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Short Films

  1. classics
    The 25 Most Essential Laurel and Hardy Comedy ShortsThe classic comedy duo has never gone out of style.
  2. history lessons
    Spike Lee Debuts Short Film Connecting George Floyd and Do the Right Thing“This is history again and again and again …”
  3. no shame
    Billie Eilish Tackles Body Image and Double Standards in Short Film“If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a slut.”
  4. lgbtq
    Pixar’s Short Film Out Debuts Studio’s First Gay LeadAnd it’s streaming now.
  5. oscars 2019
    Every Oscar Winner for Animated Short Subject, RankedFrom its earliest honorees to the present, the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Subject doubles as a kind of history of the ever-changing medium.
  6. this week in web videos
    I Loved The Passage Even Though I Didn’t Like It At AllCheck out Philip Burgers and Kitao Sakurai’s bizarre short if you haven’t yet.
  7. horror
    Papier-Mâché Eyeballs, Go-Go Dancers, Secret Passwords: A Look at The EyeslicerDan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell’s traveling horror experience combines short films and art with an internet-savvy sensibility.
  8. Check Out Gary Richardson’s Delightful Short Film ‘Places, Thank You […]Gary Richardson is funny in many ways – on Twitter, in web series, and most recently as a writer on Saturday Night Live. Last year, Richardson […]
  9. recommendations
    Chill Out With a Movie About Real-life MermaidsThe Spring, a short film about a Florida amusement park, offers an offbeat kind of mindfulness.
  10. short films
    This Would Only Happen at an ‘It’ Girl Pool PartySlip dresses on swan floats?
  11. international women's day
    Madonna Releases ‘Her-Story’ Short Film for International Women’s Day“Welcome to the revolution of love, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny.”
  12. tribeca film festival 2017
    See Tribeca’s 2017 Short Film Selections; Almost Half Are Directed by WomenFor what it’s worth: John Turturro directed a short film about hair.
  13. Check Out the Short Film ‘Gravy’ Starring Matt Walsh and Rich FulcherIf you’re a fan of Matt Walsh and Rich Fulcher, this new short film titled Gravy is an extra special treat. Written and directed by Mike […]
  14. in development
    Kristen Stewart Is Making a ‘Kick Ass’ Short Film About Gun Control“My next short is so political.”
  15. Check Out the Short Film ‘Affections’ Directed, Written by, and Starring […]Fort Tilden’s Bridey Elliott has made her first film in the form of a sad yet sweet short called Affections. Released on Vimeo today, the short […]
  16. black america again
    Watch Common’s Short Film Black America AgainProduced by Ava DuVernay, of course.
  17. Danny DeVito’s Short Film ‘Curmudgeons’ Debuts on Vimeo TodayDanny DeVito’s short film Curmudgeons originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and thanks to Vimeo you can finally […]
  18. Enter the ‘Institute of the Real and Really Real’ in Carrie Brownstein’s […]Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein has written and directed a short film that takes our obsession with celebrities and social media to a very dark […]
  19. Drake’s Short Film to Be Released September 30Please let this be Drake’s Lemonade, Please let this be Drake’s Lemonade
  20. easter eggs
    Mr. Robot Releases Short Horror FilmNSFW!
  21. carrie brownstein
    Kenzo Gets Extra Cool With Carrie BrownsteinThe Portlandia star and Sleater-Kinney rocker is directing a short film for Kenzo’s fall campaign and NYFW.
  22. Sarah Silverman Meets Michael Sheen in JASH’s New Short ‘You Can Never […]Recently JASH teamed up with go90 and Band of Robbers’ Aaron and Adam Nee to produce a new short film starring Sarah Silverman and Michael […]
  23. Check Out Matt Besser and JASH’s New Short ‘Arkippiana’UCB cofounder Matt Besser recently made a new short film with JASH called Arkippiana, and this week it’s available to view for free over on […]
  24. Stephen Colbert Finds an Unlikely Friend in a New Short Directed by Spike […]Director Spike Jonze was a guest on last night’s Late Show, so he teamed up with Stephen Colbert to direct a short film to run instead of the […]
  25. cut cover story
    Watch the Best New Accessories Dance in a Film by Laurie SimmonsSpring follies with this season’s hot-to-trot bags, shoes, and jewelry — and the cast of Chicago.
  26. premieres
    Watch a Short Film Starring YTW’s Aya CashAs a woman on the verge of an emotional breakdown.
