Short of the Week

Reader Poll: The Results

SOTW / June 19, 2011

A week ago we asked you to participate in our reader poll. And you did. I’ve since compiled and analyzed the results. What did we find? Check out the overview of our insights below.

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Andrew makes no attempt to hide his love for the magic art of animation. He appreciates compelling visuals but never forgets that in this modern age, a strong story always reigns supreme. You can see his work at or his latest film The Thomas Beale Cipher.
  • http://- Hans J. Eidisgard

    Hey, I just wanted to drop a quick note telling you how much I’ve been enjoying your site lately. I first stumbled across it sort of by accicent early this year while looking for the Oscar nominated shorts.

    In the beginning I came back every once in a while to check out whatever I found interesting, but lately I’ve been watching more and more and a couple of weeks ago I decided that I’d try and get through all the films you’ve featured so far (well, yours and those that Film School Rejects have featured on their site). So far I’ve covered all 2007 and 2008, while I am two films short of completing what you’ve featured in 2011 as well. Of course, there are quite a few broken links, but most of them can be found google’ing. :)

    But even though I’ve enjoyed your website a lot lately, I still have one complaint and that is with your “Great Short Film Competition.” Wouldn’t it be more fun if you’d let your readers a bit in on a competition like that? Maybe you could chose 10, 15 or 20 films you thought were the best ones and then letting the readers vote. Of course, the readers votes should only make for one part of the votes, as you, the judges and experts, should still have the main part of the votes. Should we say 40/60% or even better if it’d be 50/50 :)

    Anyway, that’s just a suggestion if you’re having a competition like that again, because it won’t mean anything to us readers, reading about a competion that we don’t know who is in and with films we don’t even get to see (apart from the winner and 2 or 3 others).

    As it is now competitions like that are for you and the filmmakers. Would be great if they could be for the readers as well.. Just a thought :)

  • Andrew S Allen

    Thanks for the kind words, Hans. Let us know when you come across a broken link (just leave a quick comment on the post) and we’ll find a fix.

    As for the Competition, that’s a good idea to get the viewers involved. The goal was to launch a film that hadn’t been online yet, and one of the challenges is to find a way to keep the films private. We’ll look at that for our next one. Thanks!