Shortfil.ms is a website which has a compilation of best short films on the web. The website lets you choose a short film based on the amount of free time you have. Yes, you read it right, you can actually select the duration of the short film from the given radio boxes on the top of the website. You can select among duration less than 5 minutes, 5 – 10 minutes, 10 – 20 minutes, and more than 20 minutes. You can easily watch a short film online depending on the free time you have.
The screenshot below shows the home page of the website where you can select the duration and a genre for the short film you want to watch.
Browse Categories of short films online:
Let’s look at all the categories you can browse the short films in, a screenshot of the same can be seen below.
- Genres: There are a total of 16 genres among which the short films are divided. Some of the popular ones are action, comedy, horror, drama, romance, animation, etc. Each genre will show movies laid out in a tile format. When you hover over a film tile, it will show its duration and genre.
- Languages: There are short films available in 56 different languages which you can browse through. When you hover your mouse over a language tile it will show you how many short films are available under that language.
- Countries: There are short films available from 58 countries at present. Each country tile will display the number of short films available when you mouse over the tile.
- Directors: If you know the name of the director of a short film that you are looking for then you can browse through this category. There are a total of 863 directors at present in the compilation.
- Writers: You can browse with the name of the writers as well through this category.
- Cast & Crew: You can also browse using the name of the cast or crew of these short films.
Apart from this you can also browse for short films in the popular category at the top of the page. When you click on a film tile, it will open in a full page with the movie player window at top of the page. This can be seen in the screenshot below.
Below this movie player window you will see:
- The name of the short film,
- Name of the country it is from,
- Year it was made in,
- A short summary of the film,
- Name of the director,
- Name of the writer,
- Name of cast and crew members,
- Duration of the film,
- Genre of the film,
- Total views of the film,
- Link to the website it was originally published on like Vimeo, YouTube, etc.
You also get sharing options if you liked the short film and want to share it with your friends. You can share these films on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+.
You can also check out flipagram iPhone app which lets you create short movies using your camera pictures and adding music to them.
Shortfil has a good collection of short films and they are adding new ones to the website everyday. You can always find a short film to watch in the amount of free time you have and being a website you can browse it from anywhere. I enjoyed watching a lot of short films from the horror genre, because that is the category I love. And believe me no matter how short the film is it can still scare you out of your bones. Do check out this website to watch short films which you will surely enjoy.
Check out Shotfil.ms here.