Global Glimpses, Short Films Festival

I want to travel to far off horizons and explore a vast wilderness on frozen tundra or rugged mountains; have a pleasant diversion in a foreign city; and experience new cultures and wildlife.

Some days I want to be transported to new places without having to pack luggage or by a ticket.  Film and videos offer me an exciting excursion to other worlds through images, sound and motion.  Short videos provide global glimpses in amazing films that I can view in a brief amount of time.

I am attending a free online festival of film shorts from around the world at Vimeo Staff Picks.  It’s a lot of fun with something for everyone with ones of animation, monochrome, wilderness and mountains, travel and cities.  Staff Picks is a curated festival of selected films offering a variety of styles and themes.

If you’re looking for ones to watch on break, at lunch, while commuting in your free time and want to see inventive, good cinematography; grab some popcorn and watch the film picks.  I’m featuring just a few here, and you can view the full amazing collection of staff picks at Vimeo site.


a short film of scenes from a city

A Traveling Photographer

Ken Russ travels the American West photographing wildlife


two friends spend the day travel through city and woods


Under the Fold

boy goes with his father on his search for work and finds magical creature on the way

Lux Aeterna

journey through nature–mountains, space and wilderness



adventure travel and wild water paddling


Ashes and Snow

poetic look at culture and nature from around the world, and contact between people and animals

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