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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


In the house of his ancestors, a man waits for the return of the love of his life.

SFR Awards 2019: Best film; six other category nominations

Drama 14:12
4 out of 5 stars


Raheel, an Afghan national, travels illegally to Iran to search for her husband, but meets problems that leave her no hope.

SFR Awards 2019: Best actor (f), best cinematography,

Drama 29:59
4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Recent Reviews

The Interaction Factor - A Story of Youth Services in London

The ongoing changes to youth services in London and how best to champion the interests of young people today

Documentary 17:35
4 out of 5 stars


A fatigued man finds himself standing in the midst of the night, staring off against a terrifying creature that only moves when he sits

Horror 8:30
2.5 out of 5 stars