Staff Picks

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.

Creator Stories

Meet documentary filmmaker Matan Rochlitz

Video journalist and filmmaker Matan Rochlitz tells multi-layered stories that explore love, loss, and redemption. Here's how he does it.

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Staff Picks

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 Picks

Staff Pick Premiere: Matthew Puccini’s “Lavender”

Director Matthew Puccini's film "Lavender" premiered at Sundance and is now online for the first time. Check out the film and read how he made it.

Creator Stories

Monia Chokri is not afraid to ask questions

We sat down with actor-turned-director Monia Chokri to learn how she made the leap from appearing in films to making them.

Staff Picks

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.

Creator Stories

Meet fractal art filmmaker Julius Horsthuis

Learn how Julius Horsthuis makes art using mathematical landscapes — and how he got his start (hint: it wasn’t film school).

Staff Picks

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.

Inspiration

Trend report: Interactive storytelling

From volumetric video to AI-powered filmmaking, these interactive storytelling trends go beyond 360°.

Creator Stories

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 Picks

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."

Inspiration

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 Picks

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."

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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.