Short But True 

Short documentaries from Europe


A portrait of the director’s dawning transition from young to adult that centers around individuals positive contributions in a period of life filled with confusion and gloomy future prospects.

Director: Thor Brenne
Country: Norway
Year: 2018
Duration: 16 min

Filmed during the battle of Kobani, this film reveals the women at the heart of the fight against IS. With stoical perseverance and the aid of American airstrikes, these women are leading the fight for freedom.

Director: Reber Dosky
Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 17 min
Nature: All Rights Reserved

Artificial grass on the balcony, a meeting hall with a forest wallpaper, a palm beach in the waiting room of the dentist. This short documentary examines the role of nature simulations in our society. To what extent does artificial nature satisfies the city dwellers and where are this simulations still falling short? Will artificial nature ever replace real nature?

Director: Sebastian Mulder
Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2016
Duration: 22 min
One Two Zero

Justyna is a nine year old girl who is training professionally rhytmic gymnasts. Her life is filled with trainings and competitions, where she often has to exceed their own limits and weaknesses. Every day she needs to be stronger and more determined if she wants to beat her colleagues in all competition races.

Director: Anna Pawluczuk
Country: Poland
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min
The Traffic Separation Device

A traffic separating device is installed in the middle of Stockholm. It is supposed to keep normal cars away and only let buses pass. It turns into a disaster as normal cars continue to go there and hundreds of cars get destroyed every week.
Tragic and funny situations occur. A film about the whole mess of human failures.

Orig. title: Spårviddshinder
Director: Johan Palmgren
Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 min