Cinely Shorts Contest

for a Short Film
Compete in our inaugural International Short Film Contest! The winning film will be selected by Sid Ganis, producer and former President of the Academy.
Congratulations to INSTEAD OF ABRACADABRA and our other contest finalists!

Video Entries

Instead of Abracadabra
Oscar nominated for Best Short Film, Live Action, 2010 — A man who still lives with his parents tries to realize his dream of becoming a magician.
by H 1
A sci-fi short set in the not too distant future where augmentation is the way of life. For Kaye, still a natural, augmenting will help him keep pace in this now hyper-paced world. However, after acquiring an off-market prototype, Kaye quickly finds himself fighting not only for his own humanity, but something much larger.
Le silence sous l'écorce
Oscar-shortlisted for Best Animated Short 2011 — In the depths of a great forest clad in a great white mantle, curious little creatures discover how beautiful, fascinating and white snow is… as it whirls them giddily on their way to extraordinary encounters with the strange and wonderful.
The New Tenants
Winner of 2009 Oscar for Best Live Action Short — A prying neighbor, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might just be the worst moving day ever. Their new apartment reveals its terrifying history in a film that is by turns funny, frightening, and unexpectedly romantic.
French Roast
Oscar-nominated for Best Animated Short, 2010 — In a fancy Parisian Café of the sixties, an uptight businessman is about to pay the check when he finds out that he's lost his wallet. To save time he decides to order more coffee...