll's décolletage. And at 1.2 MP and 240p, the specs didn't exactly make it worthwhile. Read More >>