Serafima Serafimova / London

As a filmmaker, self-confessed Vimeo addict and lover of Short of the Week, I came dangerously close to having a stroke when Jason Sondhi (THE Jason Sondhi) got in touch with me 12 months ago, asking to have a chat. Fast forward a few weeks and I was part of a team I had been admiring for years, watching some incredible shorts and getting paid for it too! Yes, it really is as good as it sounds.

Put together, my top ten shorts of the year are an emotional powerhouse, a triumph of acting, writing and directing that defies glib description. They are also films which have had a massive impact on me personally. Whether it’s a film like Curve, which unnerved the shit out of me, Unremarkable, which ironically enough, was so enthralling I was late for my driving test, or Working with Jigsaw, which I have now watched over 20 times and can quote every single line.

Happy watching and I hope you love them as much as I do!

Serafima’s Top 10 Shorts of 2017

Drama Jared Anderson


A woman is shot and killed. What happens to her next is extraordinary in its ordinariness

Horror Tim Egan


Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death.

Drama Joschka Laukeninks


The fast and terrifying progression of one man's life, filled with joy, sadness, and tragedy. He experiences it all on the roller-coaster of life as he gets older, and older, and older...

Drama Mike Forshaw


April 15th 1989: the worst sporting disaster in British history leaves a lasting mark on the city of Liverpool, as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

Comedy Rory Waudby-Tolley

Mr Madila

A series of everyday metaphysical conversations—about the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself—are revisited between the filmmaker and a gifted spiritual healer through the sacred art of animation.

Comedy Charlotte Regan


A BAFTA-nominated comedy about friendship and routines, set entirely in a police patrol car.

Comedy Arturo Perez

Dan Miller

Dan Miller was just an average man. He never expected this.

Drama Henry K. Norvalls

Sweet Things

A woman finally get the job she's been waiting for, but a sweet offer never comes without a bitter aftertaste.

Documentary Charlie Lyne

Fish Story

A search for the truth behind a fishy tale.