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7:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Flix for Short: Francis

Francis is an animated short based off of a short radio piece for the (incredible) radio show This American Life. The original short story was written by novelist Dave Eggers and was later transformed into an animated short ...

Liz Rugg


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6:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace will be shown in select U.S. theaters

Katsushiro Otomo, the Japanese animation director most well known for his seminal film Akira, has a brand-new animated film about to his U.S. shores! Well, sort of. Short Peace is actually a collection of four short films pr...

Liz Rugg

5:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Watch: BaneCat - a villainous cat that torments his owner

The Dark Knight Rises' evil Batman antagonist Bane has one of the most recognizable and most fun to parody voices ever. Enter: BaneCat, a short video about a villainous cat who torments his owner. It's a pretty funny little ...

Liz Rugg

7:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Flix for Short: StormJumper

In StormJumper, an alien shaman attempts to use meditation and magic to escape from an annihilating planetary storm. I totally love everything about the visual style of StormJumper, from the character design to the color pal...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 03.14.2014

Trailer for French animated short TempÍte Sur Anorak delights

Tempête Sur Anorak - or Storm Hits Jacket - is an upcoming French animated short film by animator and artist Paul Cabon. It's not everyday we see a trailer for a short film, and it's certainly that much more rare to se...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Flix for Short: A Day for Cake and Accidents

A Day for Cake and Accidents is an animated short film, and a collaboration between artists Steve Reinke and Jessie Mott. The absurdest work focuses on a nonsensical birthday party, though some of the attendees seem preoccupi...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Check out this clip from animated short The Missing Scarf

The Missing Scarf is an animated short by Irish animator and filmmaker Eoin Duffy. I had the chance to see it when I recently saw a screening of the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films, and though it is a runner-up and...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 02.19.2014

A look at the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

One easily overlooked part of the flurry of The Academy Awards is the shorts sections. Perhaps they seem less interesting or less consequential due to their bite-size nature, but to me, short films are often all the more acce...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Flix for Short: Juste de l'eau

This lush animated short titled in French Juste de l'eau (or Just Water) is set in an anthropomorphic animal-version of Europe at the time of the discovery of new continents. As the explorers' ships come in to land, they are...

Liz Rugg

2:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Flix for Short: A Handy Tip for the Easily Distracted

This short film by Miranda July is full of helpful ideas. Apparently a deleted scene from July's 2011 feature-length movie The Future, A Handy Tip For The Easily Distracted is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a handy...

Liz Rugg

7:00 PM on 01.07.2014

Pixar short Party Central playing before Muppets

We've got a long wait for new Pixar movies since they've delayed The Good Dinosaur to 2015 (thankfully Disney is picking up the slack), but that doesn't mean we'll be completely devoid of the ol' Pixar magic in 2014. In the g...

Matthew Razak





12:00 PM on 12.30.2013

Kung Fury is the most awesome not awesome thing ever

The 80s were awesome for action movies, but not as awesome as they could have been with today's technology (or really 15 years ago technology). Enter Kung Fury, a action parody film trying to get some footing over on Kicksta...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 11.21.2013

Flix for Short: Jonas Cuaron's Aningaaq

Gravity is pretty high on a lot of people's Best of 2013 lists, and is expected to get some serious Oscar nominations in the upcoming awards season. Gravity was created by Alfonso Cuaron with his son Jonas Cuaron, and now Jo...

Liz Rugg

2:05 PM on 11.14.2013

Flix for Short: The Four Players

Super Mario Bros. adaptations come along every so often on the web and usually they're cute, but not much to talk about. The Four Players, four short films from screenwriter Evan Daugherty, on the other hand defini...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Flix for Short: Somewhere

Somewhere is a short animated film by artist Nicolas Ménard. It follows the journey of a star-crossed, stranded astronaut and his love back on his home planet. The 2D animation style feels appropriately lush, and I ab...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 11.06.2013

Flix for Short: Tank

Tank is a short film by artist and animator Nate Milton. It tells the story of a young boy who is an amateur naturalist. The boy captures all kinds of little woodland river and pond creatures like frogs, bugs and fish, and k...

Liz Rugg

10:09 AM on 10.09.2013

Toy Story of Terror! gets a clip

With Halloween just around the corner it's time to bust out the specials based on popular kids franchises once again. This year's new entrant is Toy Story of Terror! and you can watch a clip of it above. Watching a...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 10.01.2013

Flix for Short: Wonder Woman

While DC Comics continues to flounder about with twenty more Batman and Superman movies, I suppose this fan film from Rainfall films is the only incarnation of Wonder Woman we'll see on screen. Well, not including the Linda ...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 09.17.2013

Flix for Short: Lost & Found

This short documentary by Joey Bania profiles an eccentric New Zealand tinkerer and inventor named Blair Somerville. Somerville makes all kinds of things, most of which are made from found or recycled materials, and all of h...

Liz Rugg

10:00 AM on 09.11.2013

Flix for Short: Noah

Noah debuted as part of the Toronto International Film Festival this year and garnered plenty of buzz as a creative short. It's easy to see why as it's go a great gimmick that the entire film's plot plays out over the m...

Matthew Razak

2:00 PM on 08.23.2013

Flix for Short: Skhizein

In Skhizein, we meet a man named Henry who was unluckily directly hit by a meteorite one night, which separated his physical self from the rest of the world by exactly 91 centimeters. However, to the rest of the world he rem...

Liz Rugg

1:00 PM on 08.21.2013

MGM acquires rights to ABE, will turn into feature film

We try to bring you all the awesome short films we can with Flix for Short, but there a lot out there so we definitely don't get them all. One of the ones we missed was a film by British writer/director/VFX artist Rob McCell...

Matthew Razak