100 Great Shorts on Vimeo

by richardsteenvoort | created - 18 Apr 2016 | updated - 26 Nov 2017 | Public

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1. Monkey Love Experiments (2014)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.

Directors: Will Anderson, Ainslie Henderson

Votes: 85


2. Dirt (I) (2016)

7 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

Some things must die to live.

Director: Darius Clark Monroe | Star: Segun Akande

Votes: 21


3. Make Like a Dog (2015)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Frustrated, angry and infertile, Stanley and Elvira will try anything to pull their relationship out of the dog house.

Director: Marshall Allman | Stars: Jamie Anne Allman, Mark Kelly

Votes: 13


4. Red Rover (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Two teenagers from a remote religious community travel to town in search of shelter after being told by their Evangelical parents that an asteroid will soon destroy the earth.

Director: Brooke Goldfinch | Stars: Natalie Racoosin, Christopher Gray, Helen Coxe, Brit Whittle

Votes: 59


5. Hum (II) (2015)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Teller | Stars: Adam Della Maggiora, Brodin Plett, Jackie Zhou

Votes: 46


6. Dust (IV) (2014)

22 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

In a harsh and unpredictable natural environment where people have isolated themselves behind massive walled cities, a socially marginalized Tracker teams up with a black-market merchant to... See full summary »

Director: Mike Grier | Stars: Masashi Odate, Michael Evans Lopez, Madeleine Lee, Kiyomi Fukazawa

Votes: 143


7. Dan Invited Hannah Over for Dinner (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Hannah questions the intention behind her boyfriend's unprecedented invitation to cook her dinner.

Director: Patrick T. Lo | Stars: Kevan Brighting, Rick Cordeiro, Ryan Fisher, Kala Fuenmayor

Votes: 38


8. A Lunch Break Romance (2013)

3 min | Short

A young man and woman share their lunch break in silence. They then find a common case of over thinking the situation.

Director: Danny Sangra | Stars: Bean Downes, Timothy Renouf

Votes: 25


9. One Man's Loss (2012)

8 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A shoeless vagabond is fatefully thrown the chance at a new life, after treading on a piece of glass outside the apartment of an arguing couple.

Director: Philip Sansom | Stars: Tracy Feith, Hande Kodja, Jeremy Mitchell

Votes: 162


10. Weighting (2013)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A re-telling of the pre-telling of a story of the end.

Directors: Dustin Bowser, Brie Larson | Stars: Brie Larson, Satya Bhabha, Joe Burke

Votes: 161


11. Half (I) (2011)

6 min | Short, Romance

Two women go about their lives, and as the parallels between them mount, the more obvious it is how well suited they would be for each other.

Director: Alex Bohs | Stars: Emily Deering, Chloe Howcroft, Melody Snyder

Votes: 26


12. Future.Inc (2012)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

In the mid-21st century offices are dull, health and safety seminars are boring and the meek are downtrodden by the bitchy. In other words: nothing's changed...until the arrival of a social... See full summary »

Director: Martin Stirling | Stars: Hils Barker, Lisa Gifford, John Martin-Shaw, John Seaward

Votes: 23


13. Prosopagnosia (2011)

18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

Prosopanosia: 'A two faced story' Alfred finds his best friend Julia dead in her apartment and looks the perpetrator right in the eyes. He is unable to identify him, because of his ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Keijzer | Stars: Mark Carlisle, Christopher Hatherall, Kenan Raven, William Sutton

Votes: 68


14. Partners (II) (2015)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

When a slump in work/life Partners Kate and Leigh's sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become, to humorous ends.

Director: Joey Ally | Stars: Ty A. Smith, Jen Tullock, Hannah Pearl Utt

Votes: 55


15. Well Spoken (2016)

5 min | Short, Comedy

A woman tries to go about her day and one of her coworkers gets in the way.

Director: James M. Johnston | Stars: Destinee Stewart, Chris Gardner, Charlie Parker, Jackson Elliott

Votes: 8


16. American Baghdad (2016)

17 min | Documentary, Short

A short documentary profiling Iraqi refugees trying to assimilate to American culture after being displaced from Iraq due to the war. El Cajon, a county in San Diego, has one of the highest... See full summary »

Director: Ron Najor

Votes: 6


17. Monsters (IV) (2015)

13 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

Jenn lives in an underground bunker, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside...

