A quirky little short that has been doing the rounds for a while but only recently came to the attention of the SFW team. Without giving anything away, this short shows us the world through the eyes of someone with – to put it euphemistically – a niche interest. The music is insanely catchy, and we […]

The shortest short on Shortfilmweb, The Big Picture is a charming and accomplished animated short directed by animation and film student Doriana Re. It is about a man who is persuaded by his wife to step away from studying bacteria through his microscope, and instead focus his attentions on the heavens above (also through a […]

Sam, a refuse collector, decides in an apparent existential crisis that his job is beneath him.  After being cursed by a raccoon, he finds himself rendered, quite literally, a garbage man. A brilliantly scripted and acted comic short, perhaps also a cautionary tale about complaining. In the words of the director himself “I’d rather let […]

5 mètres 80 is the creation of French animator Nicolas Deveux. Known for his skill in creating realistic and lifelike animations of animals, Deveux took a year and a half to create this mesmerising short featuring high-diving giraffes. Their graceful movements are soothing to watch, and the hyper-realistic rendering is impressive. Unsurprisngly, it won numerous […]

The music video for Peter Gabriel’s hit single Steam (1992) was made by Stephen R. Johnson, a director of immense creativity. Peter Gabriel was known for his innovative, experimental music videos, probably the most famous being Sledgehammer (1986) also directed by Johnson, which scooped nine MTV Video Music Awards, which stands as a record today. […]

Written and directed by Samuel Supple The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 saw millions of young British men (over 8 million in total) fight what proved to be a very bloody war. The troops left the UK via the coastal town of Folkestone in Kent. This documentary, made a century later, explores […]

Created by Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski (Clyde Henry Productions). Madame Tutli-Putli is a 17-minute stop-motion animated short film about a woman taking a train journey. We don’t know where she’s going or why, but she has a fantastical and often terrifying ride, encountering all types of outlandish and menacing characters along the way. The film has a truly […]

Created by Alessandro Bavari Music by Jeff Ensign aka Evolution Noise Slave Metachaos, by ‘Digital Artist’ Alessandro Bavari, is more like 8 minutes of visual and sonic art than a short film. Intense, overwhelming and immersive, it uses state of the art camerawork and CGI special effect technology to create what could be seen as a […]

Directed by Sean Ellis Produced by Lene Bausager Music by Rick Astley Cashback is a comic short film following narrator Ben, a young art student working long night shifts in a supermarket, and his madcap group of colleagues, including two young men who take larking around to an extreme, and Jenkins, Ben’s thoroughly dislikeable, narcissistic […]

This Land is Mine is a remarkable animation set to a song in the style of a musical by artist Nina Paley. Beginning with the very first settlers in the land over time variously named Canaan, The Levant, Israel and Palestine, we see a succession of warriors and colonialists laying claim to what has proved […]