10 Short Films From Around The World

10 Short Films From Around The World English Article

1. ‘An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge’ (1962)

This short film is set during the Civil War. A man from the south is caught destroying a railway. People who catch him decide to hang him off the bridge. The rope not able to carry the weight breaks and the prisoner gets a chance to escape. This movie has a duration of 28 minutes and is directed by Robert Enrico.

2. ‘Life Lessons’ (2013)

This short film is about a famous painter who is lacking in inspiration to paint before an exhibition. He finds inspiration in his dysfunctional relationship and creates a masterpiece. This short film is based on many life issues. It is simple and yet amazing. This movie has a duration of 28 minutes and is directed by Alexander Raye.

3. ‘The Red Balloon’ (1956)

This short film is a silent film. It is an artistic classic. In this film, a little boy is followed by a red balloon around Paris. This is a very simple film; many will not find the film’s true meaning. This movie has a duration of 36 minutes and is directed by Albert Lamorisse.

4. ‘Some Folks Call It A Sling Blade’ (1994)

The film is about a mentally handicapped man who was charged with a crime and was sentenced to 25-years of prison. He tries to fit into the new society, while a reporter asks him about his life before he committed the crime. This movie has a duration of 29 minutes and is directed by George Hickenlooper. 

5. ‘Electronic Labyrinth: THX1138 4EB’ (1967)

“Electronic Labyrinth: THX1138 4EB” is a short science fiction film, written and directed by the director of the Star Wars series, George Lucas. It is set in the future and takes place in an underground city. The protagonist tries to escape the city, but the government tracks him down. This movie has a duration of 15 minutes.

6. ‘Castello Cavalcanti’ (2013)

The film takes place in Italy in the year 1955. The film is about a Formula One race car driver who wrecks his car in a small village. This film is a brilliant comedy film. This movie has a duration of 8 minutes and is directed by Wes Anderson.

7. ‘Peluca’ (2003)

This film is about a guy named Seth in Preston. It is a dry comedy. The movie "Napoleon Dynamite" is an adaptation of this short film. This movie has a duration of 9 minutes and is directed by Jared Hess.

8. ‘Black Rider’ (1993)

This short film is about a young man who is racially abused by an older woman while travelling on a street car. This movie tells us about the injustice the dark-skinned people faced just because of their colour. This movie has a duration of 12 minutes and is directed by Pepe Danquart.

9. ‘La Jetee’ (1962)

This short film is a fictional story based on a world post World War III. It is a romantic story. Scientists have built a time machine so that they can fix the destruction that has happened. This movie has a duration of 29 minutes and is directed by Chris Marker.

10. ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ (1965)

This short film is a classic and a must watch animated film. Charlie Brown, the main protagonist of the movie, discovers the true meaning of Christmas. Watch it if you have not already. This movie has a duration of 30 minutes and is directed by Bill Melendez.