We have compiled some of the most popular shortfilms that are freely to be watched on social media together into one list. Based upon views, filming, story and general appreciation by the public. Enjoy various hours with watching these World War 1 short films. You are free to let me know if I’ve missed a top short film, go to contact. We can always help you launch your short film!
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The Hun (2018)
Directed by: Tyler Mendelson
The Hun is a short film drama set in the trenches during the late stages of the First World War. It follows a young American soldier, Private MacDonald, who has just become his company’s new message runner. Facing imminent German advances, MacDonald and his brothers in arms mentally prepare for the onslaught. The Hun portrays metaphorical themes in the fog of war through storytelling and myth, which can only amount to the reality; war is hell.
Directed by: Stephen Murphy
“COWARD” is a 28 minute film set during World War 1 that brings to light some of the brutal treatment soldiers received for suffering what would now be known as shell-shock (PTSD).
It follows two cousins, Andrew and James, from their home in Northern Ireland who join the British Army to fight for their Country and make their families proud. Through their eyes we see the reality of life on the front lines.
Directed by: John Corcoran
Ireland, 1923. A young man, Padraig, returns home after having served in the British Army during World War One. He struggles to readjust to civilian life and leave the events of the trenches behind him.
Fray Bentos (2013)
Produced by: Tin Hat Productions
The film follows the exploits of a British Mark IV Tank (F41, Fray Bentos) and her crew during the Battle of Passchendaele in August 1917. For their actions the crew later became the most highly decorated tank crew of the First World War.
Machina Mortem (2016)
Directed by: Jan Posterma
A group of french soldiers marches on a narrow duckboard pathway through the wartorn landscape of world war one. A direct mortar hit knocks out the officer. The group buries the victim and marches on toward the frontlines. Only one of them survives the hard and lethal journey through gas, mortar fire and the elements. The lone soldier faces the end of his road, ending in a huge cliff with at the bottom a gigantic meatgrinding machines. He drops to his knees in desperation. Suddenly he hears footsteps, he looks up and spots a lone german soldier advancing through the gas on the other side of the cliff. After a long faceoff the French soldier lifts his rifle and aims at his “mirror image”!
Directed by: Isart Digital
The “Poilus” are waiting to leave for the battlefield. Among them, Ferdinand, a young hare, is playing the harmonica. A whistling signal is given, the attack begins. It’s on the no man’s land that he first encounters his enemy, a horrible creature.
Finding Home (2015)
Directed by: Perspective Pictures Films
A dark World War 1 Short film.