Director: Steve Desmond | Stars: Caitlin Carmichael, Ione Skye, Christopher Wiehl, Joey Luthman

Votes: 298


18. The First Men (2015)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

An overextended teacher bumps into a troubled student while at the mall with her mom.

Director: Benjamin Kegan | Stars: Maria Blasucci, Bo Mitchell, Barbara E. Robertson, Angela Struck

Votes: 23


19. Lost Boy (2016)

9 min | Short, Sci-Fi

An ambitious sci-fi concept heavily influenced by American action classics and Japanese samurai films, celebrated filmmakers Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns team up with PostPanic (Sundays) for a dazzling new project.

Directors: Anthony Scott Burns, Ash Thorp | Stars: Wasteclay Moreas, Nerea Revilla

Votes: 96


20. Muck (III) (2015)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

MUCK is a dramatic short film about Mel, a 20-year old female open mic comedian who lives with her tabloid-obsessed mother in Queens. Abandoned by her father and born into a family of ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Smolanoff | Stars: Tallie Medel, Suzanne Grodner, Pat Dixon, Hank Gallo

Votes: 16


21. Red Folder (2016)

10 min | Short, Drama

When a high school student sets out to find an elusive red folder, he finds himself trapped in an uncaring system.

Director: Ben Kallam | Stars: Gregory Eugene Barnes, Paul Hickert, Janil Dean, Duane Nakia Cooper

Votes: 49


22. 160 Characters (2015)

11 min | Documentary, Short

Text messages on an old Nokia phone tell the story of a 3-year relationship, and raises questions over how we communicate in an increasingly electronic world.

Director: Victoria Mapplebeck

Votes: 39


23. M.A.M.O.N. (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide) (2016)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

United States have elected a racist and xenophobic man as a president and he uses high technology to expel Latin immigrants to the other side of the wall built on the border. How may Latins resist?

Director: Alejandro Damiani | Stars: Guillermo Villegas, Angelina Peláez, Rafael Anduaga, Hector Villalobos

Votes: 132


24. The Duke: Based on the Memoir 'I'm The Duke' by J.P. Duke (2016)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Mired in a concussed haze, an ex-NFLer struggles to adjust to life off the field during Super Bowl Sunday.

Director: Max Barbakow | Stars: LaMonica Garrett, Chrystall Friedemann, Alejandro Patiño, Alfred E. Rutherford

Votes: 35


25. The Chaperone (2013)

13 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

The Chaperone tells the true, previously untold story of a lone school teacher who fought off an entire motorcycle gang while chaperoning a middle school dance in a church basement in 1970s... See full summary »

Director: Fraser Munden | Stars: Ralph Whims, Stefan Czernatowicz, Fraser Munden, Chris McMahon

Votes: 65


26. I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked (2012)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A man recreates, with poor means, a lost memory. A memory of the last day with his Mom. Objects comes to life, in a desperate struggle, to produce one moment that was gone.

Director: Yuval Hameiri | Star: Yuval Hameiri

Votes: 49


27. The Beast (2013)

8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A young woman touches herself. From her pubic hair, a huge beast is born, whose body both merges with and abuses her own.

Director: Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka | Stars: Céline Caron, Nicolas Maloufi

Votes: 23


28. World Wide Woven Bodies (2015)

16 min | Short, Drama

At the end of the 1990s the Internet comes to Northern Norway and coincides with the sexual awakening of young Mads (12). The introduction of pornographic images into his life complicates ... See full summary »

Director: Truls Krane Meby | Stars: Heine Dybvik, Anders T. Andersen, Nina Bendiksen

Votes: 160


29. Norma's Colours (2015)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

Following the death of her mother, Norma, Tina inherited her astonishing belongings, a collection built up during the course of Norma's eighty-nine years. Over one hundred tiny mechanical ... See full summary »

Director: Florence Kennard

Votes: 7


30. Snake Bite (2016)

9 min | Short, Adventure, Thriller

Four adventurous kids. One deadly snake. Ten quick minutes. Snake Bite.

