Short of the Week


Playlist / December 27, 2009

Our picks of the best short films from two thousand nine

Thriller about Corruption in 3D Animation
Rodrigo Blaas / 5 min / USA / 2009

A curious kid is tempted into a toy store where things are not quite as they seem.

Musical about Hope in Live-Action
Kurt Kuenne / 16 min / USA / 2009

A parking attendent serves up free compliments to a world in need of a little gratitude and understanding

Horror about Desperation in Live-Action
Damian McCarthy / 4 min / USA / 2009

Does telling a story’s ending deflate its tension? In this case, definitely not.

Thriller about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion

A disturbing train ride through the depths of her psychology awaits Madame Tutli Putli in this astonishing claymation that was Oscar-nominated in 2007.

Fantasy about Inspiration in Special FX
Doug Purver / 3 min / USA / 2009

A young boy dreams or rather wakes and then rides his way into the clouds.

Experimental about Abuse in Animation
Stephen Irwin / 3 min / UK / 2009

Tragic story of a dog’s trail through abusive owners told through a series of cascading flip books.

Drama about Childhood in Live-Action
Phillip Van / 9 min / USA / 2009

An overweight kid struggles to connect with a girl in a world where he’s pegged as an outcast.

News / November 29, 2009

Ghost House has just announced they’ve signed director, Federico Alvarez, to make a $30-$40 million feature film based primarily on the success of his short film, Panic Attack, that has…

Musical about Redemption in Live-Action
Brandon McCormick / 15 min / USA / 2009

A dispassionate master of the stage is brought to see the magic around us every day.

Documentary about Hope in Animation
James Blagden / 5 min / USA / 2009

It’s the 70′s, and pitcher Dock Ellis is high as a kite and pitching the game of his life.

News / November 22, 2009

The final 10 animations in the running for the upcoming Oscar nominations have officially been announced. Check out the previews of each film below. Which do you think deserves to…

Sci-Fi about Conquest in Special FX
Fede Alvarez / 5 min / Uruguay / 2009

Vengeful robots pummel downtown Montevideo in this surprisingly realistic sci-fi/lo-fi film whose $300 budget puts Hollywood blockbusters to shame.

Article Crowdfunding / November 20, 2009

Live Music is a short animation that has been buzzed about in creative and traditional media circles for several months now based primarily on its unique production history. Mass…

Documentary about Life & Society in Live-Action
Jesse Epstein / 7 min / USA / 2009

An examination of beauty as seen through the eyes of mannequin manufacturers.

SOTW / November 18, 2009

El Vez—a guest writer on past film picks—is joining the Short of the Week staff as a regular writer. So if you’ve enjoyed To Build A Home, Jojo In The

Fantasy about Loss in Animation
Eddie White, Ari Gibson / 8 min / Australia / 2009

A dark, animated fantasy pulled off with style and panache. The Musicians of this cat-town have disappeared, sacrificed to the infernal Cat Piano. Our world-weary hero must fight to get them back.

Branded Film about Love in Live-Action
Yvan Attal / 3 min / France / 2009

Two lovers share a memorable day in Paris in this film sponsored by the city itself.

News / November 12, 2009

Life is grand for iphone users. Vimeo, video host of choice for the artsy crowd, is now available on the mobile phone. Things are just starting, so the whole collection…

Experimental about Reality in Special FX
Tim Bollinger / 5 min / USA / 2009

A stylistic look at the bizarre moments between moments.

Adventure about Childhood in 3D Animation

This ethereal animation from Gobelins tells a familiar story of losing one’s innocence

News / November 5, 2009

Another recent online contest winner to share with you. Stella Artois, responsible for the crappy short films you get to see instead of trailers when you go to the movies,…

Music Video about Inspiration in Motion Graphics
Andy Martin / 2 min / USA / 2009

Energetic music video for the 1970s punk band Johnny 7 Combo animated entirely in newspaper and paint.

Thriller about Desperation in Live-Action
Takashi Doscher, Alex Shofner / 6 min / USA / 2009

A quick pit stop turns deadly for a rookie cop.

Dark Comedy about Desperation in Live-Action
Richard Gale / 10 min / USA / 2009

The slowest murder on film takes place between a helpless man and persistent agent of death armed with only a spoon.