Romance short films tend to be either optimistic or realistic. Here you will find both forms. One gives you hope and the other gives you solace.

Speed Dating by Isaac Feder (2007) (USA) (8m)

Speed Dating is a brilliant romantic comedy about a man trying out speed dating after the break-up of his relationship. He is confronted with a series of comically incompatible women until he meets one woman who is different from the rest and keen to have an honest conversation with him. Is this the girl for which he is waiting? With a great script and wonderful acting, short films don't come much better than Speed Dating.

Valse by Chris Keller (2013) (UK) (4m) *

Written and directed by Chris Keller, Valse was judged the overall winner in a FILMSshort competition, nudging Friday Tigers into second place. Valse is an unusual love story starring two snails. Can these romantic molluscs find love in our human dominated world? Keller, a compositor at a leading VFX companies, also photographed the film, while the all important music was composed by Alex Wallace.


The Ticket by Po Chan (2012) (USA) (11m)

Written and directed by Po Chan, one of the competition's returning judges, and with cinematographer Shane Hurlbut (Terminator: Salvation, Fathers and Daughters) on board, you know The Ticket will have great production values. It is a magical, emotional fllm about love and loss, which tells the story of a couple who have been involved in a car crash but are desparate to make it to the pier so the boyfriend can keep his promise to take her on the Ferris wheel.

The Screamers by Roberto Pérez Toledo (2011) (Spain) (1m)

The Screamers (Los Grotines) was written and directed by Roberto Perez Toledo. An unusual short film to have in the romance section, but watch and if you're not smiling at the end, then write me an angry email. A man and a woman are look out from a graffiti strewn rooftop when they being screaming for fun. However, an uncomfortable situation awaits them when one of them raises the romantic stakes.

The Screamers

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