Top 44 Short Film Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Short Film Quotes from famous people such as Karthik Subbaraj, Hiro Murai, Kamal Haasan, Charlie Rowe, Felicity Jones, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

A theatrical release is not possible for a short film.

A theatrical release is not possible for a short film.
Karthik Subbaraj
I did a short film with Donald Glover for one of his Childish Gambino projects, and Flying Lotus was an actor in it.
Hiro Murai
Since I was 20, I wanted to make a short film and send it to international short film festivals. It never happened. I became too big a star to indulge in those things.
Kamal Haasan
I did a short film called ‘Disco’ and won an award for Best Supporting Actor at an indie film festival, and that was nice. Hopefully there’s lots more to come.
Charlie Rowe
There’s such a sense of theatre in getting glammed up; it’s like putting on a play or short film.
Felicity Jones
I am doing what I want to. It doesn’t matter if it is a Karan Johar film or a regional film or a short film.
Divya Agarwal
One does not have to get frustrated with getting an opportunity, whether it is film, short film, web series or TV shows… As an entertainer, opportunities have expanded.
Nora Fatehi
Even during my short film days, I approached theatres with the idea of playing them during the interval. They thought it was problematic to screen an offbeat short film in between a commercial film.
Karthik Subbaraj
I had to live on $17,000 a year until I was 33, because I was a failed artist until I was 29, when I made my first short film that went to Sundance.
Jay Duplass
When I decided to make ‘Blackface,’ a short film about Black Pete, I had little knowledge of the giant cesspool of hate I was about to dive into. I didn’t realize how popular and passionate many white Dutch are about a figure that they connect to fond memories from their childhood.
Roger Ross Williams
A kid now can practically record a song or edit a short film on his way to school. I think that will produce, perhaps, more less-interesting things – or you’ll have to search more to find the interesting things. But I also think it’s exciting.
Michael Pitt
I will do a big-budget film. I will do an indie film. I will do a short film. I will do a digital platform show, television, and even theatre. I don’t have any restrictions in terms of platform as long as the content is something that I find interesting.
Radhika Apte
I did a short film at Outfest, ‘Where Are the Dolls,’ based on an Elizabeth Bishop poem done, where I play this woman who is sort of walking the streets and ends up alone dancing in a club. I have this hot and heavy scene with a very beautiful actress. It became very popular.
Megan Follows
I worked with Michael Goode back in 2009. We had done a short film together where I was the actor and he was the director. We got on well and I always remember that being the one of the first acting jobs I did.
Daniel Lissing
My first job was an AFI short film, ‘Chasing Daylight,’ when I was 11, and I made a couple of commercials that never aired.
Jason Dolley
The short film project I just finished for W Hotels and Intel, I didn’t have my script finished until a few days before we began filming. We edited it very quickly and now it’s up online. It was great to conceive an idea and have it premiere just a few weeks later, compared to a feature, which takes a year or more.
Roman Coppola
I did a film called ‘Nightfall,’ based on Isaac Asimov life, which was directed by an American director. However it was a short film.
Ashish Vidyarthi
Rajkumar was the winner of ‘Naalaya Iyakkunar Season 2,’ and I was impressed with his short film. He joined me as an assistant when I started the pre-production work for ‘Vada Chennai.’
Our short film ‘Kahaa Toh Tha’ talks about how people can get irritated and frustrated with each other which leads to quarrels or fights.
Vatsal Sheth
I’d love to make short film videos pushing the conventional standards of what a country music video can be.
Sturgill Simpson
My earliest memory of actually definitely wanting to be a filmmaker was when I got thrown out of class when I was 10 and I was storyboarding a short film I wanted to make with my friend’s camera.
Gareth Edwards
It is very tough to make a short film. It’s like writing a short story, which is tougher than writing a novel. You can’t afford to faff around; you can’t indulge. You have to get to the point.
Naseeruddin Shah
A short film is not a shortened feature film. It has a soul of its own.
Karthik Subbaraj
I think what working in a short film online is that the response from the audience is immediate whether your short film or web-series works or not, it is immediate. You can see comments and you can also see how many people have viewed it.
Tahir Raj Bhasin
When I was 8, my dad asked me if I wanted to audition, just for fun. I did just a little short film, and I liked it. I just kept doing it, and then I started getting bigger auditions for bigger roles.
Kodi Smit-McPhee
I think it’s great to be able to go and watch a short film before you watch a feature.
Joel Edgerton
‘Up’ was the best. The first 10 minutes of that movie made me weep. It was so well done… even if that montage was all I’d seen, just as a short film, that was great. That was my favorite thing of the year.
Charlyne Yi
The very first picture that I did, the director came up to me on the street – I was 14 at the time – and asked me if I would be in a short film that he was doing called ‘Pigen og Skoene,’ which means ‘The Girl with the Shoes,’ which is a funny title but that is how it is.
Anna Karina
A short film is just another storytelling medium like TV, Features, and Webisodes. I am just thrilled that ‘Silent Cargo’ is getting out there for people to see.
Ellen Wong
Arts and crafts, or getting to be in a play with people, or making a little short film, that’s pure sugar, because the stakes are so low.
David Rakoff
In 2013, when it turned out that the plot of LaBeouf’s short film ‘’ (2012) had been purloined from graphic novelist Daniel Clowes’s 2007 comic ‘Justin M. Damiano’, the actor-director responded with a series of tweet apologies that also appeared to be shoplifted.
Elvis Mitchell
My aunt put my cousins into a children's modelling agen

