10 Short Films Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Filed by team twago on May 10, 2016
The good, if brief, is twice as good…

Some overlooked, others ignored. Despite the fact that short films are not popular among the masses, they are one of the best audiovisuals to communicate an important message. Its short duration and its wide range of creative possibilities make them a perfect tool to inspire and educate. We have gathered 10 gems that would inspire even the laziest and most inactive being to create something unique. Set aside the stereotype of short films as “movies for weirdos” and immerse yourself in this exciting world of inspiration and learning:

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1. La luna (2011)

IMDb rating: 8.0/10Yellow_Star


Summary: La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work.

What you will learn: The importance of tranferring knowledge through generations and the importance to learn as much as possible from those people who dedicated their entire life to their profession. Once you have acquired the basis you can start building what will make you unique.

 2. The Employment (2008)

IMDb rating: 8.1/10Yellow_Star


Summary: A man follows his morning routine and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.

What will you learn: Don’t ever look down on people. Learn how to value the work of every single person in this world, no matter what they do. Never fall into a mere routine that blinds you from what happens around you.

3. Kiwi! (2006)

IMDb rating: 8.3/10Yellow_Star


Summary: A small, flightless kiwi makes the finishing touches to a lifetime of work as he prepares to fulfil his one, overriding ambition and dream.

What will you learn: Fight for your dreams! Have the strength and courage to pursue your dreams even if the odds are against you. The sensation of bliss and happiness when you achieve your dream is well worth the suffering.

4. Balance (1989)

IMDb rating: 8.0/10Yellow_Star


Summary: A platform floats in a neutral space. Strange men, identical except for the numbers on their back must work in concert to prevent the platform from tipping. Then a trunk appears…

What will you learn: The importance of teamwork and the perfect demonstration of how envy, invidualism and egoism can disturb the balance and harmony in a team.

5. The old Man and the Sea (1999)

IMDb rating: 8.1/10Yellow_Star

el viejo y el m

Summary: An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

What will you learn: If you really want to achieve something,  no matter how hard it might seem, you can do it! Forget about those who do not believe in you, just keep pursuing your dream. I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want”, Muhammad Ali was not talking about The Old Man and the Sea, but it could have easily been so. The quote captures perfectly the sentiment of the film.

6. The Man who planted Trees (1987)

IMDb rating: 8.6/10Yellow_Star

El hombre que plantaba árboles

Summary: The story of Elzeard Bouffier, who over 35 years quietly cultivated a magnificent forest in a desolate area of France. The tale is told by a young traveler who happens upon the old gentleman one day and finds himself returning to rediscover the landscape several times over the following decades.

What will you learn: The importance of a life full of dedication filled with a purpose, and how faith can move mountains. Small daily gestures can turn into the biggest change you can aver imagine. Those changes can make you eternal.

7. More (1998)

IMDb rating: 8.3/10Yellow_Star

Summary: MORE tells the story of an inventor as he struggles through joyless life in a drab and passionless society, leading the same cold and colorless existence accepted by the identical drones around him. The inventor realizes that the true essence of his inspiration cannot be manufactured…

What will you learn: Success and recognition are not everything in life, having the courage to put all your time and effort into what you are tuely passionate about  is more important. Don’t try to be somebody else just because of social pressure or fear. Money comes and goes, but time just goes.

8. Paperman (2012)

IMDb rating: 8.3/10Yellow_Star


Summary: After meeting the gal of his dreams on a commuter train, an office worker uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention after spying her again in a skyscraper window.

What will you learn:  Don’t miss the chance of your life! Once you got the feeling that you are facing it, go for it, do not hesitate at any point, maybe you will never have such an opportunity in your life again.

9. Vincent (1982)

IMDb rating: 8.4/10Yellow_Star


Summary: Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

What will you learn: Vincent works perfectly as a autobiography of a young Tim Burton, dreamer, genius, and with a different perspectives on life than others. Burton had a clear vocation since he was a kid, a vision that the rest of society (in this short movie represented as his mother) did not share but that never made him turn his back on his dreams. Take this short film as an insperation to never give up on your dreams if you have a vocation, make your dream comes true.

10. Hedgehog in the fog (1975)

IMDb rating: 8.3/10Yellow_Star

erizo en la niebla

Summary: A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect.

What you will learn: The importance of leading the way and never miss the curiosity of discovering new sensations. Summon up enough courage to get outside your comfort zone, it will make you stronger over time.

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