Short of the Week


Documentary about Inspiration in Live-Action
Zack Conkle / 12 min / USA / 2012

Zany and unpredictable, Jeffrey Wright is loved by his physics students at Louisville Male High School. But, beyond teaching them how the world works, it’s his personal life that inspires them to be better people.

Article Branded Content SOTW / December 28, 2012

A short history of the developing genre and its successes and failures over the past decade.

Drama about Identity in Live-Action
Andrew Ahn / 11 min / USA / 2012

When Nick attends his baby nephew’s ‘dol,’ a traditional Korean first birthday party, he finds himself yearning for a life just out of reach.

Dark Comedy about Conquest in Live-Action
Jalmari Helander / 7 min / Finland / 2012

The 2003 short adapted into a surprising 2010 hit feature. The long process of tracking, hunting and transforming this king of the forest into a finished product is a time consuming process, but the final outcome is a reason to celebrate.

Documentary about The End in Live-Action
Garret Harkawik / 13 min / USA / 2012

Robert Fitzpatrick spent over $100,000 of his life savings on subway ads warning that the world would end.

Romance about The End in Live-Action
Garrett Murray, Shawn Morrison / 12 min / USA / 2012

George discovers that the end of the world is the perfect time to lose everything.

Drama about Abuse in Live-Action
The Deck & Lenitch / 16 min / Belgium / 2012

A subtly powerful examination of domestic abuse, the problem of Marie and Fred’s relationship comes into focus during preparation for an evening dinner party.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion

A lonesome xylophone player finds a viciously growing tumor under his arm. In his attempts to get rid of the tumor he discovers that it has some unconventional qualities.

Fantasy about Illness in Special FX
John Williams / 12 min / UK / 2012

When young Atari Withers gets annoyed with the little robot that follows him everywhere, he tries to leave it, sell it and smash it up—but this robot is more than just a toy.

Dark Comedy about Crime in Live-Action
Timm Bunn / 7 min / UK / 2012

Did the mime commit the crime? Clive Buckle is being questioned about the murder of his wife. The police are convinced he did it—if they could just find the weapon.

Romance about Growth in Pixilation
Vicky Mather / 11 min / UK / 2012

Stanley’s life runs like clockwork, until a chance encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down…

Comedy about Growth in Live-Action
Matt Kazman / 21 min / USA / 2012

Awkwardness ensues in this heartfelt and hilarious take on the universal experience of growing up.

Poem about Beauty in Live-Action
Daniel and David Holechek / 8 min / USA / 2012

Spoken word rock star Derrick Brown and the Holechek duo team up to deliver a moving piece describing where two lovers should meet after the lights get dim.

Thriller about The End in Live-Action
Matthew Nayman / 5 min / Canada / 2012

Steven couldn’t see how his day could get any worse. That’s because he’s looking the wrong way.

Drama about Love in Live-Action
Angus Jackson / 6 min / UK / 2012

Inspired by the Young Vic theatre’s recent production of Edward Bond’s play Bingo, Epithet, starring Patrick Stewart, tells the story of a contemporary poet with a dubious background.

Sci-Fi about Crime in Special FX
Eric Ramberg, Jimmy Eriksson / 7 min / Sweden / 2012

In 2027, everyone is implanted with a chip which records everything they see. It is the end of judicial doubt, but not of crime, in this slick sci-fi action flick.

Experimental about Loss in Live-Action
Mitch Jenkins / 32 min / UK / 2012

Comics legend Alan Moore along with Mitch Jenkins unveil a phantasmagoric English dreamtime made of goosefleshed pin-up girls, burned out comedians and faulty lights, with judgement just behind the tinsel.

Horror about Corruption in Puppetry

This holiday season, ask if you know where your Teddy Bear really comes from.

Sci-Fi about Identity in Special FX
Kerry Conran, Stephen Lawes / 6 min / USA / 2012

A robot’s life story emerges during a casting session in this short film from feature director Kerry Conran

Documentary about Politics in Live-Action
Dana O'Keefe / 8 min / USA / 2012

A contemporary re-imagining of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. The film explores the idea of history as a contested narrative. Also, it is a comedy.

Myth about Greed in Interactive
Evan Boehm / 8 min / UK / 2012

Tragic tale of human ambition told through an interactive diorama. *Requires a browser with WebGL*

Musical about The End in Live-Action
Adam Hall / 19 min / USA / 2012

Finally, a musical where everybody dies.

News / November 14, 2012

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Drama about Decay in Animation
Eamonn O'Neill / 5 min / UK / 2012

The indignities of life add up, sometimes more than you can take. But our protagonist is fine thanks.

Drama about Decay in Animation
Stephen Irwin / 6 min / UK / 2012

A young pyromaniac bear misses his mother in this Sundance and Ottawa favorite.