Stories of videos—and the visionaries behind them—to keep your inspiration flowing.
Staff Pick Premiere: “Retouch,” directed by Kaveh Mazaheri
"Retouch" by Kaveh Mazaheri is a shocking film about a young Iranian wife who must make a difficult choice: save her husband or save herself.
Best of the Month: From shoe cars to shady landlords
Looking for the best short films on the internet? These are the top 11 from the last month, as selected by our in-house curators.
Staff Pick Premiere: “Mothering,” directed by Lucy Bridger
In “Mothering,” Lucy Bridger tells the story of a young girl who's just arrived in a new foster home. When her first period unexpectedly appears, help comes in the form of her foster parent's mother, Pauline.
Staff Pick Premiere: A dizzying descent into deductive reasoning
This animated premiere is a riddle that dives heavily into the darkest corners of the human mind. Sensitive content ahead.
How Sean Wang went from watching Staff Picks to making them
This up-and-coming director makes honest, emotive films that will leave you inspired. Learn more about his work in our on-camera interview.
Staff Pick Premiere: Finding yourself in a hoarder’s home
Watch how mint-flavored liqueur, saying goodbye to family members, and baroque prog rock come together in "Creme de Menthe."
Why MedMen and Spike Jonze made a cannabis commercial
We got the inside scoop on MedMen’s Staff Picked brand film, “The New Normal,” which explores the history of cannabis in America.
Staff Pick Premiere: Kiss someone or school will make you
What if you had to kiss someone in middle school or else you got held back a grade? Director Christopher Winterbauer explores this question in "Wyrm."
Staff Pick Premiere: When things go from bad to worse
In Alireza Ghasemi's film, "Lunch Time," a 16-year-old girl is asked to identify her mother's body — but the people in charge won’t let her into the morgue.