Short Film Pleasure

2000s Short Films

My Favourite Things
A young girl and boy's worlds cross paths in a beautiful and touching manner. Directed by Edward Styles / UK / 2009
Who Wants To Be An Amerikan
The film is a retro look at a fantasy Soviet-era game show where contestants compete to see who really deserves to get the big prize – a lifetime vacation in the land that begat Mark Twain, Thomas Edison and Britney Spears. Despite it’s short length, ...
The Heart of the World
Maddin pulls out all the stops in this dreamlike, hyperkinetic tribute to silent films. 'The Heart of the World" could easily have been a throwaway film, given the circumstance of its origin. The Toronto Film Festival commissioned Maddin to make a brief film to fill a ...
Fantaisie in Bubblewrap
The final minutes of a society of vocal bubblewrap as it faces its apocalypse. 'Bubblewrap' was completed August 2007 and has since made the festival rounds picking up some awards on its way. It is Arthur Metcalf's debut film. Directed by Arthur Metcalf / USA / 2007
Right Place
A short film about a Japanese eccentric convinience store clerk. Winner of Best Short Film at Young Directors Award Cannes, 2006 Directed by Kosai Sekine / Japan / 2005
Medium Rare
Carl is running for his life. When a beautiful woman offers him an unexpected hiding place, his luck seems to change. But desire is about to lay its own subtle trap. Based on "zwei bei tisch" by Hans Herbst. Directed by Stefan Stuckert / UK / 2007
Things Wong Kar-Wai Taught Me About Love
Sex... longing... rejection... and pain. Inspired by the themes explored in the films of Hong Kong film director Wong Kar-Wai, this is a checklist of what to expect from modern love. THINGS WONG KAR-WAI TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVE 1. You will fall in love only once. Obstacles ...
Aida and Josef try to communicate past the distance from point A to point B. An exposed space, clearly visible to snipers, prevents them from doing so. Set during the Sarajevo siege award winning short film 4960 earned Jury comments: "Brutal, riveting, fearless . . . ...
Paradise tells the story of a man whose actions are controlled by fate, who is forced to follow a predetermined path. Lacking free will, John Small looks to a better tomorrow, but fails to find fulfillment in the present. We are inside a machine. Cogs spin ...
A tiny robot is given the gift of life with only one limitation, the length of his power cable. When a curious bird appears at the workshop window, the robot feels a lust to live outside of his reach that may be his demise. Directed by ...
After You
Beautiful one minute short film about loss, sadness and smiling. Directed by Adam Linzey / UK / 2009
Two octopuses help each other in their comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village from the grasp of a stubborn restaurant cook. However, even after overcoming insurmountable odds to reunite, their fight to stay together is not over. Nominated for Oscar in 2009, ...
Although based upon fairly adult concepts, this is not a particularly visual film, but rather uses dialogue and implied visuals to tell a passionate story. Directed by David Hamilton / USA / 2006
There’s Only One Sun
Agent 006 is undercover to catch the mysterious, charismatic “Light”, but wrestles with her own feelings in doing so. Wong Kar-Wai reprises his futuristic mood from 2046 and waives a spy story of lush and betrayal to advertise Aurea, the new LCD technology by Philips. Directed by ...
Le Haricot Bleu
One summer I picked a pod of blue bean in the botanical garden of Geneva. I took the most beautiful, I chose the most mature and I aired it on the windowsill in front of the North. Directed by Pierre and Jean Villemin / France / 2009