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10 Medieval Short Films

Need to have some medieval-themed binge viewing? Here are ten short films from Youtube and Vimeo that will take you back to the Middle Ages.


Directed by Jeremy Haccoun

Two men are stranded at the bottom of a well. One, with a serious injury to his head, thinks his has fallen in is own back garden in present-day Britain. But the other tells him they are really prisoners in a medieval dungeon.



Written and Directed by Stephen Mercer

A quirky comedy steeped in Viking lore. Set in Shetland.

The holy judgment

Written and Directed by Tim Kramer

“The holy judgment” is a short movie about two young knights, arguing against each other. To come to a fair end, Sir Thomas FitzWilliam decides that there should be a fight and God will decide who is right. The movie shall show the difference between real knighthood and the misuse of such a title.


Directed by Matthew and Caroline Boerger

The year is A.D. 1084. The place, England. As the Norman invasion of Wales continues to the southern border, two Saxon farmers journey into a dark forest only mentioned in whispers. In pursuit of a wild boar, what they find instead is a presence much more sinister.


The Raven’s Wing

Directed by M. Arthur Wickson

The Raven’s Wing – A Medieval Action Adventure from Son of Sizemore on Vimeo.

This is a medieval adventure short film, with touches of action and comedy, but whether you’re spellbound with tension or laughing, hopefully it’ll provide you with some entertainment.

Viking Proverb

Directed by Phil Baumhardt

A lone traveler is beset by a greedy brigand, but wise man does not leave his home unarmed.

Total Awesome Viking Power

Written and Directed by Morton Forland

A comedy short film from director Morten Forland celebrating Vikings, LARPing (Live action role playing), and finding the hero within. When Viking role player Vidar is sidelined to “the land of the dead” he seeks help of the god Odin, who agrees to teach Vidar the ways of the Vikings if he takes him to a mystical Runestone. Together they embark on a journey that will test Vidar’s wits, bravery and his ability to go completely berserk.

Wrath of God

Directed by Logan Fulford

Canadian-made short film.

Bohun: The Great and Cowardly

Directed by Adam T. Cottle

Bohun: The Great & Cowardly (Medieval Short) from Lazulite Films on Vimeo.

Scotland 1314, Humphrey DeBohun is robbed of his rightful role as Constable of England by King Edward II. He must prove his bravery at the Battle of Bannockburn by planning an attack on Scottish King Robert the Bruce, with nephew Henry DeBohun and Knights.


1001 Inventions and The Library of Secrets

Directed by Alan Deakins

Three school children visit a dusty library to research the story of ‘The Dark Ages’. What they find changes their world view dramatically as ingenious inventors and pioneers of science and culture are vividly brought to life. Starring Sir Ben Kingsley.

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