100 Great Shorts on Vimeo

by richardsteenvoort | created - 18 Apr 2016 | updated - 14 Jan 2017 | Public

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1. Total Loss (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A grieving couple seek closure on their daughter's death through the powers of a psychic. But not everything is what it seems...

Director: Simon Hatton | Stars: Hannah Arterton, Ivanno Jeremiah, Lucy Sheen

Votes: 7


2. Salar (2011)

TV-MA | 19 min | Short, Drama

Two lives cross in an isolated Bolivian village: a disgruntled American doctor looking to leave, and a Bolivian salt miner who's just been stabbed in the hand.

Director: Nicholas Greene | Stars: Juan Carlos Aduviri, Peter Killy, Soledad Ardaya, Maya Cahua

Votes: 48


3. 36 Questions (2015)

7 min | Short, Comedy

Two strangers participate in an experiment designed to make them fall in love by asking each another 36 increasingly personal questions.

Directors: Giancarlo Fiorentini, Jonathan Grimm | Stars: Jon Gabrus, Hannah Pearl Utt

Votes: 40


4. Operator (II) (2015)

6 min | Short, Drama

Gemma wakes to find her house on fire. Trapped with her son, she dials 999. The operator who answers holds Gemma's life in her hands.

Director: Caroline Bartleet | Stars: Kate Dickie, Vicky McClure, Laura McAlpine, Janet Bartleet

Votes: 210


5. H Positive (2015)

8 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

If you had a prolonged terminal illness and money was no object, would you manipulate euthanasia so that you could die on your own terms? This story examines how the protagonist Mark uses ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Paton | Stars: Roger Barclay, Francisco Javier Pastor

Votes: 64


6. Alone (VII) (2016)

8 min | Short

An experimental exploration of who we are when no one is watching: the freedom we experience, and the loneliness-the way we sing, dance, love, cry, and dream when we are alone.

Director: Phinehas Hodges

Votes: 13


7. Made (I) (2014)

20 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

The double life of a young Japanese woman in Tokyo. When a brief encounter with a foreigner threatens to unravel her hidden existence she does everything it takes to protect her secrets.

Director: Norbert Schoerner | Stars: Gardar Eide Einarsson, Jonathan Forbes, Rina Ohta

Votes: 16


8. Grey Bull (2014)

15 min | Short, Drama

When Martin, a South Sudanese refugee, happens upon a bull he believes is his spiritual totem, he decides to rescue it from the abattoir he works in. Once home, the bull begins to ... See full summary »

Director: Eddy Bell | Stars: John Brown, Mayik Deng, Ayuen Dyo, Akuien Kueth

Votes: 41


9. Getting Fat in a Healthy Way (2015)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

In a dystopian post-communist world, Constantine and his father Atanas share a small flat in a run-down apartment block. A tragic accident has disturbed gravity on Earth beyond repair, so ... See full summary »

Director: Kevork Aslanyan | Stars: Ovanes Torosian, Petyo Cekov, Keti Raykova, Ana Topalova

Votes: 112


10. Where You Are (I) (2016)

13 min | Short, Drama

When Jen's son disappears in a game of hide-and-seek, she unwittingly embarks on a journey through time in order to find him.

Director: Graham Parkes | Stars: Sarah Burns, Eric Edelstein, Hudson West, Jacob Melton

Votes: 67


11. High Chaparral (2016)

9 min | Documentary, Short

One of the last places you might expect to find an American-style Wild West theme park is in the middle of a Swedish forest, yet High Chaparral and its second life as a refugee camp feels ... See full summary »

Director: David Freid

Votes: 15


12. Home Suite Home (2015)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Hotel inspector Ludwig is tired of his life of clean sheets and roomservice. When he meets the younger inspector Stella, she might just be the wake-up call he needed.

Director: Jeroen Houben | Stars: Thekla Reuten, Gene Bervoets, Slimane Dazi, Pascal Elso

Votes: 38


13. R.P.G. (2016)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Six friends meet up for their monthly Dungeons & Dragons game. Someone dies, someone falls in love, the others keep playing....

