You were thinking that romantic shorts might have something to do with what Daisy Duke or 1970s era NBA players used to wear. No and another, even firmer, NO! These are short FILMS about romance! Some are from Spain. Some are German love stories. (Wait…Huh?…Is that even a thing??) The movie begins, a romance develops and shortly after that…it’s over.
Sound familiar? It does to me. Enjoy. I guess.
Now I’m sad. Damn.
Till Then (Bis Gleich)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Germany, U.S.
Runtime: 20 min.
Director: Benjamin Wolf
Producer: Philippe Brenninkmeyer
Website : Avenue Road Films
Albert and Marta, both in their late 70s, live across the street from one another in a bustling section of Berlin’s Mitte.
Every day, the two neighbors meet – each in their perspective windows – at nine am to watch the world unfold below them.
One morning, the clock strikes nine but there is no sign of Albert.
Tapping into a well of courage, Marta crosses social and personal boundaries and makes a trip to the other side of the street.
What she finds there, unleashes a youthful energy within herself. With this newfound strength, she comforts and surprises her dear neighbor and friend.
Genre: Romance Comedy
Runtime: 6 min.
Director: Karolis Spinkis
Producer: Karolis Spinkis
Website : N/A
Lou reads life stories out of shoes. Lia is looking for the big change.
One day they meet and find out what is missing in this world. Colorful shoelaces and something that everyone already has.
Children of the River (Os Meninos do Rio)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Runtime: 14 min.
Director: Javier Macipe
Website : Teatro del Temple
In the riverside neighbourhood of Oporto, all the children prove their courage by jumping from the stunning bridge Luis I into the Duero river. Leo has never done it before.
He is different but he is getting tired of everyone thinking he is a coward.
Women (La Donna)
Genre: Musical Romance
Director: Nicolas Dolensky
Producer: Nicolas Dolensky
Website : Films to Festival
‘La Donna’ presents a situation where a game appears like a perfect setting to mix elements of classical cinema, musical comedy, seduction and the past of the characters . There are 3 characters, the place could be a hotel.
The night gets them together and a naive seduction starts to raise while playing a game about historical figures.
Once the game starts the characters start to drink and loosen up, this results in less innocence and more seduction. In a short time this film explores different topics like differences and similarities of two countries: Argentina and Italy, and the dysfunctions of a marriage.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 18 min.
Director: Toni Bestard
Producer: Toni Bestard, Marcos Cabotá
Website : N/A
A sound technician who specializes in Foley effects (recreation of sounds for a film no directly recorded during shooting) has an accident that forces him to stay home for a few days.
During that time the attractive neighbour across the street who has just arrived in the neighbourhood becomes his new sound muse.
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Thriller
Runtime: 19 min.
Director: Carl Evans
Producer: Renato Biribin Jr.
Website : Moustache the Film
Bill falls in love at first sight with a beautiful woman in a jazz club. She plays hard to get with him through her seductive wit, but Bill charms her and proves himself worthy of her attention. It appears that a romance is in bloom until Bill discovers there’s eyes watching his every move. He’s in a notorious mobster’s bar hitting on his girl.
He must decide if this woman is worth risking both of their lives for a brief moment of passion in this charming film oozing with classic Hollywood Noir from the golden age of cinema.
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