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Great film. Shame about the script.

I’ve seen lots of short films made by directors who have fantastic filmmaking talent. They marshal their DPs and actors perfectly. They work with their editors, colourists and composers to make their films look and sound ravishing, and smooth, and cinematic. Or indeed...

Festival or online?

Time was, filmmakers promoting their short film trod a well-worn path. They’d enter the film into festivals. Then they’d try to get a small distribution deal, and usually fail, just because supply was so much higher then demand (and still is). Sooner or later, they’d...

Short Film Reviews goes live!

The world’s first searchable short film review site with ratings and a festival is now live! As we build our library of reviews, SRF will become the go-to place for film fans to check out new shorts fresh from the festival circuit. Written with mainstream film...

Why does the world need

I’m a filmmaker, and I’m passionate about short films. I know how hard it is to get a film in front of viewers. Yes, some shorts get a million hits on YouTube. But others, equally good, get just a handful. It shouldn’t be like this. Because I truly believe that we are...

Featured Reviews

Two Cars, One Night

Sometimes first love is found in the most unlikely of places, like in the car park outside the Te Kaha pub

Drama 11:20
4.5 out of 5 stars


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Drama 25:46
5 out of 5 stars

Most Recent Reviews

Pura Pantalla (Pure Screen)

Defeated by his introversion, Sergio decides to generate his own fantasy with Laura, through a plan that combines imagination, libido, and technology.

Comedy 8:30
3 out of 5 stars


Emily's visit to the dentist takes an unexpected turn when she spits up something strange.

Comedy 15:00
3.5 out of 5 stars