Samira // Daily Short Picks

SAMIRA

From becoming the first female in history to join her University’s all male American football team, to getting the lead in Shakespeare’s Othello, Samira redefines what it means to be a woman in modern day Britain, in this visual exploration of youth, identity and womanhood. Director’s Statement The desire to[…]

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Cinematographer // Daily short Pick

Cinematographer

Cinematographers Reed Morano, Autumn Eakin, Kate Arizmendi, Maria Rusche, Allison Anderson and Emoni Aikens share honest insights about what it means to be a cinematographer in the modern era. Director’s Statement Claudia and I were really surprised that a project like this didn’t already exist. Cinematographer came about because of[…]

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Taru // Daily Short Picks

TARU

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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Katanga // Featured Short

Katanga

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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Sugar Land // Featured Short Film

Sugar Land

After spending years on the road chasing reckless dreams, a young couple gets the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a child in a world where only few privileged people can. Surreal and expressionistic in its structure and composition, “Sugar Land” is the story of a decaying love told in reverse. Told[…]

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10 Marvelous Shorts by Women

10 Marvelous Shorts by Women Filmmakers

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we highlight the incredible contribution women have brought to Film Shortage and to the film industry in general! Here are just a portion of our favorites. Thank you for your continuous hard work and proving that women have a gigantic role in the future of[…]

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Acting in Short: Kelby Keenan in 'Fragments of May'.

Acting in Short: Kelby Keenan

We all know acting can be a difficult and often under appreciated part of filmmaking, and this couldn’t be more true in short films. In Maria Pia Fanigliulo’s destructive psychological drama ‘Fragments of May’, actress Kelby Keenan had to embrace a particularly complex character with May, dealing with a range[…]

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Minotauress || Short Trailer

Minotauress

The ancient story of the minotaur told from the point of view of the female minotaur.

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