Dark at Sea // Daily Short Picks

Dark at Sea

An exploration of one man’s struggle with himself shot on 35mm motion picture film. “Dark at Sea” captures themes of frustration, defeat, and addiction to success through the movements of dancer Matthew Gibbs. Director’s Statement Dark at Sea started as a love letter to the ambitions and the payoffs that[…]

Read More »
Everything's Fine // Daily Short Picks

Everything’s Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major

A musical comedy about a young woman at the onset of her “quarter life crisis,” following her existential journey though the various stages of anxiety in song and dance. Director’s Statement I don’t understand why we go through a “quarter-life crisis.” It’s not a thing. It’s not like getting your[…]

Read More »
Sola // Daily Short Picks

Sola

Shot in Tijuana, Mexico over the course of three days with a Sony A7SII – Sola is a raw, candid portrait of a “stranger in a strange land.” The film follows Mimi Elashiry’s character as she wanders the city’s streets, clubs, beaches and back alleys. Mimi is far from home,[…]

Read More »
No, I Don't Want to Dance // Featured Short

No, I Don’t Want to Dance

A stop motion animated film which aims to raise awareness of how deadly dangerous dance can be These are dark times. The growing amount of political, social and environmental issues fill the agendas of millions of concerned people around the world. You may think that in our modern and thorough[…]

Read More »
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[…]

Read More »
Breton Afternoon // Daily Short Picks

Breton Afternoon

An improvised dance performance by Tamisha Guy, based on an original musical composition itself adapting and inspired by Breton Afternoon, a poem by Ernest Christopher Dowson originally published in the late 19th Century.

Read More »
Just Dance: The Xoe Xapoian Story // Short Film Trailer

Just Dance: The Xoe Xapoian Story

“Just Dance: The Xoe Xapoian Story” is a short documentary film focusing on the life of Xoe Xapoian, an actress, model and dancer who lost her leg in an unfortunate car accident just one year ago. Drawing upon an inner reserve of strength, willpower and love, she has been able[…]

Read More »
The Ocean // Daily Short Picks

The Ocean

One woman’s universe expands the more she connects with her lover. An intimate lesbian love story told in contemporary dance, The Ocean celebrates love’s ultimate triumph over fear. Director’s Statement When Wallis first mentioned The Ocean – a new devotional song for her partner Tracey – I prodded her on[…]

Read More »
E T A // Daily Short Picks

E T A

While waiting alone in a bus station, uncertain and insecure, one woman fights the urge to isolate herself and instead connects to the strangers around her to build a community. Set to an original song created specifically for the project (now available on all digital streaming platforms), E T A[…]

Read More »
Abandon // Daily Short Picks

Abandon

Shot in one take we follow an ambitious dancer in the moment she finds out she’s pregnant and is then forced to put her emotions aside for the final day of rehearsals of her latest show. Her understudy eagerly awaits for an opportunity to step out, but as the choreography[…]

Read More »

The Best Shorts in Your Inbox!

Every week we send an email with the top short films from Film Shortage.


Subscribe!