Director: Sadie Rogers | Stars: Bob Kruse, Danny Rhodes, Sadie Rogers, Marty Schousboe

Votes: 15


14. Sequin Raze (2013)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Behind the scenes of a hit reality TV show, a jaded producer and a spurned beauty queen face off in mental mortal combat. One driven by cash rewards and ambition, the other clinging to her ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro | Stars: Ashley Williams, Anna Camp, Frances Conroy, Beau Bonness

Votes: 91


15. Gerascophobia (2014)

5 min | Animation, Short, Family

The animation is about a boy called 'Mo' who has fears for growing up and aging. Mo does many ridiculous things to avoid growing up. The animation describes his mundane life moments, shows ... See full summary »

Director: Shuangshuang Hao | Star: Alasdair Hankinson

Votes: 17


16. Oma (II) (2014)

8 min | Animation, Short

A young girl has to conquer her fear for her grandmother who is terminally ill.

Director: Karolien Raeymaekers

Votes: 37


17. Ossa (2016)

3 min | Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Dario Imbrogno

Votes: 12


18. Personal Space (2010 Video)

8 min | Short, Music

An old couple live their days in their routine. Watching TV, reading papers, drinking coffee has more place in their day than a conversation. She imagines how one lived her youth. She ... See full summary »

Director: Altin Kaftira | Stars: Laila Buskopp, Seh Yun Kim, Francis Sinceretti


19. Raderen (2015)

7 min | Animation, Short

In the surreal short film 'Raderen', the viewer is confronted with the oppressive limbo between waking and sleeping of a young woman that lies in her bed. On the relentless rhythm of time ... See full summary »

Director: Gideon van der Stelt

Votes: 10


20. Lina and Leo, 2015 (2015)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Desperate for his next big story, a struggling middle-aged journalist goes looking for a recluse surrealist artist. What he finds in the obscure little town of Tallydale is more surrealism than he bargained for.

Director: Yolande Botha | Stars: Anna Capraro, Jarrid Geduld, Trudy Gunther, Jeroen Kranenburg


21. Bandito (2015)

16 min | Short, Adventure, Crime

'Bandito' is an epic coming-of-age drama following the adventure of Jamie, a young boy who stows away to join his older brother on a highway truck heist.

Director: Evan Ari Kelman | Stars: C.J. Valleroy, Nathan Varnson, Jack Berenholtz, Bill Stinchcomb

Votes: 70


22. I Don't Care (I) (2014)

15 min | Short, Drama, Family

A mum to be befriends a young girl who helps her face the unknown.

Director: Carolina Giammetta | Stars: Billie Jo Bailey, Cavan Clerkin, Jo Hartley, Hamza Jeetooa

Votes: 9


23. Un jour (2001)

5 min | Animation, Short, Drama

One day a man entered my belly...

Director: Marie Paccou | Star: Christine Gagnieux

Votes: 114


24. German Shepherd (2014)

10 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

As a Jew growing up in Baltimore, he learned to fear the German people. Through recurring travels to Berlin, he now initiated his own reconciliation project. This animated film, posing the ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Bergendal | Star: David Paul

Votes: 26


25. Plaster (2015)

11 min | Short, Comedy

A sweet and dreamlike story about Pelle, a 12 year old shoegazer who breaks his arm just before he goes on holiday with his parents. When he comes across a potential summer romance, Pelle realizes he can't stay a wallflower forever.

Director: Jeroen Houben | Stars: Rohan Timmermans, Richelle Plantinga, Huub Smit, Lottie Hellingman

Votes: 54


26. Traction (2015)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

'How do you know that Adam and Eve weren't black?...' An awkward comedy about first dates, race, and racism.

Director: Rory Uphold | Stars: Ahmed Bharoocha, Tamara Becker Cimmerian, Jackie Singer, Rory Uphold

Votes: 160


27. Every Six Months (2014)

5 min | Short, Comedy

Fur. Fangs. And one delicate mind.

Director: Yolande Botha | Star: Pascale Neuschäfer

Votes: 6


28. How to Abandon Ship (2013)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

From a chance meeting to passive deception, the failure of a relationship as told from two sides.

Director: Robin McKay | Stars: Nate Diekman, Brittany Hubbard, Michael Sanchez

Votes: 15



30. 8 Bullets (2014)

13 min | Animation, Short, Drama

My name is Gabriel and I live in Taipei. I have lost my wife during an assault. A red-haired man came to me, he smelt of fried fish. He had a gun and he shot my family. Since, I feel empty as if I had a hole in the head.

