DRAMA SHORT FILMS

DRAMA SHORT FILMS

A collection of the best drama short films from around the world today.

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DRAMA SHORT FILMS
  • 10 SECONDS, 6min., Bulgaria

    During a boxing match, Alexandra is knocked down. To return to the match, she must first overcome her past and present. Vision and words intertwine in Alexandra's mind where the real battle take place.

    Director Statement - Evgenia Taneva

    The short film “10 seconds” is about the internal battle...

  • Eggs and Soldiers, 20min., USA, Drama

    A single Irish Dad forgets the tree on christmas eve. Ned the older son's humanity is challenged when he risks everything to give his younger brother Marco a real Irish Christmas.

    Director Biography - Imelda O'Reilly
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    Imelda O’Reilly is an independent filmmaker known for expl...

  • Tumbling Towards Home, 14min., USA, Animation/Documentary

    Tumbling Towards Home is a coming of age story about Malcolm Adams, an Irish immigrant who moves to New York in 1989 to study acting under Alan Langdon. He works through the grief from the loss of his mother and his friend Philip Seymour Hoffman. This leads to his decision of where to put his hat...

  • CRUEL WORLD, 16min., Canada, Drama/Thriller

    As he drives down an old dirt road John has one thing on his mind: "Reunite with the woman he loves".

    The journey is prolonged when his SUV runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere. Luckily a mysterious old man intervenes and points him in the right direction.

    He arrives at a campground in sear...

  • WINDOWS, 9min., USA, Thriller

    A conflicted man about to commit murder desperately hopes a stranger can convince him otherwise before it's too late.

    Written & Directed by Timmy Walczak

    Cast: Anthony Consolo, Timmy Walczak

  • IMAGINARY FRIEND, 17min., USA, Thriller

    IMAGINARY FRIEND is a short film following a detective who reluctantly agrees to help her niece, a young girl experiencing vivid nightmares. While the 'help' begins as a lighthearted joke, strange details and events suggest something more ominous is at hand.

    Written & Directed by Jason Sanchez

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  • Löffel, 21min., Germany, Drama

    Günther is planning his death. He´s living in an old-age-home and can´t move his fingers anymore. For a long time he was collecting tablets and right now he has enough to commit suicide - if there wouldn´t be Heinz. The new roommate easily takes away Günther´s tablets. Heinz annoys Günther hardly...

  • THE COLOR OF ME, 20min., USA, Drama

    An adopted African-American named Lewis Clark, falls in love with a young woman named Lisa Adams, who has an unusual condition. Every hour, her skin magically changes color and she turns into 5 different races. Lewis and Lisa struggle with their relationship as Lisa continuously changes skin colo...

  • BOOKENDS, 6min, USA, Romance/Drama

    An empty-nester couple rekindle their flame after realizing how much love and care, though they express it in totally different ways, they have for each other.

    Written & Directed by Lai Jiang

    Cast: Shelly Kurtz, DeeDee Michaels

    Cinematography: DeeDee Michaels

  • CALL COHO, 16min., South Korea, Drama

    Coho is a proxy driver who gets paid to drive other people's cars so that they can freely go drinking. His clients only think they see a man who is all out of luck but what mysterious past is he actually hiding?

    Director Statement
    This movie was inspired by the tragic Sewol Ferry accident that r...

  • MONTH TO MONTH, 13min., USA, Drama/Fantasy

    A traveling musician (Paul Bergmann) decides to try his luck in Los Angeles, but when supernatural things begin to happen at his new apartment, his life is forever altered.

    Written & Directed by James Ersted

    Cast: Paul Bergmann, Ivan Katz, Christine Donlon, Jake Bellows

    Cinematography: Jeffrey...

  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING, 4min., Canada, Experimental

    A man grieves the end of a relationship on a walk at night during a global pandemic.

    Director Statement:

    i don't know what i'm doing is an experimental film about a young man grieving the end of a relationship. The film was shot in one day in the middle of lockdown in Toronto with only a 3 per...

