Tag Archives: Short Film

Short Science Fiction Film “Ostiary”

Short Films – I came across the short (9:16) animated science fiction film “Ostiary” recently. This film was posted to YouTube in September of 2018 by Ghaffar Studios. The synopsis:

Stranded and running low on food, a space traveler decides to venture out into a planet’s mysterious environment in search of nutrition. However, he soon finds himself in a situation that’s far more dire.

This is an interesting film, but not great. I checked IMDB, but it has no rating for this film yet.

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Star Wars Fan Film “The Temptation of Qui-Gon Jinn”

Star Wars – The short (8:46) Star Wars fan film “The Temptation of Qui-Gon Jinn” was published to YouTube in September of 2016 by Chris Niespodzianski. The original film was made for the 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards. This is an extended version.

This is not a bad fan film, but I have seen better ones.
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Short WWII Era Film “Remember the Fallen”

Short FilmsWWII – I came across the excellent short (16:08) World War II era film “Remember the Fallen” today. The film was uploaded to YouTube in September of 2016 by Julien G, though the film was made in 2014. The synopsis:

A French veteran of World War II remembers a particular day of his life…

This is a very well done film and tells a very good story. While it is a French film, there is no dialog. The film has won many awards and has a rating of 8.3/10 on IMDB. I think that most anyone would find this an enjoyable film.


If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Short Science Fiction Film “Black”

Short Films – I recently came across the short (14:09) black and white science fiction animated film “Black”. The synopsis:

Two astronauts are trapped on the orbital space station because of nuclear war that ran very fast on the earth below. They have lost contact with earth, all attempts to make a connection with their base or with anybody has failed without an answer.

This was a very well done animation, though the story is a little strange. It reminds me of a manga book. This was not the most enjoyable film and the rating for it on IMDB is only 4.9/10.

Short Star Wars Film “Bounty Buddies”

Short FilmsStar Wars – I just came across the short (4:14) animated comedy Star Wars fan film “Bounty Buddies”. This is an all stop-motion production featuring Hasbro’s 6-Inch Black Series figures. This film was uploaded to YouTube in May of 2015 by JCMediaStudios. The synopsis:

Jabba assigns Boba Fett to his hardest mission yet… teaching Greedo how to be a good bounty hunter. Can Greedo finally capture Solo?

I’m not usually looking for humor or satire in my Star Wars films, but I thought this film was worth noting. It was the winner of the 2015 Best Comedy Star Wars Fan Film Award.

“Victory at Sea” on Vimeo

WWIIShort Films – As a kid, I remember watching the “Victory at Sea” series on TV. The Black & White documentary series consisted of only 26 episodes, each about 25 minutes long. The episodes featured award-winning musical soundtracks and were made up of a lot of combat film footage shot during World War II.

Now, these episodes can be viewed on Vimeo on the Remember When Classic Movie (RWCM) channel.

This is just one of the videos available.


If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Short World War II Era Film “Kanonenfutter (Cannon Fodder)”

Short FilmsWWII – I came across the short (14:33) World War II era film “Kanonenfutter” (cannon fodder) yesterday. The film was posted to YouTube in November of 2015 by Giant Stone Pictures, an independent filmmaking group in Northern Germany. The synopsis:

The story of a young Wehrmacht soldier in the WWII, over which the horror in the trenches falls. Will he survive?

The film is dark, almost looking Black and While. Most of the dialog is in German, but with English subtitles. The plot is not hard to follow. It is not a bad production, but the fact that no shell casings are ejected by any of the weapons distracts from the production.


If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Short Science Fiction Film “White Lily”

Short Films – I came across the short (9:44) science fiction film “White Lily” a few days ago. It was posted to YouTube in July of 2018 by DUST. The synopsis:

A tense spaceship captain and co-pilot set out to investigate a comet, when a technical fault cuts to the core of their relationship problem…

The film, as most from DUST, is very well done. I am not sure I would say it is one of their best efforts, but it does touch on an interesting subject.

Short World War II Film “Sons of the Fatherland”

Short FilmsWWII – The short (12:39) World War II era film “Sons of the Fatherland” was published to YouTube in January of 2017 by JUNTEX. The synopsis per IMDB:

Taking place a few days before the Battle of the Bulge during WWII, a small conflict between German and American scouts unfolds.

This is a well-done video, though a little bloodier than most. A pair of young German soldiers encounters a pair of young American soldiers. Both sides are scared, but both have a mission to accomplish.


If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.