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
  • 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

  • SEAGULL, 6min, USA, War/Mystery

    A mysterious French woman encounters both aid and suspicion when she washes up on the English coast during World War Two.

  • CHERRY, 25min., Israel, Drama

    Broken-hearted Omer finds out she is pregnant and tries to use it to lure back her ex. She pushes away her worried mother but ends up realizing she is her true source of love and support.

  • THE NEXT STOP, 4min., USA, Drama

    Andrew notices that his daughter Olivia has been acting a bit strange during their road trip. After a quick restroom break at a nearby coffee shop, things start to unravel about Olivia’s weird behavior.

  • THE NEW OLD FASHIONED, 9min., USA, Drama/Family

    Directed by Brigid Marshall

    Growing up is one thing. Having your parents treat you like an adult is a whole other story. Ama, a successful 30-something, has taken the reigns on the next stage of her life. The problem is, her parents don’t approve.

    With the help of her brother, Ama will try to ...

  • WATER IS LIFE: FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP, 24min., Documentary/Environment

    LOGLINE
    On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.

    STORY SYNOPSIS
    L’EAU EST LA VIE: FRO...