If you grew up with an older brother or sister and an old school video game console, Zachary Antell’s short animation Player Two should hit you right in the nostalgic feeling bank. Some people call that a heart, and maybe make you want to pick up the phone to call him or her (or let’s be honest, shoot a text to them).
We’ve laughed and cried and seen crazy visions of the future. Robots fell in love, assassins from the future came back, and one minute time machines were used. Here are all the official selections for the Sploid Short Film Festival 2015. Tell us which ones you loved, which ones you watched over and over again and…
What’s the line between genocide and pest control? The two exterminators in the animated short Bûche Royale view themselves as ordinary working stiffs on a foreign planet, but their coworker patter is punctuated by the systematic eradication of a native species.
As if you didn’t already know, next month finally marks the day from Back to the Future Part II when Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived in 2015. There’s a lot going on to celebrate the occasion (click here for proof) but this may be the best thing yet.
Whether we are talking about a distant planet in a galaxy far far away or uncanny living creatures that are half-men and half-spiders, Mother Nature is ruthless and its rules apply the same everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss the twist at the end of this short because it’s so damn good.
Corporations aren’t inherently evil, they’re only as greedy as the humans behind them. It’s the same thing with robots. Robots have no emotions—they’re just a pile of metal, screws and circuits—but they will be as mean, selfish, and avaricious as the people programming them.
In the post-apocalyptic future depicted in this short film there are no smartphones, computers, or octopus-shaped robots trying to destroy what’s left of humanity. Here, people live like they used to in the Wild West. They ride horses, wear funny hats, and are well aware that their life is worth less than the bullet…
[Note: This short film has been taken down by specific request of its author and has been disqualified from our film festival. Sorry for the inconvenient.]
Anomaly is an unusual Christmas tale, set in the late 60’s, which tells the story of a group of people connected by the same astronomical event: A frightening meteor that will enter and exit the atmosphere. It is weird and sad and hopeful and just really interesting to watch.
Karaoke, Japan, rock and roll, gummy bears, professional killers. I don’t really know what the hell I just watched but I couldn’t take my eyes out of it. The weirdness in this short film builds up and up and when you think it can’t possibly get any weirder something even more weird happens.
Since we’re limited by our own perspective, every story can always be told differently. People see things differently. People remember different things. People tell stories differently. Because, well, people are different. We only remember what we can, we need the full picture to see it all.
Sometimes you should fight for what you love and keep on trying to make things work and never stop chasing it down but once that’s over and you’ve reached your limit or realized the expiration date already hit, you should let it go. Life works better that way. And in this short animation, a boy realizes that with his…
Imagine all the things that our phones get to see. I mean, they’re pretty much with us every step of the way. It can be a camera for concerts, a music player for parties, a distraction on dates, the only light source for the lonely nights at home, and everything in between. To see things from our phone’s perspective…
When a young man tries to propose on a dock, he ends up losing the engagement ring to the drink. Fortunately, he finds a friendly octopus willing to help him find it. Unfortunately, the ring has found its way into a wicked shark’s kingdom.
Last week, director Joseph Kahn dropped his "dark as f*ck" POWER/RANGERS short. Soon, it was pulled from the internet, but now it's back in full NSFW glory. So what happened? In an exclusive interview, Kahn explains how the internet saved his short. Plus why he doesn't think the real Power Rangers show should be this…
I must admit that I am guilty of the laziest of gaming crimes — taking one game out of the console and putting it back in the new game's case. It's led to some serious nightmare scenarios, but nothing as complicated as director Dan DeStefano's short film, Misplaced.
It's clear that a lot of work and a lot of love went into this creepy eight-minute Spawn fan film. When a former witch and her son go into a grocery store, he has just the sort of encounter his mother had hoped to protect him from.
The animated short film Last Breath plays like a fever dream—or really, more like a nightmare. In a city run by a corporate mascot, one man realizes that he has become a social outcast because he's one of the few humans who still breathes.
We showed you the preview earlier this week, now watch the full version of Darwyn Cooke's Batman Beyond animated short, featuring Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle.
Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm delivers a brand new Batman short in honor of the hero's 75th anniversary. Styled as a 1930s pulp, it follows Batman to the lair of Hugo Strange.