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20 Famous Short Film Logline Examples

Logline Examples for Short Films

Explore our list of the best short film logline examples, each demonstrating how to effectively capture the essence of a short film in just one or two sentences.

  1. Hotel Desire | 38 min | Short, Drama, Romance: A young single mother drops her son of at the bus stop to visit his dad in Paris. After being late for work, she almost gets fired. At the end of her duties she gets into a tricky situation which she handles, with the advice her colleague gave her.
  2. Terrifier | 20 min | Short, Horror: After witnessing a brutal murder on Halloween night, a young woman becomes the next target of a maniacal entity.
  3. Kenobi: A Star Wars Story | 19 min | Short, Action, Adventure: After years in hiding, Obi-Wan Kenobi struggles to reconnect with the Force in order to protect Luke Skywalker from Imperial forces.
  4. The 9th Circle | 11 min | Short, Horror: A woman is abducted by a sinister stranger on Halloween night for a fate worse than death.
  5. Black Adam Precursor | 2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy: 5000 years ago, living as a slave under a culture rich with wealth and magic, Teth-Adam gains the powers of Shazam and uses them against his masters.
  6. Laura Hasn't Slept | 11 min | Short, Horror: Desperate to rid herself of a recurring nightmare, a young woman seeks the help of her therapist.
  7. Frankenweenie | 29 min | Short, Comedy, Horror: A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science.
  8. The Strange Thing About the Johnsons | 28 min | Short, Drama, Horror: A dark domestic horror drama about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind.
  9. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | 34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy: In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride.
  10. Mia (XI) | 11 min | Short, Drama: Mia recounts her most intimate confessions, uncensored, in her first approach to a totally new world of domination and submission.
  11. Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish) | 26 min | Short, Family: Twenty-five years after the second movie's release, the Banks family gathers for a Zoom call and a very special wedding-related announcement.
  12. Beetlejuice 2 | 3 min | Short, Comedy: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice is back in this hilarious, side-splitting sequel to the 1988 blockbuster starring Micheal Keaton.
  13. Six Shooter | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Drama: A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball.
  14. Black Panther: Origins | Short, Action, Adventure: The untold story of how T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rose to power in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda.
  15. All Too Well: The Short Film | 10 min | Short, Drama, Music: A young man and woman who fall in love, but slowly drift apart in time. Based on Taylor Swift's song 'All Too Well'.
  16. The Chalk Line | Short, Comedy: Mr. and Mrs. Love, with their young son, are so happy that hubby is usually late for work. The stenographer in Mr. Love's office who is in love with the bookkeeper.
  17. Piggy | 14 min | Short, Drama, Horror: Sara is an overweight teen that lives in the shadow of a clique of cool girls holidaying in her village. Not even her childhood friend, Claudia, defends her when she's bullied at the local school.
  18. A Cabinet of Curiosities | Short: A short poetic documentary following the decline of the director's uncle's mental health, told through images of his curious collection of things left in his house.
  19. Avengers: Quantum Encounter | 13 min | Short, Action, Comedy: While Ant-Man and The Wasp demo their Quantum Core, an unexpected villain shows up, eager to get their hands on the powerful tech. The heroes need all the help they can get to save the day.
  20. Something's Got to Give | 37 min | Comedy, Short: Unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife," due to the firing of Marilyn Monroe from the film. She was eventually re-hired, but died in August, 1962.