  • 8 3/4, 10min., USA, Family/Comedy/Drama

    Armed with a formidable knowledge of Italian cinema, an irrepressible eight-year-old boy helps his grandfather recover from a catastrophic loss.

    Written & Directed by SHAWN M CHEATHAM

    Cast: Austin Cheatham, William Cheatham, Sarah Cheatham

    Score: Andrew Braun

  • VIRTUOSO, 15min., Italy, Sci-Fi/Drama

    As a father battles with his Parkinson's in order to play the song his son once played so well, he's interrupted by his android servant, intrigued by the piano. Rollo, the servant, masters the tune to please his owner, but instead brings back memories best forgotten.

    Directed by Nico Amedeo

    Wri...

  • A TURBAN & A BEARD, 9min., Canada, Drama

    Witness three stories told over two decades shedding light on Sikh hate crimes in one nation. It doesn’t matter who’s in the White House. White supremacy is still all around us.

    Medium Film Synopsis:

    Respite is defined as a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. ...

  • DOWN DELORO RIVER, 13min., Canada, Thriller/Horror

    On the run after looting a prospector, William makes his way down a river to Deloro, Ontario where a man will trade gold for cash. After taking cover in this mysterious man's cabin, William soon realizes he isn't so much interested in his gold, but something much more valuable.

    Directed by Josh ...

  • THE WEDDING SONG, 13min., USA, Romance/Drama

    When bride-to-be Mae hits a wall writing a song for her future husband, she solicits the guidance of her musician friend Johnnie, who helps her find the inspiration she was lacking.

    Written & Directed by Thia Schuessler & Rex New

    Produced by Rex New

    Cast: Thia Schuessler, Will Dickerson

    Cinem...

  • PERFECT MATTRESS: A LOVE STORY, 9min., USA, Romance

    We all search desperately for true love, and for this quirky couple the only way is to get on a mattress... but not in the way you think.

    Directed by Derek Osinski

  • THE LAST SUNSET, 17min., USA, Sci-Fi/Action

    A man struggles to cope with what is reality while trying to survive a post apocalyptic world.

    Written & Directed by Hemzah Naveed

    Produced by Nick Uzunyan, Phil Costa

    Cast: Richard Swift, Rachel Thundat, Thomas Avona, Crazy Man

    Music by Nate Pennington

    Cinematography by Anton Jiracek

    F...

  • DEBUT, 12min., Sweden, Comedy/Drama

    The day before the debut of her first major theatre production, an ambitious theatre director, Cornelia, comes to the horrible realization that her play is quite… bad. A self-destructive journey ensues involving PR agents and stubborn actors as she desperately tries to hold her play together.

    D...

  • SOUR PATCH, 7min., Canada, Drama

    Directed by Marie-Christine Roussel

    Written by Sara Sue Vallee

    Starring: Sara Sue Vallee, Roxane Tremblay

    Cinematographer: Juan Andres Rueda

    Editor: Jordan Choiniere

    Sound Design: Florian Berger

    On Gaby’s birthday, Willa brings her friend Gaby to the nail salon in order to reconnect with h...

  • SAY YES, 13min., Sweden, Romance/Drama

    Julia is in love with her best friend Christian. Christian is in love with the single life. A film about the modern day relationship, being young, stupid and daring to say yes to love.

    Written and Directed by Johan Stavsjö

    Produced by Gustav Andersson Lilliehorn & Max Thume

    Cast: Emma Melkerss...

  • ELI, 11min., UK, Drama/War

    A terrorist attack raises uncomfortable questions about immigration, identity and morality. When a group of disillusioned strangers encounter Eli, an elderly man, can the harrowing events torn from his past influence their future?

    Written & Directed by Colin Gerrard

    Starring: David Gant

  • THE BURKES, 15min., Italy, Drama/Family

    The Burkes are a white family of four. The Burkes are a black family of four. Do you see the difference?

    Director – Trian Longsmith