Short Films

Why Give A Shit About Shorts?

Philip Ilson | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ilson

In January, amidst the Oscar buzz, the festival comes to life, championing future talent, offering different view-points, and reminding audiences why shorts are important. It's a chance to prove that short film is alive and kicking and in rude health, with the sheer diversity of work on show.

Composing Movie Scores 2: Melvyn Goes To Hollywood

Tim Thornton | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

The Five Wives And Lives Of Melvyn Pfferberg the 17-minute comic epic to which I have added my Britpop-meets-Klezmer noises, has been filmed, post-produced and, finally, unleashed upon an unsuspecting global gaggle of film festival times like this, I like to muse upon precisely which bits of our creation a hopefully-packed theater of LA hipsters will enjoy the most.

How I Turned My Brexit Anger Into a Short Film That'll Make No Difference

Daisy Aitkens | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Comedy
Daisy Aitkens

I know I loathed Brexit. I didn't want our country to seem so insular, fear-based and - get ready for this big word - mean. After some reading, googling and chats with friends, that's how Brexit appeared to me.

Extreme Dialogue: Former Extremists Can Help Teachers Educate Young People About Radicalisation

Henry Tuck | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Henry Tuck

Extremists attack schools and universities, and kidnap and murder pupils, teachers and academics because they fear genuine education. If we do not actively confront their abhorrent views they will take advantage of our silence. Young people will make up their own minds. We need to make sure they get the facts.

Brian May Is Rocking Horror All The Way To Hollywood

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Queen's anthem 'We Will Rock You' has long been heard everywhere from concert halls to football terraces, but they'll be finding a brand new stage fro...

9.2 Interesting Facts About Easter

John Dredge | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

Here are some interesting facts about Easter that you may or may not know or know (or not know).

Danish Actor Mads Mikkelsen Shows Off His Funny Side In BoConcept's Latest Short, The Guest

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

We always thought Hannibal Lecter had a thing for the ladies. Turns out, he likes sleek Danish furniture even more. Danish star Mads Mikkelsen - of...

6.2 Things You Should Do On Your Lunch Break

John Dredge | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

Have lunch. We all need to eat now and again, as recent studies have shown. Experts recommend edible foodstuffs, as opposed to paving stones, or bits of bark off the nearest tree, however convenient this may first appear.

'Done In' - the Review... and the Joy of Short Films

Roger Crow | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

In an age where online video sharing is more and more common, it seems the short film has been given a new lease of life. So it's a shame we don't get to see more bite-sized films on TV and in cinemas.

This Animated Short Film Makes A Stick Figure Come To Life, And It's Utterly Brilliant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Talented high school student Alan Becker created his first Animator Vs Animated short - depicting the struggle between a stick figure and its creator ...

Rik Mayall: His Genius and Generosity

Adam Horton | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Adam Horton

We wrote the film specifically with his voice in mind but as unproven directors with barely a short film to our name at that point, the general perception was that we didn't stand a chance of landing him. We didn't even have any real money on offer, so to actually get him for the part was amazing. 'Rik likes our script! Maybe we're not wasting our time with this film-making thing after all!', we thought.

Six of the Best Breasts in Music

Adam Hamdy | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Talisco's debut album Run is out on 19th May, and you can watch the short film that showcases three of his tracks below. Directed by Zack Spiger and Matt Larson, it's a great short film. However it's not safe for work as it features a fair amount of violence, six breasts and three great tracks.

An Extreme Beginner's Guide to Composing Movie Scores

Tim Thornton | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Way back in the rainy summer of 2010 - when Wikileaks was busy leaking, a volcano in Iceland was busy erupting and Gordon Brown was busy packing - my old university chum Damian Samuels contacted me to say he was making a short film.

EXCLUSIVE: Watch The British Comedy Short 'Tooty's Wedding'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Comedy

A young couple's marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the award-winning British indie comedy short film 'Tooty's Wedding'. ...

Eat My Shorts

Mark Buchanan | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Buchanan

Shorts are a brilliant way of finding your voice in the competitive world of film. The genre allows you to hone your skills and can function as a stepping stone in your career as a director, writer, cinematographer, or any of the other disciplines.

WATCH: 'Mirror Magic' Vine Might Be The Best 6-Second Sci-Fi Movie Ever

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech

There are a lot of 'greatest-ever' Vines out there. But for sheer how-the-hell-did-they-do-that-and-why genius, this one might just take the title. ...

WATCH: 'Falcon Of Fury'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Comedy

A delightful little film that takes the Subbuteo ball and runs with it, 'Falcon Of Fury' was directed by John Panton and penned by comedy writer David...

Early Short Films Of Hollywood's Top Directors

Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Even Hollywood's most revered directors had to start somewhere. Many cut their teeth on short films. See how their styles have developed since their e...

Dr Easy, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Janet Awe | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Janet Awe

I'm very excited to be a delegate at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013 (EIFF) - and even happier that the first film I saw yesterday was a very clever, brilliantly made and thought-provoking short film.

EXCLUSIVE: Watch The Bittersweet, Comedy Short Film 'Frank'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Comedy

It always warms the cockles of our heart when fine short films appear - especially when they're made by young British comedy talent. So a tip of t...

WATCH: Charlie Higson Short

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Well, a version of himself, at least. Yes, this lovely short film 'Appearance' (made by Meat Bingo, who also brought us this gem by Michael Spicer)...

From Film Making Novices to Production Company Owners: A Rollercoaster Tale of Success

Jens Christensen | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jens Christensen

We're going to need a camera, a microphone, some actors, a big bag of aluminium cans... and an old school hue blue VW camper van. And a quick 'teach yourself film making' brainstorm. Then once it's all in place, we'll go and make a film to enter into the search for green student film makers.

Embarrassing Truths

Ben Blaine | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Ben Blaine

Being a filmmaker scars you. For instance I'm unable to hear the name Bale without thinking Christian, which made the announcement of PFA Player Of The Year quite a surprise. No wonder Spurs have done well this season, they're able to call on the talents of actual Batman.

My First Film: Rebuild Me

Jay Cowle | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Jay Cowle

Stand up is my catharsis, a way to express my view of the world, and remind myself that nothing is what it seems. Even that statement. A lofty idea, but that's what happens when you spend a lot of time in small pubs steeped in the rich musk of wood polish. Sweet mind bending wood polish.

Shooting Hannah Cohen

Lana Citron | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

In a grey stone church in Dublin, I watched myself from a time since past; as a seven year old, Jewish girl wanting to belong. The place was full of people, though none were praying and nothing was quite what it seemed to be.