Taru // Daily Short Picks


At just 19, Taru Mikkonen became a Finnish non-league rally driving champion in a country where racing is a national obsession. Raised by the extended family that is Rokkiralli – a DIY racing scene in Finland –she left a normal childhood in the rear view, to dedicate herself full-time to[…]

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Kabita's Story // Short Film Trailer

Kabita’s Story

Kabita is one of many female skateboarders in Nepal, where skateboarding is considered a male oriented sport. The Kathmandu skatepark offers girls like Kabita an opportunity to learn skateboarding, essentially building up their confidence within their society. Donate Now!

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Sodium Nights // Daily Short Picks

Sodium Nights

This film was shot over a period of three years in the city of Athens. It is the execution of a really simple idea. We wanted to portray the tribes of the night during this city’s turbulent times. Sodium Nights aspires to unveil the real underbelly of a metropolis in[…]

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The Darkroom // Daily Short Picks

The Darkroom

A photographer wrestles with a void in his life after his brother passes away suddenly. His emotional anguish does not prohibit him from bringing something positive out of the experience. Captured across Iceland and Australia, this exploratory documentary shows a journey both mental and physical. Director’s Statement Stories are something[…]

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American Patriot // Daily Short Picks

American Patriot – Bobby Shelton

Bobby Shelton is the first subject in what we hope to be a series of mini docs entitled American Patriot. This is the story of Vietnam veteran Bobby Shelton’s time in the service and the bond he shared with the man who saved his life. Bobby recounts his memories from[…]

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Katanga // Featured Short


A young woman living in Katanga turned to her local boxing gym after being brutally assaulted in her neighbourhood. Katanga is photo series and docu-fiction featuring the female boxers of Katanga, one of the largest slums in Kampala. It is based on the true story of Hellen Baleke, a young[…]

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Alba // Daily Short Picks

Alba – Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future

An intense, intimate and beautiful journey into the mind of Alba, a 16-year-old ballet dancer at the acclaimed Corella Dance Academy in Barcelona. Her inner thoughts start to question the life she is leading, her lost adolescence, and her place in the world. Director’s Statement I was really wary of[…]

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IDEO and a story of Design // Daily Short Picks

IDEO and a Story of Design

An exclusive look behind the curtain at IDEO, the global design firm, who for 40 years (and counting) has changed the way we think about design.

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Spearhunter // Daily Short Picks


Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world’s greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and[…]

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Leeper // Daily Short Picks


Blake Leeper is the 8th fastest man in the world. He was also born a double leg amputee. As he trains for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, his incredible spirit and passion shows every dream is achievable. Director’s Statement Sometimes the most inspiring projects, are the ones that happen[…]

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