Director: Frank Ternier | Stars: Stéphane Gasc, Camille Trophème, Laurent Serron-Keller

Votes: 46


31. Goodbye Rabbit, Hop Hop (2013)

5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A mind in the city looks inwards, and escapes into the rabbit's domain.

Director: Caleb Wood

Votes: 14


32. The Sunshine State (2012)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

'The Sunshine State' is about Tom, a young man on his way home from a pub in the middle of nowhere. As he stumbles to his car, Wayne, a creepy old man, spawns from the darkness, cheekily ... See full summary »

Director: Skye White | Stars: Kerry Hoare, John Russell

Votes: 21


33. Room 55 (2014)

22 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Set in 1950s England, Room 55 follows the story of Alice Lawson - strictly self-disciplined wife, mother and celebrated television cook - as she spends an unplanned night alone at the mysterious Clove Hotel...

Director: Rose Glass | Stars: Alexa Brown, Collette Cooper, Marie Everett, James McClelland

Votes: 51


34. Sold (IV) (2014)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A screenwriter goes out of town to not talk about show business, the only subject in which he knows how to talk about.

Director: Jordan Firstman | Stars: Lisha Brooks, Jordan Firstman, Elisha Yaffe

Votes: 37


35. From 1994 (2013)

5 min | Short, Adventure, Family

What would you say to your child if you only had one chance to say it all? 'From 1994' seeks to answer that question through the moving story of a mother, her son, and the discovery of a letter.

Directors: Danielle Krieger, Casey Warren | Stars: Nicole Alouf, Leo Schuehle, Weston Hippe, Jt Barry

Votes: 44


36. Home (XVII) (2016)

9 min | Short, Drama

A poignant tale of Ruth (Maggie Gyllenhaal) living alone on a beach in a tent, and the human-connection she makes there.

Director: Kat Wood | Stars: Danielle Baker, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Mahoney, Cheyenne Phillips

Votes: 60


37. Onward (II) (2016)

6 min | Documentary, Short

Konki and his family live near Deluun Village, in the Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia, where the last six generations of his bloodline have continued the art and tradition of eagle ... See full summary »

Director: Cale Glendening

Votes: 9


38. 1985 (I) (2016)

8 min | Short, Drama

A dying man seeks out a beauty consultant to hide his symptoms.

Director: Yen Tan | Stars: Allyn Carrell, Juli Erickson, Chris Gardner, Michael Liles

Votes: 65


39. The Pig Child (2013)

17 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

A scientist makes a reckless decision to carry on with an illegal surrogacy experiment, using her own body.

Director: Lucy Campbell | Stars: Frederick Schmidt, Catherine Steadman

Votes: 52


40. How Mr and Mrs Gock Saved the Kumara (2016)

4 min | Documentary, Short

When New Zealand gave two young Chinese refugees citizenship in the 1940's they found an unlikely way to return the gift - by saving the almighty kumara.

Director: Felicity Morgan-Rhind


41. Killer (I) (2016)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When Dusty masturbates for the first time, something bad happens...

Director: Matt Kazman | Stars: Hale Lytle, Michael Barbieri, Todd Henry, Jake Kitchin

Votes: 277


42. Benigni (2009)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man lives alone in a block of flats. He may not be able to put a finger on it but he is lonely. All this changes though when the odd growth he has been ignoring on his side turns out to be something alive and becomes conscious.

Directors: Jasmiini Ottelin, Pinja Partanen, Elli Vuorinen | Star: Pentti Halonen

Votes: 127



44. Tufty (2009)

9 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Maybe if you knew where your Teddy Bear came from you wouldn't hug him so tightly.

Directors: Brendan Butler, Jason Butler | Stars: Brendan Conroy, Una Kavanagh, Brendan McCormack, Luke Reilly

Votes: 69


45. The River (I) (2013)

12 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

On a sweltering hot day, a very pregnant Maria, desperate for a cooling swim, encounters obstacles on her path to the river.

Director: Sam Handel | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Adam Driver, Vincent Amorosi, Anthony M. Corbett

Votes: 108