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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

Things That Fall

A college student haunted by the auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia finds a connection with a deaf classmate in a library and makes a lot of noise to get her attention.

Drama 08:27
4 out of 5 stars

Love Ghost: Ireland Tour

A band's first tour is an incredible thing. Traveling overseas with young people who have never left the United States, facing adversity (shows being cancelled, band members getting sick and arguing), and coming out the other side was both exhausting and exhilarating.

Documentary 29:56
3.5 out of 5 stars