  27. Check Out ‘The Comments’ Starring Paul Scheer, Natasha Leggero, Ken […]Comment sections are generally some of the scummiest parts of the internet, and as this new short by Jim and Brian Kehoe called The Comments […]
  28. Check Out the Short Film ‘Limbo’ Starring Jon Benjamin and Natasha LeggeroThe story behind this new (NSFW!) short film Limbo starring Jon Benjamin is an interesting one: It started out as a story posted on […]
  29. short films
    David Cameron Pigs Out on Paprika PringlesPaprika Pringles?
  30. short films
    Fun.’s Nate Ruess Debuts Biopic-y Short FilmHe goes looking for love for all the wrong reasons.
  31. Take a Tour of Some Futuristic Brasilia Hotspots with Reggie WattsLooking for a new vacation destination? Consider Brasilia, the subject of a short film directed by Benjamin Dickinson that premiered on […]
  32. throwback monday
    See the Short Film That Would Become WhiplashJ.K. Simmons included. 
  33. Watch a Short Film Based on DC Pierson’s ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and […]DC Pierson recently teamed up with Community and Mystery Team director Dan Eckman and producer Meggie McFadden to turn his 2010 novel The Boy […]
  34. videology
    Drake’s Back to Acting (in His New Short Film)!It’s his “Runaway.”
  35. Martin Starr Lives a Slowmo Life in New Short Film ‘Leonard in Slow Motion’Vice released a new short film this week from writer/director Peter Livolsi called Leonard in Slow Motion, and it’s a sweetly sad look at a day […]
  36. spinoffs
    New Twilight Mini-Movies Are Heading to FacebookAnd could a sixth movie be on its way?
  37. Watch Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, and Ellie Kemper in ‘The […]This week, UCB alums Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman released their new short “The Nobodies,” which features the musical comedy duo alongside […]
  38. Harris Wittels and Armen Weitzman on Making Their Short Film Directorial […]A group friends going on a mushroom trip sounds like it would make for an uproarious comedy, but Harris Wittels and Armen Weitzman’s new short […]
  39. Check Out Scott Thompson’s Short Film ‘The Immigrant’ with Dave Foley, […] If the two Buddy Cole Colbert Report segments weren’t enough Scott Thompson goodness for you this week, here’s a new short he wrote and stars […]
  40. shia labeouf you can do better
    Shia LaBeouf Apologizes for Ripping Off Daniel ClowesHe says he was simply “moved by his piece of work.” Update: He plagiarized the apology.
  41. Watch ‘Castello Cavalcanti,’ a New Short Film from Wes Anderson and […] Here’s Castello Cavalcanti, a new short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and starring his frequent collaborator Jason Schwartzman as […]
  42. Watch a Weird Short Film Donald Glover Made Here’s “Clapping for the Wrong Reasons,” a mysterious 25-minute short film that Donald Glover wrote, produced, and starred in alongside […]
  43. Watch Michael Cera and Aubrey Plaza in Michael Cera’s New Short Film Here’s “Failure,” a new short film Michael Cera made for the YouTube channel JASH. Cera directed and stars in the short alongside his Scott […]
  44. Watch Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel in the Short Film that Inspired ‘This Is […] If you’re planning on seeing Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is the End this weekend, you may not know that it was based on the 2007 short […]
  45. Watch Michael Cera’s New Short Film ‘Gregory Go Boom’ Here’s Michael Cera’s brand new short film “Gregory Go Boom,” which was just released today on JASH, the YouTube comedy channel Cera […]
  46. Watch the Trailer for Michael Cera’s New Short ‘Gregory Go Boom’ Here’s the trailer for an upcoming short film called “Gregory Go Boom” that stars Michael Cera as a paraplegic man leaving his house for the […]
  47. Watch Sarah Silverman’s French Short Film Here’s “Fête des Pets,” a French short film Sarah Silverman made for JASH, a YouTube comedy channel in which she is a partner. It’s a little […]
  48. Watch Michael Cera’s Short Film ‘Brazzaville Teen-Ager’ Here’s “Brazzaville Teen-Ager,” a brand new short film starring, directed, and co-written by Michael Cera and based on the story of the same […]
  49. Michael Cera’s Short Film ‘Brazzaville Teenager’ with Charles Grodin to […]The new YouTube channel JASH, which features content from Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts, announced via a teaser trailer […]
  50. Watch Ricky Gervais’s New Short Starring David Brent from ‘The Office’ When Ricky Gervais announced last month that he was reviving his Office character David Brent for a new short film, it seemed like an iffy […]
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