It’s the weekend, it’s a little chilly and even though it’s Friday night, you’re too broke to go anywhere.

You’d like to watch something interesting and fun, but you don’t have a Netflix or Showmax account and you’ ve rewatched your Sex And The City boxset too many times now. 

So what now? 

Well, here are a bunch of short films ranging in time that you can enjoy for free. Nothing. Nada. Niks. 

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Emilie Muller directed by Yvon Marciano (19:56)

This is such a beautiful short film presented in such a great way. A woman walks into an audition where she was supposed to go with her friend, but she ends up alone. The director then asks her to describe all the things in her handbag. She goes into all these little details about the things in there and you really get pulled into her story. But there’s a twist to this tale, don’t underestimate this film. 

Love Is Blind directed by Dan Hodgson (6:25)

A young woman named Alice arrives home with her boyfriend who are making out and about to have sex, when her husband returns home unexpectedly. Luckily for Alice, her husband is deaf, so she’s able to hide her boyfriend and speak to him when her husband isn’t looking. But Alice’s husband has a surprise for her to make up for what he feels has been a bad few months. 

Validation directed by Kurt Kuenne (16:23)

A funny look at a parking attendant who validates parking and the people who park there. He gives compliments to everyone because he loves to see people smile, but there’s one woman he just can’t get to smile no matter how much he compliments her. It’s a bit of sappy ending, but it’s a very cute film.

Operator directed by Caroline Bartleet (6:32)

This short film picked up a BAFTA for best short film in 2016. Game of Thrones actress Kate Dickie stars in this edge-of-your-seat short that centres on a single call during a normal shift for an emergency services phone operator. Operator is a sub 10 minute roller coaster of emotions that raises awareness about the importance of a job that’s often taken for granted. 

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Boneshaker directed by Frances Bodomo (12:59)

A Ghanian family find themselves in the deeply religious American South as they seek to cure their problem child. The short stars Quvenzhane Wallis, who received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

In the Hollow directed by Austin Bunn (15:13)

Couple Claudia and Rebecca decide to go hiking together in North America’s Appalachian Trail, but little do they know that a “mountain man” would attack them and take one of their lives. This short film blends past and present to create a moving film that will have you hooked.

9 meter directed by Anders Walter(16:32)

This Danish film focuses on a young boy who believes that him breaking records as a long jumper and his skills will help his mother wake from a coma and stop her from dying. He goes to extraordinary lengths to try and break his personal best, but his desperation in the face of inevitable tragedy is heartbreaking.

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