Director: Tim Hyten | Stars: Andrew Fox, Gabe White, Holden Goyette, Luke Darga

Votes: 205


31. Nutcracker (2016)

22 min | Short, Drama

Nutcracker is a fresh twist on a cautionary tale. Shelly is a 17-year old, African-American girl on the cusp of womanhood. The realities of wanting to be desired, wanting to be validated, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Aronson | Stars: Khaliel Abdelrahim, Alex Will Brooks, Marlynne Frierson Cooley, Maya Harris

Votes: 19


32. Pidge (2014)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A pigeon decides to kill himself by jumping off a building. He contemplates his decision on the way down.

Director: Renee Zhan | Star: Larkin McCann

Votes: 32


33. Muxes (2016)

10 min | Documentary, Short

The latest documentary by Ivan Olita is a piece documenting the far reaches of the southern state of Oaxaca where, in the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, the world is ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Olita | Stars: Sofia, Rubitch, Victoria, Arlette

Votes: 37


34. Reset (IV) (2013)

17 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

Sophie lives alone with her mother on a desolate farm in the middle of nowhere. A place that hides a secret far worse than she could have imagined.

Directors: Marcus Kryler, Fredrik Åkerström | Stars: Niklas Engdahl, Wilma Hedberg, Cecilia Milocco

Votes: 88


35. The Little Deputy (2015)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Western

Trevor tries to have his photo taken with his father.

Director: Trevor Anderson | Stars: Trevor Anderson, Shannon Blanchet, Rob Chaulk, Fish Griwkowsky

Votes: 52


36. Piece, Peace (2013)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Psychological changes among different characters lead to a more and more extreme situation.

Director: Jae-in Park

Votes: 18


37. Voor Film (2015)

12 min | Short

From the perspectives of a dozen diverse viewers, this documentary short explores the peculiar ritual of watching film. How is the medium experienced by people with sensory impairments, ... See full summary »

Director: Douwe Dijkstra

Votes: 77


38. Petukh (2015)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

After the death of Anya's lover she has no reason to live. Suddenly she comes across a rooster who is a spitting image of her late lover. She decides to build a proper romantic relationship... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Nuzhnyy | Stars: Valentina Mazunina, Nikolay Kovbas, Yuliya Salmina, Pavel Savinkov

Votes: 28


39. The Wolf Man (1999)

6 min | Animation, Horror, Short

In the middle of woods inhabited by wolves, an astrologist imagines what it would be like to be a werewolf, running and howling through the woods in a schizophrenic blur instead of sitting ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hope | Star: Waen Shepherd

Votes: 121


40. 12 weeks (2015)

14 min | Short, Drama

In the toilet of a shopping center, Lilly, François and their daughter Léa, 6 years old, must say goodbye to Sea-Sea , a 12-week fetus.

Director: Marc-André Girard | Stars: Sarah Desjeunes, Rémi-Pierre Paquin, Nadia Paradis, Danielle Proulx

Votes: 28


41. Battle for Birthday Mountain (2017)

9 min | Documentary

The extraordinary politics of moving mountains.

Director: David Freid

Votes: 5


42. Mr Madila (2015)

9 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

A documentary filmmaker interviews a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacred art of animation.

Director: Rory Waudby-Tolley | Stars: Gary Pillai, Ken Smart

Votes: 66


43. Candy Floss (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

Jasmine, a young teenage girl on the run, is taken in by Shane, a showman who works on a travelling fairground passing through town. As an unorthodox bond between the pair builds, their ... See full summary »

Director: Jed Hart | Stars: Dean Christie, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Barry Keoghan, Ben Tisdall

Votes: 32


44. Mauser (2011)

15 min | Short, Drama

M.Ranger, a World War II veteran, meets a young delivery boy who is an avid follower of a video game inspired by the Normandy landings. This encounter will revive the old man's painful memories.

Directors: Marc-André Girard, Chantale Jean | Stars: Laurent-Christophe De Ruelle, Gilles Pelletier


45. Strange Men (2015)

20 min | Short, Drama

Abby, a penniless young drifter, decides to return home. But her plans change when a strange man begins following her.

Director: Andrew Fitzgerald | Stars: Hannah Mosqueda, Thomas F. Duffy, Jim Garrity, Emmersyn Fiorentino

Votes: 14