Short of the Week

2011

Branded Film about Community in Live-Action
Matt Devine / 5 min / Thailand / 2011

They wanted to play soccer but had no land. They didn’t let that stop them. Watch the origin story of Thailand’s famous youth soccer club, Panyee FC in this inspiring branded film.

SOTW / December 26, 2011

This year has been a big year for Short of the Week. Let’s take a moment to look back on where we’ve been and look ahead to where we’re going.…

Documentary about Love in Found Footage
Penny Lane / 16 min / USA / 2011

Lyrical, meditative documentary on the immensity of the universe and the persistent human spirit to experience it to the utmost.

Epic about Nature in Stop-Motion
Daniel Bird, Ben Richardson / 11 min / UK / 2011

An egg and an apple build competing broadcast towers that vie for the attention of a transistor radio. With its complex characterization and narrative of animal evolution, competition and reproduction, SEED is a beautiful and sinister stop-motion story about the struggle to survive.

Adventure about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
Tom Jenkins / 3 min / UK / 2011

When everyone leaves for the night, the objects in the office take over the computers to experience the outside world in this stop-motion animation powered by Google Street View.

Poem about Childhood in Animation

A group of boys find themselves fascinated by the one rundown house in the neighborhood in this animated version of a Charles Bukowski poem.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Special FX

We’ve been attacked again—only this time it’s our own fault.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Live-Action
Larry & Terry Ziegelman / 8 min / USA / 2011

Two jihadists bump into each other at a small coffee shop and bicker over who’s “special day” it is in this dark satirical comedy.

News / December 10, 2011

Our good friend, Jesús Orellana, in just one month has lived the dream of short filmmakers everywhere. After the online launch of his masterful sci-fi Rosa last month, he’s caught the attention…

Playlist / December 7, 2011

Yesterday saw the release of Sundance 2012′s short film lineup. The official press release is here for your perusal.
The lineup is lacking a bit in star power compared to…

Comedy about Greed in Animation
Stephen Neary / 7 min / USA / 2011

When his soul leaves through his eyeball, it is up to two friendly deer to take care of Dr. Breakfast’s catatonic body.

Essay about Life & Society in Animation
Santiago Grasso / 7 min / Argentina / 2011

Just another day at work in this poignant animation that played Ottawa, Annecy, and Stuttgart.

Article / December 2, 2011

The online world is in a buzz over the major redesign of YouTube that launched yesterday. Though many are focused on the social integration, we think the bigger shift…

Comedy about Love in Live-Action
Timothy X Atack / 13 min / UK / 2011

If you hoard your dreams, someone is going to want to watch them.

Drama about Corruption in 3D Animation
Thomas Beg / 8 min / UK / 2011

Enjoy this innovative and gripping literary adaptation, a graduation animation from UCA Rochester.

Action about Growth in Stop-Motion
Bruno Collet / 8 min / France / 2011

The ghost of Bruce Lee is reborn! Except it is in the form of a toy figurine.

Playlist / November 23, 2011

The favorite is back—follow this dynamic list of the top 10 rated short films of all-time based on your viewer ratings.

Documentary about Family in Interactive
Kaitlin Jones / 12 min / Canada / 2011

A sister fondly remembers growing up with her brother as she struggles to deal with his deployment to Afghanistan in this interactive film from the NFB.

Interview / November 16, 2011

From illustrator to highly-praised 3D animator in just over a year, Jesús Orellana takes us behind the scenes of what went in to making his short film, Rosa.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in 3D Animation
Jesús Orellana / 10 min / Spain / 2011

Absolutely Stunning. Is it from SQUARE? PRODUCTION I.G? No, the most perfect realization of the anime-style in 3D comes from a single young animator out of Spain.

SOTW / November 9, 2011

I’ve got some big news to share which is exciting for me personally, (evidenced by the post title), but which should be positive for the site and, by turn, you…

Adventure about Other Worlds in Flash Animation
Mike Roberts / 6 min / Canada / 2011

A man takes a ride through the afterlife with four rockabilly musicians in this rich animation featuring music by The Sadies.

Sci-Fi about Reality in Live-Action
Vincent LaForet / 11 min / USA / 2011

Award-winning cinematographer and DSLR-expert Vincent LaForet continues his collaboration with Canon in this showcase film for the new c300 camera.

Horror about Other Worlds in Live-Action

3 new visions of horror from leading filmmakers as they adapt video game classics to the world of short film.

Comedy about Nothing in 3D Animation
Peter Peake / 4 min / UK / 2011

When talented directors at the famous Aardman Animations studio are given free reign, they come up with crazy stories like this one about a dinosaur who’s good at math.