My aunt put my cousins into a children’s modelling agency, then my mum did it with us. Me and my sister got a few TV adverts, which was good pocket money. A director saw photos of me and asked me to do a short film.
Sullivan Stapleton
Not too long after ‘OITB’ debuted, I was at NewFest and I saw ‘Black Is Blue,’ a short film by Cheryl Dunye about a Black trans man trying to make it in Oakland. It was the first time I could recall seeing a Black trans man on screen and this was in 2015.
Brian Michael Smith
There are only 24 hours in a day, and my top priority is working on my films, but I love short film experiments.
David Lynch
I met Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu years ago during my college days, and I was in charge of international promotion of this movie festival he was invited to as part of the jury, and then he saw my work on a short film that was directed by a friend of mine.
Edgar Ramirez
I guess because I’m so young, I m not sure of what lies ahead for me. I’m more into going the route of producing and directing. I just made a little short film. I’m more excited about going the route of doing a Drew Barrymore or… what’s the one from ‘Star Wars?’
Heather Morris
Back in the days before the Internet, there was no place to put a short film, so Mike Gribble and Spike Decker had this festival of animation. My student films got selected.
Pete Docter
So far, I’m known for doing more commercial and glamorous roles. But I don’t mind doing a short film.
Jacqueline Fernandez
In fact, sometimes when a short film is done well, you wish that it could be slightly longer.
Sanam Saeed
When I was working in Bangalore, short film making was fun – almost like a weekend getaway for me and my friends from the software industry.
Karthik Subbaraj
For me personally, it doesn’t matter if I’m in a short film, a commercial, a digital series, a TV show, or a movie. Acting is acting. You have to embrace whatever medium you happen to be in and not worry about everything else around it.
Milo Ventimiglia
I remember when I was like 19 years old and I started a desk calendar company to pay for my first short film, just so I could say one day that my daddy didn’t pay for my first short film. And I really established myself in the film festival world.
Jason Reitman
I did a dance sequence in my second short film, which was my best short film, called ‘Hairway to the Stars,’ and I think Chris Wink, the founder of Blue Man Group, was in that. It’s a black-and-white dance sequence. We were Glorious Food waiters together.
David O. Russell
We had this idea, and I think a lot of people did going in, that you can make some short film and it’s going to get industry attention and that’s going to be your thing. And it was only later on at school that we realized that’s very rare that a short film is going to capture the attention of anyone.
Ross Duffer